Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum Tour

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum Tour

From US$ 85.55 per person

Enjoy timed entrance to one of the world’s most-visited and ancient monuments. Get into the must-see sites of Roman history: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum with this guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Receive timed entrance access to the 3 largest sites of Ancient Rome
  • Embark on a 2.5-hour tour with a professional experienced guide
  • Enjoy a spectacular view over the Forum from the Capitoline Hill
Full description
Your guided group tour starts at the Arch of Constantine, the biggest and one of the best-preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From here, you’ll skip the line to the Colosseum and begin your exploration of Ancient Rome. The Colosseum is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, learn about the cruel and grueling events that took place here, such as the fights between Gladiators and discover about their hard lives. Enjoy learning more from your guide. No visit to Ancient Rome is complete without a visit to the Palatine Hill, where all it began. You’ll learn about the legend of the twin brothers Remus and Romulus, see where the battle between the brothers took place and find out how Romulus founded the city of Rome. This historical site also consists of incredible frescoes in the House of Augustus and Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum before continuing your tour. Finish with a chance to explore the Roman Forum with your expert guide. The Forum is known as the heart of Ancient Rome. The guide will lead you through the bustling marketplace, once ruled by the moneylenders and shopkeepers, and show you its most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and the Basilica of Maxentius. Here, you can also admire and listen to the story of the triumphal road, also known as The Sacred Way of the Roman Forum. In just 2.5 hours you’ll have discovered Ancient Rome, and been taught about its history. So, you can now tick off one of the items on your 'Eternal City' bucket list!
Includes
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Colosseum entrance ticket with reservation
  • Palatine Hill entrance ticket with reservation
  • Roman Forum entrance ticket with reservation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Tickets and reservations to Colosseum arena floor and underground
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Please be present inside the Souvenir Colosseo Shop, Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 14, 00184 Rome.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • For security reasons the site’s staff has the right to refuse the entrance of visitors without a valid passport or ID: please carry a valid document to avoid any inconveniences
  • You are not permitted to enter these attractions with suitcases or large bags. Please note that there is no cloakroom on site.
  • The tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Late-arrivals will be unable to rejoin the tour and will not be refunded or have their tour rescheduled
  • The tour may be canceled if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in which case you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • Skip-the-line access is not guaranteed during peak season due to security checks
  • A deposit fee of €10 will be charged for each radio device
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 509 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
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It was great seeing the colloseum and the forum, although palatine hill was a bit of a letdown since its mostly just small ruins, not much to see. The best thing was arguably the forum, its well preserved considering what the city went through in the last 2000 years. Note that even if you get tickets that let you skip the line there will still be a queue and you will have to wait. Also, it's best not to talk at all with the various suspicious characters that wander about the public parts of the colloseum and the hill.

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December 31, 2019

Francisco was an amazing guide who shared many details we wouldn't have learned from placards. The tours are lengthy with a lot of walking so be prepared to get a workout. I was botious and did 2 tours in one day. I recommend doing them on separate days so that you can spend time exploring after the tour. My only complaint was that although our group was small the crowds were large and I couldn't hear him at times. We didn't get radios.

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October 12, 2019

Nice tour for the Coliseum. Palatine Hill and Forum tour is just an entrance and walk to a terrace, not an actual tour. There are much to see in the Forum and many places on the Palatine Hill, so you better take an extended “super” ticket which allows visiting more places inside, or take a dedicated tour.

October 3, 2019

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