Archaeological Rome tour, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Attractions & guided tours

Archaeological Rome tour, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 54 reviews
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£77.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum
  • Your passionate expert guides will show you the best sights
  • See the final resting place of Julius Caesar
What to expect

Explore not only the Colosseum but all the major sites of Ancient Rome on this small-group tour that will provide context, history and fascinating anecdotes to bring the ruins to life. The tour will start by beating the crowds at the Colosseum and diving right into its bloody history. As you wander the first and second tiers, your expert guide will help separate fact from fiction that is often fed to tourists.

Then, you’ll head to the Roman Forum to learn about the commercial and political heart of the empire. Along the way, you’ll pass the titanic arch of Constantine, the final resting place of Julius Caesar, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Finally, you’ll ascend the Palatine Hill and learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the mythological twin founders of Rome who were raised by a she-wolf. Explore ancient palaces and learn how the word 'palace' actually originated right here, in the home of Caesar’s heir - the first emperor of Ancient Rome, Emperor Augustus. As you hear tales of the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history, you’ll come to understand the importance of this once-great empire like never before. In a small group of no more than 16 people, you’ll have incredible access to an expert guide. There's no better way to immerse yourself in the legends and facts of Ancient Rome.

Sites visited:

  • The Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Entrance ticket
  • check Small group experience
What's not included
  • x_not_included Tips (optional)
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance to the park is opposite The Oppio Caffe. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro and the Park where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You will need to take the stairs up from inside the metro station to reach the street above. Exiting the metro on the upper street level, turn to face the Colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffe on the corner and the entrance to the Colle Oppio Park just opposite. The coordinator will be waiting there.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers

Know in advance:

  • Please note that all customers must show up at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before starting time chosen as no refunds or re-bookings can be allowed for latecomers or no-shows
  • The full names of all participants must be provided at the time of booking and must match the names on the ID/Passport. Name changes are not permitted
  • A government-issued ID/passport is required for every participant. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument
  • At the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum
  • At the Colosseum, although your tickets are pre-booked, there could still be delays when entering if a capacity of 3,000 people has already been reached
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If time permits, the local operator will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time
  • Please note that the Arena floor tickets are not included
  • All customers should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty
  • Please note that all guests should present a photo ID to enter (including children)
  • This tour runs with a maximum of 16 people or less
  • Headsets available for groups of over 6 people
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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 54 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

4.4/5

Service

4.4/5

Staff

4.4/5

Value for money

4.7/5

  • Emma

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Tiden för vårt besök bokades om, vilket i sig inte var något problem. När vouchern kom, fanns en annan tid, kl 10 isf 15.30. Vi såg till att vara på p ...

  • Henk

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Solo traveller

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Interessante en leerzame excursie onder leiding van een zeer deskundige en onderhoudende gids. Absolute aanrader!

  • Lars

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The guide had indepth knowledge on Colosseum and Roman history and was also able to tell this to the group in a very inspiring way.

  • Patrick Claeys

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Nicholas is amazing !

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide, Gloria, spoke excellent English and was charming, witty and knowledgable. We did not have to wait at all long to get in. A good experience.

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