Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum with Arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum with Arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

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Enjoy special access to the Colosseum arena on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Take in the views from Palatine Hill, explore the Roman Forum, and learn about life in Ancient Rome.

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access
  • Enter the arena area of the Colosseum in the footsteps of the gladiators
  • Enjoy stunning views of Rome from the Palatine Hill
Full description

Skip the lines to the Colosseum and enjoy direct access to the arena on a guided walking tour. See where the gladiators entered the amphitheater in the days of ancient Rome. Then, visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Look out over the Colosseum arena. Learn about the site, the spectators, the fights that were staged, and life in Rome at the time from your art historian or archeologist guide. The tour continues to Palatine Hill, where wealthy Romans lived. Enjoy the stunning views over the Roman Forum. Walk among the ruins of the Roman Forum, as your guide uses overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how buildings looked at the time.

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Roman Forum (if option selected)
  • Skip-the-line entry to Palatine Hill (if option selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Admission to the Colosseum arena (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Via Frangipane 30.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Normal-sized backpacks are permitted but large backpacks are not
  • The small-group tour has a maximum of 20 people
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour is not wheelchair-accessible
  • A copy of your ID or driver license is necessary for entrance into the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1703 reviews

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The tour was really great and our guide was incredibly helpful! I'm a huge history buff and ended up learning a lot of new things and getting great answers to questions. We still got plenty of time to take pictures at look around at each location, would definitely do the tour again!

March 19, 2023

It was great. Enough time in each place to check the highlights (we were semi independent, that means we didn’t have a local guide in the different destinations, we saw only what we wanted). Our guide on the bus, Marcos, was super attentive and helpful. But the overall trip was a dream come true.

March 8, 2023

We had the pleasure of having Dennis as our tour guide for this tour. He was very friendly approachable, kind and extremely knowledgeable about Rome! We had such a brilliant time and felt like we learnt so much that we would have missed otherwise. it was a small group so it was easy to stick together. we were given earbuds and the tour guide had a microphone so we never missed anything being spoken about which was a great touch. Dennis answered all our questions and even gave us some recommendations for dinner! As someone with chronic pain and fatigue, I was very nervous about how much walking there would be involved. the tour took 3 hours and we did about 7,000 steps. there weren't more than about 3 flights of stairs and most of it was a ramp so easier for me to walk up. as we kept stopping to hear about the different areas we were looking at it offered some time to rest. also, there were about three opportunities to use the loo's if you're there on a hot day and are drinking a lot!

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March 7, 2023

Product ID: 84141