Rome: Colosseum, Arena and Palatine Hill Small-Group Tour

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Experience the glory of ancient Rome as you step out onto the Colosseum's arena floor on this small-group guided walking tour. Visit and learn about the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum.


  • Stand on the arena floor - exactly where the gladiators fought
  • Discover the luxury of The Palatine Hill, the home of Emperors
  • Local Expert Tour Guide - Fully licensed
  • Relive the hustle and bustle of the Forum with the help of your expert guide
  • Enjoy the personal touch - group sizes are small for the best tour possible


Unlike regular tours of the Colosseum, this small group tour gets you straight inside the ancient amphitheatre and out onto the arena floor through the Gladiator’s Gate. This is the route the gladiators themselves took almost 2,000 years ago. Imagine the scene of them being greeted by the cheers and jeers of 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators. Your expert guide will transport you back in time to the height of the Roman Empire when the Colosseum was constructed. These were times when Rome was ruled by all-powerful emperors (sometimes wise, sometimes wacky), the city was flooded with exotic riches from around the world, and the Colosseum acted as the city’s main stage for showing off the animals and people that Rome had conquered and captured. Explore The Palatine Hill, where Emperors built their palaces and the elites luxuriated in their villas - remains of which you can see all around you. Learn the histories of the great names who lived here, as your guide rebuilds the neighbourhoods around you. The Roman Forum is the heart of all Ancient Rome. Here’s where the day to day hustle and bustle happened, and the work of running the world’s largest empire really took place. Weave amongst the enormous ruins, and discover the real lives of every Roman, from the city’s mythical founders to famous senators to humble market stall keepers. This is the best way to discover Rome. Places are limited, so book today! *Please note we will either start with the Colosseum or the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill depending on the time of tickets we can purchase* **Colosseum admission is free on the first Sunday of the month. Tours are discounted on these days.**


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  • Please note that you will either start with the Colosseum or the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill depending on the time of tickets purchased. Please remember to bring your ID on the day of the experience, especially for any minors accompanying you. Please provide the full names of all travelers in your group, including yourself and any co-travelers.

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This activity is non-refundable


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