Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum & Heart of Rome

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

Rome: Colosseum & Heart of Rome

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

From US$ 99 per person

Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum alongside an archaeologist guide as you walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors. Stroll through the iconic piazzas and fountains of historic Rome.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • See over a dozen amazing sights in Rome
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and bypass the lines at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Learn all about Roman history from your knowledgeable guide
Full description

Visit over a dozen spectacular sights around Rome and enjoy a guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with skip-the-line access.

Meet your guide just steps from the Colosseum and take some amazing pictures before entering. Listen to your guide as they tell you all about the gladiatorial games that took place in this famous arena. Learn how movie portrayals hold up to historical facts. Gaze down onto the arena floor and beneath to the maze-like underground level where humans and animals awaited their fates. Travel even further back in time as you enter the Roman Forum, with monuments dating as far back as the 7th century BC. Learn about the myths surrounding the founding of the city. Change gears and fast-forward many centuries with a visit to the Trevi Fountain, a more recent Roman landmark. See this Renaissance jewel and be sure to toss three coins into the water before moving on to your next stop at the Pantheon. Tour this astonishing architectural marvel built nearly 2,000 years ago as a Pagan temple to honor the gods, and learn why it is the best-preserved of all the Roman ruins in the city.

  • Priority access tickets to the Colosseum
  • Fully guided tour inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Guided tour of the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at 8:45 AM at Largo Gaetana Agnesi above Colosseo Metro Station Metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Once inside Colosseo Metro station main level, take the escalator or walk up the steps to the upper level. Look for a representative holding a 'WHEN IN ROME TOURS' sign. Maps link:

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that for security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, and luggage items are not permitted inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. There are no cloakroom facilities on site so please do not bring such items along
  • Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Fairly nice tour

The tour was quite interesting although we would have wanted a more in-depth view of the Roman life of that time. Our guide Marti was pleasant and had a nice sense of humor, but she focused more on the architectural aspect of the monuments, whereas we would have enjoyed more substantial information about the everyday life of that period and the background and politics behind all these monuments. The tour is quite long [more than 4 hours] and a bit tiresome [especially during the summer!] and if you happen to have visited the piazzas and fountains on your own, you could probably skip that part of the tour. Overall it was a fairly good experience.

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July 29, 2016

When in Rome be guided by the best guide ever, Chiara (Clare).

Thank you to Get Your Guide our guide Chiara was everything and more than you could wish for from a guide. I went on the 4 hour guide with my 15 yr old daughter and 13 yr old son, so as you can imagine it could have gone either way, a 4 hr walk of hell or a stimulating, fun history fact packed tour that we would have happily continued with all day. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Chiara.

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April 16, 2016

Our Guide Chiara made this tour to a five star experience.

It was fun, it was full of information and all perfectly presented by our guide Chiara. This tiny woman has so much energy and love for her city - that the Ancient Rome appeared before our eyes. We would do the tour anytime again with her to learn more about this facinating city.

April 12, 2016

Product ID: 13662