Ancient Rome Tour

Live the Legend – The Ancient Rome Tour

Why Rome alone? Get an overview of the Eternal City on this 3-hour group walking tour. With groups sizes ranging from 5 to 12 people, you'll be sure to hear every word of your English-speaking guide. First visit the Forum, which was the center of social and political activity in Ancient Rome. From here the tour continues to the Colosseum where your group will receive priority entrance – no waiting in line! Learn how the structure was constructed and could once hold 50,000 spectators. You’ll enter through one of 80 passageways – four of which were reserved for the emperor, nobles and gladiators. The tour continues to Constantine’s Arch and concludes in Palatine Hill, where recent excavations have provided evidence that people may have lived there since 1000 BC.

The Ancient Rome Tour. Where modernity meets history. And you meet new friends, Romans and countrymen.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Fully escorted 3 hour walking tour of Colosseum, Ancient Roman forum, Constantine Arch and Palatine Hill. 
    • Priority entrance to the Colosseum.
    • Small tour groups consist of 5-12 travelers.
    • English commentary.



    • Reservation must be made at least 72 hours before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase.
    • Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour departure and present their Rail Europe voucher upon arrival.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 6 - 12. Children under 6 are free.
    • Tour operates from February 1 - December 31.
    • Tour begins a 8:45am and operates:
      • February 1 - March 8 on Monday and Saturday.
      • March 9 - March 31 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
      • April 1 - July 18 on Monday through Saturday.
      • July 19 - Sepember 6 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  
      • September 7 - October 17 on Monday through Saturday.
      • October 18 - October 31 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
      • November 1 - December (TBA)
    • Tours do not operate from January 1 - 31, May 1 and June 2.
    • Please note: once the tour has been reserved, the tour is partially refundable (if canceled prior to tour departure). Contact the number provided on your voucher for cancellation. Then contact Rail Europe to apply for any applicable refund:
      • You will receive an 85% refund if you cancel the tour at least 30 days prior to the tour departure.  
      • You will receive an 85% refund minus a €15 museum fee if you cancel the tour within 8-30 days of the tour departure.  
      • You will receive a 25% refund minus a €15 museum fee if you cancel the tour within 4-7 days of the tour departure.  
      • You will receive no refund for tours canceled within 3 days of the tour departure date.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where does the tour start?

To start the tour, your tour guide will be located (with a sign that says “Avventure Bellissime”) at the fountain located to the right of the Colosseum Subway/Metro entrance. This fountain is also near the news agent kiosk. The tour departs from the entrance of the Colosseum Subway/Metro entrance.