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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
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Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese
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. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, refresh and wander around before starting the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. These areas once were the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire where 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

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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

4.4 /5

based on 2522 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Tour was great and tour guide was great. Be aware that the tour is 3-4hours with standing the whole time while moving from site to site, so pack waterbottle and sunscreen and good shoes if weather is due to be hot. Overall, I loved it and would definitely vote for doing a guided tour over self guided options.

September 15, 2021

This tour was fantastic! Our guide Maya was so knowledgeable and full of information about everything. She even brought tons of books and pictures with us to help explain things and make more sense of what we were seeing. She was also very good at finding shade before she started talking which was very helpful at 3pm in Rome in September haha. Get Your Guide was also great since we had to book this tour the day before after another tour canceled on us. I highly recommend this tour!

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September 12, 2021

Tour was very nice and extensive, well worth it! Couple of tips: book the tour after 14:00 so you can take the most beautiful pictures because of the position of the sun. Do not buy water but fill your bottles with cold water for free at various points around the Colosseum. We have booked a German guide (Katia from Crown Tours) who knew a lot and was able to tell enthusiastically. Recommended!

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September 9, 2021

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