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Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 157.38 per person

Head out with a professional guide on this 1-hour tour to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum to learn about their important influence on Rome's archeological history.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, German, French
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  • Skip the lines at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Discover the origins, myths and grandeur of ancient Rome
  • Enjoy the panoramic and breathtaking views of the ancient ruins
  • Visit the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius
Full description
After meeting your tour guide, head to the Roman Forum entrance. Explore Palatine Hill, the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC. Enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control. After you walk through Palatine Hill, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.
  • Headsets
  • Offical tour guide
  • Small-group tour of 25 people or less
  • Skip-the-line access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Food and drinks
  • Colosseum
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito, on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will hold a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Walking frames
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • The starting time of the tour may vary from the one chosen. It can be the one you choose or it can vary up to 1 hour and 30 minutes later
  • There is a moderate amount of walking involved in this tour
  • When booking, please inform the local operator of any disabilities (visual impairment, hearing impairment, etc)
  • Child rates only apply when purchased with 2 adult tickets
  • A valid ID is required for child tickets for those between 14 and 18 years old
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Roman Forum
  • While small bags are permitted in the Roman Forum, there is no cloakroom service
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some lines may form on tours with skip-the-line access
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint
  • A Covid Green Pass and valid ID are mandatory to undertake this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 413 reviews

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We had a wonderful experience seeing the Palatine hill and the Roman forum. Our tour guide, I think his name was Danieli, was excellent. I have seen the Forum some 36 years ago but it was so much more special to have a guided tour. It is simply amazing to comprehend the technology that the ancient Romans possessed. I would highly recommend this activity.

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September 21, 2021

Did not really want a guide, just wanted to wonder around and explore. But this was worth it just for the skip the line ticket. That said we discovered on exiting there was another entrance which was much less used, and if we had know about it may have used that instead. The entrance is next to the trojan column.

November 3, 2019

The guide, Anton was very informative and add-libbed a lot making for an enjoyable visit. Our 9 year old son also found the drama created by the guide entertaining and captivating. One did need to imagine what was there given that much of it has been long since removed and the guide portrayed this well. The earpieces also worked well.

October 29, 2019

Product ID: 120683