Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Skip-the-Lines Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

Rome: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Skip-the-Lines Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

From US$ 157.05 per person

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and Roman emperors on this tour of Ancient Rome with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum. Explore the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Step back in time at the Roman Forum and see where orators made speeches
  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans and see how they lived
  • Take in amazing views of Palatine Hill and the remains of the imperial palace
  • Admire the impressive Colosseum where animals and gladiators fought
Full description

Step back into the hustle and bustle of Ancient Rome on this small group tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Beat the crowds and the heat with skip-the-line entry to some of Rome's most popular sights. Skip the lines to the Colosseum and fully explore the area where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Roman citizens and emperors. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events and debunk some popular myths along the way. View the Palatine Hill, which was home to the wealthiest of Rome’s noble citizens during the time of the Republic, and later, exclusively the emperor. Today, you can still see remains of some of the imperial palace's former splendor. Stroll through the Roman Forum, where Romans lived out their daily lives. Here, politics, business, state funerals, and military parades all took center stage. See the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero made their speeches.

  • Skip-the-line entry to Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at the Arch of Constantine on the side furthest from the Colosseum. Your tour coordinator will meet you to the left of the Arch of Constantine. The tour coordinator will be holding a sign for Rome Group Tours. Check-in closes 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • All guests to the Colosseum must carry an ID or passport for entry
  • Photocopies or photographs displayed on a phone or tablet are also acceptable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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July 6, 2022

Our school group was treated with such a high level of expertise, we cannot thank our guide and GetYourGuide enough. Such a deep breadth of knowledge and history, it was an amazing experience. Grazie mille!

June 9, 2022

Everything was wonderful, many thanks to you and your tour guides, we've had an amazing time. The guide was very funny and tells us a lot from the Roman Empire. Lovely greetings to him. We are now on the way to napoli. Have a nice day and thanks

July 10, 2021

Product ID: 350396