Experience the splendour of the classic Roman Empire on this archaeological tour. You’ll get the chance to discover the Roman Forum, which was originally the social and political heart of the city. Ruins are all that remain today, however, the towering columns and cobbled streets will be brought to life by the expert guide whose knowledge will make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to the 6th Century BC.
You’ll be able to see the iconic Colosseum which is often considered a symbol of the Roman Empire. It shows how advanced the Romans were in being able to build something of its magnitude during a time where modern machinery didn’t exist. It was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 80 AD and people of all classes would come to see the gruesome battles between man and beast.
The final stop on the tour is Palatine Hill, which is thought to be the site where Romulus founded Rome. This area would later go on to house some of the most impressive architecture of the Roman Empire including the palace of Emperor Augustus. Whilst ruins are all that exist today, you’ll still get a sense of what life was like and with splendid views out across Rome, you’ll be able to admire what the city has become.
We say “This is a really popular excursion for our customers as it’s such a great way to see some of the main sights of Rome. For me, the Colosseum is particularly memorable, it’s hard to believe something that was built nearly 2000 years ago is still standing today” Tim Dicks, Product Executive
Prices: From £80 per person
Operates: Daily except Sunday.
Duration: 3 hours
Start time: 9:30 am approx. or 2:30pm approx. (Please be aware that hotel pick-up will be earlier than the start times listed)
Included: Hotel pick up (from central locations), entrance tickets with no line, professional guide, headsets.
Not included: Hotel drop off.
Please take a Passport/ID as they do random spot checks at the entrance to the Colosseum. To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that this excursions operates from April - March 19, are subject to availability and minimum numbers. Start times and departure points shall be reconfirmed once in resort. During the winter months the excursion will operate in the afternoon.
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