Colosseum and Roman Forum Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From $67.82

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Discover the major sights of ancient Rome without having to spend hours waiting in line on this tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, which includes skip-the-line admission tickets to all three landmarks. Plus, unlike similar experiences, this tour begins at the hilltop Parco del Colle Oppio to give you a different perspective of Rome.
  • Skip the lines at the popular Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about the history and events that happend at these ancient sites
  • Spend less time waiting and more time exploring
  • Gain more insight into Rome with a guide than you would on your own

What's Included

  • Reserved entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Professional guide for the Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • 25 min ancient Rome Multimedia Video
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided Tour for the Palatine Hill

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16
    Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    The Touristation Office is next to Piazza Venezia. When facing the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, it is on the right-hand side. Walk across the gardens and the bus stop. There is a small fountain just in front of the Touristation Office.

End point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to the terrain conditions of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved: we advise you to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
  • Children discount is applied only with a a valid ID card.
  • Please note that you can not get to the Colosseum with large bags / backpacks / suitcases. It is possible to bring only small bags.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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.

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The tour guide was...
Arsh_B, Oct 2022
The tour guide was excellent. He explained everything in detail and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend fabrizio
This was the third time...
Lisa_D, Aug 2022
This was the third time I've been to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina, and beyond. The pre-tour video was so important to help me imagine the grandeur of the sites we were about to see, and our guide was exceptionally well-informed with tons of details to regale us. My only complaint is that the tour was very, very long. It was scheduled for three hours (beginning at 9:00), but we toured for nearly four hours and, at the end, we were dragging. The heat certainly contributed to this languishing, as you can imagine since it's been so very hot these past two weeks. But, absolutely no complaints about what I learned! Thank you!
Rushed, lost guide
Alyssa_D, Jun 2022
I would absolutely not recommend. We were running like chickens with our heads cut off trying to follow the guide. We eventually lost her completely and just left. She was so far ahead running through the crowds we lost connection on our ear pieces. Skip this tour and go through another company.
Excellent surprise
Tanya_B, Jun 2022
The tour was excellent for the price. My original tour which cost more was cancelled the day before and I scrambled to replace the tour. The tour guide was excellent, the logistics were great and the guide went out of her way to find shade on a scorching June day. Esther, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and explained the tour in the way that my 3 almost adults (18 and 20) enjoyed the tour.
Good comprehensive program
Tpledgie, Apr 2022
Did good job on covering Forum & Colosseum. Only issue was groups starts @ Tourist office, then walks past Forum because of ‘timed’ entrance to Colosseum then back to Forum. Also, if you have any mobility issues, request elevator @ Colosseum.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Customer, thank you for sharing your opinion. It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest, we look forward to see you again. Kindly, Touristation Team
He made the ruins relevant!
AnneChristine_S, Oct 2021
Our guide provided a wealth of information, including some eye-opening examples of word origins, to help us understand the relevance of the ancient sites we were seeing and connect them with our contemporary lives. He really made the ruins come to life.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Customer, We loved your feedback. Thank you for all your help today! Best regards, Touristation Team
Great tour
Galina L, Apr 2019
Our tour guide - Lia was so knowledgeable! And also told as so many stories with the passion and a sence of humor. We enjoyed every minute of that. Thank you
Response from Host, Apr 2020
Dear Customer, thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour with us. We're so delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatin Hill with Touristation. Best regards, Touristation Team
Guia horrível
Natacha_T, Jul 2022
O guia não aguardava o grupo e falava um inglês ininteligível. Não havia tempo para todos do grupo olharem os locais . Vários , inclusive nós, desistimos no meio do passeio.