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

Roma, Italy
Skip the Line Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour
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  • 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

What's Included

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Entrance Ticket (18€)
  • Official Professional Guide and Passionate Storytelling
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Colosseum with Arena Access (24€; Only if Option Selected)
  • Assistance from the Office
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting And Pickup

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End point

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

Ticket redemption points

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

    Meet your guide and head to the Colosseum, taking advantage of skip-the-line access that will get you into the famous site quickly and efficiently. Put on an audio headset for easy listening and spend the next 90 minutes learning about the history of the amphitheater from your guide as you visit the first and second levels.

    Then head over to the Roman Forum for the second part of your tour, enhanced with live commentary from your guide. After around 45 minutes exploring the forum, head up to Palatine Hill, the final stop on your tour. Wrap up your tour exploring the ruins and learning about how Rome was founded.


    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Roman Forum

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Palatine Hill

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • ID mandatory. Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
    • 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.
    • 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, sharp objects, alcohol, spray
    • Terms and conditions of this tour activity are clearly reported on the reservation voucher
    • Pets are not allowed
    • In July and August due to the heat the duration of the visit is 2 hours and a half
    • Upon choosing our guided tour, you acknowledge and accept that the admission fee to the archaeological sites is 16 euros for adults(22€ for arena option), 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.
    • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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 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.


      3,762 reviews
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      Worth it so you have a plan.
      HeidyL_N, Dec 2023
      Our guide was very knowledgeable. He gave us enough time to enjoy the experience.. His knowledge of the history of what we were seeing and drawing together the reasoning of the emperors was helpful to understand why things happened.
      The guide made the experience memory.
      Armida_d, Dec 2023
      The massivenes of the colosseum. The guide was excellent in explaining the intricacies of the building. Loved it!!!
      Best way to see the Clolsseum and Roman Forum
      jim_f, Dec 2023
      A wonderful tour got to see and walk through so much history we had an excellent tour guide. We got to the front of the line at the Colosseum and had plenty of time exploring the Roman Forum and walk to Palentine Hill
      It was very informative but sometimes hard to understand
      William_S, Dec 2023
      Sandra was excellent! It was very cold and sometimes couldn’t understand what was being said. But very energetic.
      Daminee_B, Dec 2023
      The staff at Crown tours were very professional, polite and punctual. Tour started on time and our guide Matt was very descriptive and insightful. We have been to Rome before but decided to opt for a guided tour this time and it was money well spent. As we visited during early December it was low season and there weren’t any long queues at ticket checkpoints.
      Rome is amazing
      Gianluca_B, Dec 2023
      Great guide and super well organized tour. Instruction were precise and easy to follow. Recommended!!!
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Gianluca! We are thrilled you had a great experience with us! We are so grateful for you reccomendation! Kind regards!
      Unforgettable Experience
      Timothy_C, Dec 2023
      Our guide was so very knowledgeable and personable. We learned things about the Coliseum we had never heard of. She was very helpful to us even after the tour. We are so glad we booked the tour instead of just going ourselves. The staff was there on time, easy to find and very helpful, but our guide was the star. This is truly worth every penny. What an incredible sight to see and learn about.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Timothy! We are thrilled to hear how much you were able to learn! We are so glad you thought guide was great, and made there sites all the better! Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We hope to see you on your next trip to the Eternal City. Kind regards.
      Don’t waste your time and money!!
      Yazmin_M, Dec 2023
      This was such a waste of time and money. Everything was very disorganized from the beginning. The weather didn’t help either, our reservation was for 10:30 and it did not commence until over an hour later. Our group had to wait in the pouring rain for an additional two people who chose to be late. After all the chaos everything was rushed. All the groups around us had time and very informative tour guides. I regret getting this guided tour. I was so looking forward to this tour. Very disappointed that I wasted my day and learned absolutely nothing.
      We had a very...
      Tali_N, Dec 2023
      We had a very knowledgeable guide who was truly passionate about the history and knew a lot. It was so beautiful and fun! Definitely reccomend!
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Tali! We are so pleased to what a fabulous tour you had! Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We hope to see you again! Best wishes and safe travels!
      Would book again!
      Cathryn_P, Dec 2023
      I booked this with a friend and we had so much fun. Our guide was very active and informative I believe her name was Ambra she was a sweetheart and so enthusiastic even if the rest of my group wasn't fully invested. She truly was so kind and gave us the best recommendations for bakeries afterwards. Really good experience.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Cathryn! We are so excited to hear what a great time you had with Ambra. We are thrilled she was able to teach you something new, and hope you enjoyed some sweet treats afterwards. Thank you so much! Kind regards.
      Great Tour! Valuable Info
      Erick_F, Dec 2023
      Stefania was an awesome tour guide, who was able to answer all of our questions. The only reason I’m leaving 4 stars instead of 5 was unrelated to her - the “early access” tour which starts at 8am does not get very far into the tour before the standard public visitors flood the main attraction areas.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Erick! We are thrilled that you had a great tour. Unfortunately at ushc incredible and visited sites any time without crowds in a luxury. We hope you have an amazing rest of your trip! Kind regards.
      Collesium tour
      TMarisa_N, Dec 2023
      The guide was informative she ensued that we understood every aspect of the scenes. The colorimetric was beautiful. And memorable we hope to visit again next year
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hi Marisa! We are so thrilled to hear what a great tour you had, and also hope you have the ability to visit next year! Best wishes!
      Excellent tour; Maya was terrific!
      Rob_H, Dec 2023
      Maya was knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Five stars, although we would have liked to have spent a bit less time at the Colosseum and more time at the other two sites.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hi Rob! We are just beyond pleased you had an incredible tour with Maya. We will definitely take your feedback into account for a future tours and hope you have a great rest of your trip. Kind regards!
      The experience was nice....
      Husain_M, Dec 2023
      The experience was nice. The Colosseum, Roman forum and Palatine hill each deserve a couple of hours by itself. So, this tour is really useful if you are in a hurry and want someone to take you to the top parts and explain it to you.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hi Husain! We are so glad you had a good tour, and agree that you could spend days at these sites just learning! We hope you have an amazing rest of your trip! Kind regards!
      Colosseum, palatine and Roman Forum
      Vitoria_A, Dec 2023
      Amazing tour with our guide Roberto! Tour started right at scheduled time and was very insightful. Thanks crown tour for that.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Vitoria! We are so excited to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Roberto! Thank you! We hope the rest of your trip in incredible, kind regards!
      Went back in time
      CHRISTOPHER_T, Dec 2023
      Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. A true historian. He made the most of every minute with expansive detail.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hi Christian! We are so happy you had a great tour. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the Eternal City, and that we will see you on your next trip! Kind regards.
      Worth every cent.
      Trudy_H, Dec 2023
      My guide Maya was brilliant. Her historical knowledge is amazing and she made the tour so enjoyable. She never rushed our group and was happy to answer any questions. A true highlight of my time in Rome.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Trudy! We are just ecstatic that you found Maya as fabulous as we do! We are so glad she was able to make your time in Rome all the better, and hope to see you again on your next trip! Best wishes!
      Amazing experience
      Anastasia_N, Dec 2023
      We had a wonderful tour guide named Ambra. Not only was she informative, funny and patient we learned so much about the locations we went to
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Ana! We are thrilled you had a great tour with Ambra, and that you will take home some new knowledge. Kind regards and safe travels!
      Coliseum Tour, bring a water.
      Brian_P, Dec 2023
      The tour was very long, and our tour guide had a poor grasp of the English language. She was difficult to understand and would stop And spend 15-20 minutes at multiple places pointing and trying to explain, but not in a meaningful way. Bring water, you walk a lot and don’t have an opportunity to get any water along the way.
      Great tour
      Mariella_C, Dec 2023
      Lara was extremely knowledgeable, involved and friendly. The tour was easy to follow and she gave enough time for everyone to gather pictures. She was very open to answer any question that could arise.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Mariella! We are just ecstatic to find our you have had such an excellent tour. We hope you have a fabulous rest of your trip in the Eternal City! Best wishes.

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