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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

2. Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See 3 iconic Roman attractions in 1 with an express guided tour of the Colosseum and access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore on your own. Skip the ticket line to enter every attraction. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction after skipping the ticket line. Gain expert knowledge about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire and the scene of many gladiator battles. Then head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites at your own pace. See the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Forum, with remarkable ruins giving a taste of how things looked. Gain pristine views over the city of Rome from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour for Kids

3. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour for Kids

Explore the Eternal City in the company of an expert historian and enjoy some quality time together on this family-friendly tour. First, head to the Colosseum. Take a journey through time as you listen to stories of this magnificent arena's most important characters and discover more about ancient Rome. During the tour, team up to solve quizzes, engage in scavenger hunts and take part in several other activities designed to get children involved. Your next stop is the Roman Forum, the epicenter of life in Ancient Rome. Here, admire monuments such as the ruins of the Senate House, the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Saturn, the Altar of the Divine Julius Caesar and much more.  Finally, head to the Palatine Hill where the temples of the most important Roman gods were once located. You will also have the opportunity to admire a square designed by Michelangelo and the Statue of Marcus Aurelius before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

4. Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

Give your whole family the chance to experience a new way of visiting the Colosseum. Get priority access to avoid the chaos and the long waiting lines. Once inside, discover history in a fun way and enjoy this unique experience with your children. Learn from your official guide all about the glorious deeds performed by the Gladiators in this majestic amphitheater. The tour will be dynamic and interactive and will certainly remain a long-lasting and educational memory for your kids. The whole family will be captivated by the life story of Flavius Attilius in an interactive way and with a quiz in stages. The children will be involved and actively participate in answering the questions through the use of smartphones lent to them by their parents.

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Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

5. Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

Touring a museum or an archaeological site with kids can be a challenge, as tours are not often tailored for children or teenagers. This 2-hour guided tour of ancient Rome’s highlights features a guide that will make a difference to their experience. The key word to describe this tour is fun, as your guide will focus on capturing the kids’ attention and stimulating their interest with visual aids and interactive activities. Your whole family will be captivated by the stories of the gladiators, emperors, and lions at the Colosseum! Take your kids back to the glorious era of ancient Rome on a fun adventure that they won’t soon forget!

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Rome: Kid-Friendly Skip-the-Line Colosseum and History Tour

6. Rome: Kid-Friendly Skip-the-Line Colosseum and History Tour

Enjoy the highlights of ancient Rome with a local expert guide for kids and families. The guide will take you by the hand through the footsteps of emperors and gladiators. You will visit amazing sites to play and learn about one of the most extraordinary places in the world, right in the center of the Roman Empire. Skip the long entrance lines to explore the Colosseum and hear fascinating stories about the fights that took place there. Feel like you’re going back 2000 years as you walk along Rome's original paved streets visiting temples, ancient courthouses, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, the altar of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and much more.

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Rome in a Day: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum

7. Rome in a Day: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum

Meet your guide at the Colosseum, where you will benefit from fast-track access to skip the ticket lines. You will then witness the sheer scale of this vast amphitheater; a showpiece of Roman ingenuity. Following the Colosseum, take a short walk to the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the heart of the ancient city. Located around this ancient square are the ruins of the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Situated a little way along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) is the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, an impressive neoclassical masterpiece, named “the wedding cake” by the locals. Continue onwards to the breathtaking Trevi Fountain where, according to legend, if you throw a coin into the fountain you will one day return to Rome. Take a break for lunch at your own expense. Your guide can offer suggestions if required, there is much to choose from! After lunch you will tour the Government District. See the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Located nearby is the Temple of Hadrian built in honour of Emperor Hadrian by his successor, Emperor Antonius Pius. Follow your guide down a narrow alleyway to the piazza della Rotonda, home to the legendary Pantheon, the location of the tomb of the Renaissance genius, Raphael. Pass by the ancient Baths of Nero on your way to Piazza Navona where Bernini’s sensational ‘Fountain of the Four Rivers’ is situated. The final stop on the tour is located just across the river Tiber - the Vatican City. Tour the Vatican Museums, home to some of the world’s most spectacular and famous artworks including frescoes by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s wonderful ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. You will also visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and finally into the renowned Saint Peter’s Square to finish your comprehensive tour of Rome.

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Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Pantheon Tour for Kids with Gelato

8. Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Pantheon Tour for Kids with Gelato

Embark on a kid-friendly tour and visit the world's largest amphitheater – the Colosseum. Avoid the long lines and follow your guide to the priority access entrance of the magnificent arena. Following your stay at the Colosseum, visit the Arch of Constantines and the Roman Forum. Marvel at the ancient buildings and monuments of the former political, religious, and social hub of the Roman Empire. Walk up along the Sacred Way that brings you to the Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano. After taking in fascinating views of the Eternal City, stroll down along the narrow alleys that will lead you to the Pantheon. See the tomb of the famous architect and painter Raphael and then, head to the Ancient Baths of Nero at the Piazza Navona. Admire Bernini's wonderful Fountain of the Four Rivers. Conclude the tour with a taste of original Gelato.

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Rome: Colosseum 1-hour Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

9. Rome: Colosseum 1-hour Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Take in one of the best-preserved sights of Ancient Rome on this quick guided tour of the Colosseum. Wander freely around the arena afterwards or enjoy your included skip-the-line entry to the Roman Form. Meet your guide right in front of the Colosseum and avoid the line-ups. Get an introduction to the history of this famous stadium and its various uses. Hear legendary tales about some of its most famous fighters. Use your entry into the Roman Forum afterwards to get a closer look at other Ancient Roman treasures, including the Temple of Vespasian, Temple of Saturn, and the Arch of Titus.

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What people are saying about Roman Forum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 780 reviews

Francesca was amazing with my 2 boys! Not only did she engage so well with them, she kept quizzing them to check they had been listening and retained the information. The Colosseum is amazing for the whole family to see but takes the experience to another level to hear the stories told in a way the children understand. This was a day our kids will not forget! So grateful we decided to do the families tour!

wonderful! Guide Sara fantastic with the children, very kind she told the children in a complete but simple way the whole history of the colosseum, the palatine hill and the imperial forums. thanks for this great experience!

Our guide 'Christmas Tree' was brilliant and we all really enjoyed our tour - it was the highlight of our trip to Rome! Grazie mille!

Competent and very good lady with my 6-year-old grandson, she entered into a relationship with him with naturalness and spontaneity

Designed for the little ones, but suitable for the whole family. Right duration