Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 43.96 per person

Join a guided tour of 3 icons of Ancient Rome: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Let your guide bring history to life as you visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, the home of Ancient Roman hustle and bustle, and its rumored founding site.

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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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  • 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
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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.

  • Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum guided tour
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Temple of Vespasian and Titus
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • 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

    Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Rome. From the metro station called Colosseo (ground floor), cross the road to the Colosseum and walk through the Colosseum Square. A few meters ahead you will see the Arch of Contantine. The tour coordinator will wait for you right under the arch with a white flag. Please be at the meeting point 25 minutes before the departure time.

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    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

    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 2781 reviews

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    Marcius was so engaging and just radiated excitement. You can tell he absolutely just loves giving this tour. An infectious teacher. Our group had some older folks who didn’t expect to walk as much so it slowed us down, but Marcius was great at adapting and tried to make sure we still saw everything. Only regret is he said his goodbyes and disappeared like a magician while I was looking for money to tip him. Great tour. Very informative.

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    September 18, 2021

    We loved our tour! Our guide, Irene, was great! She was very knowledgeable and well prepared with plenty of “before photos” and fun facts. She also gave us 5 minutes to take photos in certain areas (she also offered to take some for us)… the perfect time for those who wanted to take pics but not too long for those who didn’t want to. Also had a short bathroom break in between.

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    September 16, 2021

    Sept 2021. Maria Assunta is a great guide. She is an archeologist and very knowledgable on Rome and the Coliseum. I could talk to her for days on end and never get bored. The price of the experience was excellent for the value. The company is well organized and everyone is friendly. We were at the meeting point a few minutes late and they called to find out where we were. 5 Stars all around!

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    September 16, 2021

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