Immerse yourself in one of the great wonders of Imperial Rome. Explore Rome's most famous attraction, the age-old Colosseum, with an experienced local guide. Don't waste any time with your exclusive skip-the-line tickets, good for a visit to the Roman Forum after the tour ends.
No trip to Rome is complete without walking through the iconic Colosseum. Prepare to be awed by this historical giant. Let your expert guide take you on a journey back in time, reliving the public spectacles that took place on this timeworn ground.
Built in 79 AD, the Colosseum has become an iconic symbol of Roman history, Rome, and Italy itself. It is one of the most visited sights not only in Italy, but in the entire world! Don't waste any time waiting in line to see this icon with our exclusive skip-the-line tickets, which are also good for an independent visit to the nearby Roman Forum after the tour.
Before entering the Colosseum, be sure to stop and admire the Arch of Constantine. A much-studied object in the field of art history, this tall and grand triumphal arch was built several hundred years after the Colosseum itself.
Also known as the Flavian amphitheater, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world and an enduring testament to Ancient Roman architecture and engineering. This is especially true in light of the recent discovery that the Colosseum could be flooded in order to stage authentic naval battles - a remarkable technological attribute at the time.
In its heyday, the Colosseum could accommodate around 50,000 people. Like modern arenas, it even had special boxes for the Emperor and other dignitaries! There are also hidden treasures beneath the Colosseum, underground passageways once used to transport gladiators and wild animals to the arena.
Oddly enough, there is also a striking amount of flora in the Colosseum - upwards of 680 species have been identified there since 1643. However, since people thought it might cause damage and tried to remove it in the 1800s, only around 200 species remain. Marvel at all of these features and listen as your knowledgeable guide recounts the structure's great history.
At the end of the Colosseum visit, you will be able to use your tickets to enter the nearby Roman Forum. These sprawling ruins, originally a marketplace, served as the center of Roman public life. Surrounded by important government buildings, the forum held events as diverse as elections and public trials.
Like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is also one of the most visited areas of the Eternal City. Make sure to save your tickets and take advantage of this convenient two-for-one opportunity!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, bring a bottle of water; in winter, don't forget an umbrella.