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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome on this tour: the best way to get to know the Italian capital, its main monuments, and its amazing history. It'll be a journey through 2,000 years in just 3 hours!

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome on this tour: the best way to get to know the Italian capital, its main monuments, and its amazing history. It'll be a journey through 2,000 years in just 3 hours!


At the time of your choice, we'll meet at the Colosseo metro stop, specifically at the Via dei Fori Imperiali exit, to begin this tour of 3 of Rome's major tourist attractions!

Our first stop will be the iconic Colosseum, Rome's most renowned monument and the largest amphitheater in the world. Once inside, you'll be awe-struck by its grand stands and impressive dimensions, capable of accommodating up to 50,000 spectators. It's no wonder it has earned its place among the Seven Wonders of the Modern World!

Once we've immersed ourselves in the history of this Italian capital icon, we'll make our way to Palatine Hill. As the most central of Rome's seven hills, it holds a rich heritage as the former residence of royal families and emperors. Did you know that it's believed to have been inhabited since 1000 BC? From this elevated location, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Circus Maximus, once the grandest arena for shows, performances, and races in ancient times.

The last stop of our guided tour of Rome will be the Roman Forum, symbol of the advanced social, religious, and political life of Ancient Rome. We'll walk along the Via Sacra until we reach the heart of the forum. Here, we'll see the ruins of the Temple of Venus, the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus, and the House of the Vestals

Finally, after a fascinating 3-hour journey through the depths of Imperial Rome, our tour will conclude on the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

Complete your Colosseum tour!

If you'd like to complete your Colosseum tour and visit the arena area where gladiators once fought, you can book this Colosseum & Arena Tour + Forum & Palatine.

Combine & save! Rome in 1 day

If, in addition to discovering Ancient Rome, you'd also like to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, you can book our Rome Combo Tour.

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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Expert English–speaking guide

Skip–the–line ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (worth 19 (US$ 20.70))

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Corporate name: NAFASP SLU

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is there a luggage drop off?

    A - No, the archaeological site does not have space to leave luggage.

  • Q - What if our group is large?

    A - If your group is 15 people or more, we cannot always guarantee that you will be in the same group. If you would like a more personalised service, try the private tour of Rome.

  • Q - Does the tour include a visit to Palatine Hill?

    A - The tour includes a visit to Palatine Hill year-round but does not cover it in its entirety.

  • Q - What do you visit at the Colosseum?

    A - The tour includes the visit of the essential places of the Colosseum, except the underground area and the third ring.

  • Q - In the Colosseum do you visit the arena, the underground area or the ring?

    A - No.

  • Q - Can we access the monuments again after we have left?

    A - No, you'll only have access with the guide.

  • Q - Do you visit Trajan's Market?

    A - No.

  • Q - Are there any rest stops during the tour?

    A - No. A few minutes are given to take pictures, but the group must follow the same pace to meet the monuments' schedules.

  • Q - Is it possible to access the Colosseum with backpacks?

    A - Only with small backpacks.

  • Q - What if there is bad weather?

    A - The tour always runs, rain, shine or snow, and does not allow cancellations due to weather conditions. Refunds will only be given when the Colosseum closes and the tickets are refunded.

  • Q - How many people are there per group?

    A - The tour of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill has a maximum of 30 participants per guide.

  • Q - Is it possible to book for school groups?

    A - Unfortunately, this is not possible. For school groups, access reserved for schools must be expressly reserved on the Colosseum website. In addition, a list of all students and accompanying persons must be presented on paper with a school stamp at the entrance to the monument.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Colosseo metro stop, the Via dei Fori Imperiali exit

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