Rome: Fast-Track Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Emperor's Palace

4.7 / 5

32 reviews

Rome: Fast-Track Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Emperor's Palace

Save up to 35%

From $61.75 $40.14 per person

Gain fast-track access to the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Explore the tunnels of the Colosseum and learn about the brutal games and politics that ruled this monument's past. Get breathtaking views and photos from the Emperor's Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


  • Skip the lines and get direct access to the Colosseum
  • Learn about the secrets the Colosseum and its gruesome past
  • Enjoy incredible panoramic views from the Palatine Hill
  • Visit the Emperor's Palace, a hidden gem of the Eternal City
Full description
Skip the long lines in front of the Colosseum with an exclusive fast-track access ticket. Follow your expert guide and explore the first and second levels of one of the world's greatest attractions. Get up close to the dungeon of the undergrounds and learn about the gruesome stories that dominate this monument's past. Learn everything from the life of the gladiators to the political manipulation of the games. Then, head to one of Rome's most impressive, yet underrated monuments - The Emperor's Palace on Palatine Hill. Discover the traces from Rome's genesis as a civilization to the 20th century with Mussolini. Listen to the mind-blowing history and stories of interfamily feuds, crime, and gossip. Your journey ends on top of the Belvedere Terrace overlooking the Roman Forum and the rest of the Eternal City, arguably the most beautiful place to stand in Rome. Here you'll be able to take breathtaking photos to take home with you and share with friends and family.
  • Fast-track access to the Colosseum, Palatine, Roman Forum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the upper level exit of the Colosseum Metro station. You will be greeted by your guide wearing a purple shirt with the local partner's name on it. Customers are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity starting time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization
Sort by

Sort by

Beautiful experience !! We were in Rome for a "hit and run" and in our tour we certainly could not miss a stop at the Colosseum. We spent 3 hours in the very pleasant company of the guide Silvia who was able to explain many details of the life of the Roman Empire. Spectacular tour, never boring and full of anecdotes and details on the organization of the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Imperial Palace and its inhabitants. Thanks Silvia !!

Read more

June 9, 2021

We had a very good time with our tour guide Maya. Her English was good and she had a great knowledge. She also used a lot of supportive materials (pictures/photos), which help us to understand how this area looked in the past. You could see that she really likes the history and enjoys her work. In addition, she was such a friendly person. We have learned a lot and we are definitely satisfy with our choice to visit the area with the tour guide. One more thing, even though it was just a two of us, the agency didn't cancel the tour as the other did, so that was very professional of them. Thank you! And thank you Maya for everything!

Read more

June 3, 2021

A great tour

We booked only the night before. We had to rush their for our time slot due to our own rental car issues but we arrived just as the tour should have started and due to confusions with other customers there was a delayed start. Mercedes was great though. She did have a lot of Roman history to cram in so at times I struggled to keep up but overall we had a good experience around the colosseum. Then we were asked to meet for the second part 45 minutes later, we were not expecting a delay. We arrived back as agreed, it turned out there was a medical issue with our guide so another guide was needed. So we went to get some food to go. When we returned it was delayed slightly more as it appeared that three groups then came together. So we got going after a 2 hour delay. The afternoon was saved however by some one known as The Gladiator Guide. Also know as Alexander. He was so engaging and funny. I loved learning about Roman history from him.

Read more

September 19, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 285617