Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

Activity provider: Italy Wonders
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From US$ 28.32 US$ 20.67 per person

Discover the Colosseum and the Arena Floor on this small-group guided tour. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to learn about the real lives of the ancient Romans.

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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German


  • Lose yourself in the history of Rome on an enchanting guided tour
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Colosseum
  • Walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about Roman life form an expert guide
  • Discover the Colosseum Arena with a guide
Full description

Enjoy a full immersion in Ancient Rome’s history with an expert live guide during a walk through the ruins of the archeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine hill and marvel at the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire — the Colosseum. Learn about the culture, religion, and everyday life of the Romans while walking through what the Romans called the Sacred Road inside the Roman Forum, the street where the temples were standing, and see the ruins of the temple of Cesare and of the temple of Saturn, as well as many others. Have your tour guide bring to life the Roman Forum as you stroll through its ruins such as basilicas, arches, and statues, as it's believed that it was a marketplace for everyday shopping and then developed to be the setting for many public events. Climb on top of the Palatine Hill and see with your own eyes the ruins of the Imperial Palaces and let your guide take you to the terrace with one of the most breathtaking views of the Roman Forum. Visit the first and second level of one of the oldest stadiums still standing and let your guide make you feel like one of the spectators of the ancient fights that took place in the Colosseum. Get the exclusive chance to walk through the Gladiator’s entrance and feel like a gladiator yourself while standing on the reconstructed stage of the Arena as the guide tells you all about the Lions, fights, and games that took place almost 2000 years ago. While on the Arena enjoy the overview of the underground and have your tour guide tell you everything about the inner workings of the Colosseum and its games.

  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Colosseum Arena (if option selected)
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour (with the 3-hour option)
  • Entrance to the Colosseum Underground (depending on option selected)
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • Note that the Passport or ID card is a requirement, and the activity provider will not provide a refund if you cannot access the monument due to not presenting this document when going through security
  • Your meeting time may change based on the availability of tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 693 reviews

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Paulinho guided us in this amazing travel back to ancient Rome and the coliseum. We learned a lot from him and he was such a fun and energetic guide. Definitely recommend the tour if you wanna know more about Rome’s history and its emperor’s. I did not rate 5/5 because we bought the arena access and just learned before the tour that we couldn’t go there (although they told they would refund us €10, still waiting for the refund, I think they could at least tell us beforehand or offer other options).

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January 22, 2023

Dennis was a fantastic guide. Extremely knowledgeable and personable and has a passion for his city and country. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. He was also able to help us skip a bunch of lines and backlog with different entrances due to his experience. Great guide! The tour company itself was ok - the check in process and your guide assignment was very disorganized and confusing. The tour company needs to find a better way of managing this.

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December 30, 2022

Excellent tour of the Colesseum, Forum and Palantine Hill with Alessandro. He was a Roman and passionate historian who obviously did the tours for his love of history and the opportunity to share his city. It was a nice sized party providing a good chance for questions to showcase Alessandro's knowledge but also meaning you didn't feel lost in the crowd at any point. Highly recommended. PS. One minor complaint that the instructions said you had to exchange the voucher for tickets which we turned up extra early to do only to be told it wasn't necessary.

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December 12, 2022

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