Premium Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

7458 reviews

3 hours

Max 16

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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: 7458

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 7458 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.8/5
Guest Support
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Polo, our guide, was excellent, knowledgeable, and entertaining while giving a good historical account of the area.
Verified · Ronald · Apr 18, 2024 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
Hettore (sorry if I spelled that wrong) was an amazing guide!!! He was so funny and provided so much great information. It was a long tour but we knew that going into it. We felt like it was a great value for the money and we had a great experience.
Verified · India · Apr 13, 2024 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
Francesca, our guide was excellent. She made the tour for us. Her Roman history knowledge was extensive and we could have listened to her all day. We highly recommend her.
Verified · Claire · Apr 09, 2024 · United Kingdom · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Fully enjoyed it, the tour was amazing.
Verified · Maša · Apr 06, 2024 · Croatia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Michael was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, engaging, great sense of humor and passionate about history. He really did a great job describing the era.
Verified · Phyllis · Mar 20, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

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

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

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 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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