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

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

From $39.84 per person

Visit the incredible Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about the fascinating secrets and history of the building with an official guide. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a truly unforgettable experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide, and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is still considered an engineering marvel to this day. As you enjoy priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as your guide leads you past the long ticket lines. Explore the first and second levels of the Colosseum as your guide brings to life the stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated Ancient monument. With your newly acquired expertise of the Ancient Romans, you will better understand and appreciate the second part of the tour - a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the incredible 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. The tour will then 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.
Includes
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons and to limit crowding during busy periods, the Colosseum allows only 3,000 people inside at any time. This may cause a slight delay for entry if capacity has been reached, even with pre-booked reservations
  • Please bring valid photo ID as you will be asked to show this at the Colosseum’s entrance (including children 3-17 years)
  • The tour runs rain or shine. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Skip-the-line and priority entrance refers to the ticket line only and not the security check line which everyone has to go through upon entering the Colosseum
  • There may be additional security checks and some delays due to new security measures in operation
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, children under 2 year of age are free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 274 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5
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Excellent organization even if in a semi-deserted Rome. Very detailed tour with the guide Maria Teresa really very prepared and very kind. Considering that we were an adult and a child, however, with free admission to both the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum and the Forum, the price paid of almost 75 euros is definitely a bit too high.

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June 7, 2021

Amazing experience and fantastic tour company. The tour was absolutely amazing and the tour guide was so great, really informative but also a lot of fun. The company was great at ensuring that everyone was safe and socially distanced whilst still having fun. Everything was contactless and we felt very secure. I would highly recommend this tour.

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February 27, 2021

We were drt most of the time only 3 people on the guided tour. Two grandparents and a teenage grandchild. The guide, a Japanese woman who has lived in Rome for 25 years, spoke exceptionally good English. She brought the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum to life before our eyes. She managed to be very flexible and actively went into our questions. This was not a fixed, predetermined "lesson". Both the teenager and we two "old" 'were really happy - and all three a lot smarter than before the trip !!

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October 26, 2020

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