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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

1. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Go back in time to the glorious days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour with fast-track entry. Explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate House, Palatine Hill, and Stadium of Domitian. Breeze past the crowds and enter the Colosseum with your guide. As you explore this Roman structure, your guide will set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was like. Discover the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, areas that were reserved for Rome’s most elite. Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. Spend an hour inside the Colosseum, which is perfect for families or those who want to cover the most ground in little time. Next, follow your guide to Palatine Hill, the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. Admire the opulent palaces characterized by detailed artifacts and mosaics. Besides being the residence of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves. See a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct. Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum. Be escorted around what the locals like to call “ancient downtown Rome.” Discover the cultural hub of ancient Rome where all the action happened, from senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

2. Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society. Benefit from fast track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political heart of ancient Rome. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Caesar, the Senate and many other important buildings to fully understand the daily life of the Roman citizen. You will end up this fascinating tour with spectacular views from the top of the Palatine Hill.

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

3. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. Enter the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from the top. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a vast collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Visit the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

4. Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

Visit three essential sights of ancient Rome in the company of a professional, expert guide. Skip the lines to Colosseum, encounter ancient history at the Roman Forum, and admire the ruins of Palatine Hill. Meet your tour guide outside the Colosseum and head back in time to Ancient Rome on a guided tour. Skip the long lines to this magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the events that took place inside its walls. Learn about the technological advancements Roman engineers used to build their impressive structures. Find out how the Colosseum delighted emperors and roaring crowds. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Enjoy free time after your tour to explore the site at your leisure.

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

5. Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Skip the line with a guide on this highlights tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enter the Colosseum through the dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument in a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help from your passionate guide. Aslo, select the option to tour the dungeons. Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Rome governments buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived. Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators when you stand on the Arena Floor of the Colosseum! On this exciting tour, follow your friendly, professional tour guide as you enter the ancient stadium of the Colosseum and go to the restricted access area where you can walk through the gladiator gates and stand on the reconstructed arena floor. The scene of the famous games and gladiator battles is open to you for a whole new viewpoint in the Colosseum. Your incredible guide will tell you all about the styles of gladiators, the famous battles and the other games and entertainment that took place in this magnificent stadium. After your special walk on the arena floor, you will go up to the next level and get the vantage point from where the spectators would have sat and cheered for their favorites to win. With the knowledge, not only of the amazing history of this monument, but also where to go for the best photo opportunities for you and your family, your guide will be sure you get the most from your visit. After the complete tour of the Colosseum, you will follow your guide into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to see the very heart of Ancient Rome. Rise up onto the Palatine Hill to see the ruins of the palaces of the emperors and discover the beauty that made them want to reside here. Get a view of the Circus Maximus and the Stadium of Domitian before heading over to the Farnese Aviaries to see the stunning view of the Forum laid out below. From here you will descend into the Forum and walk on the roads still here from over 2000 years ago! Truly walk in the footsteps of Romans and emperors as your guide takes you past the Temple of Romulus, the Temple and House of the Vestals and even Julius Caesar’s Temple where his ashes remain. You’ll see the senate house and the ancient library and learn about how the Forum functioned in the Romans’ day to day life. When you visit the Eternal City of Rome, be sure not to miss this truly special experience.

Rome: Colosseum and Arena Guided Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum and Arena Guided Tour

Discover the origins of the Roman Empire on this guided tour. Explore the archaeological complex of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum in the company of a local guide and an archaeologist. Begin in front of the Colosseum, and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to enter the gladiators' entrance. Enjoy a great view of the Colosseum Underground dungeons, where wild beasts were kept before the gladiatorial games. Follow your guide to Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome and the birthplace of the city. Stroll through the Roman Forum, the beating heart of Rome’s legislative, juridical, and political events.

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

8. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

9. Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

Explore Ancient Rome in the best and most convenient way with this exciting 3-hour tour. Meet your guide near the Colosseum and walk together into the suggestive Roman Forums after a short introduction to the area. Get a portrait of what everyday life in ancient Rome was like, since the Forum was the economic, political, juridical and social center of the city.  Enjoy scenic views over the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Forum from the Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills and the very place the legend sets the foundation of the city. Learn about the emperor's palace and immerse into the the beauty of the ruins and of the park itself. Finally enter the Colosseum through a priviledged entrance during the least crowded hours. Marvel at the majesty of this amphitheater and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour. Learn about the techniques used by the ancient engineers to build it and how it survived through the centuries. Discover the political and social reasons that led to it’s construction as well as the games that took place in it.

Rome: Colosseum Fast-Track, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum Fast-Track, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Tour

Start your tour of Rome's most iconic monument with skip-the-line access. Travel through the gladiator's entrance, to walk on the arena floor, where the gladiators once fought their deadly battles. Dive into the history of the Colosseum, as your experienced guide describes the incredible crowds, and thunder of the games held within the walls. Wander beneath the arena floor to the dungeons and witness where the gladiator's prepared for their battles. See where caged animals were kept before they were lifted to fight in the arena. Carry on to Palatine Hill and enjoy breathtaking views of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide shares the legend of Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers, that according to the legend, were responsible for the birth of Rome. Lastly, finish your tour at the Roman Forum, an ancient marketplace. Visit the home to the ruins of several important religious and government buildings. Marvel at the incredible ruins and architectural fragments.

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

tour was very nice and informative, full of humor. seen site from more unknown prospective, gauide was wery knowledgeable, keeping story interesting, tour organisers should include more information what is included as we were thinking we wont have access to some seeing but luckily we did. would rocomend to everyone.

Agostino was an excellent guide. Enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the people in the group. He pointed out the best places for pictures and patiently took pictures for all of us. Highly recommend booking a tour with him!

Great experience, recommend buying a «pass the Line» ticket as there is a lottttt of people visiting. Barbara, out guide, was very nice and we learned a lot this day.

The knowledge and love of Rome really showed through with our guide. We had fun and learned an incredible amount. I would highly recommend this tour.

Radu was an exceptional guide. Brought the colisseum and forum to life.