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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

2. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Head out on an incredible tour that goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill. Learn interesting facts and stories from your licensed guide as you walk through each attraction. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below. Marvel at all you've learned and discovered about ancient Rome at the end of your tour.

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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

3. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits arena floor and imagine the roaring crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next up, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Then walk up to Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome. Discover one of the most ancient parts of the city. Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

4. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

5. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48-Hour Tickets

6. Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48-Hour Tickets

Tour Rome at your own pace on the open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome and baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic city center. An on board audio guide will provide you with a city commentary as you tour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like during the 24-hour or 48-hour period from when you first validate your ticket. Buses run approximately every 50 minutes from 9:00 AM until approximately 6:30 PM from the following stops: • Terminal • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseum • Bocca della Vertita/Circus Maximus • Piazza Venezia/Campidoglio • Piazza Navona/Pantheon/Castel Sant’ Angelo • St. Peters/Vatican Museums • Piazza di Spagna/Piazza del Popolo • Trevi Fountain • Piazza Barberini

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Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

7. Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

Begin your tour at either 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM, or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM. Take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Enjoy fast-track entrance tickets and head straight inside, without wasting time in the ticket lines.   Walk inside the Colosseum and feel the magnitude of where you are. Benefit from access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. Explore the ground floor level and up to the second tier as your guide recreates the past with stories of epic battles, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, let your guide point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

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Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

8. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

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Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

9. Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See 3 iconic Roman attractions in 1 with an express guided tour of the Colosseum and access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore on your own. Skip the ticket line to enter every attraction. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction after skipping the ticket line. Gain expert knowledge about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire and the scene of many gladiator battles. Then head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites at your own pace. See the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Forum, with remarkable ruins giving a taste of how things looked. Gain pristine views over the city of Rome from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

10. Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Rome always has its charm but the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo at dusk will provoke unique emotions that you must experience at least once in your life. Remember to bring a coin as you will need one to make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi to make sure one day you will return to Rome. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts you can taste from all over Italy accompanied by an excellent glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Easy to find meeting point. All staff friendly. The tour was amazing (English tour 28th Dec 2021). our tour guide really knew his stuff and made it a very interesting, exciting and fun tour, I have come back richer for all the new knowledge. Wouldn’t hesitate to use get your guide again, well we didn’t as we booked our Vatican tour with them too!

Enjoyed this tour so much. It was the perfect length and balance or guided tour and time to look around on your own. Julio was a brilliant tour guide and so knowledgable. He made the tour and explaining all the history very fun- thank you very much :) would definitely recommend

Absolutely amazing tour. Maria was an outstanding host and kept our 10 yr old daughter engaged the entire time. It was so great to not to be in a large tour group; this was just our family with the guide and a very intimate experience.

María Elena was phenomenal. She is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We have a 2.5 year old with a stroller and she went through routes that were accommodating. Great tour and would definitely do it again!!

This was an amazing tour. There’s no better way to see the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Our tour guide Laura, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.