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

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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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 4673 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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Our guide was nice and informativ. The downside was, that we started in the Forum and ended in the Colosseum. So there is a lot of walking instead of information, and the guide did not use the walking time for sharing information. Also it would be more interesting to spend time in the Forum than in the Colosseum after the tour! We also waited for guests who did not show up, although you have to be at the meetingpoint half an hour befor start. So we lost 15min and ended 30min earlier + 15min toilett breakt. So we got only 2h of tour instead of 3 and all in all maybe 30min of information... That was a pitty.

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May 19, 2022

Excellent tour, well paced and very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable and a good story teller as well. Started at the forum, ended at the Colosseum. If you are too hot and struggle with a lot of climbing, I recommend skipping the Palatine hill as the group comes right back down - great view though.

May 18, 2022

What an amazing tour! So much to see and learn about. I do wish we could have stopped a few times to do proper photos in the coliseum. That part seemed a bit rushed but out tour guide was funny and very proud. Would definitely recommend and the morning was best for less heat and less crowds.

May 16, 2022

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