Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Palatine Hill

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Colosseum: Tour with Palatine Hill

From US$ 42.89 per person

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Let your guide bring the history of Ancient Rome to life as you explore these must-see landmarks.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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  • Skip the ticket lines at the Colosseum and join a guided tour
  • Head down the Via Sacra and learn about life in Ancient Rome
  • Admire the views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill
Full description
Explore the Colosseum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. 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. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city, including unforgettable vistas of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Finally travel along the Via Sacra, the ancient road connecting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Listen to your guide as they paint a picture of what daily life was like in Ancient Rome.
  • Palatine Hill, Colosseum guided tour
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level

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    Meeting point

    Leaving the metro station Colosseo on the ground floor, cross the road to the Colosseum. Walk around the right side of the monument until you get to the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be waiting right under the arch on the other side, with a big white flag.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Water
    • Pacemaker card

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks
    • Umbrellas

    Know before you go

    • There are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
    • All visitors must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 20 minutes
    • Tours operate rain or shine
    • This activity entails a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
    • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 50 reviews

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    I really liked the fact that our group was small, which made it much easier to listen to our guide. The tour was in English and our guide, who is originally from Rome herself, gave us a very interesting talk about the historical stages of the development of the city. I would like to praise once again our guide, Claudia Rossi, who led us with enthusiasm throughout the tour. It is nice to see someone who enjoys her work. She is amazing :)

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    July 19, 2021

    Our guide is an archeologist, and you can tell! It was a wonderful tour with lots of anecdotes and many facts that otherwise we wouldn't have get to know. Especially with something like the Forum Romanum, you need someone who can bring it back to live. We enjoyed it very much and are grateful she also answered all of our silly questions.;) Recommend for sure!

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    July 30, 2020

    It was a really good tour and the chap that did it was very knowledgable. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay until the end as we had assumed it was two hours but it went on a lot longer. If this had been told to us when booking we would have known to expect a longer afternoon. The colleseum part was really good.

    March 7, 2020

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    Product ID: 217527

    VA ID: 398398