From Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum and Roman Forum Guided Tour

This tour will reveal you the true beauty of the Antique epoch passed. You'll observe a largest Rome's amphitheater, as well as the Palatine Hill, which is famed to be the oldest place in the whole city, and the Roman Forum, world-renown landmark. You'll be accompanied with a knowledgeable guide during the tour.
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2 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 30 persons
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Take a guided tour of the world's most famous amphitheater. Learn about the fascinating history of the Colosseum by using tickets that let you skip the line. Walk on Palatine Hill and through the Roman Forum with your guide to see some of Ancient Rome's most famous landmarks.

Begin your tour by taking in the Colosseum's exterior. Pay attention as your tour guide describes the monument's history over the centuries. After passing through a security check, enter the Amphitheater and view the spectacular events that took place there. After that, go to the first floor and look around.

Stop for a moment in front of the impressive Arch of Constantine as your guide talks about its most important features and history. To get to Palatine Hill's entrance and the Roman Forum, take the ancient Via Sacra. Admire the Arch of Titus up after the security check.

Continue the tour to Palatine Hill, where the oldest city settlement's ruins can be found. Take a tour of some of the most important imperial mansions: the Domus Flavia, the Domus Augustana, and the Palatine Stadium.

The Roman Forum can be found in the valley if you descend next. The magnificence of the Basilica of Maxentius, the bronze door of the temple of Romulus, the curious suspended door of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the temple, and the house of the Vestals are just a few of the magnificent sights that can be found along the Via Sacra.

Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum's central area, which has developed over time into the ancient city's political, religious, economic, and legal hub and square. Admire and learn about the Curia, Septimius Severus' Arch, the Tabularium, the Saturnian temple, and more here.

Important information:

  • This tour will eventuate in any weather, though some peculiar areas of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum might not be accessible for visitors during inclement weather conditions
  • The security check is obligatory. There might be a queue during busy days
  • One couldn't possibly avoid the security check, disregarding of the tour operator. The actual starting time might be slightly delayed

What to bring:

Comfortable shoes

Passport or ID card

Not allowed:

Drones

Sprays or Aerosols

Luggage or large bags

Alcohol and drugs

Glass objects

Weapons or sharp objects

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€70
per person
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Price
Adult (Age 18-99)
€70
per person
Children (Age 5-17)
€44.99
per person
Infant (Age 1 and younger)
€5
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum
• Skip-the-line tickets for the Roman Forum
• Skip-the-line tickets for Palatine Hill
• Live guide
• Headsets

What is not included

• Access to the underground, emperor's soap box, and the first floor
• Food and drinks

What places you will see

• Colosseum
• Roman Forum
• Palatine Hill

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Caffè Roma

How long your tour will be
2 hrs 30 min
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Anna M.
We had Louana (not sure if I've spelt that right). She was lovely and had a good sense of humour. The tour was great - the highlight of my trip to Rome (though the night tour the previous day was fab, too). Lou gave us lots of good info and the handy in-ear earphone was useful because you could hear her clearly and turn her up or down! Fascinating tour - we really enjoyed it. There was a lot of walking, so wear flat comfies!
3 days ago
Elvia S.
Very good guided tour with all the historical information needed. You go to colosseum, then palatin and you finish with the view on roman forum while the history is being expalined by your guide. Next, you are free to roam around roman forum by yourself.
10 days ago
Adina S.
This was our first guided tour experience ever so we were a bit hesitant but it was absolutely worth it. These destinations are so overrun with tourists and so devoid of signage that it felt essential to have someone to help appreciate the ruins. We can't stop talking about all that we saw and will definitely be back!
11 days ago
Ilenia C.
Took us around colosseum explained everything. The lower part was not accessible. Enough times for photos. Next stop was palatine hill and roman forum but once it ended we had only access to palantine hill and roman forum. If we wanted to go explore more of colossesum that was not possible as guided tour ends.
13 days ago
Alfonsa R.
If you've never done a guided tour before then I highly recommend that this tour be your first. You won't be disappointed. This was my first time and it was absolutely brilliant. Our guide Alessandra was exceptional! She was so friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic and funny. She made the whole experience. Keeping the whole group engaged throughout. She is an absolute credit and you won't be disappointed if you are lucky enough to have her as your guide. Great experience, great value for money.
about 1 month ago
Costanza V.
The tour was great. Luana (not sure if I heard that correctly but she also spoke French and German) was an amazing guide. The history she gave in each sites and the stories/myths about Ancient Rome were so fascinating. It was just the right amount of time to explore the sites.
about 1 month ago
Ornella F.
Our guide was absolutely amazing, we will forever remember our tour in rome with our guide from Albania she was an absolute Lady. I highly suggest getting a guide as ours was so knowledgeable on the sites, and we met lovely people from the US and Australia, thank you from Ireland
about 1 month ago
Kayla F.
This was a fantastic tour! The tour guide (Luanna, from Albania) was extremely knowledgeable about every part of the tour and happy to answer any questions. She started off by introducing herself and a little about her background before asking each member of the group (20 of us), which country we were from and little about us to get to know us. She then referred to each of us personally throughout which made the experience much more enjoyable. Luanna explained everything with memorable stories and allowed everyone to take pictures, allowing the group to take the time they needed to explore the surroundings and take in all the history. We paid around €35 each and it was worth every cent. The history of the Roman Forum was incredible and the Colosseum, at times, was sobering - to visualise all that happened in the arena and the underground tunnels, all those years ago. I highly recommend this tour, definitely worth doing at least once!
about 1 month ago
Shannon A.
The tour exceeded expectations. Our tour guide, Lou, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. She made the tour interesting and fun. It was good paced and covered a lot of ground. It was also reasonably priced. I definitely recommend this tour!
about 1 month ago
Isa D.
5 stars from our group! It was the best idea to get this ticket, I definitely recommend it to everyone. Antonia is a wonderful guide - she made history come alive, she was informative, comprehensive, fun and amazing with the group. I'm sure all guides are great, but if it's possible, ask for Antonia :)
about 1 month ago
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