guided tour
skip the line
2,5 hours
This tour route is NOT barrier-free

PRICES

Adult: 40€
Student: 35€
Must present a Student Card
Child: 30€
for Children of age 6 - 16
Children of age 0 - 5 FREE

Tour Description

With this tour, you will discover one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”, Rome’s Colosseum. An instantly recognisable symbol of the power and scale of the former empire, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, its construction took place between 70-80 AD and the oval amphitheatre hosted the most horrific spectacles of the era. You will learn how it was used as a stage for gladiatorial combat, public executions, animal hunts and the less bloodthirsty performances of acrobats and magicians.

Your guide will then take you to the spectacular Roman Forum, the centre of Roman public life, which contained the most important structures of the day including temples, shrines, marketplaces, the political centre, royal residences and basilicas. Through your guide’s descriptions, you will get a feel for how Roman life must have been and how the present ruins would have appeared thousands of years ago.

Then you will walk up to the Palatine Hill, the location of the Imperial Palace, which overlooks the Forum on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other, where ancient chariot races were once held. Hear the legend of how the hill was the birthplace of Rome’s founder and namesake Romulus and his brother Remus. Then hear the tale of how there was a tragic end to their story that led to the creation of Rome.

Hearing the history and legends of Ancient Rome and walking in the footsteps of the emperors will make this an unforgettable experience that you will treasure for years to come!

Every day at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Itinerary

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
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What's Included

  • Ticket and booking fee
  • Walk through the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Expert guide

Highlights

  • Walk through the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Visit the Palatine Hill, where Rome was founded 3000 years ago
  • Expert guide licensed by the province of Rome

Available Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

REVIEWS

"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017