Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From US$ 39.62 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
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
Spanish, English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch
Private or small groups available
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

  • 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: €18 for adults, €2 for EU citizens, and free for guests under 18 years
  • 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
  • A ticket needs to be booked for all participants, regardless of their age
  • 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.
  • Access to Arch of Constantine
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Tempio della Pace
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Frangipane, 30.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26023 reviews

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We really enjoyed this tour, we met the tour guide within a short distance from the Colosseum as arranged, he was prompt, well prepared, friendly and very knowledgeable. Our group was a mix of different nationalities but everyone spoke English. The tour guide, Maurizio was brilliant, he gave us a well informed, insightful and inspiring tour of the Colusseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Fort, didn’t hurry anyone, made sure everyone questions were answered and he remembered everyone’s names too, a great guy who was a born and bred Roman himself.

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May 15, 2022

A very smooth and enjoyable experience. We got a taxi to the drop off area and arrived 30 mins before the start. Don’t be late they won’t wait for as one woman found out today as she tried to catch up while we had begun our tour. Pablo our guide was so knowledgeable not only about the coliseum but all Roman history and it was a pleasure to listen to him. Go early, we were there at 9 am and it was still busy but not chaotic. Great tour !!

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May 12, 2022

Our 9:00 tour at the Colosseum was great because there weren't heavy crowds yet. When we got to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum the crowds picked up. But our tour guide, Chiara Maria, knew were to go to avoid the crowds so that we were able to get great views and still learn during our tour. We learned so much of the rich history of Rome!

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April 27, 2022

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