Guided tour

Imperial Rome: Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

Imperial Rome: Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

From US$ 62.25 per person

Explore Ancient Rome on a walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to enter the popular attractions with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Learn about Imperial Rome and its emperors from an expert guide
  • Imagine the roar of charioteers at the Circus Maximus
  • Explore the center of political, cultural, and social life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum
  • Get superb views of Rome from Palatine Hill
  • Stroll through the immense amphitheater of the legendary Colosseum
  • Enjoy a small group tour of 20 people maximum
Full description
Skip the long lines to enter some of Rome’s most popular ancient attractions and get fast-track entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on this 3-hour walking tour led by professional guides. Start your walking tour at the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From here your guide will take you inside the Colosseum. Explore the immense amphitheater, the largest ever built by the Roman Empire, and imagine the gladiatorial fights that took place in the arena as your guide explains the cruel events and answers all your questions. Continue to Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome and offers beautiful views. Discover the House of the Vestals, Senate House, Capitol Palace, Sacred Way, and more, before skipping the lines to end your tour inside the legendary Roman Forum, center of all life in Ancient Rome.
Includes
  • 3-Hour guided walking tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide more clearly
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet the entrance to Parco del Colle Oppio

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • The following are forbidden to bring in the Coliseum: backpacks, metal objects, umbrellas, and animals
  • Even though you have a skip-the-line access, there could be a short line for security check
  • Your tour and itinerary are subject to Coliseum entrance time availability
  • The tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 279 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Tour and guide were great! Only issue was that the tour was supposed to be 3h covering Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. After 3h we had cover Colosseum and Palatine Hill but not Roman Forum and me and my wife had to leave as we had other plans. We would love to also be guided in Roman Forum but we had to leave the group which was a bit disappointing.

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May 25, 2021

I booked this at the last minute because we missed our tour from a different company. Turned out to be an excellent experience! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very detailed about his explanations. He was also very patient with all the tourists in our group and was more than willing to answer any and all questions we had for him. 10/10, would recommend to all!

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August 15, 2019

Very well paced out!

The Tour was operated by the guide with adequate information at the right places. She was aware of the walk may be a little difficult for some so she paced it out well. Loved the little trivia things she mentioned from history which are not usually covered in school text books.

June 18, 2019

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