Colosseum skip-the-line walking tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Skip-the-line access to the archaeological wonders of Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill - on a 3-hour guided tour. Walk in the footsteps of giants on this guided tour through the heart of the Roman Empire and learn the history behind it all, from the minute to the magnificent.Pause to contemplate the genius that took the Colosseum from concept to reality in 70/80 AD, centuries before the advent of modern engineering. Once the most famous meeting place in the world, the amphitheater is estimated to have once held 50,000/80,000 spectators. Your Gray Line pass will allow you to skip hours of long lines to enter the Colosseum directly.Once inside, breathe in the bloody past of the edifice, brought to life again by your passionate, expert guide. Standing for nearly two millennia, the structure has been a symbol of both glory and scorn, serving vastly different purposes over the course of history. Just outside, you'll see the magnificent Arch of Constantine.Continuing the walking tour, discover the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum archaeological site, where many structures remain intact to this day. For a city founded in 753 BC, this is no small feat.Continue exploring the breathtaking Palatine Hill, ending your tour with a deeper connection to the history of Rome and a strong foundation of knowledge. On the Palatine Romulus and Remus were found by a she-wolf that kept them alive; this is how Rome received its name - from Romulus, the legend has it. On the other hand Rome might derive its name by the Etruscan word Rhumon for river. We will never know. What we know is that Rome has gained in popularity over that last 2,000 years and has now proven that the nickname of Eternal City fits it just perfectly.At the end, you'll have time to continue exploring the area on your own or return to your hotel.

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Musement

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Hotel pick up

Highlights

Learn stories behind the monuments of Rome on a leisurely walking tour, Discover relics of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Travel back in time, embraced by 360 degrees of jaw dropping Roman architecture

Included

Tickets to the Colosseum and the archaeological area, Professional guided walking tour, Wireless audio headsets, Pick-up from centrally located hotels (for pick-up upgrade option)

Not Included

Drop-off, Food or beverages, Tips, Optional gratuities

Useful information

  • For departures at 2:00 pm the meeting time is at 1:30 pm. Please note that from the 28th of October the afternoon tours will start at 2.30 pm. The meeting time will become 2.15 pm.
  • Pick-up service is provided from centrally located hotels.
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • Due to shorter daylight, from the 28th of October, during the afternoon tours, the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
  • The archaeological area involves walking on medium-hard floors, please wear comfortable shoes and be ready for rain or shine. The areas are not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for individuals who have difficulty walking.
  • This tour ends in the Colosseum vicinity.
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