Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rutas Romanas

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rutas Romanas
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Visit the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the Roman world, the Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the city, and the Roman Forum, the beating heart of ancient Rome, with an expert guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid long queues at the ticket office thanks to a skip-the-line entrance
  • Discover the history of the Colosseum
  • See the Colosseum arena and basement floor from the panoramic terrace
  • Learn from a guide with expertise and a wealth of information
  • Stand in the central area of the Roman Forum
Full description

Explore the most famous amphitheater in the world on this guided tour. Enter the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets and learn its incredible history. With your guide, walk on Palatine Hill and through the Roman Forum to see the most iconic monuments of Ancient Rome.

 

Start your tour by admiring the outside of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide explains the history of the monument over the centuries. Enter the Amphitheater, through a security check, and discover the spectacular activities that took place inside it. Then, visit the first floor and admire the interior.

 

Take a moment to stop in front of the imposing Arch of Constantine as your guide describes its history and most significant features. Walk on the ancient Via Sacra to reach the entrance to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. After the security check, admire the Arch of Titus up close.

 

Continue with the tour of Palatine Hill, where the remains of the oldest settlement in the city are. Visit some of the most significant imperial residences: the Palatine Stadium, the Domus Augustana, and the Domus Flavia.

 

Next, go down to the valley that hosts the Roman Forum. Along the Via Sacra, discover the magnificence of the Basilica of Maxentius, the bronze door of the temple of Romulus, the curious suspended door of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the temple, and the house of the Vestals.

 

Finally, arrive in the central area of the Roman Forum, which over the centuries has become the political, religious, economic, legal center, and square of the ancient city. Here, admire and learn about the Curia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Tabularium, the temple of Saturn, and more.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Palatine Hill
  • Live guide
  • Headsets
  • Access to the underground, emperor's soap box, and the first floor
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • All the visitors must pass through a security check. During busy days, there might be a queue
  • This queue is unavoidable and does not depend on the tour operator. The actual starting time might suffer a delay
  • This tour will take place rain or shine, some areas of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill might not be accessible during bad weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1592 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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Only the fact that there were no tickets for a few days ahead made us pay 7 times more for the four of us and see must see Rome. You have to book tickets, unfortunately on-line, in advance! Children normally enter for free, here for a huge amount of money...

January 13, 2023

The lady who was our guide was not just good, great, was absolutely extraordinarily GREAT! Greeted all w big smile and a very positive manner. She was very knowledgeable, she told history as a story and gave participants roles. My 9 yo and I enjoyed it much. I am not good w names but my friends (with us on tour), say Alessandra. I have a picture of her posted. The tour was at 10:20 on 12/18/2022, must be easy to verify her name. This lady is a history & tour guiding star, and deserves a big Christmas bonus! The meeting point was so close to colleseum. Showed in picture.

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December 27, 2022

Alessandra gave us a top notch, entertaining tour of the Rome biggies. We learned a lot of history that we will actually remember due to her energetic and humorous style. She is a gem and this tour was worth triple what we paid for it. Book it when you visit Rome!!

December 24, 2022

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