Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a walking tour of Ancient Rome. With your guide and group, you’ll visit the historic amphitheater with a skip-the-line ticket to bypass the long general entrance line. Learn about the gladiatorial battles that took place inside the arena, then head outside for a walk around Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Avoid a long wait to enter the Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Stroll around Palatine Hill and learn about the palaces of the Roman emperors
  • Visit the Roman Forum to see temples, arches, and religious monuments
  • Enjoy a small-group experience with no more than 25 people per group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A few daily start times—especially the 10am tour—are great for beating the later afternoon heat.

Professional guide for 3 hours
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Choose from one of several start times through the morning and afternoon when you book. Then on the day, head to the meeting point on Via Frangipane, near the entrance to the Roman Forum.

With your guide and group, you’ll skip the general entrance line with your fast-access ticket, and step inside the ancient Colosseum. Once the site of brutal gladiatorial battle, the amphitheater was the go-to place for the ancient Romans’ entertainment. Hear about the gladiators, wild animals, emperors, and senators as you explore, and imagine the roar of the crowds, centuries ago.

From the Colosseum, you’ll continue to Palatine Hill to see where the emperors built their lavish palaces. Gaze at the view over Circus Maximus where chariot races were held, and look down at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Then, get a close-up view as you head inside the forum itself to learn about daily life in Ancient Rome.

After three hours, your tour ends outside the Roman Forum.
Stop At:  
Enter the Colosseum accompanied by your guide and friendly small group. Visit the firsts two rings of the monument. From these spots, admire the stage where gladiators fought and the dungeons where they awaited their faith.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Enjoy Palatine Hill, where you will visit Villas of Emperors such as Tiberio's Palace as well as beautiful panorama of Rome from the terrace on the top of the hill.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Proceed to the Roman Forum. Many people don't know Roman Forum was the political, commercial and social centre of the Roman's life. As you walk through these relics, see the Tomb of Julio Caesar.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 20 people)
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: if you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum and then the Colosseum
  • The meeting time can be subject of a slight change. In this case we will call/text you in advance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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