Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour

From $59.33 per person

The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the line at three of the Eternal City’s most significant remnants: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert guide will rebuild the ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the line and spend your vacation discovering Ancient Rome’s most famous sites
  • Experience the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum in three immersive hours
  • Benefit from an expert guide to regale you with myths and historical tales of gladiators, beasts and emperors
  • Make the most of small tour groups of 25 people or less, with audio headsets included – so you won’t miss a word
Full description
Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Here, your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both martial and political, that played out in this incredible amphitheater. You might be surprised to learn that ‘Gladiator’ didn’t get everything right and that feats of ancient engineering even allowed the Romans to re-enact naval battles in the arena.  The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. As you learn the history of this incredible area, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum. The Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, were the heart of Ancient Rome. All of Roman life could be found in this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins. In just three hours, you’ll experience all that allowed Rome to endure so long – staying immersed in history the entire time, without wasting a moment waiting in line.
  • Skip-the line-entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Reservation fee
  • Live tour guide
  • Headsets when needed
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7663 reviews

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All in all a very informative and fun tour. Marco, our tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and surprisingly funny. The only downside of the tour was that I booked a 9am start however I was told on check in at 8:45 that the tour had be postponed to 10am. Why? No one seemed to be able to tell me! This was annoying and also somewhat inconvenient as it meant that I was late for plans that I had made after the tour. None of this should distract from Marco though; he did a superb job!

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March 4, 2020

We were really glad we booked this tour. Our guide, Lorenzo, was friendly and knowledgeable. The 3 hours felt a bit long for our young kids (ages 4-9), but there were opportunities to sit while the guide talked, and a bathroom break partway thru. We learned a lot about the sites we visited! The headsets even helped us guide a wayward child back to the group when our child accidentally wandered a bit ahead at the Colosseum--hold those little hands! :) There are a lot of people even in February!

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February 14, 2020

I had the most amazing tour guide, her name is Azzura, she literally made me want to abandon everything and move to Rome to study History. She was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We had more than sufficient time to appreciate these beautiful spots, take picture and learn. She gave us some really interesting insights about every single thing. Would pay all over again to have another tour with her, me and my entire group were amazed at her professionalism. She made turn it into a such fun history class!

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February 2, 2020

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