Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours
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Immerse yourself in the past on this guided tour with a professional local expert. Dive into ancient and Roman history, and visit the symbol of Rome, the glorious Colosseum.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
Small group available


  • See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert guide
  • Get entrance tickets without the hassle of having to wait in line
  • Let your guide show you all the best spots for pictures
Full description

Skip the line with a guide on this highlights tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Enter the Colosseum through a dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument from a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide.

Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Roman government buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived.

Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

  • Tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill entry tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Sunscreen
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • To enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check, so there may be a line to pass through the security checks
  • This visit does not include the arena or the underground of the Colosseum
Customer reviews

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based on 3084 reviews

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If you are in Italy you have to ask for Radu for your guide in Rome . Not only was he supper funny and engaging with not only the adults but also the kids . He was so informative, he really did make the day supper fun. He kept us all laughing the entire time and we learned so much.

January 16, 2023

We had an amazing experience on this tour from start to end. From the beginning we recieved a warm welcome from our tour guide Barbara, who was filled with interesting facts and energy for her city. The tour was well paced with small/medium sized groups with earpieces to ensure you heard everything Barbara was saying. Being part of the tour means you can skip the lines and enter special areas meant only for groups. Barbara regularly pointed out interesting photo opportunities and historial facts/artefacts which made the tour feel really personalised and energetic. Starting at the Colosseum, we walked through some of the museum but it was very cramped with tourists so we moved on to other levels with better views and less tourists. Our guide was full of so much knowledge and love for the area that it was hard not to love it as well. The time spent explaining for Forum was shorter in comparison but Barbara gave us many tips for us to explore in our own time.

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January 12, 2023

I believe my tour guide name was Eri/Eli. he was great, fab personality, we had a lady on our tour who had her leg in a cast with a scooter type wheelchair and he was always very very helpful towards her and getting her around the colloseum trouble free. very educational, learned alot especially in the Forum area! I wish I could explore certain parts for longer on my own but a tour is a tour it was slow paced which is great but I'd love to go back and wander the museum part for longer. meeting point was very clear, entry was easy hassle free. 100% reccomend

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January 11, 2023

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