Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Roman Forum, Palatine & Colosseum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 70.89 per person

Enjoy the full Ancient Rome guided experience. Explore the beautiful Roman Forum and the scenic Palatine Hill. Finally, visit the mighty Colosseum avoiding the busiest hours.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the line into the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Avoid the most crowded hours
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Roman Forums and the Palatine Hill
  • Explore the most famous amphitheater in the world
  • Have a 3 hours live tour of Ancient Rome
Full description

Explore Ancient Rome in the best and most convenient way with this exciting tour. Meet your guide near the Colosseum and walk together into the suggestive Roman Forums after a short introduction to the area. 

Get a portrait of what everyday life in ancient Rome was like, since the Forum was the economic, political, juridical, and social center of the city. 

Enjoy scenic views over the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, and the Forum from Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills and the very place the legend sets the foundation of the city. Learn about the emperor's palace and immerse yourself in the beauty of the ruins and of the park itself.

Finally, enter the Colosseum through a privileged entrance during the least crowded hours. Marvel at the majesty of this amphitheater and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour. 

Learn about the techniques used by ancient engineers to build it and how it survived through the centuries. Discover the political and social reasons that led to its construction as well as the games that took place in it.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket and taxes
  • Official guide
  • Small group of maximum 8 people
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Professional cameras
  • Backpacks
  • Glass objects
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • You can choose between a shared or private experience
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • You will need to pass through strict and mandatory security checks to enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Expect to wait 5 to 30 minutes to clear the security checks
  • Drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden at the monuments
  • Trolleys and large backpacks are not allowed inside
  • Animals are not permitted
  • This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • You will receive instant confirmation of your booking
  • Children and EU citizens under 25 years old are entitled to reduced price admission on presentation of valid documentation or a digital photo of proof of ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 254 reviews

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This was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and I felt like there was no time wasted. She packed so much into the time we had, but I also didn’t feel rushed, but rather very efficient. She did an amazing job setting the scene for us during current day and when it was present time. She did such a good job really making us feel like we were back in time and did an amazing job explaining everything. I can’t say enough good things about this- totally worth it!

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March 31, 2023

We had a small group tour and got really lucky, as it was only the two of us. Our guide, Francesca was really friendly and knowledgeable. As she lead us around the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum she pointed out sites with enthusiasm that showed she really loved what she did and it felt more like being shown around by a friend. The colosseum was breathtaking, our only regret was not booking to also go below the arena floor.

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March 31, 2023

Wow! Word of the week. Sonya was a great guide. I recommend a small group to ask questions over a larger group. We spent so much time talking about all the different aspects of Rome, the Colosseum, Palace and forum. She helped us navigate the chaos and was extremely passionate about her archaeological work. She explained and had knowledge about the historical aspects as well as the politics involved with the changes in modern day that can affect the colosseum without being political. Very personable and great guide. Thanks.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 152427