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  • Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

    1. Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

    Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days.

    Enjoy time at your leisure after your visit to take some pictures, refresh yourself, and wander around. Then, being the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

    Explore the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire, where the different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum. For the second part of you...

    The sights are just incredible. The amount of history is a scale which can barely be processed. This tour never included the Roman Forum so why it’s in the title I don’t understand. We entered the complex and then went up onto the Palantine Hill, but then the guide took everyone else to the Colosseum. Since I’d already toured it, I went down into the Forum by myself.

  • Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    2. Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    Meet your private guide at the Colosseum. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. You'll then explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, buy refreshments and wander around before starting the second part of your tour. Next, learn about the daily life of ancient Rome with a visit to its most bustling center of activity, the Roman Forum – see the temples, squares and legal buildings that would have defined this area. Finally, continue onwards to the Palatine Hill, the mythological birthplace of Rome’s founder, Romulus. Admire a spectacular view of the modern city, the ruins of Nero’s Golden Hou...

  • Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    3. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting ...

  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    4. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits’ arena floor and imagine the crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Then walk up Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and center of its 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic city views from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    5. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    This incredible tour goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    6. Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills and an unmissable photo opportunity.

  • Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

    7. Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

    Discover unseen facets of the Colosseum on this exclusive skip-the-line tour with an expert guide. Access the arena floor through the gladiators’ gate and imagine what they would’ve experienced as they stepped out under the gaze of thousands of noisy spectators.

    From the arena, look down into the dungeons where the gladiators would prepare themselves beforehand and wild animals were kept.

    Across the way in the Forum, the political, social and religious core of the city, find the remains of public buildings, temples, the sacred dwelling of the Vestal Virgins, and much more.

    Listen to your guide as they share stories of the political dramas that played out there and the daily lives of people who lived over 2000 years ago.

    Finally, head to Palatine Hill, the supposed spot cho...

    This tour covers 3 major historical places in Rome. You get to skip the lines and your price covers all the entries. We walked by all of the people waiting in line! Marcius was a great guide and knew all the history. We wore an earbud with an amplifier and could hear everything clearly. It was a lot of walking—through the whole colosseum, up the Palatine hill and Forum. We walked the entire 3 hours but that is what it takes to see this in a day. Great views of everything! Bring water! You can get it at the fountain at the Palatine hill but it’s not bottled if you are used to that. We thought it was a semi-private tour, told there were 8 people and there were over 15 and some were quite slow. We were told to be there 25 min before but the slow people were also late which was unfortunate. I would have liked the tour guide to remind people to stay with the group and keep up because I think things were missed due to the inconsiderate nature of some. All in all it was a good tour.

  • Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    8. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

    With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

    With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romul...

    We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

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

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

    Avoid the long lines outside of some of Rome’s most popular ancient attractions and get skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. The tour is led by professional guides who will explain the history of Rome and introduce you to some of the most notorious Roman emperors. Included with your privileged priority entrance to the archeological areas are headsets that will help you to hear your guide better. You will visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum, the immense amphitheater that was the largest ever built by the Roman Empire. Imagine the gladiatorial fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena. You will also go to Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills...

    We had a beautiful experience. Our guide Claudia was very kindly and attentive. Thank You Claudia for all the information that you provided to us.

  • Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    10. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colloseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and magestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” by foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Location highlights include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

    Rome is so big and the best way to save time and see all the attractions is to take the Big Bus.

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What people are saying about Palatine Hill

We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

Our guide han(spelling may be incorrect) , was amazing! We took a semi private tour with him, and the way he told us stories ! I still remember how interesting the story was around rome and coloseum.

The tour was great. It was a really good way to see some of the sites in rome. The tour guide Roberto made it as he was funny at times and really informative.

Marzia’s knowledge of Roman history was amazing. We enjoyed spending the 3 hrs with her!

What an amazing experience, our guide Sylvia brought the ancient world to life!