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Colosseum Tour With Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

From US$ 61 per person
Excellent 4.8
Based on 44 Reviews
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Skip the lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum and learn its secret history
  • Stroll through history at the Roman Forum, stopping at famous sights
  • Climb the Palatine Hill and wander through some of Rome’s oldest and most impressive ruins
Explore not just the Colosseum, but all the major sites of Ancient Rome on this small group tour; providing context, history and fascinating anecdotes to bring ruins to life.

We start by skipping the long lines at the Colosseum and diving right in to its bloody but politically-important history. As you wander its first and second tiers your expert, passionate guide will help you separate the facts from the fictions that are often fed to tourists. From the lives of gladiators, to the real hand signals that emperors used to condemn combatants, you’ll never get a more thorough and enjoyable lesson than this.

From the entertainments of Ancient Rome to the business, you’ll head to the Roman Forum to learn about the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way you’ll pass the titanic arch of Constantine, the final resting place of Julius Caesar, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome.

Finally you’ll ascend the Palatine Hill and learn the legend of Romulus & Remus, the mythological twin founders of Rome who were raised by a she-wolf. Explore ancient palaces, learning how the word “palace” actually originated right here, in the home of Caesar’s heir - the first emperor of Ancient Rome, Emperor Augustus. As you hear tales of the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history; you’ll come to understand the importance this once-great empire like never before.

You will be a joining a group of no more than 15 people, gaining incredible access to your expert guide. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the legends and facts of Ancient Rome.
what’s included
  • Privileged, express entry tickets for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
  • Expert tour guide
  • Headsets on groups over 6 people
what’s excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Rome, Italy
Good to know > Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
> Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
> Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
> NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
> The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
> The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour.
> Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 44 reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed!
From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“By coincidence Cecelia was our guide on both tours and we were very impressed with her knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge without overwhelming the participants with too much detail. She was enthusiastic and ensured every person in the group got her attention. She was passionate about the history and that was infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.”
Great guide
From United Kingdom UK At
5 - Excellent
“Bruno was very knowledgeable and a wonderful host. He answered all of our questions and provided a vivid account of Roman life surrounding the Colosseum.”
Would recommend to others
From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“Rosa was our guide and she did an excellent job! I would recommend your company to others!”
From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“Simona was wonderful. She explained a lot and answered questions, was friendly and polite, and she covered a lot of ground. We enjoyed the tour.”
Cancellation Cancellations:
- For cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Full refund.
- For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No refund can be provided.

- For amendments made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No amendment fee, pending availability.
- For amendments made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Amendments subject to a amendment fee per person, per tour, pending availability.

Late Arrivals & No Shows:
- No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
other information
Walks of Italy / Product Category: Sightseeing Tours
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