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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Roman Forum

Colosseum and Palatine Hill Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 57837
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Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Imperial Forum, and Palatine Hill. See the ruins of temples and the mighty Flavian Amphitheatre. Ascend one of the legendary “7 Hills of Rome.”
About this activity
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Ancient Rome at its most important monuments
  • Look inside the mighty Colosseum and follow in the footsteps of the crowds on 2 tiers
  • Hear stories about the brave gladiators and the bloodthirsty entertainments
  • Ascend Palatine Hill to see where the Roman emperors lived
  • Discover the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar and the site where he was cremated
  • Journey through the glorious years of the Roman Republic and its great capital city
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 local tour partner's office and enjoy 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. 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 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 & Ancient Rome guided tour
  • Headset system to understand guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip the line, special entrance
  • Entrance ticket for the Colosseum
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from the attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
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
• Important: please note that you can not take large bags, backpacks or suitcases into the Colosseum. It is possible to bring small bags. Please note, there is no cloakroom service
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
• Please be advised that the Colosseum’s capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
• This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
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From US$ 61.39 US$ 49.11 per person

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