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Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

4.90
(5,972 Reviews)
3h
English
Flexible
Everyday
Several Departure Times

Our renowned Guided Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill is designed for those eager to delve into the monumental remnants of Rome and uncover the civilizations that shaped them. Led by one of our expert guides, you'll venture beneath the towering arches of the Colosseum before journeying through the ages to the Roman Forum, the very heart of ancient Rome, and finishing at Palatine Hill – the birthplace of Rome.

  • Enjoy our highest-selling tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Rated 5 Stars by thousands of travelers for nearly two decades.
  • Gain profound insights into the Roman Empire through engaging insight shared by our English-speaking guide.
  • Choose from 3 different group sizes, ensuring you find the perfect tour, fit to your preferences.
  • Audio headsets are always provided, so you can absorb every word as you explore.

5-Star Colosseum Tour

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Group Size of Your Choice (24, 15, or 10 participants)
  • Includes Standard Colosseum Entry (18€)
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum & the “Via Sacra”
  • Palatine Hill with views overlooking the Forum

Bring Ancient Rome to life on our Colosseum Tour with an expert, English-speaking tour guide! Enter the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and stroll through the mighty columns where emperors, gladiators, and senators walked.

Enter the Epic Colosseum

Our journey begins at the iconic Colosseum. One of the world’s most recognizable sights, the Colosseum has for centuries been a must-see monument for those who visit the bucket list for most who arrive in the Eternal City. As the central arena for the emperor’s wishes and the thrill-seeking public, this huge arena is vital to understanding Ancient Rome. You’ll be accompanied on your tour by experts in history and archaeology. Without them, it would be difficult to grasp the true meaning of the Colosseum. While we all love the movie “Gladiator,” there’s so much more our expert guides unveil about the Colosseum's rich history and significance.

Discover where Rome was Founded – Palatine Hill

Legends and myths surround the birth of Rome which is why your tour must include Palatine Hill. This calm and lofty viewpoint above the lowlands is said to be the spot where Romulus and Remus once clashed over a boundary dispute. The outcome of this argument set events in motion that would have consequences for centuries to come – and which eventually led to the birth of an empire that conquered much of the world as we knew it.

Explore where Democracy was Developed – The Roman Forum

You’ll also wander through the countless columns and temples which still stand in the Roman Forum. Busy markets, commercial activities, and political intrigue once filled this great area. Out of this exciting crucible came characters with names like Seneca, Cicero, Mark Anthony, Brutus, and Caesar. Your guide will show you where in the Roman Forum these important figures spent most of their time, and where they ended up! You won’t believe it.

Maximize Your Colosseum Experience

Over the course of three hours, you will be immersed in the historic decadence of three of Ancient Rome’s most heralded monuments. You will leave our tour not just having seen the impressive monuments, but also having received an authentic glimpse into Ancient Rome’s past.

Check out our full list of Colosseum Tours to select the perfect experience for your visit.

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special