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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour

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Go on an in-depth tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with a professional guide and avoid tedious lines on your discovery of ancient Rome.

Highlights

  • Discover the Eternal City like never before on this immersive guided tour available in 6 languages.

  • Visit the world-famous Colosseum and learn all about one of Italy's most popular destinations and the hub of performance for bygone emperors.

  • You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, some of the archaeological wonders and sleek neighborhoods of ancient Rome.

  • Opt for an express tour to savor the juiciest bits of Roman history in a time crunch. Explore the Colosseum and its museum with a guide.

  • Fun fact: As you explore the sites, you might come across ancient graffiti carved into the stone walls! These inscriptions offer glimpses into the lives of everyday Romans.

Inclusions

  • Express/ complete guided tour of the Colosseum (as per option selected)

  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese or German-speaking guide

  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2

  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum (optional)

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • Group of up to 25 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from Spain, United States, United Kingdom and over 95 countries have loved this experience
Sunja Winter

Sunja

5/5

Jul, 2024

We had an amazing time at the colosseum. Our guide Alexandria was very knowledgeable and I learned so much about Roman during this tour. Would definitely recommend her!
Sofie Annie M Goedertier

Sofie

3/5

Jul, 2024

Our guide at the Colosseum was very good! Also, the info we received with the booking was very clear. Unfortunately the guide at the Vatican Museums + Chapel disappointed a bit.
Leticia Techera

Leticia

5/5

Jul, 2024

Very good! The guide was an archaeologist, you could tell she knew a lot and was passionate about history. She gave us a lot of interesting information about the art and history of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. I recommend!!!
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Franky Mathew Dsouza

Franky

4/5

Jul, 2024

It's a good combo of tickets and tour guides if you've missed buying the tickets at their official websites and are booking last minute. The guide for the Colosseum was good and so was the guide for the Vatican museums. However, there were many difficulties while entering the Musei Vaticani as the tickets which were sent to the Guide were invalid. It took quite some time to sort the entire issue out and we had to wait for long. However, once inside, everything went well and the experince was good. The museums were very crowded which you really can't escape since there are so many tourists in this part of the world. Book in advance! The Headout experience was good!
Viviane Tiernan

Viviane

5/5

Jul, 2024

Well done to the instructor, who explained the history of Rome's Colosseum and its archaeological park in the sweltering heat, with a smile and efficiency. What a great activity!
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If you only have a short period of time to see the absolute best that Rome has to offer, this tour is the perfect way to maximize your time and experience the archaeological wonders of the city in the company of an expert local guide in your choice of language and a small group of fellow travelers.

The world-famous Colosseum

After meeting your tour guide at the designated meeting point, head to the domineering Colosseum. Here, you will be able to make your way directly into the world’s largest amphitheater ever constructed. Learn all about the theater’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you stories about the infamous gladiator games. Believed to have been constructed as a gift from ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicenter for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games.

Roman Forum and Palatine hill

Next, walk the ancient path that Romans once used every day as you venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra. Neighboring the Colosseum, the Roman Forum provides an insight into life in Ancient Rome unlike any other site in Rome. Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino, and Faustina. Marvel at the Basilica Julia and Aemilia, imagining what Rome was like thousands of years ago.

Finally, make your way to Palatine Hill and enjoy one of the city’s best vantage points from the hill where Rome was originally founded. Once considered the most desirable neighborhood in Rome, Palatine Hill lives on as an extensive archaeological site. Explore ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.

What's not allowed

  • You cannot bring your luggage and large backpacks for this experience.

  • Pets are not allowed.

Accessibility

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.

Additional information

  • Please note the chosen time must be respected and latecomers will not be accommodated.

  • As there is no timed entrance to the Palatine and Forum, it is not possible to skip the lines. Please expect a delay when entering these sites.

  • Just a heads-up: the Colosseum’s schedule can change during the day due to their ticketing policies. It’s a good idea to check for updates before your visit.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions
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