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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 3525 Customer Reviews

Gigi was amazing! One of the best tour guides I've ever had. So engaging, knowledgeable, funny, and super friendly! Made the tour of the Colosseum that much more worth it!
Flavia was wonderful. She was informative and was thoughtful of the audience. She has a pleasant presentation despite the hot day.
We really enjoyed the tour. Maria Grazia did a terrific job. Thanks!

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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Gigi was amazing! One of the best tour guides I've ever had. So engaging, knowledgeable, funny, and super friendly! Made the tour of the Colosseum that much more worth it!
Flavia was wonderful. She was informative and was thoughtful of the audience. She has a pleasant presentation despite the hot day.
Valentina was WONDERFUL. She made everything interesting. You always felt it was okay to ask questions and she kept everyone involved. I was worried the walk would be cancelled due to the wild storm that came just before we entered the Forum - but we waited a while a finished the tour. It was brilliant!
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We really enjoyed the tour. Maria Grazia did a terrific job. Thanks!
The guide was outstanding!
This was our favorite tour in Rome. Our guide was both knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. We did three tours with Walks and each was fantastic.
I was impressed by Maddalena’s scope of history and architecture. She was exceedingly cross-culturally sensitive when presenting the tour as we were a varied group of tourist and I highly recommend one of her tour to anyone visiting Rome.
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Our guide was excellent and kept us engaged. We found the Palatine Hill part of the tour a bit boring and felt that we could have spent more time in the forum instead.
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The guide provided lots of information, was very knowledgeable and painted pictures on how Rome would have look like years ago. Both our guide and the tour we great.
The guide was great, pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour was a bit long close to 4 hours.
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Davide was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable.
Massimo (our guide) was interesting and informative. He kept a good pace, but was patient and answered questions. Overall, it was a great tour !
Customer service on the phone when booking was simple and easy. Emanuela was a perfect guide. Extremely knowledgable and a great sense of humour. Good job guys!
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Ferdinando was an excellent guide! His impressive depth of knowledge made the tour that much more interesting and educational. We would have never gotten so much out of our visit to the Colosseum without the tour.
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Wow, Juliette was so amazing! She explain everything in a timeline that was easy to understand. We felt her passion for the history of Rome. She was incredibly humorous and friendly. We had so fun and have a true understanding of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The knowledge she shared with us connected the tour we had taken at the Vatican. We are extremely happy with the two tours in Rome that we shared. We will always use and recommend Walks of Italy tours.
She was indeed excellent as a tour guide and had a great attitude! She answered all our questions, and we had many, she literally made my day :) 5 star rating from the ‘dacians’, she’ll know :)
We enjoyed the tour and the tour guide. Thank you so much.
Easy to book. Meeting place was ideal. Luigi was excellent. Informative, friendly, funny and considerate. All up a great experience. Thank you.
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My guide Maria was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. I have already suggested your tour company to others I know that are going to Italy.
Davide was an excellent guide, he presented a wide range of information in an interesting and knowledgeable way. We really appreciated his friendly manner and the positive level of personality he brought to the tour. Comprehensive information presented in a really well paced tour. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Davide or Your company to my friends. Excellent tour all round.
Claudia is amazing! She thoroughly knows the history of Rome and enthusiastically communicates it. She is a warm and personable. The tour was very well paced.
Very enjoyable walking tour, Mara was very knowledgeable and made the tour most interesting. She was very personable.
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Very enjoyable trip and tour of Pisa and Florence
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Alessia was amazing!
I booked a same day tour of the Colosseum, Palentine Hill, and Roman Forum and had an amazing experience with my guide. Of the three different tour guides I've had on this vacation, Andrea was the most passionate and attentive that I've been with and really made the tour fun for all involved.
We had a great tour. I have already recommended Walks of Italy to friends.
Christina was amazing--so knowledgeable and engaging. I especially liked her book with overlays showing the original topography and what the ruins of Rome looked like in their prime. Great tour and intro to Rome!!
We loved the Walks of Italy tours! The guides (Julia for Vatican tour; Gigi for the Colosseum and Forum tours) were especially knowledgeable and provided so many details and information that made the experience very rewarding and fulfilling. They really enhanced the experience to the nth degree. We will be sure to recommend these tours to everyone we know!
Selenia was an amazing tour guide. She conveyed the history of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill with such passion and depth which was very infectious. She made mine and my fiancé's trip to Rome amazing and I wished she could do all our trips in Rome.
Eleanora was wonderful! She is extremely knowledgeable and her passion for Rome is contagious. I especially admired her ability to correct poor behavior from tourists with other groups. She truly makes an awe-inspiring tour even better. Thank you, Eleanora!
Iliaria was fantastic very knowledgeable and so pleasant! Excellent guide!!
Very informative and well-paced tour. I enjoyed it and would love to have her for my tour guide every time. Thank you!
Luigi was great he mixed the right amount of information with time to view areas.
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Selenia was absolutely amazing! She knew so much about the history of Rome and explained everything so well! Also she was great at including jokes in her stories and really kept everyone engaged! We really appreciated that she tried to find a shady spot if we stopped anywhere to talk. I went on another tour in Rome and the tour guide did not even compare! Please tell her thank you for the experience!!
We have taken several of your tours and have always been pleased with the information and experience. Thanks for reaching out to us. We hope you have a great day!
We throughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very informative and was able to answer any question that we had. We will highly reccomend this tour to anyone seeking to visit this area of Rome
Gigi is very knowledgeable and has an engaging personality. He shared a wealth of information about both sites and also paid attention to the physical comfort of the group. It was a hot and sunny day and Gigi knew where to find shady spots and water fountains for refilling our bottles. He remembered the names of people in our group and followed up with people regarding particular questions and areas of interest throughout the tour. It was an excellent tour.