Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

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

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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Learn about the history of the Colosseum on a guided tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, Portuguese, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the wonder of the Colosseum with an expert tour guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line entry tickets and priority access
  • Enjoy an in depth tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description

Discover Rome's Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill and learn fascinating insights about the city's history. Get skip-the-line access, and tour the first and second levels of the Colosseum. See the Arch of Titus and the site where Julius Caesar was buried.

Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Hear an introduction to the Colosseum and learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

Notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you enter. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus.

Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland.

Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour of the Roman Forum
  • Tour of Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons and to limit crowding during busy periods, the Colosseum allows only 3,000 people inside at any time. This may cause a slight delay for entry if capacity has been reached, even with pre-booked reservations
  • The tour runs rain or shine. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Skip-the-line and priority entrance refers to the ticket line only and not the security check line which everyone has to go through upon entering the Colosseum
  • There may be additional security checks and some delays due to new security measures in operation
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, children under 2 year of age are free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2258 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Sara, our guide was very knowledgeable and guided us with experience in the places we visited It was a pity not being able to access the underground of the Colosseum and having to just look from above Also Sara's microphone had some problems the last time part of the visit in the Colosseum had to speak without making it more difficult to hear

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January 8, 2023

Rome has a lot of history and you can’t just walk around without knowing them. This was a great tour with skip the line ticket which saved us a lot of time. Nicolas, our tour guide was really knowledgeable and make the tour fun and educational. I totally recommend it!

January 3, 2023

Stefania was an excellent host, who provided great historical context to all the ancient buildings we saw on this tour. She did a great job gathering our whole group (~20 people) in relatively empty areas that she could find, despite the Colosseum especially being a pretty crowded place overall. She was also really considerate of our entire group, which included a small child in a stroller.

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December 15, 2022

Product ID: 183914