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Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Roma, Italy

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Indulge in all things Imperial Rome with this informative and entertaining 3-hour guided afternoon tour. Traverse the city on foot and by comfortable coach as you hit all the important sites related to the Roman Empire,including the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus and a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. And bonus: pop into the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see some marvelous Michelangelo sculptures, including his masterpiece, 'Moses.'
  • 3-hour Imperial Rome tour in Italy with an expert guide
  • See the Roman Forum from Pizza del Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill
  • Visit the Church of St Peter in Chains on this Rome afternoon tour
  • Admire the Tomb of Pope Julius II, and see Michelangelo’s legendary Moses sculpture
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line Colosseum tour and learn all about the gladiatorial games

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Focused on one era, this is a good way to put imperial sites in context with Rome’s many other historic sites.
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Skip-the-line Colosseum tour
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Fori Imperiali, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Meet your guide at the designated meeting point to start your informative and entertaining tour of Imperial Rome. Ride via a comfortable air-conditioned coach to Piazza Venezia learning about the history of the Roman Empire along the way. Once on the square, have a look at Il Vittoriano, the massive monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, that contemporary Romans love to hate. 

Walk up to Capitoline Hill and learn about the space that Michelangelo designed. Take a minute to drink in the views here, as the hill offers stunning views in almost every direction, especially nice sight-lines of the Roman Forum. 

After being dazzled by Capitoline Hill, hop back on the bus and cruise the streets of Aventine Hill, one of Rome's famed seven hills, and go by the Circus Maximus, the spot where chariot races were once held. Learn about the history of the venue and how it was big enough to hold a quarter of the city's population. 

Next stop: jump up a few centuries and head to the Church of St. Peter in Chains, also known as San Pietro in Vincoli, an ancient church in the Monti neighborhood that was built to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem. Most people today visit the church to see Michelangelo's masterpiece sculpture of Moses, which was originally meant to be a huge project: the tomb of Pope Julius II. The project was never completed but Michelangelo did complete the Moses statue and half-completed some sculptures of slaves which are on display in the church as well. 

After spending some time marveling at the church interior, head over to the nearby Colosseum where you'll get skip-the-line access. Home to brutal gladiator battles, this structure is one of the most dazzling sites in Rome and from antiquity. Learn from your guide about the history of the building and how so much marble from the Colosseum was stripped to help make St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. 

Exit the Colosseum and then the tour ends in the late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Circus Maximus
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Venezia
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colle Capitolino
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Pietro in Vincoli
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colosseum
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza del Campidoglio
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colle Aventino
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Forum of Augustus
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Green Line Tours - Day Tours
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tomba del Milite Ignoto
Admission Ticket Free
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Roman Forum
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Complesso del Vittoriano
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greenline Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear sneakers, and be prepared for a lot of exercise!" See review
  • "Do be aware that Rome gets hot in the Summer, even in June, and there is a bit of walking and stair climbing in the Colosseum." See review
  • "Hard to get past people to see things or take pictures." See review

Reviews

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Fast walk
zthej
, Jun 2019
Tour was fairly good and guide was knowledgeable. But was hard for older people to climb stairs and walk that fast. Guide needed to be more aware of peoples needs and stop more often to check everyone was there. We took a Vatican Tour and didn't have that problem.
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This was an enoyable tour. we had a...
barbara m
, Aug 2018
This was an enoyable tour. we had a great guide whose name unfortunately I don't recall! -- a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. There was considerable walking at each of the three stops, however especially Capitoline Hill, which included quite a few steps to reach the top. Also, it seemed we took a round-about way of entering the Colosseum, I recall it being much easier when I visited the Colosseum a couple of years ago. The coach was parked quite a ways from the Colosseum our last stop, so there was considerable walking back to the coach. Wear sneakers, and be prepared for a lot of exercise!
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Wonderful guide
jbm91436
, Jul 2018
This was a great tour that focused on the Forum, the Colosseum and St. Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains). It combined bus and walking, so was nicely balanced. What made it really great was our guide, Susana - she is of Chinese origin, a native of Peru, but a long-time resident of Rome. She was interesting, passionate about the city, and best of all, very funny. She really knows her Roman history and made it interesting and enjoyable for all. She even managed to herd us nicely through big crowds at the Colosseum. The Michelangelo Moses in the church is really amazing. Do be aware that Rome gets hot in the Summer, even in June, and there is a bit of walking and stair climbing in the Colosseum.
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Very hot and very crowded. Guide was...
Jolene W
, May 2018
Very hot and very crowded. Guide was knowledgeable and we had headsets so were could hear her. The crowds were the problem. Hard to get past people to see things or take pictures. Maybe a morning tour would have been better.
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This tour was very informative and...
Nancy R
, Jan 2018
This tour was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable. My only complaint is that the tour was in 3 languages. I thought that this made the tour longer than it had to be. Seeing the colosseum and the other stops on the tour made it a very good option if you want to see the most historical sites in the city.
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We liked this one because they...
LINFREEMAN
, Jan 2018
We liked this one because they picked us up at our hotel which was helpful, since we'd spent the morning on a tour of the Vatican. We probably would not have done two tours in one day, but this tour did give us an excellent overview of Ancient Rome.
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This informative tour was taken on...
Victor S
, Oct 2017
This informative tour was taken on September 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.. Riccardo, our tour guide, told us very interesting stories, particularly about Colosseum. I highly recommend this tour.
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Flowers, flowers. Besides the boring...
Dylan
, Oct 2017
Flowers, flowers. Besides the boring presenter was a great way to see Rome
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This tour was wonderful, so much...
gorringe_gang
, Sep 2017
This tour was wonderful, so much history.. Recommend to anyone.
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Crazy driver who arrived early and who...
Carol W
, Aug 2017
Crazy driver who arrived early and who was angry we were not in foyer waiting. Dangerous drive to two other hotels to collect more customers who were also abused and more frantic, dangerous driving to bus pick-up. Terrible guide - spent most of tour on mobile. No information as to return journey until end of tour. After discussion, bus dropped us off close to our hotel.
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