Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider: Roman Vacations
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider: Roman Vacations
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From US$ 41.67 per person

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Get the most out of Rome on this guided walking tour to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Tick the Colosseum off your bucket list
  • Visit the Roman Forum, a historic venue for public speeches in ancient Rome
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the top of Palatine Hill
  • Learn about the history of these sites from your expert guide
Full description

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. Enter the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans.

Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from the top. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a vast collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers.

Visit the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill entrance ticket
  • Certified guide
  • Headsets (for large groups only)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at the Roman Vacations office on Via dei Santi Quattro. Look for the orange Roman Vacations sign with the lion head on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours
  • Tours will proceed in all weather conditions unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons
  • There will be a security check upon entering the Colosseum
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based on 24 reviews

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If you want to take a tour of the Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill, don’t hesitate to book with this company!! It was such an amazing experience. The entire staff at Roman Vacations is SO kind and the small group atmosphere they provide makes everyone feel welcomed and gives the tour such a personal feel. They take time to answer everyone’s questions at each destination and make sure the whole group is having a good time. I couldn’t find parking nearby and was running a few minutes late, so when I finally got to the meeting point, one of their office workers went above and beyond to catch me up by walking me five blocks to the rest of the group so I wouldn’t miss the tour — other companies would NEVER go out of their way like that. Then, once the tour got started, our guide was so informed on the history of Ancient Rome and told us the backstory, fun facts, and hilarious stories about each destination and monument we saw. It was an awesome day. THANK YOU Roman Vacations!!

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November 4, 2022

Knowledge and passion! Throughout our tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, Mircea showed us ancient Roman history from multiple perspectives. We learned about the evolution of Rome, religion, social classes, and technology/construction. Great for kids and adults. We highly recommend that you book Mircea for a tour when you visit Rome!

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April 2, 2022

Mitch our tour guide was amazing, very informative with a sense of humor which helped make the tour fun. We went with our kids-10 & 6 years old, he managed to keep them engaged and enjoying the trip. He even gave them gifts ( miniature soldier toy). Can’t recommend him more for families or anyone who is looking for the best tour guide.

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March 23, 2022

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