Book this combination of our best-selling Colosseum plus Best of Rome tours for the best way to see Rome in a day!
Our full-day Rome walking tour is perfect for those who only have a short stay and want to see the very best of Rome. Explore the history of the Roman Empire on a Colosseum tour before racing back to the future on an adventure through this picturesque city, experiencing it as it is today on our popular Best of Rome Walking Tour.
We’ll kick-start our day with Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, passing the long queues and entering instantly. Your expert guide will lead you to the best vantage points inside the Colosseum, telling you stories and pointing out the details that bring this magnificent arena to life.
Our tour through Ancient Rome continues on to the Forum. Once the heart of the Empire's political power, this was where Romans from all walks of life participated in the incredible exploits that made the civilization so remarkable. Following that, we'll travel on to the Palatine Hill – the spot where it all started. Legend has it that this is where Romulus and Remus were raised by their wolf mother and where Romulus founded the glorious city that we now call Rome. It’s also home to the city’s oldest ruins as well as the best views.
Next, we’ll take a well-deserved lunch break in the historic center of the city. Your guide will recommend a spot or you can try one of the trattorias or pizzerias around the area. Soak up the atmosphere before the next leg of our tour, a journey through the best of modern Rome.
We’ll then wander the streets of Rome, seeing the most famous sights, such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. These sights will be brought to life with the stories and myths that make Rome unlike any other city in the world. Your guide will lead you on a trek that takes in the length and breadth of Rome’s historic center.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.
For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.
Due to the uneven grounds and stairs on the itinerary at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, we are unable to accommodate customers with walking difficulties.
Yes. Our tours run rain or shine.
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