You'll explore the first and second levels of the Colosseum, as your guide tells you stories and anecdotes that will enthrall everyone from the oldest history lovers to the youngest students. Ancient history has never been more accessible or engaging than when it is explained to you by a guide who has dedicated their life to studying it.
After the Colosseum tour, you'll head over to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Once inside, you'll explore ancient palaces, temples, markets and monuments as you walk the same streets that were once frequented by great historical figures like Julius Caesar.
✔ Get your tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill included with this tour. ✔ Benefit from priority group access to some of Rome's busiest monuments. ✔ Learn all about Ancient Rome with an expert guide over three hours, no rushing. ✔ Get great views of Roman ruins from higher up in the Colosseum and Palatine Hill.
Entrance tickets to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Skip-the-ticket-line group entry into the Colosseum
3-hour guided tour in English
Access to the Colosseum Underground
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Celio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Piazza del Colosseo, 1
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.
The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum, is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum.
For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million or more sightseers yearly.
The Palatine Hill, which is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called "the first nucleus of the Roman Empire." It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other. From the time of Augustus Imperial palaces were built here. Prior to extensions to the Palace of Tiberius and the construction of the Domus Augustana by Domitian, 81-96 AD, the hill was mostly occupied by the houses of the rich.