Column of Phocas

Column of Phocas

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Rome: Guided Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

1. Rome: Guided Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Enter the Colosseum through a dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument from a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide. Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Roman government buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived. Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Discover Rome's Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill and learn fascinating insights about the city's history. Get skip-the-line access, and tour the first and second levels of the Colosseum. See the Arch of Titus and the site where Julius Caesar was buried. Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Hear an introduction to the Colosseum and learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day. Notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you enter. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument. With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus. Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland. Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

Rome: Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Skip-the-Line Hosted Entry

3. Rome: Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Skip-the-Line Hosted Entry

Discover the heart of Ancient Rome with priority skip-the-line entry tickets to some of the city's most notable historic attractions. Beat the queues with pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Begin by meeting your host at the Arch of Constantine. Be guided to the Colosseum and benefit from skip-the-line entry so you can explore this architectural marvel at your own pace. Continue your visit to the historical wonders of Ancient Rome with a visit to the Roman Forum. Stroll along the ancient streets which formed the core of the capital of the Roman Empire. Admire the views of this historic site from atop Palatine Hill.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

4. Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

Discover the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, the Colosseum. Upgrade your experience with a full immersion into Ancient Rome’s history with a guided walk through the ruins of the archeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine hill. Visit one of the oldest stadiums still standing and let your guide make you feel like one of the spectators of the ancient fights that took place in the Colosseum. Feel like a gladiator yourself while standing on the reconstructed stage of the Arena as the guide tells you all about the Lions, fights, and games that took place almost 2000 years ago. Select the underground Arena option and uncover everything about the inner workings of the Colosseum and its games. Pick the 3-hour option and learn about the culture, religion, and everyday life of the Romans while walking through what the Romans called the Sacred Road inside the Roman Forum, the street where the temples were standing, and see the ruins of the temple of Cesare and of the temple of Saturn, as well as many others. Have your tour guide bring to life the Roman Forum as you stroll through its ruins such as basilicas, arches, and statues, as it's believed that it was a marketplace for everyday shopping and then developed to be the setting for many public events. Climb on top of the Palatine Hill and see with your own eyes the ruins of the Imperial Palaces and let your guide take you to the terrace with one of the most breathtaking views of the Roman Forum.

Rome: Colosseum Experience with Host and Audio Guide

5. Rome: Colosseum Experience with Host and Audio Guide

Meet your host near the Colosseum and get the login details for the audio guide. Your host will accompany you to the fast-track entrance at the Colosseum, where you will then continue on your own. Stroll through the immense Colosseum, learning about the building's fascinating and violent history. Once you've explored the Colosseum, head to the Roman Forum and stroll through the ruins, which were once Rome's pulsating center. Walk paths graced by Caesar and Cicero and feel the presence of these great leaders. Finish your visit to Ancient Rome with a walk up to Palatine Hill for stunning panoramas of the city below. Explore the elite's dwellings and gardens shaped by emperors' reigns.

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to Forum & Palatine Hill

6. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to Forum & Palatine Hill

Embark on a journey through the heart of ancient Rome with a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. Enjoy a seamless experience that grants you immediate access to the iconic Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Bypass the lines and delve into the rich tapestry of history at your own pace. Begin by meeting your local guide in front of the Colosseum. Be transported back in time, and hear fascinating tales of gladiatorial combat and the amphitheater's grandeur. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum, the political and social heart of ancient Rome, and ascend the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome and home to imperial palaces. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and meander through the gardens.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Delve deep into Rome's extensive and fascinating history on a small group walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Save time standing in line with skip-the-line entry to each site, and an expert guide leading the way. Head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of brutal games ring in your ears. Explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels while your guide entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Walk along the ancient streets of the Roman Forum, and admire the remains of the Temple of Hadrian, Arch of Constantine, Temple of Saturn, and much more. Learn more about life in ancient Rome, and how the city shaped the world as we know it today. Take a leisurely stroll up Palatine Hill and see where Rome’s wealthiest inhabitants once lived. Hear the mythical stories of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome.

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour

Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

Rome: Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour with Entry

9. Rome: Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour with Entry

Meet your guide at the Arch of Constantine, then head to the Colosseum. Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line entry, and begin exploring. Gaze at the amphitheater that could accommodate over 50,000 spectators, and listen to your guide tell stories about the gladiatorial fights that took place there. Next, explore the Roman Forum, the beating heart of the ancient city. Wander through the remnants of temples, basilicas, and old government buildings, each telling a captivating tale of Rome's political and religious landscape. Imagine the lively debates and processions that once graced the streets. Embrace the rich history as you climb the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome. Stroll through the ruins of lavish palaces and villas that once housed the city's elite. Lose yourself in the vistas overlooking the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, reliving the grandeur of the Roman Empire.

Skip-the-line Ticket Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

10. Skip-the-line Ticket Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill in Rome at your leisure and for as long as you want, without having to wait in long lines, with these skip-the-line entry tickets. Step inside the Colosseum, the largest ancient amphitheater ever built, and imagine the gladiator fights and the enthusiastic cheers of the crowd from the stands. Take your time to visit the two levels of the Colosseum and take photos. After exploring the Colosseum, enter the Roman Forum, entering the site with priority access. Discover the myths linked to the city's history and stop on the Via Sacra to discover how the citizens of ancient Rome lived. Enter the temple of Julius Caesar and admire the ruins of the Roman Forum, the center of Roman government and public life. A short distance away, continue towards Palatine Hill, the most central of Rome’s 7 hills, where the city was founded and home to the most important homes of emperors.

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4.5
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It was a good tour, informative and educational. Well worth the price. But the best value was not having to stand in the longer individual tickets line.

We had a great guide who mastered her subject perfectly. She knew how to pass on her knowledge and interest us. I recommend it 👍

tour was great guide very knowledgeable highly recommend

Excellent!! Especially the even guide! Grateful to her

Very detailed. Answered questions well, no stress.