Guided tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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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 lively guide will bring back to life

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (except for the night tour in English option)
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Limited size group
  • Instant confirmation
  • Pick up or drop off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for the night tour in English option
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Walking frames
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Electric wheelchairs

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 30 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

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based on 5740 reviews

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We spent 3 magnificent hours in the company of Giuseppe during our excursion to the Forum and Colosseum last Thursday August 11 between 10:20 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.…! Magnificent to the eye, and especially magnified by this excellent guide that is Giuseppe: he knew how to keep us in suspense and interest us from the beginning to the end! His multiple knowledge and anecdotes made this visit and discovery fascinating. Thanks to him !

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August 13, 2022

I think the worst part of the tour is arriving and figuring out where is your guy located among all the tour providers in the square in front of the Colosseum. Once that is sorted everything is great ! Our tour guide was Mat and he was amazing ! He was super knowledgeable and funny. Always looking out for us (looking for shade, signalling where to pickup water). A great tour guide overall. It was our first time in Rome and of course the colosseum and we couldn’t be happier about the experience. Kudos to Mat and all the crown tours team for making this tour an amazing experience.

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August 11, 2022

I had Lumi as a tour guide and wow she was fabulous. 1) it was super hot in Rome (96*) and she made sure we stopped in shaded places and showed us where to get free water, 2) she was obviously very knowledgeable about the history of the ruins and I learned so much (coming from someone who knew a good deal about Roman history), 3) she never rushed us but also moved at a good pace, and 4) she is funny!! I highly recommend this tour and Lumi! I would suggest to book early, before 9Am as ruins get over run with tourists and the heat is unbearable come noon. The earlier the better trust me!!

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August 6, 2022

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