Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill: Small-Group Rome Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Take part in our original Experience of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and  Palatine Hill, where you’ll explore the heart of the Ancient City of Rome! On this 3 hour-long walking tour, you’ll visit the major landmarks of the former capital of the Roman Empire, revealing to you its history and secrets. You’ll visit the Roman Senate, the Arch of Constantine, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Via Nova, and the Via Sacra, among other remarkable places. This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people. Your guide will welcome you at an easy-to-find meeting point, and will take you through an exciting itinerary culminating with a visit inside the magnificent and imposing Colosseum.
Forget about the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the World Cup. The Colosseum has hosted the most spectacular games ever. It’s estimated that more than 500,000 people, and a million animals, lost their lives battling in the arena. We’ll also literally step back in time in our walk through the Roman Forum, retracing the steps of Caesar, Augustus and Nero. As you walk down Ancient Rome’s chief street, the Via Sacra, you’ll focus on the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated; the House of the Vestal Virgins, a temple where priestesses vigilantly guarded the eternal flame of the Empire; the Senate, where key decisions that guided the course of western history were made; the Arch of Septimius Severus; as well as many other extraordinary monuments and ruins. You’ll visit the Palatine Hill, site of the city’s very earliest settlements, which became the preferred residential area for most powerful and richest Roman families. You’ll stop to marvel at the Arch of Constantine, celebrating Constantine’s victory over the pagan world, and marking the moment when Christianity became the official religion of the Empire.Then you will walk to the Colosseum, the imposing amphitheater that was inaugurated in 80 A.D. Once inside, your guide will vividly recount the bloody events that took place in the Colosseum, bringing it all to life with tales of the gladiators, exotic animals, mock naval battles and executions.Your day would include: Colosseum The Roman Forum, the world’s largest archaeological site The House of the Vestal Virgins The Roman Senate The Arch of Septimius Severus The Palatine Hill The Arch of Constantine The Via Nova, built by Nero The Via Sacra and much more...

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 10 people)
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines to enter the site (we cannot skip security, though)
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide