Early bird tour of Colosseum, Forum & Palatine

From €55

Get into the Colosseum before the hordes arrive, with an expert guide who will bring the stadium alive for you.

Be amongst the first people to enter the Colosseum in the morning before the crowds start gathering and accumulating. Your guide is waiting for you at the entrance of the Colosseum ready to enter at 8.30am Travel back in time to relive the Roman Empire, with this 3 hour guided tour of the one of the most visited monuments in the world. You will also visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on this historic tour.
You will meet your guide at the entrance of the Colosseum, after an informal chat, you can let your expert historian bring 2,000 years of history back to life. Learn about the ferocious battles between gladiators and beasts, and learn how this was all put on for the entertainment of Roman citizens and the elite fro nearly 400 years.
Discovering the Colosseum amphitheater from the inside, learn how this unique structure was built in under 8 years by the Great Vespasian in 72 A.D before becoming inaugurated by his son Titus and completed by 10,000 Jewish slaves.

What’s included?

  • Entry or admission fee

Your booked tour includes entrance to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine.


  • Food & drinks
  • Tip or gratuity

We will usually have a chance to access beverages and snacks during the second part of this small group Colosseum tour.

What do I need to bring?

Water is good. Perhaps a little snack. 

You meet your Guide at the entrance and join our Small Group Tour (maximum 12) to see the great anphitheatre, inside and out, the Forum and the Palatine.

Experience type
Day tour / activity
2 hours 30 frontend.minute
Booking in advance
Cut off: 4 hours
Physical difficulty level
You can start this experience at the following places.

Colosseum Early Bird

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 3 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event

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