Archaeological Wonders of Rome Tour
Wander amid some of the most recognisable historic sights of Rome on this tour that includes visits to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
This three-hour tour takes you to the heart of Rome’s archaeological gems that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Our expert guide will take you to three of Rome’s most historically important sights, with skip the line entrance tickets included.
The Colosseum is an amphitheatre that was built in the centre of Rome under the reign of emperor Vespasian in AD 72. The largest amphitheatre ever built, it is thought to have been able to hold up to 80,000 spectators. Used for events such as gladiatorial battles and Classical mythology dramatisations, the Colosseum was a hub of life in the city. Nowadays it’s the world’s most popular attraction and an absolute must-visit on any trip to Rome. The nearby Roman Forum was another centre of Roman life, and is still surrounded by the ancient ruins of various government buildings. This is where processions, elections, public speeches and criminal trials took place – and it’s as fascinating to visit today as ever before.
Also included in our tour is a visit to Palatine Hill – known as the first centre of the Roman Empire. This is one of the most ancient parts of Rome and is found on a hill overlooking the Roman Forum. Archaeologists here have made incredible discoveries, including evidence of Bronze Age settlements and the apparent birthplace of Rome’s first Emperor, Augustus.
Operates on a Saturday & Sunday morning (not available 25th December, 1 January and first Sunday of each month). Prices from £47 per person. Include hotel pick-up for an extra £13 per person.