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Archaeology of Ancient Rome Tour

Price: $155.00
This tour operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from March - November.
Ancient Rome Archaeology Shore Trip to the Colosseum, Forum, and Temple of Augustus
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Discover the Archaeology of Ancient Rome

Discover the historical marvels of the Italian capital on this Rome archeological tour. Your expert licensed guide will take you back in time to ancient Rome as you learn about the historical significance of the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Temple of Augustus and more.

Meet your local guide, an expert in archaeology and history, and skip the line straight into the world-renowned Colosseum. Tour this epic structure that is a must-see for all visitors to Rome. Follow your Roman guide into this massive ancient arena to truly appreciate its spectacular architecture. Climb up to the second tier and marvel at the arena where the gladiators fought for their lives and where all kinds of Rome events took place. Learn about its fascinating history before continuing the walking tour of Rome to the Roman Forum. During its fully functioning days, the Colosseum sat over 50,000 people, all watching the ancient battles in which gladiators fought to their deaths.

During this Rome tour, you will start to understand the life of the ancient Romans as you admire the imposing Arch of Constantine. You will be able to imagine those gloriously epic parades, brought to life through the words of your guide. Your Rome walking tour will continue in the Roman Forum, which dates back to the 7th century. These ruins were once significant political and religious centers of the Roman community. Visit the Temple of Augustus, where Julius Caesar's funeral took place. Learn about the Via Sacra and its significance with the Roman Senate. Listen as your guide regales you with stories of Rome's glory and its significance on society today. Admire the imposing Basilicas where the ancient court once was, imagining judges, criminals, and lawyers debating and yelling at one another! Watch as your history textbook comes to life on this historical tour of Rome.

Please Note: This tour takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station. This Rome excursion begins and ends in different locations. Due to increased security screening at the Colosseum, there may be delays, even for skip the line ticket holders and tour groups with reservations. In rare circumstances, access to the Colosseum may be temporarily closed. Should this happen, an alternative itinerary will be proposed. You will have the option of the ticket cost being refunded to you, rejoining a tour on another day, or taking the Colosseum tickets for use on your own at another time. This tour ends at a different point than the departure location.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Central Rome. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Note that backpacks and large bags are not permitted within the Colosseum.
Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites, as well as steep curbs in some areas.
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