Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the line at three of the Eternal City’s most significant remnants: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert guide will rebuild the ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Italian, German
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the line and spend your vacation discovering Ancient Rome’s most famous sites
  • Experience the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum in three immersive hours
  • Benefit from an expert guide to regale you with myths and historical tales of gladiators, beasts and emperors
  • Small groups of 24 people or less with audio headsets included
Full description

Take a journey into antiquity at the Colosseum in Rome. Learn from your guide´s historical and archaeological expertise as you hear about the battles that played out in this incredible amphitheater.

Visit Palatine Hill, the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC.  Enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum as you find out about the fascinating history of this ancient place.

See the Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, in the heart of Ancient Rome. Hear about how Roman life revolved around this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins.

  • Skip-the line-entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Reservation fee
  • Live tour guide
  • Headsets when needed
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in
  • Guests must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure as arriving after the tour departs missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code…) may change with little notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with each country’s requirements. The local partner cannot be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7946 reviews

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It was a good tour with Anita (I think that was her name). It was a large group though and a Sunday in October that was quite warm and very crowded in the Colosseum! I cannot imagine what it is like in the summer months! So the whole time it felt chaotic. But she did her best to get us the best views and also to an area where she could speak to all of us once we had gathered around her. She was very informative and knowledgeable. Thank you for also providing the head phones as it would have been impossible to hear her tour. It is always worth it to have a real guide to explain and then ask guide questions.

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November 6, 2022

I liked this tour but felt it was a bit rushed at points. On the entry level we got to go to a part that was not very crowded which was great & had plenty of time here but on the second level I felt it was a bit rushed and didn’t get to stop to take pictures. The tour ended early when it was supposed to be 2 hours. Feel like we should have stayed at the colosseum longer and less time at the Roman forum.

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October 27, 2022

This was such a great tour experience! Fabio's an amazing guide - making sure the group stay together, was really insightful in his sharing and witty too! Really appreciate his stories about the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the visuals that he showed us throughout the tour, giving us a better understanding and picturing how the place looks like thousands years ago. Despite being a 3 hour tour, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot. Definitely worth it as we manage to get into the Colosseum and Palatine Hill fast. Thank you Fabio once again!

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October 19, 2022

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