Follow in the footsteps of mighty emperors and brave gladiators on this guided walking tour that illuminates daily life, sport and politics in ancient Rome. Explore highlights of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, including the Roman Senate, Arch of Constantine and mystical House of the Vestal Virgins. Conclude inside the legendary Colosseum for a glimpse into the ancient empire’s taste for bloody entertainment. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
Guided walking tour of ancient Roman highlights
Learn about the empire's complex political system the Roman Forum archaeological site
See where Rome's most powerful families once lived at Palatine Hill
Small group ensures personal service
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This small-group tour saves time and provides more attention and insight from a guide about ancient Rome.
Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 12
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink
Departure & Return
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Enjoy an amazing view of Ancient and modern Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill; once the home of Rome's Emperors. See where the Emperors lived and discover the true stories of their luxurious lifestyles.
Visit the world’s most famous amphitheater: the Colosseum. See the famous stadium where 80,000 Romans would have gathered to watch the blood sports on the Arena floor. Over 400,000 people died over the Colosseum’s 400 years in use, and 1,000,000 animals.
As you walk around the exterior of the Colosseum, you'll pause for a moment at the Arch of Constantine; the Triumphal Arch of Rome's first Christian Emperor. Discover the fascinating history of the Arch and how its iconic style spawned many copy-cats.
NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult
Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
Water fountains available on site
Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
Food is allowed in the archeological area
For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
Group size limited to 12 people
Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.
Please note that sprays are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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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