Guided tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Activity provider: Crown Tours

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 lively guide will bring back to life

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (except for the night tour in English option)
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Instant confirmation
  • Pick up or drop off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for the night tour in English option
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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 5224 reviews

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Eugene from Crown Tours was fantastic and added so much context to the visit. He really helped to paint a picture of what the Roman Forum and Colosseum once were and had so much knowledge of their history. Would highly recommend doing a tour rather than just purchasing the entry ticket.

June 27, 2022

It was amazing. Loved our guide whose name was Giosapine or something like this. He asked to call him Joseph if we didn't remember his name. He made sure that everyone was comfortable even in the scorching heat. He made sure we found shade wherever it was possible. He waited for people who took washroom breaks or filled their water bottles. He even took pictures for people. He was very well educated about the whole history, proficient in English. Overall great experience

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June 27, 2022

Lumi was an excellent tour guide. Fun, knowledgeable, she made sure that her tour group was comfortable and well hydrated during the hot day of our tour. We learned so many interesting facts about the colosseum, Rome etc. If you are planning a trip to Rome to visit the Colosseum take the Underground, Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill skip the line tour like we did. This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience to walk along the underground of the Colosseum. You will definitely regret it if you don't.

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 195566