VIP Caesar's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Roman Forum

1507 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 16

Why take this tour?


  • Visit the Casa di Augusto, home to Caesar Augustus and one of the most exclusive sites on Palatine Hill.
  • Learn about the life of one of Rome's most legendary leaders as you explore his stately residence.
  • Explore the Roman Forum and hear stories from your knowledgeable guide that will bring the ruins to life.
  • Step into the Colosseum to cap off your VIP experience of ancient Rome’s most storied sites.
  • Get ahead of the crowds at all venues and explore in a small group for a more intimate experience.
  • Sites Visited
  • Casa di Augusto
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill special access sites
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum Full Experience Ticket (€24)
  • Small group of 16 guests maximum
  • Headset (groups over 6 people)

Experience ancient Rome in true VIP fashion at the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum.

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Total Customer Reviews: 1507

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Walks made it easy to enjoy the exact sites I wanted to see. Loved our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I will definitely be using Walks tours again!
Verified · Jessica · Oct 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
Our VIP Caesar's Palace tour with Christina to the Colosseum with Special Access to Palatine Hill & the Forum was first class. Christina had a passion for these places and the knowledge to back it up. We were the beneficiaries. There is so much history packed into this area and Christina knew it backwards. A memorable experience!
Verified · Bram · Sep 06, 2023 · Australia · Male · 65 to 74 years
Our guide Eddy, with a PhD in archeology could not have been more knowledgeable. We learnt a lot and benefited enormously from his experience and his enthusiasm. The tour was on an extremely hot day but we were captivated and 3.5 hours passed very quickly
Viator customer · Aug 13, 2023
Definitely worth getting a guided tour! We got access to so many extra spaces in the colosseum, the forum and went into the home of Augustus on the VIP Caesar's Palace: Colosseum Tour with Special Access Palatine & Forum. Our tour guide was patient and knowledgeable with excellent English and had a passion for the history and architecture. There were 14 in our group which was a manageable size. This requires extensive walking at a decent pace and several flights of stairs. There were 51 stairs at once in the colosseum stairs alone. Highly recommend if your health allows!
Verified · Brandy · Aug 06, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
I love Walks. Only company I use given the originality of the tours offered and the exceptional guides that make history come to life.
Verified · Farahnaz · Jul 25, 2023 · France · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72. Meet directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The Gate to access the Park is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the Colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè and the Gate to the Park at the corner.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
What's the cancellation policy for this tour?
This tour is fully refundable up to 4 days prior to the event. Within 4 days, this tour is non-refundable.
Do I need to bring my passport/ID with me?
Yes! All guests (including children) must bring a government-issued ID/passport on the day of their tour. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument. The full names of all participants are required at the time of booking and must match the names on their ID/passport. Name changes are not permitted.
Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact us at [email protected] so we can arrange your visit.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at [email protected].
Does Skip the Line Access mean no waiting?
During busy periods (May - October) there is sometimes a short wait to get inside the Colosseum. This is because the Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. It's rare that we have to wait for more than a few minutes but if we do, it's unavoidable.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
Is there anything I should bring/wear on my tour?
Because there is a lot of walking on this tour, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in particular, so we would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter. As there are water fountains with (delicious) drinking water dotted throughout the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, we would highly recommend bringing a bottle that you can refill.
Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.

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