Getaway for the Day: Colosseum Tour from Florence by High-speed train

Getaway for the Day: Colosseum Tour from Florence by High-speed train
From USD $206.00
  • Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: TFCOL

About the Tour:   

You'll meet our greeter at the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station and board the high-speed train to reach Rome Termini in just 1.5 hours.   Once in Rome, you jump on a City Sightseeing hop on and off double decker bus where you'll see all the iconic spots in Rome.   You'll get to the Colosseum for your first tour starting at 10:15AM.   Here you'll enjoy
special skip-the-line access means you’ll get a thrilling, in-depth exploration of the iconic Colosseum and other sites of ancient Rome.  At the completion of your Colosseum tour you jump back on the double decker bus taking you through the eternal city seeing all the iconic highlights. Each stop the bus makes allows you get off and explore.   On each group tour, you’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking expert in Roman art and history. 

What Customers Love About This Tour:

  • Fast round trip train service from Florence to Rome 
  • Hop On and Off Double Decker Sightseeing Bus Pass in Rome
  • Convenience of getting the must-see attractions in Rome 
  • Delving into the fascinating—and bloody—history of The Colosseum, the iconic amphitheater of ancient Rome
  • Discovering the hub of the ancient city, the Roman Forum—once home to bustling markets, festivals, temples, and senatorial debates—and the surrounding
  • Palaces of Palatine Hill

Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour Itinerary (semi-private guided tour; 2.5 hours):

Stop 1: The Colosseum

Meet your guide at 10:15 a.m. to check in for your afternoon group tour.   You’ll meet your guide near the entrance to The Colosseum—the extraordinary amphitheater was ancient Rome’s center of public entertainment. Before you enter, your guide will give you a thorough history lesson about the site, including the gladiatorial clashes, wild-animal fights, and mock-naval battles that were once staged here. Once you’re inside, you’ll wander remnants of the seating arcades that once fit 50,000 spectators.

Stop 2: The Roman Forum

Next, you’ll explore the onetime cultural, economic, and political center of ancient Rome, the Roman Forum. You’ll walk along the Via Sacra, tracing the paths of ancient military processions and political rallies. You’ll also see important sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar (where the emperor’s body was ceremonially burned), and the Curia Julia—the still-intact Senate House where Cicero and Mark Antony once orated.

Stop 3: Palatine Hill

According to legend, the twins Romulus and Remus first decided to begin building the city of Rome atop this impressive hill. You’ll understand why as you walk here among its ruined emperors’ palaces and still-blooming botanical gardens.

What’s Included:

  • Round trip high-speed train ticket from Florence to Rome 
  • Rome Hop on and off double decker bus pass 
  • Entry fees and Skip the line access to the Colosseum, Palantine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Headsets for large-group tours, to ensure you always hear your guide

Not Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Important to Know: 

  • Price are based on a minimum of 2 participants

2018/2019 Colosseum Blackout Dates:

There are no Colosseum tours on the first Sunday of every month

March 30th

May 1st, May 27th

June 2nd, June 3rd and 29th 

July 12th 

August 14th, 15th

November 4th

December 2nd, 24th, 25th and 26th

January 1st, 6th