Guided tour

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

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

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Immerse yourself in the past in this 2.5 hour guided tour with professional local expert. Dive into ancient and Roman history, and visit the symbol of Rome, the glorious Colosseum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 an expert guide in this tour of the highlights the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Hear your guide clearly with the included headsets. Listen in your own language with options in English, French, and German. 

Enter the Rome Colosseum through the gladiator’s gate directly the Arena Floor. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument in a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help from your passionate guide.

Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Rome governments buildings. Take a step into the past at the 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, on 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.

Includes
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Tickets for entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Professional tour guide with English, German, and French options
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is right in front of the Colosseum Metro B stop on the blue line. Close by you will see a green kiosk and a pine tree. You can find the guide holding a sign/flag with the company logo. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the activity start time.

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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

  • Operates in all weather conditions, but please dress appropriately
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check, so there may be some wait time to pass through the security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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It was amazing! Our tour guide was interactive & super nice! Also they waited for us & called when they didn’t see! I didn’t realize it says to arrive 20min early but I was so thankful because I just knew we’d lost our money! Do that because it’s confusing at the colosseum with all that’s going on. If your coming from either direction of the colosseum make sure you’re on the far road so you can find the green kiosk to meet. It’s ALOT of walking so be prepared & bring a water bottle for all the Nasone!

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November 19, 2021

This is a great tour for first-time visitors like us, it covers all the basic facts and historical context regarding the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum, so you know what you're actually looking at while there. It was essential for us first-timers to book a guided tour, and we weren't disappointed. We got plenty of information and the tour guide was knowledgeable, funny (albeit seemed a bit stressed sometimes) and answered all questions, and even offered to take pictures of everyone in key spots. However, one con is that the tour is VERY fast track, at some point in the Colosseum we basically had to chase our tour guide through the crowds because he was zooming by so fast, and subsequently missed some of what he said because our focus was on finding him instead of listening; we later went back to regular walking speed on the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, thankfully. Overall, it was a good experience for us, we got exactly what we expected out of it and we recommend it!

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November 13, 2021

È stata una visita molto bella. Alla scoperta del nostro splendido patrimonio, reso ancora più interessante dalla nostra guida Rosa F. . Ha reso quello che potrebbe essere raccontato in modo accademico e noioso, appassionante e fruibile a tutti. 2 ore e mezza volate. Rosa ci ha spiegato l'Arena (Colosseo) per quello che era veramente all'epoca dei Romani, raccontando la Storia, aneddoti e sfatando false credenze. Ha trasmesso la sua passione con disponibilità, senza momenti morti e rispondendo alle varie curiosità, senza formalismi e con grande pazienza, nonostante le file e i tanti turisti. Grazie a Rosa! Roma splendida!

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November 2, 2021

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