Engage with Rome’s violent past, by exploring the ancient Colosseum where fierce gladiators fought to the death. As slaves of the Roman Empire gladiators fought with gruesome determination. Opened in 80 AD the Colosseum remains one of humanity’s greatest architectural achievements. Built, long before modern machinery, the Colosseum only took ten years to complete.
Small Group Tour
We provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the past through our small group tour experience. In groups ranging from two to twelve people you have the chance to re-imagine the past in your own way. In our guided tours walk the same ground as the mighty emperor Julius Caesar or the cruel Caligula. Learn the real stories of Rome. We will take you beyond what you’ve seen in movies. These stories include the conspiracy to kill Caesar, which reshaped Rome forever. Or how Caligula got his reputation as an evil Roman empire.
When you are at the Colosseum you will also learn more about where you’re from. Ancient Roman architecture has influenced architects for a millennia. When you walk through Rome you most likely will see familiar designs that have made their way across the world.
Highlights of the Emperors & Gladiators Tour:
The finer tour details:
All persons under 17 must present valid ID showing date of birth for entry into museums or full adult price will be charged.
Included in tour price: A great Rome tour guide, Colosseum and Roman Forum entry, small group tour, audio headsets when required.
Excluded from tour price: Optional gratuities
LOW SEASON (2nd of January to 31st of March; 1st of November to the 31st of December) meeting time and dates: 8:45am Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays (except 1st Sunday of the month); 1:15pm Fridays
HIGH SEASON (1st of April to the 31st of October) meeting time and dates: 8:15am daily except 1st Sunday of the month
Gladiators and Emperors meeting point: On the corner of Via del Colosseo n. 31 and Largo G. Agnesi n. 1, in front of “Squisito Cook” (see map below)
Tour length: 3 hours
Minimum participants: 2 adults
Maximum participants: 12 persons
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
Minimum Numbers Guarantee: On rare occasions, our tour does not meet the minimum requirement of 4 persons. If this happens, you have the option of paying for 4 people (the minimum number required to confirm this tour) for what would essentially be a private tour.
The Colosseum offers a separate path for wheelchairs; as such, anyone with a wheelchair wishing to participate in the Vatican tour must have a private tour.
In Rome, in front of “Squisito Cook” Via del Colosseo, 31, Roma
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