Skip-the-line ticket for the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine with video

Roma, Italy
Entrance ticket to the Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)


    What's Included

    • Entrance ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Colosseum entrance ticket (valued at €17 per person)
    • Colosseum reservation fee (valued at €2 per person)
    • Introductory multimedia video on Rome and the Colosseum
    • Agency assistance
    • Audio guide downloadable on your smartphone via QR code provided at the agency
    • Physical guide
    • Access to the arena and dungeons

    Meeting And Pickup

    Ticket Redemption Point

    Via del Colosseo, 27, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    What To Expect

    ARTOUR Rome Tourist Agency

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Roman Forum

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Palatine Hill

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • It is mandatory to enter your name and surname when booking, otherwise you will not be allowed access to the Colosseum as the ticket is nominative. Your document will be checked upon entry. The free ticket for children under 18 can be collected directly at the Colosseum entrance with an identity document WITHOUT QUEUEING
    • Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
    • The multimedia video is available in the following languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Polish
    • The price of the entrance ticket is €19 (€17 + €2 reservation), the remainder is to be understood as additional services which include: check-in agency where we will explain how to reach the entrance and we will provide you with tickets at Inside an envelope with your name; skip-the-line entry and multimedia video
    • Go to the agency to collect your ticket at least 20 minutes before the entry time. In case of delay there is the risk of not being able to enter. If you are unable to collect your tickets for any reason, your reservation cannot be changed or refunded as tickets are non-refundable.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      119 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Well worth the price to skip those long lines!
      Barbara_S, Oct 2023
      Other than having a little trouble finding the place to pick up the tickets (a map would be helpful), we had a great experience. It turns out, the office is very close to the Colosseum Metro stop so it’s really convenient. The lines to get in were very long (even in October) so paying to “Skip the Line” was absolutely worth it!
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Thank you very much, Barbara!
      A good idea to skip the line
      Candice_S, Oct 2023
      This was helpful in skipping the ticket line. We got right in with our allotted time slot even with very large crowds.
      Wonderful experience - even with ticket price gouging
      Genevieve_S, Oct 2023
      I tried to book official skip the line tickets the day they were released for sale online. All tickets for the 3 days that my itinerary allowed were sold out. I was forced to buy from an agent - at 100% markup. This was disappointing and annoying but I felt I had no choice. The actual mechanics of collecting the tickets and the skip the line entry were fine. Overall I was glad that I bought the tickets as the experience itself was 5 star!!! (I note the Roman Archaeological Society is introducing named tickets to try to prevent the exploitation of tourists)
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Hello, I'm sorry but the mechanics are handled by the colosseum, as an agency we have a different website where we can buy the tickets, that' why we have them even if they're sold out.
      Poor customer service on day
      Fiona_W, Oct 2023
      The help when collecting tickets was very poor. No help with where to go for entrance to the colosseum for skip the line ticket.
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Hello, once the clients come to the agency to collect the tickets we give them all the information they need. Including the indications to reach the colosseum entrance, even if we’re 300 meters away from the gate
      Never got in! Trouble...
      Cathy_R, Oct 2023
      Never got in! Trouble with finding the agency to pick up voucher! They would not let me in the colesium.
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Hello, you have received a voucher with all the indications, you have a telephone number that you can call, you have an email address, you have the viator chat. We answer in a couple of minutes, next time try to contact us if you’re not able to find an address, thanks!
      Tickets Worked, Audio Tour Did Not
      M_C, Sep 2023
      The tickets worked fine for Colosseum. We went on a Sunday, early afternoon, in late September and there was hardly a line for those going in as not part of a tour group. In fact, we got into the colosseum quicker than people in tour groups. Unfortunately the app for the guided tour did not work as the app is too outdated for our current phones (Androids that update automatically). The Colosseum sells audio guides for 5.50 euros. According to the booking, Colosseum tickets are 19 euros. I'm not sure if that normally includes palatine hill and roman forum and not sure how much those normally cost if not included.
      Good but note if on HOHO bus
      Erica_F, Sep 2023
      Good trip no issue getting tickets Enjoyed our experience Only negative is that hop on hop off bus stop is 10-15 minutes walk to ticket office. Need to factor into timescale
      definitely recommend
      Jessica_S, Aug 2023
      although a bit busy, both experiences were 10/10 honestly really appreciated that the ticket provider contacted us beforehand with the tickets instead of us having to travel to the agency, made things soo much easier!
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Thank you! We’re happy you liked the customer service!
      Worth the cost
      Cindy_F, Aug 2023
      Exactly as advertised. Saved a 2 hour wait in the enormous line. We visited all 3 sites at our own pace. Well worth the ticket cost.
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      Thank you very much for the 5 star review!
      Very disappointed indeed
      Peter_H, Aug 2023
      Went with my grandson who is 17 and was refused entry because he did not have his passport . We booked the full lot including fast pass . We were rejected and wasted our money .
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      When you book this product It's written EVERYWHERE that you need an ID for kids below 18 years old. And we even remind it when you come to collect the tickets at the agency. Thanks for reviewing us with 1 star when you're not able to read/listen!
      Good tour
      Faye_W, Aug 2023
      Self guided tour was good. A bit of a trek to get the voucher. Booked 1230 slot and arrived for the voucher for it to say 1250, so had a 29 mintier wait. This wouldn’t normally bother us. However, we were in a day trip from our cruise holiday. Time was already limited, so we found hanging around frustrating when we had booked a specific time.
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      Hi ! You can enter 15 minutes before the time on the tickets. It is also written on the ticket itself, so you didn't have to wait 29 minutes. Anyway, thank you
      Got the job done
      sharondnell, Jul 2023
      Directions relatively clear; we arrived 30 minutes ahead of the timed entrance; they gave us the tickets; worked out perfectly.
      Do not take this. Its...
      Saurabh_J, Jun 2023
      Do not take this. Its overpriced and much better to buy ticket at counter. The people didnt really explain the tickets and we ended up not being able to use Roman Forum and Palentine Hill.
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Did you want to pay a skip-the-line ticket the same price as the ticket that is sold at the ticket counter by having to wait in line for 2 to 3 hours? In addition, the ticket is the same for Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine. If you were not able to access the other two archaeological sites it is because you tried to visit them 24 hours after the Colosseum, which is explained both on the ticket and by the agency staff at the time of ticket collection. Before leaving a negative review next time be sure to read and understand what you are being told.
      Brilliant day at our own...
      Gemma_D, Jun 2023
      Brilliant day at our own pace, it was a beautiful day and we learnt loads. So glad we booked and we hired an audio guide instead of a person
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Thank you!
      Excellent time
      Moby_C, Jun 2023
      Easy to get tickets and enter. We had a great experience. Very enjoyable. We found location where to pick up tickets
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Thank you!!
      Successfully skips the line
      Emily_K, May 2023
      As advertised. You have to pick up your tickets 20-30 min before entrance time at a store near the colosseum. We got to skip all the lines which was amazing! If you are wanting self guided and easy entrance this is the option, otherwise for all the context and historical information you will definitely need an in person guide as there is minimal signage and it is very busy!!
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Thank you very much!
      Good Value
      James_G, May 2023
      First time Rome visitors so I could only judge my experience based on this tour. We happened to visit the Forum on the same day of Giro D’Italia so it was probably 2x as chaotic as normal. Once you get through the crowd, getting into the Coloseo was easy. In spite of the crowds, you can find plenty of places for peace and quiet and learning. Highly recommend downloading a free audio tour of the forum (we used Rick Steves). One thing that would have been helpful would be a little map from the tour office (easy to find) to the entrance (harder to find). Overall great value.
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Accurate to listing
      Sean_V, May 2023
      Accurate to the listing. Fast and easy. Ticket exchange office was easy to find. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because one out of three tickets was for a different time. Colosseum staff was nice enough to let us in anyway.
      Very impressive
      Hana_A, Apr 2023
      Entrance to the Collosea itself was very impressive. Maybe your office could by marked with opening time - it was little bit confusing to be there earlier and find ut closed.
      Response from Host, Apr 2023
      You can find the opening time on both Viator and Google! Anyway, thank you very much!
      Not great.
      Mike_O, Apr 2023
      I needed some help before I got there but didn't receive any reply. I was very disappointed ☹️. I would not recommend it.
      Response from Host, Apr 2023
      Hello. I'm sorry but you have all the information you need on the voucher and we always answer the phone, messages and calls. I've answered your calls 3 times and I gave you all the information you needed to reach us. You got to the agency 1 hour later, I couldn't do more than this!

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