Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From $40.34 per person

Take a guided tour of 3 famous Roman sites: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Let your guide bring their history to life as you tour a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ancient Roman social epicenter, and founding hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Small group available


  • Colosseum guided tour
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to Circus Maximus
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
  • Explore 3 famous Roman monuments on one guided tour: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Head down the Via Sacra that connects all the attractions
  • Let your expert guide fill you in on life in Ancient Rome at each site
  • See the heart of the Roman life at the Roman Forum
  • Gain unforgettable views of Rome, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill
Full description
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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Meeting point

Meet by the Arch of Constantine in Colosseum Square, the grounds outside the Colosseum. Your host will be waiting right next to the arch with a big white flag. If arriving from Colosseo Metro or Via dei Fori Imperiali, follow the curve of the Colosseum round to the right to reach the meeting point at the Arch.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Pacemaker card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • There are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 20 minutes
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18381 reviews

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We had the tour guide Maria, who made this tour unforgettable, she was interesting and passionate about what she was telling us, it made it so much more enjoyable to see and to hear about it. I feel like we learned a lot about the history of the collosem, Roman forum and Paletine Hill

February 24, 2020

We booked a guided tour as going to a place with such history we wanted to know as much as we could learn. We met at 9.30am and was greeted by Laura. She was brilliant and tried to get us to imagine how things were, she was full of information and passionate about the history! Being Italian herself she knew alot and keep us all interested. Skip the line was an added bonus as we went straight through and could begin. The tour lasted exaclty 3 hours like stated and Laura was happy to answer any questions we had. Wear your comftyist shoes as there is lots of walking. Overall I would book with this company and reccomend it.

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February 15, 2020

It was very easy to find the group. Our guide was knowledgeable and animated. There was a guest in our group that needed the elevator and left the group without telling the guide. She got lost. We lost some time trying to track her down. Fortunately, our guide didn’t short change us and stayed longer to complete the tour. My children enjoyed the tour. A little bit of climbing-up stairs in the colosseum and also up palatine hill. It was doable for us, but I can imagine my parents would have had some difficulty.

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December 29, 2019

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