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$ 44.88 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 3878 reviews

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A good tour if you’re visiting Rome for the first time. I reccomend buying a tour like this, cause there’s not a lot of information at the attractions itself. The tour is quite long, but very interesting and informational. The tour guide was experienced and very nice. Everything’s understandable with the earpiece, and her English was very good.

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March 19, 2023

This was such an amazing guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine & Forum! our guide, Lorenzo, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about Roman history & history in general. He was also quite funny & personable. My daughter & I absolutely LOVED our tour. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Rome!

March 13, 2023

The different language groups were well organised at the meeting point, despite lots of people milling about. Our guide, Simona, was welcoming , started our tour on time and provided clear instructions about entry, security etc. Her English was excellent, she took care of her group (19 of us), was extremely knowledgeable and welcomed questions and comments. The audio system worked well so that she didn't have to shout and we didn't have to struggle to keep near her. She provided a tremendous amount of historical information about both the Forum and the Colosseum. Just wish I could remember more of it! It was then good to have time at the end to spend on our own in the Colosseum to marvel at it, take photos etc.

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March 10, 2023

Product ID: 405524