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Ancient Rome Tours

At the height of its power, the ancient city of Rome was home to millions and the capital of a vast empire, crowded with monumental temples, civic buildings, and villas. Today, visitors can get a sense of the ancient city’s wealth and power by visiting the archaeological ruins covering the Palatine Hill in the center of modern Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Temple of Julius Caesar, and Arch of Constantine.

The Basics
The archaeological ruins of ancient Rome include some of the most iconic sights in Italy, and they’re visited by millions of tourists each year. Long entrance lines are common at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum (especially in summer), so consider booking a guided tour or skip-the-line access in advance. A half-day tour with a small group can cover most of the sites on the Palatine Hill, while a private Colosseum tour offering evening access is an excellent way to enjoy the ancient amphitheater without the crowds. For a unique experience, consider booking a Colosseum underground tour to understand the inner workings of this iconic stadium.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A family-friendly group tour with an expert guide is a great way to make these important sites come alive for kids.
  • Most of the archaeological sites and monuments dating from ancient Rome are open air, so be sure to wear a hat and suitable clothing.
  • The Colosseum and other Ancient Roman sites are accessible to wheelchairs.

How to Get There
The most famous ruins of Ancient Rome are concentrated on Palatine Hill, and they can be reached from the Colosseo station on Line B of the city’s underground metro system, which also stops at the main Termini train station.

When to Get There
The sights of Ancient Rome are most crowded at midday, so consider scheduling your Rome tour around a visit in the early morning or late afternoon. Summer is the busiest season, when skip-the-line tickets or a private tour guide are essential; the sites are less crowded during winter.

Discovering the Circus Maximus
The newly excavated and restored remains of the Circus Maximus, ancient Rome's largest stadium, offer a fascinating look into Roman life. The site of chariot races and other sports and entertainment for almost 1,000 years, this immense venue could hold up to 150,000 spectators.

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Ancient Rome Bike Tour, Rome, null
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Ancient Rome Bike Tour

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Visit Rome by bicycles with a local guide! During our 3-hour bike tour you'll see the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Orange garden, Marcellus theatre, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.64
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide, Rome, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide

Visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum during this 3-hour walking tour. Have fun discovering Roman history and learn about gladiator combats ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.60
Audiovisual Kids Private Colosseum Tour, Rome, Walking Tours
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Audiovisual Kids Private Colosseum Tour

Experience the Colosseum and Ancient Rome in three-dimension with this unique private kids tour. In 3 hours you will be accompanied by a child-friendly private ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.69
Small-Group Tour of Ancient Rome in Spanish, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Small-Group Tour of Ancient Rome in Spanish

This 3-hour, small group tour of Ancient Rome covers the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum in Spanish. Your professional guide will reveal a great ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.60
Excursions Civitavecchia to Ancient Ruins of Ostia, Rome, Half-day Tours
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Excursions Civitavecchia to Ancient Ruins of Ostia

Private Tour Guided of Ruins of Ancient Ostia from Civitavecchia Port. Enjoy the beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia Antica, Rome’s ancient seaport, lie ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.98
COLOSSEUM PRIVATE TOUR with lunch, Rome, Day Trips
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COLOSSEUM PRIVATE TOUR with lunch

Enter the most iconic monument of the eternal city, without losing time into the queue. Discover the entire Colosseum  and its wonders. Takes part ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $293.01

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