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

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

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Join a tour to see the most important sites of Ancient Rome brought to life. Visit the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill with an expert guide and learn all about a day in the life of Ancient Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group available

What customers loved


  • Skip the line at the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Let your guide captivate you with stories of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians
  • See the remains of temples, shrines, marketplaces, and much more
Full description

Visit the iconic Colosseum and be transported back to the Roman Empire. Stand in the amphitheater that was once the entertainment center of the city, hosting fights between gladiators and even wild animals imported from Africa and the Middle East.  At the Forum, your guide will regale you with stories of political intrigue, betrayal, and triumph. See what once was the heart of day-to-day life and explore the remains of the most important buildings and spaces of one of the greatest ancient settlements.

If you choose the express tour, you'll skip the Forum visit for a 2-hour tour that gives you more time afterward to explore Rome on your own. Then, discover Palatine Hill, where the legendary Romulus is believed to have founded the city. It became the location of the houses of affluent Romans and then home to the emperors. The ruins are impressive and the view over the Circus Maximus is a must-see.

  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • 3-hour tour
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Transportation
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that there may be a queue to enter the Colosseum due to security checks
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • The meeting time is subject to change and you will receive a phone call or text if this is the case
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1579 reviews

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Very educational and fun. From the Forum and top of Palatine Hill, it is possible to really envision what Rome really looked like in antiquity. We were able to see and learn a great deal in just three hours without feeling rushed. If you have an interest in history, I highly recommend!

October 19, 2021

I really liked the fact that our group was small, which made it much easier to listen to our guide. The tour was in English and our guide, who is originally from Rome herself, gave us a very interesting talk about the historical stages of the development of the city. I would like to praise once again our guide, Claudia Rossi, who led us with enthusiasm throughout the tour. It is nice to see someone who enjoys her work. She is amazing :)

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July 19, 2021

Our guide is an archeologist, and you can tell! It was a wonderful tour with lots of anecdotes and many facts that otherwise we wouldn't have get to know. Especially with something like the Forum Romanum, you need someone who can bring it back to live. We enjoyed it very much and are grateful she also answered all of our silly questions.;) Recommend for sure!

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July 30, 2020

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