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

Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
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.

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.

Includes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

4.5 /5

based on 5267 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Lara was an amazing guide. Extremely knowledgeable and an excellent story teller! Glad we did this with a tour to add context to what you are seeing. The pacing and time spent at each place was perfect. Our tour ended at the colosseum, not sure if this was just for our tour since it was a very hot day. doing the completely outdoor forum first before the hottest part of the day was wise. It also worked great because it gave us plenty of free time to explore the colosseum on our own. My advice, If you are doing the afternoon tour in the summer eat before hand and bring water. There are plenty of places to fill your water bottle. You will definitely need it when it’s oppressively hot.

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July 5, 2022

A great tour would highly recommend, we had Elena as the tour guide. It was really easy to find the tour guides at the meeting point. We did not have to wait around for very long and we started the tour. Elena was very knowledgeable and really friendly and made sure everyone’s questions were answered. She was really passionate about the history and explaining everything in detail. She made sure we saw everything and had time to take pictures. I would definitely recommend going with a tour guide as you do not have to wait in any queues and no chance of getting lost. A great experience thank you to Elena for being so amazing

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July 4, 2022

This was my first day in Rome (and first day in Europe by myself) and it was such a pleasurable experience and a great way to start off my time in Rome. I had Elisabeth as my guide and I loved her so much. She was very kind and knew so much about everything and I feel like I got a lot out of the experience with her there to create a scene to imagine among the ruins. I am very glad I took the tour so I could enter everywhere and know where to go because I think I would have felt a bit lost by myself. I recommend the tour!

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July 3, 2022

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