Guided tour

Rome: Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Rome: Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From £40.96 per person

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire and take a 3-hour guided tour of the main monuments of ancient Rome. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill as you follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the main sites of Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill
  • Learn the fascinating story of ancient Rome and the Roman Republic
  • Explore the historic remains of the imperial palaces
Full description
Learn the story of Ancient Rome on this 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. You will meet your guide by the Colosseo Metro Station before being taken on a fascinating journey through the world of the ancient Romans. Avoid the crowd as you enjoy a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum. Learn about the bloodthirsty spectacles that took place between lions and gladiators from your expert tour guide.   You will then see the ruins of the imperial palaces on Palatine Hill and hear about everyday life in ancient Rome including the administrative activities of the Roman Forum. Your guide will provide a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman civilization. 
  • 3-hour tour
  • Licensed and knowledgeable tour guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Headsets and audio system to ensure you can hear the guide well
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    In front of the exit to the Colloseo Metro Station (Line B) on the lower street level, next to the green gift and newspaper shop. Your guide will be holding a sign with "Guide Rome- LcIncoming" written on it.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Student card

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • To qualify for reduced entrance for people up to the age of 26 years old, please remember to bring ID
    • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen in the summer
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 275 reviews

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    Amanda did an excellent job - very knowledgeable and lively. We were in a group of 15 and Amanda interacted well with each of us to personalize the tour. We spent the great majority of time in the coliseum and had several opportunities to do a little exploring on our own. It was a great day (light crowd).

    11 September 2021

    Very good trip around the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill & Forum. My guide was excellent and really helped bring the experience to life and had lots of facts about the daily life in the area and at the games which aren't all as Hollywood would let you believe. The trip was at a good pace and I had plenty of time at each site.

    11 November 2019

    Very informative, skipped all queues, worth the money!

    The tour was well organised, I was given an audio guide from the start and I never felt rushed. Our tour guide (I think he’s called Frances) was knowledgeable, and took with him lots of additional pictures to show us how the ruins used to be like as compared to now, and he also explained to us in detail about the building materials of the coliseum, even pointing out what marbles were from Egypt. Very informative tour, can’t ask for more. I would have lost interest at the Palatine if I did not have a guide with me, to explain to me what I was actually seeing. Generally I am not a fan of history, but after the tour I was motivated to buy a Rome guide (in a random bookshop) because through the tour I’d understood more about Roman history and its impact to the modern world! Overall an excellent tour! Would recommend to all my friends who might go to Rome someday! —By a tourist from Manchester

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    14 May 2019

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