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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

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Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Dive into the past and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, which your passionate guide will bring back to life. Enjoy spectacular views from the Emperor's Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from priority access and avoid long waiting times
  • Discover the marvels of the Colosseum, one of the most impressive structures of the Roman Empire
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views from the Emperor's Palace
  • Learn all about Roman life from a passionate experienced guide
Full description

Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days.

Enjoy time at your leisure after your visit to take some pictures, refresh yourself, and wander around. Then, being the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Explore the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire, where the different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum. For the second part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet your second guide, who is passionate about Ancient Rome. Make the most out of your experience by having two of the highest-rated guides lead you through the areas of expertise they know best.

Includes
  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Instant confirmation
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station. The guide will be wearing a purple t-shirt at the UPPER exit of the Metro Station. (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.) Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes because there is walking involved
  • All visitors are advised to be at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes before the stated departure time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
  •  Guests under the age of 18 are required to show ID at entrance, the entry cannot be guaranteed without an ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 3425 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Presented us the information I don't think we would have found elsewhere. However, 3 hours isn't enough for everything, we went to the Colosseum and Palatine hill, but didn't have the time to walk through the Forum (we went by ourselves the next day, it was worth it). Still, I would book this tour again

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November 22, 2021

Thank you for this great tour, which more than exceeded our expectations. Our guide Stephano took us through the Coliseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum and told us all kinds of interesting things and, despite the regenerative weather and full Coliseum, made the Roman history of these places exciting and "tangible" for us.

November 21, 2021

Pros: Online booking was easy. Meeting point was not difficult to find. Had enough time to tour the colosseum including the underground. Tour price was reasonable. On-line chatting was easy and helpful. Cons: We booked for Underground tour but it was not mentioned in the voucher. When we emailed the company, we got a message stating that it is not included which caused a lot of anxiety. Online chatting helped. Tour guide spent more time giving history lessons than guiding.

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November 12, 2021

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