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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Roman Forum

Rome: 3-Hour Colosseum Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Product ID: 80088
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Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 3-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill. See the ruins of the temples and the mighty arena of the Flavian Amphitheatre and ascend one of the legendary 7 Hills of Rome.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access
  • Learn all about the amphitheater and the gladiators from your guide
  • Hear about life during the Roman Empire as you visit the Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description
Learn the story of the Roman Republic and its most important monuments on a half-day tour of Ancient Rome. Enjoy skip-the-line privileges at the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman (Imperial) Forum. Meet your guide at the starting point, before enjoying panoramic views of the best preserved part of the Colosseum. Get a detailed description of the Colosseum from the outside, before skipping the long lines to step inside.

Once inside, learn about the spectacular entertainments put on during the Roman Republic. Discover the construction techniques invented by the Romans. Hear about the great feats of the gladiators and their battles with wild animals. Marvel at the technological advancements of the Roman engineers to build the Colosseum. Walk around the 1st tiers to reach the arena. Learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games.

Your guide will entertain you with tales of sea battles, and tell you about the cages where the lions were kept. Imagine the roar of the crowd as their blood lust was met. Continue to the 2nd tiers for the best views of the Colosseum, inside and out. Next, go to the Palatine Hill to see where the elite emperors took residence. Admire the views of the Circus Maximus on one side and the Roman Forum on the other. See the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar, built in the same spot where his body was cremated. Look at the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius and much more.
Includes
  • Colosseum and Ancient Rome guided tour
  • Small group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip-the-line, special entrance
  • Entrance ticket for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/ from the attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Via della Polveriera, 8. The office is located on top of the Colosseum Metro Station. You have to cross the little pedestrian bridge facing the Colosseum and the office is about 100 meters (300 ft) straight ahead from there.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the terrain conditions of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forums
• Student discount is only applied for EU Citizens under 26 with a valid ID card
• Children discount from 14 up 18-years-old is applied only with a valid ID card
• Important: please note that you cannot go inside the Colosseum with large bags/ backpacks/ suitcases. It is possible to bring only small bags since the Colosseum does not provide a cloakroom service, you cannot carry this kind of article inside the Colosseum
• Please bring photographic ID for the security check into the Colosseum
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.8/5
Organization
4.0/5
Value for money
3.5/5
Safety
4.5/5

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