Guided tour

Rome: Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

4.5 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
Guided tour

Rome: Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

From US$ 92.21 per person

Take a walk through Ancient Rome with an informative expert guide. Visit the ruins of Colosseum the Roman Forum, and see Palatine Hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Portuguese, French, Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Please email the activity provider or call +39 06 474 2501 or +39 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only) 24 hours before your tour starts to confirm your pickup time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the assigned time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
  • Journey through Rome's history with visits to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Soak up 2000 years of history and battles from the Roman Empire
Full description

Start your adventure in Rome with skip-the-line access to the deadly Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic structures.

With the small group guided tour, you'll have an expert in history and archaeology at hand. Your tour guide will fill the arena with stories of Caesar and Nero, taking you on a journey of an empire beginning in 753 BC. Next, travel a little further back to the very beginning as you explore Palatine Hill, the legendary site where the warring brothers Remus and Romulus fought.

This is where Romulus founded the settlement that would eventually become Rome as we think of it today. The next stop will be at the impressive Roman Forum, the heart of the Roman Republic that inspired many modern democracies.

Home to a bustling marketplace and ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers, this was Rome at its finest.

Here, politicians held rallies before elections, soldiers marched triumphantly down the Via Sacra, and the Vestal Virgins decided if men lived or died.

  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum and archaeological area
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Pickup option from centrally located hotels
  • Meeting point option
  • Pickup and drop-off (unless you select this option)
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Arch of Constantine (Piazza dell’Arco di Costantino) 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Please look for a staff member with a pink flag with the local partner's logo on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the Colosseum
  • Guests with a pacemaker will need to show a certificate to bypass security screening
  • You might be refused entry without valid ID/passport
  • Bulky bags, trolleys, or backpacks are not allowed at the Colosseum
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • The tour will proceed regardless of the weather
  • The tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs, especially in the Roman Forum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 53 reviews

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Our guide Davide was wonderful. So knowledgable, personal and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour from start to finish. The guide was easy to find at the meeting point and we experienced no waiting for entry to the Colosseum or Roman Forum. I would not hesitate to recommend booking with operator again.

July 28, 2022

A huge thank you to Catalina Barbuceano for showing us the historical riches of the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Catalina has a lot of humor and she was able to share the stories of Romes with us in remarkable French. We will return with pleasure for other visits

July 6, 2021

Tivemos a grata oportunidade de contar com a Carolina como nossa guia. Ela foi simplesmente fantástica. Calma, paciente e profundamente conhecedora da história de Roma e da Itália. Respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas e ainda nos deu várias dicas valiosas de outros pontos a serem explorados na cidade. O tour teve cerca de 3 horas e certamente conseguimos absorver muito dos fatos históricos que ela nos ensinou. Definitivamente faria novamente.

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January 5, 2023


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