Rome in One Day Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
This tour is perfect for visitors with only a short time in Rome, who want to see the very best of Rome past and present. Visit the Colosseum, Rome's most famous site where gladiators once battled lions in a fight for their lives, subject always to the whims of emperors and the mood of the crowd. Then set off on a journey through the winding streets and picturesque piazzas of the city, exploring Rome as it is today – a city where modern life plays out on a stage set centuries ago.
See all the highlights of Rome's historic center on this Rome in One Day Tour, showing you the Eternal City's most famous sights along with some lesser-known gems – a true taste of Rome.
Your tour starts with a bang at the Colosseum. You'll skip the long lines to get inside this magnificent structure where your expert, English-speaking guide will tell you the stories and point out the details that bring this incredible structure to life. Then it's on to the Roman Forum, once the political and social center of Ancient Rome. March down the same paved road once graced by victorious Roman armies and explore the easily discernable remains of the banks, temples and homes. Climb the Palatine Hill to see the spot where Remus and Romulus, the legendary founders of Rome, were raised by their wolf mother and admire views that stretch as far as St. Peter's Basilica.
You'll take a well-deserved break next for lunch in the historical center of the city. Lunch is not included in the price of your tour, but your guide will be happy to recommend a spot. Or if you'd prefer, you can follow your nose to one of the countless trattorias and pizzerias around the area. Soak up the atmosphere before catching the metro to the next leg of your journey, an adventure through the best of modern Rome.
For the second half of our day you'll take a walking tour, wandering the picturesque streets and piazzas of the city, seeing the most famous sights – from the Spanish Steps to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and splendid Piazza Navona with its incredible Bernini fountain. Again your guide will bring old sights (from Ancient Roman times through to the Renaissance) to life with the stories and myths that make Rome quite unlike any other city. Want to know why Raphael died so young? Or why there's one spot by the Trevi Fountain from where your view is completely obscured? Listen to your guide as they lead you on a trek that takes in the length and breadth of Rome's historical center, ducking through narrow alleys and bursting into bustling piazzas. We'll even have time to take a quick gelato break on our way, so you can try Italy's famous espresso. Join this Rome in One Day tour for a true taste of Rome that will leave you hungry for more.
- Expert, English speaking guide
- Small groups of 25 people or less
- 1 gelato in the summer/ 1 hot chocolate or cappuccino in in the winter
- Skip the Line entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
- Food & beverages
Know Before You Go
The tour begins at 10 AM in with the Colosseum tour. After the Colosseum tour, you will break for lunch. The second leg of the tour begins at 3:30 PM. The duration of the tour is 8 hours (including the lunch break).
For the Colosseum tour: At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
You can find the google maps link here
*For the 'Best of Rome' tour: Near the metro station entrance in Piazza di Spagna at the third of the five palm trees (at the central tree). Your City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets for easy recognition.
You can find the Google maps link here
• You are required to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to your tour.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, stairs and hills; comfortable shoes are recommended.
• Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
• Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive your mobile voucher via email instantly. No need to print!
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line , stop "Colosseo", Roma