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Ancient Rome: Archaeological Discovery Tour

Highlights / General details

Ancient Rome was brutal - death, illness, and torture awaited most. Luckily we live in 'the future', a time where we can savor the good bits: the architecture, tales, art, and history. Do this (and more) on this Rome tour, which finishes with a customary vino in a Roman bar. How civilized!

Join an archeologist guide to explore some of ancient Rome’s most fascinating ruins and sights.

Hear local tales about famous spots such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Listen to stories of battle and triumph as you tour Rome with a local.

Indulge in a glass of wine at a typical local bar, the perfect way to end a tour of Rome!


Local English-speaking guide; Entrance tickets and reservation to skip the line at the Colosseum.


Drinks and food; Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for your local guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday; Start time at 2:00pm.


Approximately 2.5 hours.


Meeting point: At the Arch of Constantine (in front of the Colosseum) on the side facing the road.

Finish point: Piazza della Madonna dei Monti (at the bar La Bottega del Caffè).


You'll meet your local guide, an expert in archeology and history, at the Arch of Constantine. Stroll beneath the great triumphal arch built in honor of the emperor Constantine, then head to the Colosseum, bypassing the hassle of lining up as you enter straight into this infamous international treasure.

Wander through the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever made by the Romans, and admire this vast structure that could seat more than 50,000 people. See 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. Once the political and religious center of ancient Rome, the Forum’s origins date back to the 7th century BC. With your local guide, you'll bring history to life and gain a fresh perspective on these famous places, which will make your experience far more unique than that of the thousands of others of travelers that visit these ruins each day.

During this Rome tour, you will start to understand the life of the ancient Romans by visiting the Forum’s most important buildings and temples, including: the Temple of Augustus where the funeral of Julius Caesar took place, the Via Sacra (Holy Road) which is the most important road in Rome and the Curia, and the meeting place of the Roman Senate.

Exiting the Forum, head to a nearby typical enoteca (or wine bar) where you can recount stories of battles and glory, and where this Rome tour will come to an end. Because there is no better way to finish off an ancient Rome tour that with a glass of wine, of course!

Participant restrictions

Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively.

Additional Information

Dress standard: Comfortable shoes are recommended as this is a walking tour. Note that backpacks and large bags are not permitted within the Colosseum.

Closure of Site: Please note that due to increased security screening at the Colosseum, there may be delays, even for 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 an Urban Adventures tour on another day, or taking the Colosseum tickets for use on your own at another time.


This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

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