Small Group Classic Ancient Rome

Small group Day tour of Ancient Rome including Colosseum , Roman forum , Palatine hill , Roman catacombs , Appian Way and San Clemente church

Highlights and what's included

  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum -
  • 6 hours Highly qualified English speaking licensed guide
  • Air-conditioned Minivan & Driver for part of the tour
  • Ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Catacombs, Appian Way & the fabulous St. Clemente Church


Our Small Group Classic Ancient Rome in a Day Walking Tours lasts a total of six hours. The first three hours features our popular Ancient Rome Walking Tour, then after a break for lunch, travelling in an air-conditioned mini-van visit the famous Roman Catacombs, the evocative Appian Way, and discover the treasures beneath the San Clemente Church to enjoy the most complete day tour of Ancient Rome.

At 8.45am enjoy our Ancient Rome Walking Tour, lasting 3 hrs. On our Ancient Rome Walking Tour, visit the ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum and listen to a captivating story of how the Ancient Romans, men of the soil, gave the letters S.P.Q.R their meaning and later carried them to the ends of the known world! Tour the Colosseum with skip the line tickets as your guide gives you an in-depth and intimate tour of Rome Italy's most famous building. Learn about the inner-workings of the Ancient Arena, and the spectacular games that were once held here. (For a full tour description of the Ancient Rome Walking Tours). Tour finishes at 11.45am.

After a break for lunch, at 2.00 pm take our Catacombs and Underground Rome Tour lasting three hours to conclude an incredible day tour of Ancient Rome. A driver and air-conditioned mini-van will transport you from venue to venue as you visit diverse Ancient Rome sites with your expert guide through which you will learn many various aspects of Roman Life.

Travel back in time as you descend through two-thousand years of history beneath the San Clemente Church. Explore the cavernous spaces of the Original Roman Catacombs that once housed the remains of St. Peter & Paul, and take a stroll along the Appian Way following in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans immersed in the picturesque countryside just outside of Rome to complete this very special Ancient Rome Day Tour. (For a full description of our Catacombs & Underground Rome Tours).


  • Entrance fees to the Catacombs (5 Eur ) & St. Clemente Church (5 Euro)

Other info

  • You can take these two tours over two days. At the time of booking you just need to enter in the comments field your preference of the days you would like to take each tour.
  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • At times, Colosseum, Roman Forums, Catacombs and St. Clemente church close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.
  • Please wear confortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants.
  • Meeting Point

    Both tours start from outside the Colosseum metropolitan station, by the newspaper green kiosk on the right side where you will find our guide holding a board with Avventure Bellissimeand the name of the tour written on it

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    Reviewed by James M on
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience on the Ancient Rome tours. Francesca did a great job leading the walking tour of the Colessium and the Roman Forum in the morning. She was very knowledgable of the Roman history, and answered all of our questions. Her knowledge of history and anchaeology provided a good perspective in leading this tour. Consequently, we learned so much. We were appreciative of her making the final arrangements for us to take the private tour outside the city after lunch (see below). In addition, the restaurant she recommended for lunch was perfect.

    In the afternoon, Barbara did a fabulous job for the second part of the tour outside Rome. Being brought by car, we toured the Catecombs of St. Sebastion and went to church of St. Paul Outside the Wall. We found Barbara also to be very knowledgable, and she patiently answered all of our numerous questions. Her knowledge of art history provided a great perspective in leading this tour.

    This second part of the tour was a very spiritual experience for us -- being committed Catholics -- and, we found Barbara was very sensitive and supportive of this. Afterwards, when we needed to take the train on the return trip to Rome city center, we very much appreciated Barbara accompanying us and guiding us to the correct trains. We are grateful for her taking the time, which went beyond the 3 hours we expected.

    Both Barbara and Francesca met and surpassed our expectations of the tours. They are a credit to your company and are to be commended.
    Reviewed by Judi on
    Francesca did an outstanding job on our Small Group Colosseum tour on Monday, 26 October 2015. She showed us before and after pictures and really took the time to make sure our small group of only four people understood.

    Also, Monica did an outstanding job on our Small Group Catacombs tour in the afternoon.
    Reviewed by Bill on
    We did the catacomb tour and ancient tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the company of your guides who were excellent and very obviously love their city. We also loved the small numbers. We would recommend them to anyone going to Rome.
    Reviewed by Maggie M on
    We had Antonelle in Florence and Francesca in Rome. They were both passionate about their cities and the art/history that surrounded them. I would rate them both A++ in courtesy, promptness, knowledge and efficiency in getting us around on our walking tours. We loved them! I would highly recommend your company and esp these two women.
    Reviewed by Christine M on
    The tour was very very informative. The guide demonstrated to have a lot of knowledge and was well prepared, providing all the necessary answers and centering our attention in the main aspects. this is a good quality as the tour is very long it is important to show what is really relevant.
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