Guided tour

Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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Learn about the history of the Colosseum on a guided tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, Portuguese, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Experience the wonder of the Colosseum with an expert tour guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line entry tickets and priority access
  • Enjoy an in depth tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description

Discover Rome's Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill and learn fascinating insights about the city's history. Get skip-the-line access, and tour the first and second levels of the Colosseum. See the Arch of Titus and the site where Julius Caesar was buried.

Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Hear an introduction to the Colosseum and learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

Notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you enter. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus.

Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland.

Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour of the Roman Forum
  • Tour of Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • When booking for children under 18 years, a government-issued ID/passport will be required when entering the monument. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing you entrance to the monument
  • Tours will run rain or shine (unless the monument is closed by the officials for safety reasons)
  • The tour may start with either the Colosseum or the Palatine Hill/Roman Forum
  • The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, you will be contacted in advance
  • There are mandatory security checks at all entry points to the sites. The wait time for the security check can be considerable during peak times/seasons and has nothing to do with the ticket line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2265 reviews

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We had Samantha as a guide and the truth could not be better. His Spanish is perfect and he told us everything in a super entertaining way and very easy to understand. All the while willing to explain any questions and making sure that we understood the story. Of the 3 tours we have done on our trip, it has undoubtedly been the best.

January 27, 2023

Sara, our guide was very knowledgeable and guided us with experience in the places we visited It was a pity not being able to access the underground of the Colosseum and having to just look from above Also Sara's microphone had some problems the last time part of the visit in the Colosseum had to speak without making it more difficult to hear

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January 8, 2023

Rome has a lot of history and you can’t just walk around without knowing them. This was a great tour with skip the line ticket which saved us a lot of time. Nicolas, our tour guide was really knowledgeable and make the tour fun and educational. I totally recommend it!

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 183914