Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome
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From US$ 62.15 per person

Experience the epic remains of the Roman Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on one tour. Enjoy prepurchased tickets and visit the monuments with a local guide.

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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the life of Roman gladiator fighters
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the entire city of Rome from atop of Palatine Hill
  • Skip the long lines with your express security tickets for all three locations
  • Tick the Colosseum off your bucket list and discover its history from your guide
  • Visit the center of ancient Rome and feel like an emperor at the Roman Forum
Full description

Enjoy a private or shared group tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a local guide. Travel back in time to the Roman era and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's fascinating history.

In the company of your local guide, delve into the mystery that surrounds the games held at the Colosseum and the fascinating stories of the famous gladiators who thrilled the crowds with their brutish fighting.

Next, continue to the second part of the tour, Palatine Hill. Before Rome became a city, it was a cluster of separate villages built upon the seven hills of Rome. The centremost of these was Palatine Hill.

Nowadays, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the entire city and admire the ruins of several Roman palaces.

Your final stop is the Roman Forum, the beating heart of Ancient Rome. Here, walk in the Emperors’ footsteps and marvel at the amazing views over the Imperial Forum. Find out about what life was like for the Romans of that era in the political, social, and economic center of the ancient city.

Your tour ends at the forum, where you’re welcome to continue exploring or head off for some local food and drink. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on the best spots to eat and drink in the area.

  • Local guide
  • Entrance to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Express security entrance

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Arch of Constantine on the side furthest from the Colosseum to the left. Your guide will be holding a white and orange flag.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This route covers about 2 kilometers in total and is conducted at a leisurely pace that is suitable for all
    • The tour includes a short break inside the Colosseum
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    4.8 /5

    based on 94 reviews

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    Friendly, interesting guide. Took a good route through the remains and provided mostly clear information. Offered some useful insights into individual buildings and some good vignettes. Weakest area was in he overall context and some of the big picture stuff that would have allowed the group members to understand the individual features in relation to each other and to different stages on the development of Ancient Rome. But maybe this isn’t important for all visitors.

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    June 8, 2022

    This was a fantastic tour from start to finish. Our guide Mitch was a wealth of knowledge and had superb English. He made even the queue (which we couldn't skip due to it being a 'free Sunday' which happens once a month) entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment and learned a lot!

    May 3, 2022

    Very good tour guide. Our guide Jana was super friendly and told us beautifully about Rome and its origins. The three hours flew by, it was that interesting. She also took the time to answer our questions. Really was the highlight of our stay in Rome! Communication and reception at the meeting point were also well organised.

    April 27, 2022

    Product ID: 406538