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ComboSaver: Colosseum Tour with Frascati Vineyard Wine Tasting

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  • Duration
    8.5 h.
  • Start time
    10:00
  • Meeting Point
    Colosseo Metro Stop (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu, Sat
  • Language
    English
Explore Ancient Rome's most important archaeological sites with a wine tasting at a famous vineyard in the afternoon. This unique experience combines a fully-guided Skip the Line visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with a relaxing wine tour led by an expert sommelier in the beautiful hills south of Rome.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Access and tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Captivating commentary on Ancient Rome from a local expert guide
  • Wine tasting in Frascati with 1 white, 2 reds, 1 dessert wine, 1 extra-virgin olive oil, two kinds of bruschetta (plain and with fresh tomatoes)
  • Free time between tours to enjoy lunch, shopping and exploring
  • Roundtrip transportation to Frascati by private coach
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
Colosseum front view in a sunny day

See the Colosseum

Also known as the the Flavian Amphitheatre, this is one of the most highly-recognized attractions in Italy and around the world. The largest of its kind, it has towered above the capital of the Roman empire since 70 AD and has hosted mock sea battles, gladiatorial games, executions and plays throughout the centuries.

Roman forum on a cloudy and sunny day

Explore the Roman Forum

Follow the Via Sacra, which translates to “Sacred Way”, the Roman Forum was the political and economic heart of the ancient empire. Surrounded by the ruins of government buildings and temples, walk in the footsteps of history and imagine yourself at the crossroads of these important moments in time.

Wine pour glasses

Taste Great Local Wines

Visit one of the oldest and most picturesque vineyards in the Frascati hills, dating to the 1600s. The Pallavicini Estate and its wines have been continually awarded prestigious honors – most recently the Decanter World Wine Award, Sommelier Wine Award, Vinitaly Cangrande Award, and Calix Aureus award, among others.

Description

Start the day by skipping the long lines at Rome’s most iconic landmark, where your expert English-speaking guide will captivate you with its incredible history - gladiator fights, mock sea-battles, public executions, and more. Enjoy over an hour exploring the Colosseum both inside and out before proceeding on to the Roman Forum where you will walk the footsteps of history. Here the ancient empire hosted festivals, political debates and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned victorious from conquest.

Rising above the Roman Form is the Palatine Hill. The most famous of Rome's Seven Hills, it is said that Romulus and Remus were nursed and raised by a she-wolf here before going on to found the city (and empire) that follows one of the brother’s names. From here we break for lunch on your own. Pop into an authentic Italian café, shop for souvenirs or choose to explore more of the area’s interesting sights.

Next we’ll take you to the serene sloping hills of the Castelli Romani in a private air-conditioned coach, where beautiful vineyards and olive groves in use for centuries dot the landscape all around you. The Frascati region’s most celebrated wine producer, the Pallavicini family, will welcome you to their over 200-acre vineyard estate and open their private wine cellars only for our group.

The Pallavicini Estate is one of the oldest and most picturesque vineyards in the Frascati region, producing wine since the 1600s. Their tradition of wine excellence continues to this day, honored with countless awards and accolades, including, most recently the Decanter World Wine Award, Sommelier Wine Award, Vinitaly Cangrande Award and the Calix Aureus award.

Your guide will take you on a relaxing stroll through the grounds, past grape vines, olive trees and ancient ruins. You’ll learn about the phases of Pallavicini wine production and how the process has evolved and improved upon its roots in antiquity. Step inside true history, lined with Acacia and French Oak, these barrels were built into the ruins of a stunning third century Ancient Roman aqueduct and are where Pallavicini wines are stored to age until perfection.

Then round out the perfect afternoon with a professional Pallavicini sommelier-led tasting in a spectacular 17th century farmhouse. Sip on the same succulent wines that have earned countless awards and industry honors, including two red wines, ‘Casa Romana’ and ‘Soleggio’; a white wine, ‘Poggio Verde’; and the family’s celebrated dessert wine, ‘Stillato’. Then enjoy a further tasting of the Pallavicini’s signature fresh-pressed olive oil with both plain and fresh tomato bruschetta.

Two of Rome’s most sought-after monuments, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, by morning; one of the region’s most awarded vintners, the Pallavicini Estate, by afternoon - this tour offers the perfect combination of city and countryside and makes excellent use of your limited and precious vacation time. Don’t settle for one or the other when you can have both!

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What's included

  • Fully-guided tour to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Skip the Line access to all three archaeological sites
  • Wine tasting tour in Rome’s well-known Frascati area
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Headsets in the morning tour, so you can always hear your guide
  • Transportation on private air-conditioned coach
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transfers between two tours
  • Food/Beverages (not mentioned in the inclusions)

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

FAQs

  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?

    If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.

     For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.

  • Can I take this tour if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?

    Due to the uneven grounds and stairs on the itinerary at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, we are unable to accommodate customers with walking difficulties.

  • What happens if it rains on the day of my tour?

    Our tours run rain and shine! We encourage our clients to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

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I was on this trip with a good friend and we both found Michela to be extremely charming and the best possible guide imaginable. She was personable and extremely knowledgeable. She is a born actress and she brought Ancient Rome to life for me. I am a history buff and my day with Raffaela and Michela has made the wonders of Renaissance and Ancient Rome tangible for me. This was the last of my ten days in the former Southern Italy and Rome and I was pretty much toured out by then, but your fabulousmguidesmgave me my second wind. How can I ever thank you, City Tour, enough? Please continue to inspire countless other lovers of Rome in the future.

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Jaber was a very informative and friendly guide.

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Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Country side was picturesque. The wine was delicious. Can't recommend highly enough.

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