Guided tour

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

From $44.30 per person

The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the line at three of the Eternal City’s most significant remnants: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert guide will rebuild the ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

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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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line and spend your vacation discovering Ancient Rome’s most famous sites
  • Experience the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum in three immersive hours
  • Benefit from an expert guide to regale you with myths and historical tales of gladiators, beasts and emperors
  • Make the most of small tour groups of 25 people or less, with audio headsets included – so you won’t miss a word
Full description
Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Here, your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both martial and political, that played out in this incredible amphitheater. You might be surprised to learn that ‘Gladiator’ didn’t get everything right and that feats of ancient engineering even allowed the Romans to re-enact naval battles in the arena.  The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. As you learn the history of this incredible area, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum. The Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, were the heart of Ancient Rome. All of Roman life could be found in this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins. In just three hours, you’ll experience all that allowed Rome to endure so long – staying immersed in history the entire time, without wasting a moment waiting in line.
Includes
  • Skip-the line-entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Reservation fee
  • Live tour guide
  • Headsets when needed
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in
  • Guests must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure as arriving after the tour departs missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7718 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Our guide spoke really good English, could reply on any questions, and was really patient (although he told about himself he is not :)), if we wanted to take photos or wanted to go slower, he was paying attention to the whole group. First we were hesitating if we need a guide or not.. but no doubt, you need a guide for all these ancient spots. Also a huge plus point the priority entrance, the group had an appointment and we didn't need to wait the lines Highly recommended!

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August 17, 2021

The guide tour Madalena was amazing! She is italian so she knows what she is talking about. The tour, although with high temperatures, was super cool! She took us to nice spots to take photos, explained a lot about history and showed some photos of the historical places in the past. I recommend this tour without a doubt!

August 16, 2021

We had an excellent tour. The tour guide painted a picture of how the ancient Romans would have lived and experienced these sites. He brought it to life which made it enjoyable and engaging through the the 3 hour tour. We went in the summer and recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat, and a water bottle (there are stops to refill).

August 16, 2021

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