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

From US$ 40.29 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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Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Italian, English
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • 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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Important information

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 445 reviews

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Our guide was the best! She explained everything, she did in story form from beginning to end, which made it understandable as well as enjoyable! I have been on many tours with guides and she is by far the best the others pale in comparison! She went at a great pace, answers all questions kept great control of the group. You are blessed to have her on your team. Thank you for a great and memorable experience. Cynthia Bocchetti

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September 23, 2022

Great tour! The guide Giuseppe was very knowledgeable and was prepared to answer questions and explain things in detail. You will learn a lot about Italian history and the Italian Empire. Wear comfortable shoes and eat a good meal before you take the tour since it takes about 3 hrs. Very much worth it!

August 29, 2022

Super visit in French (international) by a guide particularly knowledgeable in Roman history. The Palatine Hill and Forum part is a bit long for teenagers, but very complete for those curious to know more about Roman history. The Colosseum on the other hand is a highlight! We had taken the arena access it was really impressive. At the end of the visit we were able to go up and see the arena from the top! The price is a bit expensive, but the activity is worth the price

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August 19, 2022

Product ID: 410744