Ancient Rome: Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Embark on a 3-hour guided journey through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the birthplace of ancient Rome. Uncover the history and stunning views, minus the Colosseum crowds. Book your spot today!

3 hours
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.


  • Join a select group of up to 24 guests
  • Dive deep into the best of Rome’s archaeological treasures
  • Wander through the iconic Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Audio headsets are included to ensure you hear every fascinating historical detail
  • Capture stunning views of the city from historical vantage points


  • Visit Roman Forum, Palatine Hill
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets


  • Colosseum guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

Please Note

  • The tour will not take place on December 25th, January 1st, May 1st, June 2nd;
  • The tour will not take place on the first Sunday of each month, as the Italian Ministry of Culture offers free access to the venues
  • The tour leaves at 9:30 AM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and at 2:30 PM on Thursday and Saturday
  • Kindly note that the tour only leaves with an English-speaking guide
  • The tour will end after about 3 hours in the Colosseum Archaeological area
Please review the following guidelines to ensure a smooth experience at the attractions: Guided Tours:
  • Customers must adhere to the assigned guide throughout the tour.
  • External guides cannot be added to the group after purchase.
Security Measures:
  • Heightened security may cause delays.
  • Guests with pacemakers must present a certificate to bypass security screening.
Tour Entry Requirements:
  • Provide first name and surname for all reservations
  • You should provide complete names to prevent potential refusal.
  • Passport mandatory on the tour day.
  • Moderate physical fitness is recommended.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen during summer.
Bag Policy:
  • Bulky bags, trolleys, and glass bottles are not allowed.
  • No cloakroom facilities are available.
  • The areas are not wheelchair accessible and may pose challenges for individuals with mobility issues.

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Join us for a remarkable exploration of ancient Rome, focusing on its most iconic archaeological sites—the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This 3-hour guided tour avoids the usual crowds of the Colosseum, allowing for a more relaxed and thorough appreciation of the area’s rich history.
Your journey begins at the Arch of Constantine, where you’ll meet your knowledgeable guide and a small group of fellow history enthusiasts. From there, step back in time as you enter the Roman Forum, the epicenter of ancient Roman life. Your guide will lead you through the ruins of important government buildings, temples, and marketplaces that were the focal point of Roman public life.
As you wander along the ancient paths, your guide will recount tales of the Forum’s vibrant past, bringing to life the bustling atmosphere of this once-thriving center. Learn about the political intrigues, economic strategies, and daily routines that shaped the lives of Roman citizens.
Next, ascend to Palatine Hill, the most famous of Rome’s seven hills. As the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city, the hill offers a history-steeped setting and some of the best views over Rome. Explore the ruins of imperial palaces and gaze out over the Forum and Circus Maximus.
Your tour concludes with panoramic views of the Eternal City, providing perfect photo opportunities and a deeper understanding of how this area has influenced the world throughout the centuries.
Embark on this journey through time with us and gain a profound appreciation for the foundations of Western civilization, all within the heart of ancient Rome.

  • Meet at the Arch of Constantine
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum
  • Explore significant landmarks like the Temple of Saturn and the House of the Vestals
  • Ascend to Palatine Hill for stories of Rome’s legendary founders and panoramic city views
  • Tour concludes near the Forum, perfect for further exploration or a leisurely return to your accommodations

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Pickup Info

Meeting point: Arch of Constantine - 15 minutes before the start of your tour (please look for the I Love Rome logo carried by our staff).

Identification: Please ensure you have a valid ID/passport, as is mandatory on the tour date. You might be refused entry otherwise.

Gray Line - I Love Rome office:
Via Cavour, 309 (6:30 AM – 6:30 PM 365 days)
[email protected]
0039 06 474 2501 / 0039 348 8112027 (WhatsApp only)
(November to March, Monday to Saturday, 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM & Sunday 6:30 AM – 8:15 PM
April to October, every day, 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM)