Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

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

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 52.57 per person

Experience the epic remains of the Roman Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on one tour. Enjoy prepurchased tickets and visit the monuments with a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the life of Roman gladiator fighters
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the entire city of Rome from atop of Palatine Hill
  • Skip the long lines with your express security tickets for all three locations
  • Tick the Colosseum off your bucket list and discover its history from your guide
  • Visit the center of ancient Rome and feel like an emperor at the Roman Forum
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Enjoy a private or shared group tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a local guide. Travel back in time to the Roman era and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's fascinating history.

In the company of your local guide, delve into the mystery that surrounds the games held at the Colosseum and the fascinating stories of the famous gladiators who thrilled the crowds with their brutish fighting.

Next, continue to the second part of the tour, Palatine Hill. Before Rome became a city, it was a cluster of separate villages built upon the seven hills of Rome. The centremost of these was Palatine Hill. Nowadays, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the entire city and admire the ruins of several Roman palaces.

Your final stop is the Roman Forum, the beating heart of Ancient Rome. Here, walk in the Emperors’ footsteps and marvel at the amazing views over the Imperial Forum. Find out about what life was like for the Romans of that era in the political, social, and economic center of the ancient city.

Your tour ends at the forum, where you’re welcome to continue exploring or head off for some local food and drink. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on the best spots to eat and drink in the area.

  • Local guide
  • Entrance to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Express security entrance

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    Meeting point

    The guide will be standing outside the Arch of Constantine with a Yellow Flag.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This route covers about 2 kilometers in total and is conducted at a leisurely pace that is suitable for all
    • The tour includes a short break inside the Colosseum
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    4.9 /5

    based on 76 reviews

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    This was a fantastic tour from start to finish. Our guide Mitch was a wealth of knowledge and had superb English. He made even the queue (which we couldn't skip due to it being a 'free Sunday' which happens once a month) entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment and learned a lot!

    May 3, 2022

    The tour we had yesterday was fascinating! A real insight, fantastic knowledge and the tour guides English was super and she was so friendly. We enjoyed it so much. Tired after as it is around 6km not 2 and there is a bit of uphill walking but i can't express how much fun it was.

    April 23, 2022

    Jana was an excellent host! She was patient and very knowledgeable. Answered many questions and told us the story of Rome in chronological order through the tour. She was also very accommodating. My super pregnant wife was with us on the tour and Jana made sure we avoided steps whenever possible, found shady areas for deep storytelling and made a couple restroom stops throughout the tour. The information and storytelling was engaging and fascinating. We (my two parents, sisters and wife) loved every minute of it. The weather was great and the views majestic. A true time traveling experience starting with Palatine Hill and ending with the Colosseum. Hands down, the best way to experience these monuments. And if you’re lucky to book with Jana you will not be disappointed.

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    April 17, 2022

    Product ID: 406538