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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

From US$ 52.39 per person

Explore Ancient Rome on a walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and skip the lines to enter the popular attractions with an expert guide.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in Rome
  • Learn the history of ancient Rome and its most famous emperors
  • Walk in the footsteps of Roman citizens and see the Via Sacra
  • Visit the tomb of Julius Caesar
  • Join a group of 30 people maximum
Full description
Avoid the long lines outside of some of Rome’s most popular ancient attractions and get skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. The tour is led by professional guides who will explain the history of Rome and introduce you to some of the most notorious Roman emperors. Included with your privileged priority entrance to the archeological areas are headsets that will help you to hear your guide better. You will visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum, the immense amphitheater that was the largest ever built by the Roman Empire. Imagine the gladiatorial fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena. You will also go to Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome. Hear about the legends and history of Eternal Rome and stop on the Via Sacra to learn how everyday Roman citizens used to live. You will also visit the Temple of the emperor Julius Caesar, and explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, center of all Roman government and public life.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Children aged 2 and younger can take part free of charge
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • When a tour group is bilingual, you are provided with headsets in order to not be disturbed by guides speaking in other languages
  • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
  • Only for the afternoon tours; due to shorter daylight, from October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15697 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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WOW the Coliseum is incredible!!! And our guide was able to show some details about how it would have looked 2000 years ago with marble covering, frescoes and color everywhere- not like the (amazing) brick and travertine exposed today. We had plenty of time for pictures (kids) and questions I would love to come back.

September 1, 2021

We had a small group of three, so felt like a private tour, which was nice. Our guide, Sylvia, was friendly and informative. My only reason for dropping a star is there was no time for pictures. I managed to take some, but had to work them in quickly and sometimes missed what the guide was saying. Otherwise, nice tour covering all the main sights in and around the Colosseum.

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August 11, 2021

Serena was fantastic!!! She had an extensive knowledge of the areas we toured and made sure we got exactly what we came for. Serena was welcoming and kind and we could not have asked for a better guide. Our experience was perfect! Absolutely loved Rome and Serena no doubt made that experience better.

August 7, 2021

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