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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a 3-hour walking tour of Ancient Rome. In a small group of between 15 and 25 people, 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.
  • 3-hour small-group tour of Ancient Rome, led by a local guide
  • Avoid a long wait to enter the Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Hear about the gladiators and their battles with wild animals as you explore
  • 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 Travellers Choose This Tour

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


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

I enjoyed it.

, Dec 2017

Our guide, Dennis, was amazing. Very knowledgeable to the Ancient Rome history. My family and I really enjoyed our time touring Ancient Rome with him. Also, we had waited at the wrong entrance and the agent was very kind to locate us. This is one tour we will always remember.

, Sep 2017

Excellent tour from City Wonders. Our guide Renata was outgoing and very knowledgeable. Be ready to walk and work - Renata will make it worth the effort.

, Aug 2017

I can not rave enough about how incredible my tour was. DENNIS is amazing!!!!!! This was the best tour I have ever been on. Dennis was so kind and so knowledgeable. It was 100 degrees outside and somehow Dennis kept us all entertained and happy. I highly recommend booking this tour!!!

, Aug 2017

We picked the right time of year to visit, not to hot to tour the history of Rome. We had a great guides who were very informative. Tours were just the right length of time and would certainly recommend,

, Jul 2017

It was a hot afternoon so maybe it's better to take the morning tour, but it appeared to be comprehensive not walking around the whole of the Forum but enough to get en excellent insight into life of the ancient romans. My goodness how they thrived on blood sports! And what horrors were witnessed in the arena of the Colosseum! We climbed the various levels to get good views of the structure, some of which has been restored. Then we walked across to the Forum and up to a level that gave magnificent views of the whole city. Our guide was very good.

, Jun 2017

Tour guide very knowledgeable and provided pictures to explain the history of Ancient Rome and it's people

, Apr 2017

Felicity was amazing! She had a detailed knowledge of history and Roman culture and gave us great explanations for all the historic sites we saw. The pacing was great and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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