Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From US$ 35.17 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.

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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill guided tour
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • 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 at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station. The guide will be wearing a purple t-shirt at the UPPER exit of the Metro Station. (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.) Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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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
    • A ticket needs to be booked for all participants, regardless of their age
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 22234 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

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    Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Presented us the information I don't think we would have found elsewhere. However, 3 hours isn't enough for everything, we went to the Colosseum and Palatine hill, but didn't have the time to walk through the Forum (we went by ourselves the next day, it was worth it). Still, I would book this tour again

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    November 22, 2021

    This tour was brilliant for giving some background information to these sites and for skipping queues. My only criticism is that it was often difficult to catch what our guide was saying through our headphones and the sound quality wasn't great and it was quite noisy around us at times. Our tour guide was lovely though and did a great job despite the difficulties of leading a group of 17 people around one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. This tour was definitely good value for money.

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    November 11, 2021

    Very informative tour can’t recommend the guide enough. Think he name was Lou?? She engaged all the children to help them enjoy the tour which might have been a bit too much “history” for them otherwise. Not sure what we paid an extra €25 euros at the start for possibly the museum upstairs in the Colosseum.

    October 31, 2021

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    VA ID: 387476