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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

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From $35.15

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
  • Skip-the-line tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum
  • Hear tales of ancient Rome and the Renaissance on Palatine Hill
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What's Included

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Entrance Ticket
  • Official Professional Guide and Passionate Storytelling
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Meet and Greet on site
  • Assistance from the Office
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided Tour if you choose Ticket Only Arena Floor

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

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End point

  • Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Ticket redemption points

  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharp objects, alcohol, spray
    • Terms and conditions of this tour activity are clearly reported on the reservation voucher
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    Even though you pay to skip the line if your party is less than 18 people apparently you go in the middle que, still had to wait an hour before getting in so be prepared!
    Is a great way to avoid the long lines and get insight into the historic sites.
    Don't kid yourself that it's enough to walk or drive by this awesome structure.
    1,463 reviews
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    Not worth it
    Timothy_R, Jan 2023
    Unless you like to hear someone talk endlessly about things that really aren’t important and make constant comparisons to the movie Gladiator, this tour is not worth the money. Buy a ticket and do a self tour. They sell you a 3 hour tour that could be done in a lot less time were it not for the endless rambling. The colosseum itself was amazing.
    Very big groups!
    saurabhkukreja, Jan 2023
    The group was too big! 38 people! Really not an enjoyable experience. Though the guide Alba was incredibly knowledgeable and very engaging. Without her I would give it 2 stars.
    Book with someone else
    Dylan_G, Jan 2023
    When i arrived at the tour I was told that the tour would start an hour late and the itinerary was reversed. We ended up having to leave the coloseum early as we had another tour booked for later. I was told that I was stupid for booking two tours on the same day, but if they didn't make these changes, then it wouldn't have been an issue. Disappointing that they could not keep the tour per the original booking as the colosseum was what I was most looking forward to in Italy.
    Sonia was a fantastic...
    Wayne_G, Jan 2023
    Sonia was a fantastic guide! The tour was informative and engaging. We hope return to Rome soon. Ciao!
    caden_h, Jan 2023
    FORGOT TO PICK US UP NO CAP. My wife and I got into a physical altercation. (She won). Other than that would highly recommend.
    So much history in such a small area!
    Dane_V, Jan 2023
    I really enjoyed my tour and found the guide was very informative. She covered so much information which I understand some people would find is too much but I loved hearing all about the history! Water is important as you're outside in the heat for half the day.
    Amin_C, Jan 2023
    Lumi our tour guide was amazing. She went through all details about the colosseum and the forum. She told history yet she made it interesting by throwing jokes in left and right to make it engaging. She let us have picture time and a break. She was knowledgeable and hilarious and brought history to life. She was also careful about the group making sure we didn’t wonder off and go missing. We need more guides like
    Good Tour, Poor AV
    Mark_X, Jan 2023
    The tour guide is very good and tour is very enjoyable, however the AV equipment they use is very poor. It cuts in and out and you are unable to hear the tour guide if you are more than 5 meters away.
    A fabulous tour!
    Alyssa_F, Jan 2023
    Nick was a great tour guide. His historical knowledge and passion about the area made for a great tour. We toured the Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. At the Colosseum, we were right at ground level.
    Not great
    Liam_T, Jan 2023
    Guide needs a flag. Too easy to lose him as he was pretty short. Tour was ok but not great. Email was confusing regarding meeting point.
    Myia is the best!
    Marie_V, Jan 2023
    Our tour guide, Myia, was amazing, knowledgeable and proud of her Roman roots! Her enthusiasm was contagious. I truly enjoyed this experience.
    Highly Recommend.
    Federico_J, Jan 2023
    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew everything about the area including history and fun facts. Highly recommend! I made the mistake of choosing Italian instead of English, but we still enjoyed the tour. Our guide did her best to translate when she could.
    Great historic tour!
    Leon_B, Jan 2023
    Excellent tour of Rome's historic sites. Walid was a great guide who shared his vast knowledge while keeping our group together.
    Great experience
    Sandra_M, Jan 2023
    Was lovely to get a great idea as to what the Forum was all about not to mention the age of all the ruins and all the stories behind the buildings. Our tour guide covered all of that. 3 hours not too long to wander around having things explained to you. No fuss with queues and getting into either of the two places. Would recommend.
    The wonderful information...
    Scott_B, Jan 2023
    The wonderful information given to us in an engaging manner that made you want to hear it all while admiring this magnificent structure.
    Andrew_W, Jan 2023
    Great tour. guide was really informative. The stories were great. just long enough without being too long.
    Very professional tour company
    Trish_K, Jan 2023
    The beginning of the tour was very stressful as the tour guide refused to take my 17 year old son as we only had a photo ID driver’s license. He told me it had to be a copy of his passport. In the information it mentioned you might need ID it did not say it had to be a passport. I found the tour guide’s attitude very unprofessional. The tour company was very accommodating and bent over backwards to sort the situation. In the end the tour company sent another guide to take us through security at the Colosseum. The guide was knowledgeable, but hard to understand at times. I would still recommend this tour company.
    Highly recommended - Very good tour & your tour guude
    Todd_G, Jan 2023
    Best Tour I’ve been on in a very long time! Before the tour starts we got a headphones soo we could hear our tour guide (Catalina) as she toured us around the Colosseum, The Forum & Palatine Hill. She was extremely good at her job! She knew Everything and other things we didn’t even ask about. We did walk around for a while but I’d say it’s worth it, just bring comfortable trainers. Highly recommend the tour!
    High energy tour
    Randy_K, Jan 2023
    We had a very high energy tour guide that made the experience go right along. Wonderful area with an amazing amount of history.
    The tour guide was good...
    Madeline_S, Jan 2023
    The tour guide was good but it was hard to follow because the listening device didn’t work very well. Additionally it was very crowded (not the fault of the tour) so the guide kept getting out of view. Perhaps it would have been better if there were less people on our specific tour so we could all stay together better.