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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

2. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of Ancient Rome, the iconic Colosseum, the majestic Imperial Forum, and the massive remains of the Caracalla Bathhouse. Stop for a coffee break on the way to the next attractions, and learn interesting stories about the Eternal city and its inhabitants. End your tour at your hotel or anywhere within the city center. Tour guide in English or Italian. For other languages, please contact us after the booking

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Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

3. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

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Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

4. Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

Explore the beauty of the “Eternal City” on a full-day bike tour, either on a quality trekking bike or an electrically assisted bicycle - that makes climbing Roman hills effortless. Meet your guide close to the Colosseum for an impressive view of the mighty arena of the Roman Republic. Then, continue to the Imperial Forum to see the temples dedicated to the gods of Ancient Rome. Cycle down small alleys, admiring Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches along the way. Your local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s hidden and most famous squares and fountains, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo. Learn some of Rome’s 2,000-year history as you pedal, pausing at sites such as the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, and Villa Borghese. Take a break for a typical Italian lunch in an authentic trattoria, along with short breaks for an espresso coffee or delicious Italian gelato. After a ride in the quaint Trastevere, pedal up Capitoline Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Roman Forum and to experience one of the legendary Seven Hills of Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s urban planning on the main square of the Capitoline, and bike to the Vatican City for a view of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s graceful colonnades.

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Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

5. Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

Start your tour with a brief training session to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your Segway. Set off to see the most iconic sights of Rome in a unique and informative way, learning about the history of the city as you go. You'll visit lots of Rome's most important landmarks, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Capitoline Hill and the Spanish Steps. The exact number of attractions seen on the route will depend on the duration chosen. If you have never been on a Segway before, you are in for a treat. It's a fun way to get around the seven hills of Rome, and your guide will show you all the most important sites in a fun and environmentally-friendly way. Your guide will also tell you personal stories and experiences about local life in the city.

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Rome Night Segway Tour

6. Rome Night Segway Tour

Experience Rome at night on a 2.5-hour Segway tour of some of its most historic sights, and soak up the infectious energy of “La Dolce Vita” after dark. Meet your Segway leader on  Via dei Delfini for a short orientation session and briefing. Once you are comfortable on the easy-to-use Segways, glide from Trajan’s Forum - the last of the imperial fora - to the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), one of the legendary 7 hills of Rome. The Segway leaders will take care of you throughout your tour, and share fascinating stories about the history and culture of Rome. Go to Piazza Navona to experience the energy of Rome at its most accute. Then, visit the Temple of Hadrian and Pantheon, temple to all gods. Cruise along an historic alley to the Spanish Steps. Your last stop will be the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw in a coin to ensure that you will one day return to Rome.

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Rome: Guided Walking Tour Around the Colosseum

7. Rome: Guided Walking Tour Around the Colosseum

Embark on a journey to the center of Rome and learn the heroic and epic history of each of its monuments. Visit the symbol of the city, the Colosseum, stroll the ancient grounds of the Imperial Forums, and learn of the political and business activities of ancient Rome. Meet at the Arch of Constantine, dedicated to the Emperor in 315 AD. Follow your guide to the historical city center of Rome and discover the rich history behind this world-renowned city. Walk around the Colosseum and understand the symbolism that this architectural treasure represents. Explore next the Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian, and witness the union between the newer Rome and the old Temple of Romulus. Walk on Imperial Forums Street and find out the ways that both politics and business were executed in Ancient Rome. Take in the sights of the beautiful Piazza Venezia and the Altar of the Fatherland as you appreciate the Trajan's Column. End the experience full of knowledge and deep appreciation for the Eternal City and her monuments.

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7 Wonders of Ancient Rome: Private Sightseeing Tour

8. 7 Wonders of Ancient Rome: Private Sightseeing Tour

Rome was the last of the great ancient civilizations that had a profound impact on today’s architecture, engineering, politics, and entertainment, leaving behind iconic monuments that are a testament to Roman achievements. Your private tour by deluxe vehicle and an expert English-speaking chauffeur begins with the most recognized symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, considered one of the greatest examples of the Romans' architectural and engineering endeavors. From here you will visit the 3rd century AD Baths of Caracalla. The best-preserved surviving example of an Imperial thermal bath and recreational complex in antiquity, it was designed to accommodate up to 10,000 people. There is some truth in the saying that, during ancient times, “All roads lead to Rome.” When you walk on Via Appia (Appian Way) and feel the grooved stones bearing the scars of ancient chariots under your feet, you will feel as though you are venturing back in time. Lunch will be served at a traditional restaurant or trattoria, where you can enjoy an authentic Italian meal. Then you will continue to the Park of the Aqueducts, and see the majesty of what remains of some of the 7 major aqueducts, defined by their distinguished arches that supported the flow of water. Your next stop is the Pantheon, one of the most impressive architectural monuments of Ancient Rome. After nearly 2,000 years, this ancient monument is also the longest in continuous use, its survival thanks to its exceptional strength and stability, and its 7th-Century conversion into the church of St. Mary of the Martyrs. The fimal stop of your journey back in time is the Imperial Fora. Here you can admire the magnificent Trajan’s Column and Trajan’s Market, which for ages left all emperors and poets utterly speechless.

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Rome: Trajan's Markets & Imperial Forums Museum Private Tour

9. Rome: Trajan's Markets & Imperial Forums Museum Private Tour

Take a private guided tour of Trajan’s Market in Rome, one of Italy's most interesting archaeological sites. Excavated between 1924 and 1936, its restoration is one of the country's special achievements in historic preservation. Built by General Marcus Ulpius Traianus, they became the stone testament of the Roman ruler.  Located along Via dei Fori Imperiali, the complex, made of red brick and concrete, had six levels with up to 150 different shops and apartments. Now, the Trajan's Market houses the Imperial Forum Museum.  Walk along Via Biberatica, the main shopping street, through one of the complex's corridors and along rooms that once housed the tabernae shops. Take advantage of access to the high terraces of the complex and admire the underlying area of Imperial Fora, one of the most extraordinary views of the eternal city. Listen to your guide as they explain the whole fori area from this unique perspective.

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Rome: Private Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

10. Rome: Private Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

This tour is designed to cover the Rome's most significant monuments, the famous piazzas, the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Commence your day with pick-up in a private car from your accommodation in Rome. Your personal driver will point out various points of interest along the way and answer any questions that you may have about your day. The day trip includes a dedicated personal tour guide to show you all of Rome's highlights as well as ensuring you make it back to your accommodation at the end of the day.

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What people are saying about Imperial Fora

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 6,262 reviews

Dennis was an amazing tour guide!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. We went to both sites and learned lots. Dennis was so kind and knowledgeable!!

We did the English tour with Halina. It was very interesting and enjoyable. Halina was very entertaining and made the 3 hours pass by quickly. Would definitely recommend!

wonderful, they also offered us the possibility of seeing the forum from the ipogeum, where we were accompanied by our guide Paolo, an archaeologist, great experience!

Paulo gave a wonderful tour, we all had a great time, he’s very funny and informed.

Excellent guide with detailed information of everything. Completely satisfied!