Premium Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

7737 reviews

3 hours

Max 16

Why take this tour?


  • Explore the Colosseum with a dedicated guide who knows this spectacular ancient structure better than anyone.
  • Immerse yourself in the stories of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Navigate with ease in a group of just 16 people or less—one of the smallest group sizes available for Rome Colosseum tours.
  • 8:15 AM & 11:15 AM tours only: Join a small group of maximum eight guests for an intimate and personalized journey through history.
  • View the site of Julius Caesar’s funeral pyre inside the Forum.
  • Waste no time—we’ve secured special express access into all three sites.
  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (24h – Colosseo/Foro Romano/Palatino Ticket €18)
  • 8:15 AM & 11:15 AM tours only: Join a small group of max 8 guests
  • Headset (groups over 6 people)

Dive deep into the Eternal City’s ancient past on our most popular Rome Colosseum tour.

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Total Customer Reviews: 7737

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We booked the Colloseum, Palantine Hill and Roman Forum Tour on a whim and it ended up being amazing! Meeting location easy to find, checking in was easy and our guide, Rosario, was AMAZING!! So knowledgeable and made moving through the crowds a smooth process! Highly recommend!
Verified · Keri · Jun 24, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Fantastic experience, small tour group, excellent tour guide, easy booking process; I highly recommend this tour!!
Verified · Markus · Jun 20, 2024 · USA · Male
The tour and tour guide were very good. This tour was labeled premium which I thought meant we would not wait in line. That is not correct. The tour started at 3:30pm and we finally entered the Colosseum by 4:30pm - that is a long time to wait in line. For the amount of money we spent that was just too long. It was not the tour's fault but the way security is now handled. I would skip the tour and just look at it from the outside - save money and time.
Verified · Laura · Jun 10, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent! I would definitely recommend Walks for future tours. Our guide Gigi (Luigi) was outstanding -- knowledgeable, enthusiastic, told the history in an interesting way. We loved it. The guides for walks are experts in the subject matter. This is not always the case with other tour booking companies. I booked tours through several different websites during our two weeks in Italy. Walks is one of the best. The only thing I would do differently is book a private guide, if that is an option with Walks, and include the lower part of the Coluseum.
Verified · Christy · Jun 09, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
We absolutely loved our tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Our tour guide Andrea was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and took time to answer everyones questions. We were very impressed and would highly recommend this tour.
Verified · Ellen · Jun 06, 2024 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years


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 we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
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 the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
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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