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Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Colosseum with an expert in Roman history.

  • Skip the line Colosseum Tickets mean you beat the crowd at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer make your tour intimate and engaging.
The Colosseum Inside the Colosseum - Ground Level The Arch of Constantine Admiring Ancient Rome from the Colosseum The Arch of Constantine & Colossem The Arch of Constantine Palatine Hill (incl. on our Colosseum tours) View of the Colosseum from Palatine Hill Discovering ancient palaces The Roman Forum (incl. on our Colosseum tours) Church at The Roman Forum Arch of Titus, Roman Forum Take a walk through Ancient Rome



This Roman Colosseum tour let's you skip long entrance lines and walk right into Rome's preeminent attraction with a small group of 15 people or fewer and a local expert guide. 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 is never been more approachable 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, where you'll also skip entrance lines with special access Roman Forum tickets. 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. The ruins aren't always easy to interpret, but once again your guide will be on hand to help transport you back in time with their wealth of knowledge


Every member of our guide team is an expert on Ancient Rome and is passionate about sharing their culture and history with visitors. Small groups of 15 people or fewer mean you’ll find them easy to engage with while headsets make them easy to hear at all times and impossible to lose. When you travel with Walks we don't just want you to see Rome, we want to you to experience it to its fullest.

Sites visited

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill


  • Privileged, express entry tickets for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide.
  • Headsets on groups over 6 people
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer


5-stars from over 3887 Customer Reviews

Jon was awesome! Despite a storm, lengthy downpour and then continuing rain, Jon did everything possible to make the tour experience as perfect as possible...even when Palatine Hill was closed due to rain. He led us to as many open places as possible and was a wonderful storyteller!
Maria was very knowledgeable and informative. Presented info in a very interesting way. She is funny and friendly as well.
Really great guide.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.

The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).

The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour. The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details at info@walksofitaly.com.

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All round a most excellent experience. Fabio was top notch especially the way he dealt with the heavy rain; keeping everyone interested. His knowledge was good and he always encouraged questions and handled them well. We would recommend both the tour and the guide to all our friends. Grazie mille.
Jon was awesome! Despite a storm, lengthy downpour and then continuing rain, Jon did everything possible to make the tour experience as perfect as possible...even when Palatine Hill was closed due to rain. He led us to as many open places as possible and was a wonderful storyteller!
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Maria was very knowledgeable and informative. Presented info in a very interesting way. She is funny and friendly as well.
Really great guide.
Absolutely one of the BEST tours I have ever booked. Marco's ability to tell the story of ancient Rome was outstanding. He delivered the history with passion and humor. I have continued interest and passed on what I have learned to friends and family. This tour was the highlight of my trip to Rome, Thank you Marco!!
Loved our tour guide Bruno! He made the Colloseum come to life.
Excellent, erudite and funny tour guide who moved us through well and provided interesting information. Thank you.
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Very Informative - well worth the cost. Luigi was charming as well as informative. We would recommend
Maria was so full of knowledge and made the tour so enjoyable and memorable.
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Our guide T was very well informed and made the tour a lot of fun
He was excellent. Informative, funny, very interactive. Showed great concern for everyone on the tour due to the heat. Spent a great deal of time educating us on the history and culture. Would highly recommend him and Walks!
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Jon was great. Thanks!
Hello, Please send word to Luigi that we absolutely loved his tour. He is the best guide I have ever had and I hope he will be around when I will visit Rome with my wife later on. Thank you for the great moments, Evert
Fabulous! Highly recommended!
Out guide was fantastic. We appreciated his passion and he provided us with the perfect amount of historical information to make it fascinating and interesting b.
I loved the tour and can't imagine doing the Colosseum another way! Our guide was SO knowledgeable and maintained energy throughout the three hours. He was also able to address the questions we had. There were two little boys on the tour and I thought he did a great job involving them and keeping their interest. THANK YOU!
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This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and created a very friendly and welcoming environment. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
My son and I had a great morning touring the Colosseum and Roman Forum with Maria Teresa! She did an excellent job explaining the area, architecture and history. I have been on a Colosseum tour previously and Maria Teresa provided information that I had not heard before. My son enjoyed the history and lack of art! Thank you!
Wonderful from start to finish. Engaging and knowledgeable. Wonderful tour guide. Christina
Excellent tour! My family and I really enjoyed this very informational tour! Mauro, our tour guide, was really nice and knowledgeable!
We loved this tour with Camilla. She was very knowledgeable and insightful. Our girls had studied Latin and the Roman culture for 6 years and loved seeing it all in person with a professional guide. As someone who had not studied this, I learned so much from our tour. Her stories brought it all to life. Camilla also handled a situation caused by a very large tour group (300) ahead of us with grace and ingenuity! We definitely recommend this tour and will share with my blog readers at www.thelushlist.com
Valentina was a wonderful guide. We walked out of the Colosseum and a down pour of rain hit fast.. She was a good sport about the rain and tried to make the best out of the rest of the tour.
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Claudia is an amazing tour guide. As a well educated historian, her knowledge of Roman Empire and the history of Rome is very complete. She is very passionate, energetic , helpful and very fluent in English. As a proud native, she shared lot of fine details about being an Italian and the subtle historical events from Roman times to Renaissance times. She is an excellent tour guide. We are lucky to have her. Thank you Claudia for your service.
Everything was great and convenient. The guide had expertise knowledge and made the tour extremely interesting and intimate.
The guide was clearly both passionate and very knowledgeable about not just the colosseum and the roman forum, but ancient roman life in general. This was by far our most memorable tour in terms of the interesting bits of information she shared and how she tied the life and habits of the old romans to present day.
Vanessa was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide, she answered all of our questions. We enjoyed ths tour very much!
Sara our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the history of Rome. Was great to have fast track entrance into the space and be able to listen to Sara so clearly through the headphones. Overall the four of us had an amazing experience
The tour was terrific! We highly recommend it.
I took the colosseum tour a few years ago with another tour company and I found this one was a lot more informative and we walked through more parts of the Roman forum. Learned a lot of new things. Great tour!
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The tour was excellent, and our guide was extremely informative. She was friendly and had so much knowledge to share, and did a great job.
Booking the tour was very easy. All went smoothly at meeting point. Magdalena was very knowledgeable and fun. A great experience. Thank you.
Very well organized and easy to find. Guide was fantastic and got us straight into Colloseum. Saw all three stops and got thorough explanation with headsets. Took 8:30 tour til 11:30 and then easily made it to cruise port in afternoon.
Marco was amazing! He was fun, friendly, easy to understand. His wealth of knowledge and personal experience added immensely to our overall experience. He was able use his expertise to weave together a picture of ancient Rome, the history, and the people. I hung on nearly every word. He also did a magnificent job keeping our group moving, in the shade whenever possible, and as far away from the crowds as possible. I would recommend Marco to my best friends and clients!
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Guide was excellent and made the tour the highlight of our visit to Rome
We did the Premium Colosseum in the afternoon after we had seen the Vatican and Sistene Chapel in the morning. Siriana our guide was so engaging. Her warmth and way she interacted was lovely. She took us all over the Colosseum and her knowledge was outstanding. Also any questions we had she was able to answer easily. It was a strenuous tour due to the heat and the steps and she took care to make sure everyone on the tour was ok. Palatine hill the the Forum was absolutely mind blowing with the sheer size and Siriana’s knowledge was simply incredible. Also any questions about other areas in Rome or general information she was able to answer easily. Her depth of knowledge was amazing. I realise it is competitive with tour companies but she was outstanding. She also provided advice on how to see other sites on our way home.
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Excellent guide, very informative, well run tour. My only suggestion is that he should ask if people have questions.
Our guide, Claudia, was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. She guided us over the entire Colosseum and Forum, leaving us tired but very satisfied. I highly recommend Walks of Italy for the Colosseum Tour!!!