Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

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Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Dive into the past and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, which your passionate guide will bring back to life. Enjoy spectacular views from the Emperor's Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from priority access and avoid long waiting times
  • Discover the marvels of the Colosseum, one of the most impressive structures of the Roman Empire
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views from the Emperor's Palace
  • Learn all about Roman life from a passionate experienced guide
Full description
Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, refresh and wander around before starting the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. These areas once were the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire where different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum. For the second part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet your second guide, who is passionate about Ancient Rome. Make the most out of your experience by having two of the highest-rated guides lead you through the areas of expertise they know best.
Includes
  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Instant confirmation
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Meet at the top of the Colosseum Metro station, Largo Geatano Angesi. At the top of the metro you will find your guide wearing a purple shirt with the local partner's logo. You are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity starting time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes because there is walking involved
  • All visitors are advised to be at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes before the stated departure time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
  •  Guests under the age of 18 are required to show ID at entrance, the entry cannot be guaranteed without an ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1805 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
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This was such an amazing tour and what a fantastic time to go while it was so quiet! We were so happy with our tour guide Lumi, she was so knowledgable and funny - she really made the tour special! I learnt a lot from the tour and would definitely recommend!

October 29, 2020

A fantastic way to see these key sights. Our guide (I can't remember his name but he said it was fine if we called him Mitch!) was superb. Right from the meet up point he was giving us context and insight and the whole tour was filled with a wealth of insight and stories. We started at the Forum (which was empty) and then ended at the Colosseum so that we could spend as much time as we wanted there - this was a great way round to do it. Quite a few people in the group had questions and he answered them expertly and enthusiastically. Highly recommended as a way to see these amazing sights in plenty of detail and leave motivated to find out even more!

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October 25, 2020

The tour guide Mitch (apologies but I didn’t catch his Italian name) was fantastic. Really knowledgeable and informative. He made sure he answered everyone’s questions and filled the tour with extra details to bring it to life. The sites themselves are breathtaking and a must see if you’re in Rome

October 10, 2020

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