Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Tours
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Tours
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From US$ 63.60 per person

Likely to sell out

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 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
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  • 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.

Skip the long lines at the Colosseum with your express security check ticket. 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 centers 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.

  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • Express security entrance
  • Entry to the Colosseum
  • Entry to Palatine Hill
  • Entry to the Roman Forum

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Arch of Constantine on the side furthest from the Colosseum to the left. Your guide will be holding a white and orange 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
    • Colosseum admission is free on the first Sunday of the month. On these days, tours are discounted
    Customer reviews

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    4.8 /5

    based on 142 reviews

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    The tour was well organized and our guide was clearly passionate about her job and the topic. Despite the large crowds, it was an enjoyable experience! Last time I was here I didn’t have a guided tour and it was nice to learn the history from Felicity. Definitely money well spent!

    March 27, 2023

    Really good tour!! Guide was very informative and the company itself was also excellent with communication. We had accidentally booked for the first Sunday of the month meaning tickets to the colosseum are free but no group bookings can get skip the line tours, the company called me the day before to explain and offered a full refund if we desired. We continued with the tour and it was still excellent! We got into the colosseum very quickly and whilst in line our guide started the tour early! Vatican tour also very very good. Such interesting knowledge and very funny. Would book with these companies for similar tours again!

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    March 27, 2023

    This is an excellent tour and full of information. You will get information that you couldn’t really get without a professional guide. George our guild was superb and gave us so much history and a steady pace. I would ask for him if I ever did this tour again.

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 406538