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In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Learn about ancient Roman history and life from your archaeologist guide
  • Visit key ancient Roman sites: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Our 5.5 hour In depth tour of the Colosseum area, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
9:30am In-Depth Colosseum tour
Explore Ancient Rome with us on our 5.5 hours In Depth Colosseum Tour that will take you into the heart of Gladiator combat and in the archaeological sights of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

If you’re intrigued by ancient Rome and would like to learn more, go that bit deeper with a tour led by an archaeologist guide. Besides skip-the-line access, enjoy expert insights and fascinating tales of myth and history as you explore Rome’s three key ancient sites: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. A small group means ample time for questions.

What to Expect

Greet your guide and small group near the Colosseum and skip past the long lines to this world-famous arena. Learn about the bloody games that were held here and capture classic photos.

Next, explore the Roman Forum, the epicenter of daily life in Rome. Discover the stories behind structures like the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, and the Basilica Julia.

Climb to the top of the Palatine Hill and learn its role in the legend of Rome’s founding. Explore the remnants of the Stadium of Domitian, the ruins of the Flavian Palace, and the Baths of Caracalla. Finish your tour besides the Colosseum, full of a new understanding of ancient Rome.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vanessa was a lovely tour guide - an archaeologist with a wealth of knowledge that we greatly appreciated. We could have spend more time on Palatine Hill and the Forum - so many nooks and crannies left unexplored - but we do understand the time...More

1  Thank CeeCeeUS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We Enjoyed Our Tour!

Our meeting place was easy to find. We had a small group of 13. Our guide was very nice, received her degree in Art History. You could tell she LOVED her job and was excited to share her knowledge. She brought a tablet to share...More

Thank Monica V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour

Vanessa was our tour guide for this experience and was WONDERFUL. She was extremely knowledgeable due to her experience as an archaeologist. The details she provided throughout the tour made it an enriching experience. I would HIGHLY recommend requesting her for any tour with Through...More

Thank SaraM96
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour of the Roman Forum!

We had the guide Lucca who made the tour funny and interesting. Got to see the most important items and buildings in the Forum whilst he made sure to show us the shady places ( it was very hot). In the Colosseum we got time...More

Thank Lukas F
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Extreme Heat Couldn't Dampen a Great Day in Ancient Rome

A total pleasure. Vanessa was flexible, extremely knowledgeable, and delightful on a long day with an adolescent and mom. She even found us a tasty meal between sights, near the FAO, where my son could watch part of a world cup match. We had fascinating...More

Thank viaggio1965
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20 April 2018|
Response from zoopermom | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask the tour operator. Underground chamber tour tickets are hard to come by. And not all operators get the tickets as they are doled out weekly to different operators.