Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 46.89 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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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • 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

Take a journey into antiquity at the Colosseum in Rome. Learn from your guide´s historical and archaeological expertise as you hear about the battles that played out in this incredible amphitheater.

Visit Palatine Hill, the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC.  Enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum as you find out about the fascinating history of this ancient place.

See the Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, in the heart of Ancient Rome. Hear about how Roman life revolved around this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins.

  • 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

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code…) may change with little notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with each country’s requirements. The local partner cannot be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7845 reviews

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We really enjoyed this tour, we met the tour guide within a short distance from the Colosseum as arranged, he was prompt, well prepared, friendly and very knowledgeable. Our group was a mix of different nationalities but everyone spoke English. The tour guide, Maurizio was brilliant, he gave us a well informed, insightful and inspiring tour of the Colusseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Fort, didn’t hurry anyone, made sure everyone questions were answered and he remembered everyone’s names too, a great guy who was a born and bred Roman himself.

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May 15, 2022

A very smooth and enjoyable experience. We got a taxi to the drop off area and arrived 30 mins before the start. Don’t be late they won’t wait for as one woman found out today as she tried to catch up while we had begun our tour. Pablo our guide was so knowledgeable not only about the coliseum but all Roman history and it was a pleasure to listen to him. Go early, we were there at 9 am and it was still busy but not chaotic. Great tour !!

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May 12, 2022

Our 9:00 tour at the Colosseum was great because there weren't heavy crowds yet. When we got to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum the crowds picked up. But our tour guide, Chiara Maria, knew were to go to avoid the crowds so that we were able to get great views and still learn during our tour. We learned so much of the rich history of Rome!

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April 27, 2022

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