Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Activity provider:City Walkers Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Activity provider:City Walkers Tours
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From US$ 45.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Immerse yourself in the past on this guided tour with a professional local expert. Dive into ancient and Roman history, and visit the symbol of Rome, the glorious Colosseum.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
Small group available


  • See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert guide
  • Get entrance tickets without the hassle of having to wait in line
  • Let your guide show you all the best spots for pictures
Full description

Skip the line with a guide on this highlights tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Enter the Colosseum through a dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument from a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide.

Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Roman government buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived.

Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

  • Tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill entry tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Sunscreen
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • To enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check, so there may be a line to pass through the security checks
  • This visit does not include the arena or the underground of the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6435 reviews

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Brilliant tour, the lady who took us round was really knowledgeable thanks to her architecture and art history degree. All related in easily-digestible sections and she tried to find us places in the shade to stop as well which was appreciated. Think it was excellent value for money for 2.5 hours + entry into the colosseum, palatine hill and the Roman forum.

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May 30, 2023

A great tour of the area that added a lot to the experience. There was a long line for groups into the Coliseum, but it moved very quickly maybe 15-20 minute wait and our tour guide said that was unusual. I would recommend a tour if you are interested in Roman history and the history of the Coliseum, otherwise you’ll miss a lot just wandering around.

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May 29, 2023

I am not sure of the general price to get into the Colosseum or Forum, so I wish I could speak more to the cost effectiveness. Nonetheless is was great to have a guide going through everything. I could spend a whole day roaming around these areas, so having a guide is helpful if you are in Rome for a short amount of time and wanting to see a lot. I believe we skipped the line for the Colosseum and had to wait a bit for the Forum, but the wait was not terrible. There are some stairs and incline involved, so beware if you have folks with any mobility issues.

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May 28, 2023

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