Fast track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Fast Track Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour
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From $55.89

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines and get fast-track entry to the Colosseum during this tour of the millennia-old Roman landmark. Listen to stories of Rome's ancient gladiatorial battles, then move on to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for additional guided visits. Audio headsets are provided so you can move freely while listening to live commentary.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • The ultimate time-saver, you'll beat the usual wait with special fast-track entrance
  • Learn about three of Rome's most iconic ancient attractions in a single tour
  • Listen to live commentary via audio headsets, allowing you unrestricted mobility

What's Included

  • Fast Track Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Entrance into the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (valued at €17 per person)
  • Colosseum reservation fee (valued at €2 per person)
  • Please note: Colosseum fees as above. The remaining cost of this experience covers other services.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet us at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station. Our staff will be wearing purple T-shirts at the center of the square, in the raised area. (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palatine Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Upon choosing our guided tour, you acknowledge and accept that the admission fee to the archaeological sites is 16 euros for adults, accompanied by a 2 EUR booking fee, and free admission ticket for children under 18. The remaining amount is voluntary and includes services provided by skilled licensed guides, headsets, booking fees, and other tour amenities. Our goal is to provide transparency and ensure your understanding of the cost breakdown, allowing you to fully recognize the value of our guided experience.
  • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
  • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharped objects, alcohol, spray
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • In July and August due to the heat the duration of the visit is 2 hours and a half
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Don't miss it and definitely do a fast track tour especially if you are on a cruise ship.


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Good experience
AJ_K, Sep 2023
Very good tour. Much preferred it to a tour with another company that we took earlier in the week. Clear audio quality. Sufficient time spent at areas of interest without going too long. Covered the highlights. Fair price.
Cool to see, difficult to hear
Abbie_V, Sep 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind, however due to both a very thick accent and audio difficulties, I feel like I missed half of what he was saying… disappointing! I hate to be judgmental but if it’s a tour in English, it would’ve been helpful to have someone more fluent/easier to understand.
Amazing experience
Michael_S, Sep 2023
The explanation for the different time periods of Rome was very helpful. My wife was unable to climb the steps to the upper portion of the coliseum and explained how I could get back to her and I both exit. You might consider having a tour with a more relaxed pace for those with mobility issues.
Highly recommend.
Michael_M, Sep 2023
Carlo was an excellent guide. Very personable and passionate about the history of Rome. Smaller groups tour is the best way to see everything in a intimate group.
A historical walk to remember
Fifa_E, Sep 2023
To see and hear of ancient times was incredible. The views inside the Colosseum were stupendous. The forum was rich in historical facts and palatine hill was enormous.
Great Small Group Tour
Christine_D, Sep 2023
Mary was an excellent guide passing on all her knowledge, we enjoyed this trip the best and in a small group. Mary guided us around explaining everything , answering questions, keeping us in the shady parts and away from the crowed areas
Eugene is the best.
Phil_H, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Eugene was superb. He brought everything to life by encouraging you to imagine what it was like back then not what you see in front of you. Very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Giving his information in a way that made you listen.
An experience.
Michelle_D, Sep 2023
Standing inside the colloseum, listening to the ways of the past. Our guide was very knowledgeable and regailed us with stories.
Highly Recommended
Diane_G, Sep 2023
I learned so much from our tour guide. This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend. Thank you!
Love Rome and its history but had great difficulty understanding our guide's accented English.
Suzanne_C, Sep 2023
Loved the coliseum! but wish our guide took us to the 2nd level as opposed to telling us to self guide the area on our own!! But more importantly, we had extreme difficulty (even our Millennials) , and even in our small group of 12, understanding Guila's accented English which she spoke way too way fast sprinkled with Italian.
Leslie_M, Sep 2023
The Colosseum and Roman Forum all amazing. Guide very knowledgeable and explained everything.Good value for our money.
Time saver, thank you.
Carrie_L, Sep 2023
We had as guide Chilean JC, he was knowledgeable/funny/welcoming. We enjoy every minute, even though hot weather in September. Would recommend buying tickets if hate waiting in 2-3hr lines, gracias JC.
Good tour despite a mix...
Ann_S, Sep 2023
Good tour despite a mix up at the start with our booking. Nix sorted it out very professionally, thank you. Great guide, very informative and knowledgeable.
PEGGY_D, Sep 2023
Giuseppe was an excellent tour guide. So knowledgeable and spoke great English! His story telling put things in perspective. Thank you!
The content of the tour...
Karen_K, Sep 2023
The content of the tour was very informative; however, our guide, Matieo walked very fast and was very opinionated. He gave much more information than was necessary and therefore the tour took much longer than anticipated, especially on a hot and crowded day.
Fascinating but way too fast through it.
DARLA_M, Sep 2023
We found that it was difficult to understand the guide more than we hoped and he went so fast through things that we were not really able to really take in what we were there to see. Because there are other crowds it wasn’t always easy to keep up with him. He would quickly say what something was but by the time you’d get there to see it he had moved on. We just wanted to be able to really take in what we were seeing but it was impossible when going through it too fast.
Very good
Rachel_R, Sep 2023
Very good experience and great too see the Colosseum, and although the guide was very good, had some difficulty understanding her.
Art education from an expert
Greg_H, Sep 2023
Our guide was the best. Amazing knowledge. Delightful girl. A great tour made so much better by a guide who knew so much and presented it with such passion
Awesome tour with knowledgeable and funny guide!
Miranda_R, Sep 2023
Very knowledgeable guide, I forgot his name but he was so funny and make the whole experience fun and interesting! I already knew much of the history, however our guide knew so many specific details that I was amazed! Highly recommend.
Great experience
YONEKA_P, Sep 2023
They were so accommodating and friendly! Great tour guide and it was very educational for me learned so much history

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