Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

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

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 67.24 per person

Save precious time with skip-the-line access on your guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Let your guide take you back in time to ancient Rome and let the unforgettable architecture take your breath away on this 3-hour tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get the most from your Colosseum visit with an expert guide’s stories of ancient Rome
  • Have the ruins of the Roman Forum come to life with your guide’s commentary and visual aids
  • Learn about the birth of Rome at the Palatine Hill
Full description
Learn little known facts about the Colosseum and ancient Rome from your expert guide on a 3-hour small group tour. Hear stories that bring the ancient amphitheater to life. With skip-the-line access you’ll slip past the crowds to gain immediate access to the Colosseum. Head on to other major sites of the Eternal City. You’ll see the Arch of Constantine and walk the Via Sacra on your way to the Roman Forum, following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers. Once inside the Roman Forum your guide will use visual aids and stories to help you get a better understanding of the ruins before you, recreating the baths, moneylenders, and temples. Next is the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome and the site of the oldest ruins in the city. Let your guide reconstruct the palaces of early emperors in your imagination, and relate tales of scandal, betrayal, and gore. With a maximum of 15 people in your group, it will be easy to hear and interact with your guide. The small group size also makes the tour an excellent option for families, as the guide will have the flexibility to interact more with the children.
  • Skip-the-line entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets (when needed)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately it is not possible to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 93 reviews

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Excellent small group walking tour of the Colosseum (ground floor and first level up) and the immense Roman Forum area, including Palatine Hill. Our guide was an expert on the history of all of this and presented it with wit and charm via the easy and clear radio system. Our group was 6 people. A word about the meeting point: our map gave us no clue as to how high above the base level of the Colosseum it was, so arrive extra early.

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October 29, 2022

Francis was very good. He is so knowledgeable and informative. You can tell his is extremely passionate about Rome and is eager to share his experiences with you. He also added humour and vigour to the tour keeping us all interested and alert. A must see tour and worth the price. No issues with registration. Meeting point was clear and the Walks staff are respectful and professional.

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September 2, 2019

Donato was an excellent guide. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and made sure we had the tour we wanted. It is a breathtaking tour! Loved the stories that went with some of the art pieces. I think if you were in a large group you would miss out on so much information.

September 2, 2019

Product ID: 49080