Guided tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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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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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian
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

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Participants

Date

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 30 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 4615 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Had a great time at the coliseum with the company City Walkers and with their very experienced guide Radu with over ten years in experience. Would definitely recommend getting a guide for this activity since the history behind these beautiful constructions is half the fun and makes everything look even better, and if you can be guided by Radu you’ll be entertained while learning

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May 14, 2022

I originally booked the tour for the Colosseum, Roman forum and palatine hill with a group of about 20 people. Three days before I got a call to ask if I would like to go onto the VIP tour that only had 10 people in it, as there was space. Which now I am delighted I did! Our tour guide was Maya, she was fantastic and full of knowledge and information. She really made you use your imagination to travel back in time. The tour started at 2pm and lasted roughly 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Absolutely Brilliant tour and tour guide. Thanks Maya from your Irish friends

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May 14, 2022

The guided tour was excellent from the minute we met our guide Eviss and for the next 3 hours her knowledge was amazing the history was bought alive by her and we enjoyed every minute. We were so pleased we pre booked the tour took the hassle out of queuing and was brilliantly informative thank you

May 13, 2022

Product ID: 195566