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Semi-Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Arena Floor, Gladiator Entrance and Virtual Reality

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US$ 101.20
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    What to Expect
    Find your way to Rome's famous Colosseum at 9:30am to meet your guide and small group of just 6 participants. Upon booking the tour, your confirmation email will invite you to download a simple app. Bring your phone to the tour, and your guide will gift you a cardboard headset, yours to keep. After a brief introduction, slip your phone into the headset and get your fist peek of the magic of virtual reality: a reconstruction of the Colosseum and the surrounding valley from the outside.

    Breeze past the often-long entrance lines and proceed directly into the Colosseum. Explore the first two rings of the arena while you listen to stories of Caesar, gladiators, games, and entertainment. Learn about the architecture and engineering of the arena, then don your glasses to view what it must have been like on the arena level and on Caesar's balcony. 

    Continue on to Palatine Hill, climbing as you hear about the origins of ancient Rome, including Livia and the House of Augustus. Get a view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be, then don your glasses to see the reconstruction of Circus Maxiumus. 

    Descend into the valley to visit the Roman Forum, where you'll see the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Antonino and Faustina. Once you reach the main square, you'll learn about the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Rostra, the Basilica Aemilia, and the Temple of Jupiter atop Capitoline Hill. After your guide fills you in on the history and architecture of the important structures, slip on your VR glasses, you'll be able to see some of the structures reconstructed in their original glory.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Please note between June 4th and June 8th the arena level will have limited access due to an event being held in the Colosseum.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Andrea did such a great job with this tour. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to lead you through the area - didn't even need to use those annoying headsets. What a fantastic way to see the Colosseum and all the ancient sites surrounding...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Maureen R
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Dario was amazing! He kept our boys 11, 8 and 8 interested the entire time, making the tour untested for the parents too! I’d highly recommend this tour! No waiting which is great great with young travelers as well!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Nora S
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We found us deposited in a sea of people! But our guide Kylie skillfully presented a experience I will never forget! Kylie was not only knowledgeable on the subject but made it interesting and fun. Thank you!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank robert d
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We came to Rome a day early, before we started a 12-day tour of the country, primarily because that tour was not going to cover these locations. We went back-and-forth on whether or not to pay a bit more for this semi-private tour. We're so...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank sandiw706
    Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

    What a great afternoon. Melanie was so knowledgeable and put up with my husbands bad jokes with great humour. If you want history brought to life- this is it. Remember to take a water bottle

    Thank Kylie M
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    18 June 2018|
    Response from ShelbyLeal | Reviewed this property |
    Absolutely. There are places within and around and Colosseum to refill your bottle as well.
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