Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum with an archaeologist
Extensive tour of the Ancient Rome, perfect for history lovers and good walkers. (Book my basic tour #109083 for a less-detailed tour)
I've designed this tour to be a journey through the ages to discover the history of the Roman Empire, admiring its majestic remains. We'll talk about facts, myths and legend of the Ancient Rome, exploring the Colosseum, Palace of Emperors on the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
TIPS for a perfect visit:
- Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
- Wear comfortably shoes (uneven and dusty floors)
- Bring a bottle of water
- Be aware of the heat (95°F with high humidity in June/July)
-->For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. Possible delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Book this tour at 8. 30 am or 3 pm to minimize lines and beat crowds.
The itinerary can change depending from the meeting point and the starting time:
- Colosseum (no underground chambers)
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill
IMPORTANT INFOS for the COLOSSEUM
**Please note that inside sites big backpacks ARE NOT ALLOWED. (small backpacks and handbags OK)**
**All visitors must comply with the security checks at the entrances. This check may cause long lines and delais on our schedule, even with prebooked tickets. The guide is NOT responsible for this issue. **
***Please note that I do NOT provide private tours of the underground chambers.
The visit must be booked separately, it's a group tour and for its duration (1. 30 h) is not compatible with my tour. ***
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the exit of the "Colosseo" subway station at groundfloor, in front of the monument (see photos #4 and #5).
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.
End location: At Roman Forum exit
I will give you all the instructions to reach your hotel or the nearest taxi station.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
-Timing may change depending on your pace and level of interest
- Afternoon tour is available only from April to October.
-This tour is totally outdoor.
Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats.
In case of a thunderstorm we can choose together to change the itinerary and do a museum/church instead of the Forum.
THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED.
*** IMPORTANT ***
I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
- tour with an archaeologist and licensed tourist guide
- full price prepaid admission tickets for the Colosseum/Forum
(Tickets are non-refundable)
if there is a kid under 18 in your group and you are interested in purchasing a reduced ticket, PLEASE send me a message before the booking so I can create for you a custom tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euro - average cost of a taxi ride in Rome (from 10€ to 15€)
- taxi from/to your hotel
Please write me to have a custom tour if you're more than 6 guests. There are extra costs and a different timing due to the compulsory rent of an headset system. (MAX 12 pax)
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Thanks a lot to Marisa for her amazing tour! Everything went well, with pre-arranged tickets, and we learned so much from Marisa's enormous wealth of knowledge. She told us everything about the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum Romanum in a competent and enjoyable way. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend this tour. Please be prepared to absorb a lot of information during 3.5 hours. You want to be really interested in the history of ancient Rome for such an intensive experience.