Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 38.61 per person

Join a guided tour of three icons of Ancient Rome: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and let your guide bring history to life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Student card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that the price you are paying for this tour includes both the tour guide fee as well as the official ticket fee for the visited sites, which is: €24 for adults, €2 for EU citizens, and free for guests under 18 years
  • Visitors must be checked using a metal detector during the security check
  • Even with skip-the-ticket-line access, you may have to wait in lines for security
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking
  • The arena floor may be closed without prior warning in the case of inclement weather (snow, rain or frost)
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary
Highlights
  • Visit 3 iconic Roman monuments on one guided tour: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Imagine the heart of the Roman political, social and religious life at the Roman Forum
  • Let your expert guide bring ancient history to life at each attraction
  • See panoramic views of Rome from Palatine Hill, including the Colosseum and Circus Maximus
  • Learn all about life in Ancient Rome from your expert guide
Full description

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.

Walk up to Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

Includes
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Tempio della Pace
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Crown Tours office about 100 meters from the Colosseum. Go upstairs to the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station and cross the pedestrian bridge. Continue about 50 meters and look for the purple flag that says Crown Tours.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7211 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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What is not quite clear from the description is that it is a two-part tour. Before you get into the Colosseum, there is a small tour (approx. 1 hour) in advance. Personally, I was very excited about this part. You get some interesting information about Trajan, the Capitol, why ancient Rome lies deeper, etc. Then we go to the Colosseum - in our case unfortunately with a new guide. Both parts of the tour were very interesting, but we found our guides much more empathetic in the first part. Nevertheless, I can only recommend this tour to everyone. The Colosseum at night is much more relaxed than during the day.

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January 6, 2020

This was incredible. Our Guide was amazing and so knowledgable. It was a great tour to take on our first day in Rome after disembarking from our Cruise. The Colosseum is so amazing to see lit up at night. The group is not gigantic and you have such personalized experience entering the Area after typical tour hours. Yes, it's going to be pricier than if you went in the day and bought your ticket per Rick Steves for like 12 Euro- but .... go big or go .... how often do you get to see the Colosseum? and then how ofter do you get to see it at night? My 20yo, 17yo, the 53yo and this 50yo were impressed- and glad to have gone!

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December 6, 2019

The appearance of the Colosseum at night is very impressive. The guides were very knowledgeable. Inside the Colosseum, the lighting is poor and the footing not so good. Equipping the guide at the Colosseum with a small flashlight would be helpful, I noticed some visitors were using their cell phones as flashlights. The testimonials and film presentation were well done, and the visit below the stage was very interesting. I would have enjoyed access to the gift shop, but that was not a huge problem for me.

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December 4, 2019

Product ID: 387488

VA ID: 387488