Guided tour

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

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

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Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire and feel like an emperor as you skip the long lines to some of Ancient Rome’s most important monuments. Take a 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill for panoramic views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, Russian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and enter the most majestic of the Roman arenas
  • Visit the site where Romulus and Remus are said to have been discovered by a she-wolf
  • Walk through the heart of Rome as it was in the Roman Empire
  • Take in panoramic views of the Circus Maximus
Full description
Skip the long lines to some of the most important monuments of Ancient Rome on a 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum to enter the most important arena of the Roman Republic. Your live guide will make you feel like an authentic Roman emperor as they bring the monument to life. Learn about the gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, and re-enactments of famous battles. Then, walk around the city of Rome as it was many centuries ago. See the ruined temples and markets of the Roman Forum, and learn how this was the center of all political and social life in the days of the Roman Empire. Continue to Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. See the ruins of the Domus Augustana and get a panoramic view of the Circus Maximus. According to Roman mythology, Palatine Hill was the location of the cave where the founder of Rome, Romulus, and his brother Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Expert guide speaking only the selected language
  • Headphones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips
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 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and note that the tour includes stairs
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Please note that some parts of the tour are subject to closure out of the supplier's control. In the event of any unforeseen closure, your guide will endeavor to complete the tour so that you won't miss any details
  • Please note that large backpacks are not permitted inside the sites: take small bags or backpacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 153 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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I've done multiple tours in Rome (and elsewhere). This was an excellent tour. Federica, our guide, was a local with incredible knowledge to answer our copious amounts of questions. Her impressive knowledge was matched with her enthusiasm for her job and for Roman history. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

August 31, 2021

The perfect tour for history lovers

The whole tour was accompanied by Laura, who was really great. I especially admired her English until I almost said she was not Italian. :-) Although it was hot like hell, I enjoyed it a lot, because we learned a lot of interesting facts. Do not be afraid to ask anything at all, Laura is very informed and if possible she will answer. I almost forgot if you go on a tour in July like us, I recommend that you paint properly and not forget glasses and hat. You can't always hide in the shade. Drinking water is free in many places, so don't worry about being frightened. :-) Bottom line, if the tour lasted an hour longer, I would not be angry at all.

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July 8, 2019

Good 3 hr tour

Tour was good. Stephanie was a very informative guide. I only had 1 issue and that is the check in. It is difficult to fond your guide. Get your guide is not your tour group. So don’t look for their sign. Check your email for your guides group name. Tour was excellent most of our time was on Palatine Hill.

June 28, 2019

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