Guided tour

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

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

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From US$ 93.91 per person

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Travel back to ancient times on this tour that gives you a unique experience of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Tour the sites with the best tour guides Rome has to offer and enjoy VIP skip-the-line access.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

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
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Marvel at the centuries-old design of the Colosseum
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the Palatine Hill
  • Visit the Roman Forum, the center of life in Ancient Rome
  • Explore all three sites with VIP skip-the-line access
Full description

Head out on an incredible tour that goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill. Learn interesting facts and stories from your licensed guide as you walk through each attraction. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below.

Marvel at all you've learned and discovered about ancient Rome at the end of your tour.

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

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Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. Your guide will wait at the entrance of the park and will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

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4.7 /5

based on 1416 reviews

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A fantastic experience. Flavia, our very informative and friendly guide was an art historian and clearly knew her stuff. We visited the Forum & Palatine Hill to start which was a great way to be introduced to the Colosseum and understand it's place in history. Most tours actually go the opposite way (Colosseum first) but I enjoyed the different perspective this lent to the tour. We were then passed over to a Colosseum official tour guide for the underground and arena floor areas of the Colosseum. Again, the tour guide was brilliant and gave plenty of opportunity for questions. We were then given free reign of the Colosseum's public areas to peruse at our leisure. Whilst the tour might look like an expensive activity, for 3-4 hours of tours, access to only recently restored areas, and brilliant tour guides, it is most definitely worth it!

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September 23, 2022

We loved this experience. The office was easy to find and so was check in. The wired headset was great and made the guide easy to hear. I have since forgotten her name, but our guide was an archaeologist and was therefore for incredibly well educated and passionate on the forum and Colosseum. It was an incredibly hot day so she made sure to give us frequent breaks near the free public fountains to fill our water bottles. I loved the underground part of the tour and seeing the recreation of one of the old elevators that would have been used below.

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July 11, 2022

We enjoyed the underground arena experience. It was something not available last time we vacationed there and its worth it! The day was was hot and humid but that did not stop us from enjoying the sites. We didn't get to the Palatine Hill, as stated, but since it was so hot we were ready to go and didn't complain.

July 6, 2022

Product ID: 390871

VA ID: 390871