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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 Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

2. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Head out on an incredible tour that goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill. Learn interesting facts and stories from your licensed guide as you walk through each attraction. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below. Marvel at all you've learned and discovered about ancient Rome at the end of your tour.

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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

3. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits arena floor and imagine the roaring crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next up, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Then walk up to Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome. Discover one of the most ancient parts of the city. Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

4. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

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Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

6. 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 and Vatican Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican Tour

Visit the Colosseum, one of the most iconic structures in the world. Skip the ticket line to access the Colosseum quickly and easily. Learn about the architecture and history of this massive amphitheater, which hosted senators, emperors, and gladiators, as well as animals from all over the world. You'll have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome, followed by exploring the Roman Forum site. Make your own way to the Vatican Museums. The complex is home to 54 different galleries and four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. See some of the most famous works of art in the world, from artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel, completed around 1483. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel holds some of the world's most precious works of art, but is also used for the papal conclave, the process through which a new pope is chosen.

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Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

8. Rome: 3.5-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

The best way to see Rome is on this 3.5 hour guide walking tour with a small group. Discover the most famous sights and skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Hear stories of gladiator fights as you explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum and marvel at the ancient temples, columns and sculptures. Stop at the Capitoline Hill to admire the great view over the Forum area. Walk down to Piazza Venezia to admire the monument of Vittorio Emanuele and the square. See the sacred area of Largo di Torre Argentina where Julio Caesar was assassinated. Enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions like the Pantheon and famous Piazza Navona. This tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history. It is perfect for first-time visitors to the ancient city, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about Rome's great history. Choose either early morning or later afternoon departure. Don't waste time waiting in long lines; enjoy skip-the-line access and spend your day admiring Rome's stunning monuments accompanied by a professional and entertaining guide.

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Rome: Skip-the-Line Guided Colosseum Tour and Arena Entrance

9. Rome: Skip-the-Line Guided Colosseum Tour and Arena Entrance

Have fun discovering ancient Rome with a skip-the-line guided visit to the Colosseum. Explore this ancient stadium and gain access to the restricted arena area. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the main highlights of the Colosseum. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the Roman amphitheater as part of your booking and experience more of the city's rich past.

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Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

10. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check. Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games. Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide. Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket can be used to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

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What people are saying about Roman Forum

Easy to find meeting point. All staff friendly. The tour was amazing (English tour 28th Dec 2021). our tour guide really knew his stuff and made it a very interesting, exciting and fun tour, I have come back richer for all the new knowledge. Wouldn’t hesitate to use get your guide again, well we didn’t as we booked our Vatican tour with them too!

Really enjoyable and informative tour. Our tour guide Augustino was so much fun and helpful to all of us. Really good value and would definitely recommend to anyone. I would’ve preferred to spend more time in the colosseum but even with this we saw so much.

Absolutely amazing tour. Maria was an outstanding host and kept our 10 yr old daughter engaged the entire time. It was so great to not to be in a large tour group; this was just our family with the guide and a very intimate experience.

María Elena was phenomenal. She is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We have a 2.5 year old with a stroller and she went through routes that were accommodating. Great tour and would definitely do it again!!

This was an amazing tour. There’s no better way to see the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Our tour guide Laura, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.