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Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line 2.5-Hour Tour

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Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line 2.5-Hour Tour

Activity provider: specialqualityrome
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 63.23 per person

Avoid the long lines and relive the glorious events that took place at the Colosseum through the passionate stories of an expert guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the Colosseum
  • Go back to the age of the Emperors and discover the secrets of the Colosseum
  • Visit the place where Rome was founded, the Palatine Hill, and learn the story of the Roman Forum
Full description

Take an informative tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Skip the ticket lines, and admire historic sites including Palatine Hill with your guide.

Meet your tour guide in front of the Colosseum and head to the dedicated fast-track entrance to the world's most famous amphitheater, avoiding the long lines outside.

Starting from the ground level, admire the breathtaking structure of the Colosseum, learning about the bloody fights that took place here from your expert guide. Benefit from a headset to hear the guide clearly as you go.

Find out how the Roman engineers built such an amazing building and how the Colosseum became the center of public life in Ancient Rome. From the second tier of the Colosseum, take in amazing views of the amphitheater, and take some memorable photos.   After a short break, continue your visit to Palatine Hill, the place where Rome was founded. Take a walk through history to explore the area's ruins, temples, and markets, before visiting the Roman Forum and learning about its fascinating history.

  • Fast-track entrance tickets to the Colosseum
  • Entrance to the Roman Forum
  • Entrance to Palatine Hill
  • Official tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity includes options for group tours and semi-private tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 175 reviews

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Our guide was Augustinus (apologies if I’ve spelt that wrong), who was both funny and fascinating. He was able to answer all our questions and really enjoyed our time there. I went with little to no knowledge of the colosseum whereas my boyfriend had previously done a tour before, he had said this was more factual and enjoyable. I was completely amazed by the colosseum and was made even better by a great tour guide! Would definitely recommend.

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October 28, 2021

Lorenzo AKA Larry was great. The tour focused on the most important (some little known) aspects lf the Colosseum, the Forum and Palatine Hill. He took is through the tour by telling a compelling and cohesive story while pointing out common misconceptions about the history of certain things and never losing the chance for a joke. Would totally recommend!

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October 10, 2021

Our guide Francesco Julius was amazing: a walking encyclopidiia, humorous, profound and entertaining, we enjoyed every minute of our tour with this exceptional guy: he speaks so many languages and know everything Rome like the palm of his hand. We would gladly give him 10 stars. Thank yu "Get Your Guide" for this wonderful experience!!!

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September 27, 2021

Product ID: 266557