Guided tour

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

Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl

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

Activity provider: ToursAndTours srl
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 44.33 per person

Follow your guide through the Colosseum's arena floor, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill on a walking tour. Dive into the lives of history’s greatest ever sportsmen: Gladiators.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Italian, English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Imagine roaring crowds above you as you walk through the Gladiators’ Gate
  • Learn about the lives of gladiators, including training and living conditions
  • Understand the intricate engineering systems under the Colosseum’s arena floor
  • Enjoy VIP access to the lower floors under the Colosseum arena
  • Visit the triumphal arches of two mighty emperors, Titus and Constantine
Full description

Follow history's footsteps on a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Listen to stories about gladiators and the gruesome games that took place. Learn about the engineering systems of the arena floor and see the arches of 2 grand emperors during your visit.

Smell the blood and taste the fear as you step through the Gladiators’ Gate into one of history’s deadliest arenas: the Colosseum. Follow your guide along the arena floor, listening to gladiator tales. Learn about the feats of engineering performed by the ancient Romans. Have exclusive access to the arena floor and observe first-hand the complex systems that made animals seem to appear out of thin air and the conditions where man and beast spent their final hours before becoming part of the show. Then, visit the nearby triumphal arches of emperors Titus and Constantine, two of only three remaining in the city, and stunning witnesses to the growing power of one of history’s greatest empires.

Best of all, choose between a private and group tour for your visit so you experience the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill in the exact way you wish.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headset
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Arch of Constantine.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 283 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Guide Hildegard was really awesome. Extremely interesting tour with a lot of knowledge, but by no means boring! The only drawback: we didn't go into the arena of the Colosseum, contrary to the description, but "only" to the grandstands and to the imperial box. But that didn't detract from the experience.

June 4, 2022

Very difficult to find the right company in that meeting spot. You basically have to ask around people carrying flags if you were booked under them… We were apologetically late for our 2pm booking as we had arrived at 2.10pm and the local vendor informed us that the guide had left and she could only reschedule us to 10am sharp the next day. We arrived at 10am, the local vendor passed us to the guide who couldn’t find our names but we were told to wait, we waited to 10.30am and were finally scheduled to go with the group at 10.30am with Maria.

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May 14, 2022

Laura was a very good guide. The audio systems didn’t cooperate as well as desired but she did an excellent job compensating as much as possible. The day was a brilliant one - technology and ancient history mat not always mix well. Thank goodness for the human connector - Laura

May 10, 2022

Product ID: 410744