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

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

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Learn about the history of the Colosseum on a guided tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the wonder of the Colosseum with an expert tour guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line entry tickets and priority access
  • Enjoy an in depth tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description

Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus.

Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland.

Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

Includes
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons and to limit crowding during busy periods, the Colosseum allows only 3,000 people inside at any time. This may cause a slight delay for entry if capacity has been reached, even with pre-booked reservations
  • Please bring valid photo ID as you will be asked to show this at the Colosseum’s entrance (including children 3-17 years)
  • The tour runs rain or shine. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Skip-the-line and priority entrance refers to the ticket line only and not the security check line which everyone has to go through upon entering the Colosseum
  • There may be additional security checks and some delays due to new security measures in operation
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, children under 2 year of age are free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 625 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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This was a nice tour of the Roman forum and the Colloseum. When we asked about the Palatine Hill, the guide behaved as if she didn’t know that it was included although it clearly says This in the title of the tour. We had a group of about 16 people. The guide seemed appropriately knowledgeable. This was our second visit to the site and I liked the pace of this tour and still learned new information.

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September 13, 2021

The tour was entertaining and very interesting. Laura's enthusiasm for the topic brought ancient Rome to life in her stories! Thanks to the technology (headphones for everyone) and her good German, everything was easy to understand at all times. She also knew how to choose the alternation between walking and stopping (shadow) well. It was a lot of fun! Gladly again! Thank you Laura !!

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September 9, 2021

L'esperienza è stata unica e penso che ogni visitatore di Roma dovrebbe farla. Il percorso prevedeva il colle Palatino i fori Romani e il Colosseo. La guida, Sara, era preparatissima e professionale, e anche disponibile a rispondere a nostre curiosità. Consiglio i tour con gruppi piccoli per godere al meglio i siti. Consigliatissimo

September 3, 2021

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