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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

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Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Dive into the past and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, which your passionate guide will bring back to life. Enjoy spectacular views from the Emperor's Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from priority access and avoid long waiting times
  • Discover the marvels of the Colosseum, one of the most impressive structures of the Roman Empire
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views from the Emperor's Palace
  • Learn all about Roman life from a passionate experienced guide
Full description

Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days.

Enjoy time at your leisure after your visit to take some pictures, refresh yourself, and wander around. Then, being the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Explore the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire, where the different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum. For the second part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet your second guide, who is passionate about Ancient Rome. Make the most out of your experience by having two of the highest-rated guides lead you through the areas of expertise they know best.

Includes
  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Instant confirmation
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the top of the Colosseum Metro station, Largo Geatano Angesi. At the top of the metro you will find your guide wearing a purple shirt with the local partner's logo. You are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity starting time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes because there is walking involved
  • All visitors are advised to be at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes before the stated departure time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
  •  Guests under the age of 18 are required to show ID at entrance, the entry cannot be guaranteed without an ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2857 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Great information and history, but same amount of information and detail could have been delivered in half the time. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, funny and personable but got distracted easily which made the tour take longer. Several people on the tour opted to end the tour early and not go to the forum because it was taking too long — almost 2hrs at the colosseum.

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October 17, 2021

Everything went well, the local partner contacted me the previous evening via email and gave me the details like the meeting point etc. again. The employees were easy to recognize on site and we were handed over to the respective tour guides according to the languages. 3-hour tour, very good overview and explanations of the Roman Forum from the Palatine Hill, followed by a detailed tour of the Colosseum.

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October 9, 2021

Our guide was a very knowledgeable and charming woman who is passionate about her city. It was a wonderful experience. Make sure to get some water from the fountains as it can be very warm whilst visiting the Forum Romanum (not much shade). A must-visit in order to understand the history of Rome!

October 1, 2021

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