Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From US$ 36.84 per person

Take a guided tour of 3 famous Roman sites: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Let your guide bring their history to life as you tour a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ancient Roman social epicenter, and founding hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Pacemaker card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Please note that the price you are paying for this tour includes both the tour guide fee as well as the official ticket fee for the visited sites, which is: €18 for adults, €2 for EU citizens, and free for guests under 18 years
  • There are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 20 minutes
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary
  • A ticket needs to be booked for all participants, regardless of their age
  • Explore 3 famous Roman monuments on one guided tour: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Head down the Via Sacra that connects all the attractions
  • Let your expert guide fill you in on life in Ancient Rome at each site
  • See the heart of the Roman life at the Roman Forum
  • Gain unforgettable views of Rome, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill
Full description

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. Imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals that took place here. 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 the 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.

  • Arch of Constantine visit
  • Colosseum visit
  • Colosseum Upper Level visit
  • Roman Forum, Rome visit
  • Tempio della Pace visit
  • Palatine Hill visit
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Angelino "ai Fori" restaurant, next to the traffic lights. The restaurant is located at the corner of Largo Corrado Ricci and Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26401 reviews

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Our guide (Marco) spoke perfect English at a measured pace. He always made sure that we were with him. No one got lost. He seemed to anticipate questions that we would most likely have as we moved from site to site. He brought Ancient Rome back to life. There were bits of light, relevant humor (to make sure we were paying attention). We were very pleased with our tour and we give our guide a very high rating (5 stars!!!), Blaise and Linda Bisaillon Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

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November 27, 2022

It was a good tour with Anita (I think that was her name). It was a large group though and a Sunday in October that was quite warm and very crowded in the Colosseum! I cannot imagine what it is like in the summer months! So the whole time it felt chaotic. But she did her best to get us the best views and also to an area where she could speak to all of us once we had gathered around her. She was very informative and knowledgeable. Thank you for also providing the head phones as it would have been impossible to hear her tour. It is always worth it to have a real guide to explain and then ask guide questions.

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November 6, 2022

This was such a great tour experience! Fabio's an amazing guide - making sure the group stay together, was really insightful in his sharing and witty too! Really appreciate his stories about the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the visuals that he showed us throughout the tour, giving us a better understanding and picturing how the place looks like thousands years ago. Despite being a 3 hour tour, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot. Definitely worth it as we manage to get into the Colosseum and Palatine Hill fast. Thank you Fabio once again!

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October 19, 2022

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