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Enjoy a historic Rome tour and explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, as well as the Catacombs that lie beneath the streets of the city. Get an insight about Rome’s fascinating history from a guide and see the most important religious sites in the Eternal City, minus the queues with your Skip-The-Line tickets. This Full Day Tour also treats you to a taste of Italy with a delicious pizza lunch and includes convenient hotel pickups.
The first stop on the tour is the UNESCO World Heritage site - Colosseum. Once inside, your guide will narrate the history of Colosseum and stories of valour, bravery and public life. The Colosseum is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of the ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.
Next, pass by the Arch of Constantine and see the excavated ruins of the Roman Forum. Historically the Forum was once of the cultural hub of Rome and the venue for festivals and triumphal processions when triumphant Roman armies returned from battles. From the Roman Forum, climb up to the Palatine Hill, the most popular of the seven hills of Rome. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them.
After visiting the Palatine Hill, dig into a typical Italian lunch with pizza before heading for out to visit two of the most important basilicas in Rome. Explore the Basilica of St Mary Maggiore, which houses an impressive collection of historic and religious artefacts, and where you can admire 5th century mosaics and the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity. Admire 5th century mosaics and the remarkable Crypt of the Nativity. You will then be heading to the exquisite Explore the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, home to Holy Steps or Scala Sancta, one of the city’s most important pilgrimage sites. From there, your guide will take you to the Basilica of St Mary Maggiore, which houses an impressive collection of historic and religious artefacts.
Continue along the historic Appian Way with your guide, arriving at the last stop of the tour, the Roman underground Catacombs. Explore the long winding passages taking you back to a time when Christianity was considered a simple cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.
The tour ends in Rome’s city centre after which you are free to explore on your own.
About The Supplier: Carrani Tours has been welcoming world travellers to Italy since 1925, and is a large, flexible and customer-oriented company.
April to October: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and SaturdayDuration
8 hoursStart time
Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
Ends in central Rome
Please call the local activity operator at least a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details. Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.
Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems. We are also unable to accommodate strollers/pushchairs on this tour.
There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.