Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

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eventSeason:Daily
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watch_later Duration: 3 to 3.30 hrs
people Adult From: $ 49.26 USD
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Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour


Excursion Overview

Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Rome’s ‘centro storico’ (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The 3.30 hour Rome walking tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s tumultuous history. Hear tales of gruesome gladiator combat while exploring the Colosseum’s first and second tiers; learn about monuments like the Regia inside the Roman Forum; and enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions such as Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and more! Choose between a standard tour (maximum 25 people) or a small-group tour (maximum 12 people) for a more personalized experience.

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly
  • Entrance Tickets to Colosseum and Roman Forum

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

What You Can Expect

Your Rome half-day tour starts near the Colosseum. Head inside to explore the first and second tiers of the Roman amphitheater with your guide. Hear how seating was allocated to social status, with the Emperors and senators enjoying the best seats in the house, and plebeians toward the top. The stadium’s gladiatorial contests were its main attraction, and you’ll hear tales of the gory games where trained gladiators would fight each other for the amusement of the crowds.

After your Colosseum tour, set off to explore the surrounding area, discovering places that once represented the financial, commercial and political center of Ancient Rome. The main relics and ruins are clustered throughout the Roman Forum, so head inside to wander seeing history set in the site’s stones.

Hear fascinating tales about the power and treachery associated with the Emperors of Ancient Rome while seeing the ruins of once-important monuments like the Temple of Caesar. Stop for photos by the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus, and gaze in wonder at the colonnaded Regia – once the home of the Kings of Rome. Other highlights include the Gemonian stairs and Temple of Vespasian and Titus.

Leave the Roman Forum and continue into Rome’s centro storico, to see all the sights around its historical center. Throw a coin in the impressive Trevi Fountain for luck, and then pose for photos in front of Rome Pantheon – one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the city. Stroll around Piazza Navona, a lively central square, and learn about Bernini, a much-celebrated Baroque sculptor who designed three of the square’s fountains. Your Ancient Rome half-day walking tour then finishes in the center of town.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, et.c) private tours are available on request
  • The Colosseum has strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most attractions (and no bag check) it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol.
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways.
  • Luggage or large bags.
  • Pets.

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Central Rome, outside metro Colosseo (Line B-ground level exit), to the right-hand side, in front of the green newspaper stand.

Departure time

Meeting time: 20 minutes before your departure time

Return Details

Concludes at Piazza Navona, central Rome

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