Small Group Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cut out the wait times at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with this skip-the-line, small-group tour. With a group that’s capped at 13 people plus a guide, you have everything you need for a quality tour of Ancient Rome’s most important sites. On the day, you can also upgrade to visit the Colosseum arena floor and underground area, if you wish.
  • Save time at the turnstiles with skip-the-line Colosseum entry
  • Get the lowdown on the ruins of Ancient Rome from a local guide
  • Catch all the commentary and curiosities about Rome in bygone days
  • Enjoy a more intimate Rome tour in a group that’s limited to 13 people

What's Included

  • Guided Tour of Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Skip the Line Admission Tickets for All Sites
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arch of Constantine
    Via di S. Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Please meet us in front the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be holding a Yellow Carpe Diem Rome flag. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. Late arrivals will not be eligible for refunds. Please also ensure to check local Covid-19 regulations before attending.

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    The tour will finish in the Roman Forum where you can explore further or head to the exit with your guide

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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37 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great experience.
MARGARET_S, Jan 2023
Simply learning the history of the sites we visited. Barbara was an excellent guide and made sure those of us with handicaps were not left behind.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks a lot for your kind words and for sharing your 5-star review with the rest of our community. We hope to see you again soon!
Unbalanced Time
Denise_S, Jan 2023
Good history of the Colosseum, but too much of the tour was taken up there which left very little time fit the Forum. We totally missed Palestine Hill.
Very enjoyable tour guide.
Olaniran_A, Jan 2023
PG was well versed in Roman history and very articulate. He was also fun to be with throwing in good anecdotes to drive his points. He covered a lot of ground both geographically and intellectually. He answered all questions and was honest with answers. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and he deserved every bit of the rounds of applause we gave him after the tour.
Wonderful time!
Monica_C, Dec 2022
Giorgio did a fantastic job with the tour. He was very knowledgeable but didn’t overwhelm with information. Thanks Giorgio!
A simply perfect tour
Crystal_T, Dec 2022
Jana was our guide and she was the most pleasant. Her knowledge and love for the history of Rome was well expressed. Despite it being a rainy day, she showed us everything we wanted to see and then some. It was an amazing tour and would recommend to all!
Excellent Tour
laplanlp, Dec 2022
Seeing and going inside the House of Augustus. Knowledgeable guide, friendly and patient. Excellent tour.
Paolo made it a great tour!
Leann_B, Nov 2022
Your tour guide makes the tour great or makes it boring…we hit the jackpot with Paolo!! We were a group of 8 maybe 10, I can’t reneged, but he remembered all of our names…Paolo had lots of information to share, was engaging, had a few jokes, and included the younger kids whenever he could. Not only was he excited to share this incredible place with us, but he has a great speaking voice that we could clearly understand everything he was saying, in any language (mainly English to our group) Would recommend Paolo for a tour anytime!
Great insight and considerate.
MariElise_H, Nov 2022
Susanna was great! Provided a great deal of insight into what we saw. She was considerate of not walking too quickly for those of us with bad knees!
Great tour
Tzipora_G, Nov 2022
Great tour! Paulo was an informative and passionate tour guide. The tour was a little under 3 hours and we enjoyed each stop.
Great anthropologist.
Glenn_M, Oct 2022
Bringing to life the people who worked and attended events at the Colosseum and its role in Roman society.
Reliving Roman history
Peter_V, Oct 2022
Guide Barbara had impressive knowledge of Roman history with great enthousiasme . And did us relive Roman history with great stories and interesting details
Wonderful guide/ great tour!
stephaniemunicchi, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful time with Frederica. She was wonderfully knowledgeable and able to answer questions about the sites we were seeing. I would advise to book an early morning tour, when we got there, we practically had the place to ourselves. Really loved our time here.
Won't refund with 24 hours phone notice
Thomas_E, Oct 2022
Accidentally booked wrong date because of platform's confusing setup. Called 24 hours before scheduled trip, representative refused to refund the fee even though I was leaving country and couldn't reschedule. Said it had to be cancelled by email, not phone. I didn't have internet access. She said in effect 'tough luck'
Masterful Colosseum Tour
Mary_C, Oct 2022
Yasso was a great tour guide. She explained the ancient Roman gladiator ways of fighting. It was educational and the best tour in Italy!
Def recommend this smaller group tour
Stella_M, Oct 2022
Excellent tour wirh Andrea! He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! I ended up taking another tour with Carpe Diem to the Vatican and thah was great too!
Informative tour with knowledgeable guide
Grace_C, Oct 2022
We were lucky to have a small group (8) and our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The only negative experience was that the entire group had to wait 15 min for a couple who showed up late. The tour still ended as scheduled so we all lost 15 min. Viator should have a rule to allow only 5 .min Grace period, otherwise it is unfair to the rest of the group who showed up on time.
Great Tour!
Diana_D, Oct 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We covered a lot during the time allowed for the tour. Our 10 year old daughter enjoyed it as well. Definitely recommend this tour!
Must do in Rome
Kristin_B, Sep 2022
Suzanne was great! Super Knowledgeable, good stories, and we moved seamlessly between the three tour sites. The background she provided helped bring the sites to life
Laura is the best.
Taylor_K, Sep 2022
It was a fantastic tour, and Laura was amazing. It’s so much information but she made it less overwhelming and was so funny.
Nice to see actual history not the crap they teach in school.
Denise_L, Aug 2022
All of it was excellent. It’s just amazing to see something that old still standing after almost 2000 years.