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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city / Explore Italy tours" on it.
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  • Pass by
    Colosseum Tours | Explore Italy Tours
  • 1
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    The tour will conclude at the Roman Forum.
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Highlights
  • Save time and tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in day
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Assistance and all the fees included
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is comfortable
  • Child discount from 3 to 15 years old is applied only with a valid ID card
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 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.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amanda F wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ExploreItalyTours, Public Relations Manager at Explore Ancient Rome - Ultimate Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Ancient Rome tour!
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Chere K wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Well worth making this a primary must see while in Rome. It is located adjacent to Colosseum and if its a choice I would recommend Palatin as must see
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 9 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Ancient Rome tour!
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Lee A wrote a review Dec 2019
Tonbridge, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
Such a good trip. Simona the guide was excellent. So knowledgable and interesting. Brilliant insight into the forum and palatine hill. Would absolutely recommend
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 9 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your review about your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Ancient Rome tour! We will pass your kind words to Simona!
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2019
15 contributions16 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you liked your Ancient Rome tour with us!
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Jennifer Z wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Helped us envision the Forum so we’ll. Spoke great English.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum tour with us!
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Pelin for the win!
This is probably the best guided tour we have ever had. Our guide Pelin told us not only about the «nice artifacts»
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HORRIBLE SERVICE
I had to cancel my trip to Italy due to covid and this was the one company I had trouble working with. I emailed an
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cass-marie0
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Outstanding tour guides!
We absolutely loved this tour!!! A MASSIVE thank you to Alex and our female tour guide who’s name we forgot to get,
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GloriaOrtega11
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Excelente
Tataiana, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was small and she kept us engaged througho
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250reneem
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Misleading!!
I booked because it said "early morning", the reservation came back with a 1:00 pm time!! I booked through Viatour
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gillian b
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Vatican tour
This was a great tour, we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any lines - which were very long.
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Best tour ever!
Wow! This is how every tour should be! Not only were we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any
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Ardita P
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Just go for it! Lovely tour and guide :)
My husband and I booked this tour during our getaway weekend. The whole organisation was seamless from start to fin
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travelust28
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Worth our money!
While our tour guide at the Coliseum was nice, the poor man had the entire tour group yawning because unfortunately
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littleYungie
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Wonderful time in the Vatican country
Andy, our guide was great - full of interesting information & ran a very interactive tour for our small group of 6
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Alessialombardi93
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Delicious experience
Last week we booked a Food Tour with this agency. Met the guide in front of the Napoleonic Museum. Another couple j
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valecvz08
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Definitely recommend
Great guide, explained everything very well. It was a small group so everyone got to enjoy and understand the tour.
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546josief
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The best Colosseum experience
I had been to the Colosseum several times but I really wanted to see the Underground. We met at the office on top o
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Sophireay
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Disappointing
So disappointing to see how much other have enjoyed their tour when ours was so terrible! We came on the 2nd of Jan
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Book this tour and was so pleased. Our guide Santos was excellent. Gave us a real history lesson on Rome and how it
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