Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour

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Witness the Glory of Ancient Rome with your private guide as you enjoy skip-the-line access to see Rome’s most enduring monuments, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

What’s Included in The Ancient Rome Tour:

  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour of the famous amphitheater including – The Cavea, The Vomitoria & plenty of strategic photo opportunities
  • Walking tour through the Roman Forum
  • The Ruins of Palatine Hill
  • Officially licensed English speaking private guide

Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour Description

Come and hear about the scandals, intrigues, and passions that defined ancient Rome as you walk through its most famous archaeological sites:

The Colosseum:

The battleground of the Gladiators and one of the new seven wonders of the world. Your experienced tour guide will reveal the fascinating history, legends, and captivating characters behind what is perhaps Rome’s most iconic building.

The Roman Forum:

The perfect location to understand the glory of ancient Rome.  the Forum was the center of the Empire; where the Senate met, where all the roads that to Rome met & indeed was the ‘umbilical’ of the Empire.  As you walk amongst the gorgeous ruins, your tour guide will give you a stunning introduction to ancient Rome and the incredible figures who, with shrewdness and strength, transformed a hilltop village into the world’s major global force.

Palatine Hill:

The most famous of Rome’s seven hills, Palatine Hill is actually credited with being the site where Romulus founded what would become the Eternal City. Venture amongst the ancient ruins surrounded by beautiful towering pine trees as your guide explains why this became known as “the first nucleus of the Roman Empire”.

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Itinerary Details:

This tour is an action-packed three hours.

We will meet outside the Colosseum and proceed to enter without waiting in the long queues of tourists. Once safely inside we will enjoy discovering why it deserves its status as one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Following on from this, we will make our way over to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to walk along the ancient roads visualizing how the Romans lived.

This tour doesn’t run on  Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Do I Need To Pay Extra For Skip The Queue Tickets?

In short, no! As officially licensed guides to Rome, we are able to INCLUDE fast track tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in the price of your guided tour.

*skip the line still must go through basic security on sites*

Why Book Your Ancient Rome Tour With Luxe?

  • Our officially licensed guides are expert historians and passionate storytellers.
  • We only provide small group private tours allowing us to customize each tour to your own tastes, or if you have kids or not.
  • Tour at your own pace and learn in more detail about any aspect that grabs your attention – your guide is devoted to your group and is not forced to hurry you along.
  • We don’t just provide an ancient Rome experience, we aim to create lasting memories!

Where Does This Guided Tour Start?

Our Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour meeting point is in front of the Colosseum metro entrance (ground floor NOT overlook) next to the green stationary kiosk. Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Starting Point

In front of the Colosseum metro entrance

Optional Add-Ons For This Tour

Step back in time to when Rome ruled the world as you discover the stories, legends, and fascinating historical characters behind the Roman Empire as you visit the most significant locations, incredible architecture, and stunning monuments of the era with your private guide on our extended Rome tour. 

As officially licensed guides we can provide skip the line access tickets to all locations on this tour, so you have more time spent on-site with your tour guide and less time waiting in queues.

Sites Visited on our Rome Extended Tour:

  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Two of the Three
    • The House of Augustus
    • The House of Livia
    • Domus Transitoria (Palace of Emperor Nero)

Extended Rome Tour Description

Ready to experience Rome like a true ancient Roman? With the Rome Extended Tour, an action-packed 4.5-hour tour, you will skip the line with your private guide as you visit the ancient center for civic and political life, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill, which was the location of the first Roman settlement. Legend has it, this is where Romulus and Remus founded Rome! 

Visit the House of Augustus

The House of Augustus, which was home to Rome’s first emperor and heir of Julius Caesar, is on top of the Palatine Hill and features spectacular wall paintings and floor mosaics which are considered to be among the best in the Roman world. This House is especially significant as the layout and architecture help us to understand the transformation of the Palatine Hill into the seat of imperial power, which marked the passage of Rome from Republic to Empire. 

Explore the House of Livia

The House of Livia, which was home to Livia Drusilla, wife of and political advisor to Augustus. This house, also located on the Palatine Hill next to the House of Augustus, is the epitome of ancient refinement and elegance. 

Guided tour of Nero’s Palace

The third option is the Domus Transitoria*, the palace of the Roman emperor Nero. Nero, remembered today as the mad emperor reigned during the Great Fire of Rome which all but decimated Rome in 64AD. But did the Emperor start the fires himself? Your private guide will reveal what brought the mad emperor to power and discuss the engrossing theories and legends surrounding his reign.  

Extended Tour Benefits

This tour is perfect for kids & families!

These can’t miss sites are made all the more fascinating by the presence of immersive technologies, such as video projections, lightmapping, and narrative voice. When in Rome, see Rome as the ancient Romans did!

This add-on extends the tour by 1.5 hours

A Traditional Aperitivo at a Local Wine Bar

After the tour, get ready to relax and live like a true Italian. We will accompany you to our favorite local wine bar which is a stone’s throw from the Colosseum for a true Roman Aperitivo. A traditional Aperitivo would include a spritz/glass of wine/beer and a selection of Italian delicacies.

The Aperitivo is an Italian tradition starting back in the 18th century by the distiller Antonio Benedetto Carpano. The word ‘Aperitivo’ is derived from the Latin word ‘apertor’, or opener, and the Aperitivo is the precursor to a dinner or lunch designed to ‘open the stomach’, as the Italians would say. It’s also where Italians love to catch up!

Prendiamo un aperitivo – let’s get together for an aperitivo – is a catch cry amongst the locals & we can’t wait to take you along to experience this.

This tour is perfect for adventurers who want to learn about both the ancient and modern city of Rome in an interactive and hands-on way, and want to make the most out of their time in the Eternal City!

This add-on extends the tour by 30 minutes.

Meet Your Private Guide For This Tour

Amy will be your licensed guide in Rome. A history buff and local Roman citizen, Amy is the perfect guide to lead the way!

“Roman history – my passion! Let me share this with you on one of our most popular tours.”

Any questions about this Rome tour? Contact Amy below, she’s always happy to help.


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