Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

From US$ 52.91 per person

Visit the Colosseum, the archaeological area of the Forums and the Palatine on a 3-hour guided tour in your language. Avoid the queues and spend more time exploring with fast-track tickets.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available


  • Explore iconic ancient Roman sites quickly & easily with skip-the-lines tickets
  • Spend time at the Colosseum, followed by the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about the archaeological heart of Rome with your guide
  • Breeze past the crowds to the first & second tiers of the Colosseum
  • Get an overview of ancient Rome at Palatine Hill & the Roman Forum
Full description

Go back in time to the glorious days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour with fast-track entry. Explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate House, Palatine Hill, and Stadium of Domitian. Breeze past the crowds and enter the Colosseum with your guide. As you explore this Roman structure, your guide will set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was like. Discover the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, areas that were reserved for Rome’s most elite. Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. Spend an hour inside the Colosseum, which is perfect for families or those who want to cover the most ground in little time. Next, follow your guide to Palatine Hill, the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C.

Admire the opulent palaces characterized by detailed artifacts and mosaics. Besides being the residence of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves. See a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct. Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum. Be escorted around what the locals like to call “ancient downtown Rome.” Discover the cultural hub of ancient Rome where all the action happened, from senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests.

  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Audio guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the upper level of Colosseo in front of Caffe Roma. Your guide will be holding a sign of Eternal City Tours.

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What to bring

  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 39 reviews

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For the very interesting and well-done Colosseum tour, we were referred to another provider by "Eternal City Tours". After that it got difficult because the other provider didn't offer the Roman Forum & Palatine as a guided tour, only the entrance fee. No one could be reached by phone/via signal at "Eternal City Tours", so we stopped for lunch at Cafe Roma and luckily met someone from "Eternal City Tours" there again. He then put us in touch with another provider who then did a super guided tour of the Roman Forum & Palatine. All in all, everything took 2 hours longer, but we got/saw everything that we had booked and you should never be in a hurry on holiday/in Italy anyway. :-)

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June 21, 2022

Wir hatten einen wunderbaren, älteren Geschichtelehrer der uns mit viel Leidenschaft und Liebe zur Geschichte in einer perfekten Geschwindigkeit durch das Kolosseum und Pantium geführt hat. Genug Zeit für Fotos und kleinen, witzigen Anekdoten. Es war eine durchwegs gelungene Führung und absolut empfehlenswert!

October 27, 2022


The tour was informative but started late. The guide had extensive knowledge and was very easy to understand.

November 1, 2022

Product ID: 404273