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Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill provided by Explore Italy Tours

Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Tour snapshot
Save time and tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in day
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This is the perfect tour for history buffs. Get more out of your time in Rome by going on a skip-the-line tour to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Save time waiting in long ticket lines, and get straight inside with a guide to provide commentary through an audio headset.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • No need to wait in ticket lines—skip-the-line entry is included
  • Hear clearly—an audio headset is included to enhance the tour
  • A guided tour ensures you don’t miss any important highlights
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • No need to wait in ticket lines—skip-the-line entry is included
  • Hear clearly—an audio headset is included to enhance the tour
  • A guided tour ensures you don’t miss any important highlights
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21985P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Assistance and all the fees included
  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Via del Colosseo nr.24
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
  • Important: please note that you cannot get to the Roman Forum with large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside the Roman Forum to accommodate the large items.
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
  • This tour entrance gives only access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded.
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Assistance and all the fees included
  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Via del Colosseo nr.24
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy The tour will conclude at the Roman Forum.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
  • Important: please note that you cannot get to the Roman Forum with large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside the Roman Forum to accommodate the large items.
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
  • This tour entrance gives only access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded.
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via del Colosseo, 24
    Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at Via del Colosseo nr.24
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3
  • 1
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    The tour will conclude at the Roman Forum.
    See address & details
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4.5
41 reviews
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Louise
1 contribution
May 2022
This small group tour is a great way to learn about Roman times. The tour guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Our group had the added bonus of accessing an atmospheric medieval church with beautiful frescos which was tucked away amongst the ruins. Make sure you allow ample time to find the tour company office as there is construction for a new train line underway around the Colosseum area.
Written 10 May 2022
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Barbara M
Sonoma, CA10 contributions
We booked: “Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill”. The tour was described on Trip Advisor as 45 minutes on Palatine Hill, 45 minutes in the Forum. Instead we got a 90 minute tour of the Colosseum (which was interesting, but not what we bought nor expected). And toward the end of the Colosseum tour when we asked when we’d go to the Forum and Palatine hill, we were told that we were on our own to do that (!!??). They gave us “tickets” (paper copies of someone else’s tickets) to gain entry.
This was never our expectation nor stated nor made clear. We purchased the Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and got a tour of the Colosseum.
Written 20 April 2022
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Amanda F
8 contributions
Feb 2020
This tour was fabulous. So much history to see and learn about. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and funny. This tour is well worth it. We were in Rome for a cruise about 5 years ago and didn't have time for this then. We are so happy that we made it back to Rome and did this tour. There was quite a bit of walking but it was so worth it. Highly recommended!
Written 1 March 2020
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ExploreItalyTours
Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Ancient Rome tour!
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ionlaser
Salt Lake City, Utah4 contributions
Jun 2022
Our tour did not happen. The day of the tour we tried to walk to the meeting location and found that June 2nd is Republic Day, a holiday. Because of the parade we were unable to get to our meeting location. The streets to the Roman Forum were all blocked off. We had given ourselves an extra hour to get to the meeting spot. We consistently called all the numbers on the confirmation and got no answers. Have still been calling all the numbers and get no answers. We would like a refund.
Written 24 June 2022
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DavidVA_13
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada39 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We took this tour since our Trafalgar tour included the Colosseum but not the Roman Forum. This tour was an excellent value - our tour was 2 hours long. Our guide Bruno was very knowledgeable and took the time to give us plenty of history of all the major parts of the Palantine Hill and the Forum. My only complaint is that I wish we spent more time in the lower portions of the Forum it seemed the focus was on Palantine Hill. The hill did provide impressive views of the city and forum and Bruno was a wealth of information.
Written 18 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you liked your tour of the Roman Forum with us!
Written 30 August 2019
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Destination630119
Detroit, MI2 contributions
I was very dissatisfied with this tour. First of all the entire tour lasted less than 40 minutes. Our guide Michaelo just walked us around and gave us little to no information about the roman forum itself. He was also not very clear so it was hard to under him. Besides talking about the three arches he did not provide us with any details of what roman life was like during this time period. How was this spaced used by the people?., etc. Extremely disappointing especially since it’s not very cheap. I took many Viator tours in the past and typically they are professional and very informative, but this one sucked!
Written 7 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We apologise for your experience and will be investigating the method of this guide immediately. This is not something that is a regular occurrence and usually our guide are professional. Thank you for informing us of this issue and again our sincerest apologies for your experience.
Written 14 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel K
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Fantastic guide Giovanni - very knowledgeable and generous with his time. Small group was excellent. Wonderful how he picked out highlights.
Written 16 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Roman Forum experience with us! Thank you very much for your review.
Written 19 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard B
15 contributions
Nov 2019
Walking through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was a great experience. It was an education in history well worth the effort. To see what was achieved and how they lived all that time ago was eye opening. The culture and life style was amazing to see. Absolutely recommend this visiting these sites and suggest allow plenty of time to fully digest the information provided.
Written 4 December 2019
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ExploreItalyTours
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you liked your Ancient Rome tour with us!
Written 9 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave B
Dalkeith, UK612 contributions
I am not sure if it was because it was raining but the tour seemed pretty short. It does however get you into the forums and palatine hill quickly. A basic overview and then left to stay and explore more if you wish.

I expected a lot more detail as part of the tour.
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ExploreItalyTours
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us. We will use this to improve our service for the next guests. Once again, thank you for writing about this. Explore Italy Tours CS Team
Written 18 November 2019
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Peter B
16 contributions
Oct 2019
This was a potentionally excellent tour diminushed by poor organisation and technology. Our guide knew her stuff and was pleasant, but we started the tour late and then sat around midway for 20 minutes while our guide went looking for two people who just wandered off on their own. So we finished over 30 minutes late. Our time in Rome is precious, don't waste it. The radio set didn't work very well either.

Look for another operator of what should have been a great tour
Written 8 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Peter, Thank you for your comment about Explore Italy Tours. We are glad to hear the good comments about your guide performance and the overall tour experience. Thank you for your feedback about our organization and about the radios, we will use it to improve our services and provide a better experience to our customers. Thanking you and wishing you a lovely day. Best regards, Explore Italy Tours CS team.
Written 12 November 2019
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They cancelled a few hours before the tour with no explanation
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Tour cancelled the afternoon before
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Worst customer service
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