Guided tour

Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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Learn about the history of the Colosseum on a guided tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the wonder of the Colosseum with an expert tour guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line entry tickets and priority access
  • Enjoy an in depth tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description

Discover Rome's Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill and learn fascinating insights about the city's history.

Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Hear an introduction to the Colosseum and learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

Notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you enter. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus.

Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland.

Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

Includes
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • 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

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Meeting point

At the local partner's office

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons and to limit crowding during busy periods, the Colosseum allows only 3,000 people inside at any time. This may cause a slight delay for entry if capacity has been reached, even with pre-booked reservations
  • Please bring valid photo ID as you will be asked to show this at the Colosseum’s entrance (including children 3-17 years)
  • The tour runs rain or shine. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Skip-the-line and priority entrance refers to the ticket line only and not the security check line which everyone has to go through upon entering the Colosseum
  • There may be additional security checks and some delays due to new security measures in operation
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, children under 2 year of age are free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1254 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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I liked having the earphones for you to hear the tour guide wherever you were. We liked how Luca accurately showed Rome’s historical timeline and related to the physical remnants that were being shown. We left the ruins with a good understanding of their legacy and purpose as well as their importance as monuments to Rome’s grand history

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June 19, 2022

Really great guide called Scott, nice relaxed style looked after us making sure we got water and access to rest rooms during tour. He had a book about the colosseum to give us pictorial explanations of what he was telling us which was very useful. The colosseum, palatine hill and forum took 3 hours but flew by very enjoyable and fascinating. We were slightly late due to our transport arrangements but the staff were great quickly checking us in and walking us to meet Scott and the group. Good team great tour thank you

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June 9, 2022

I recommend this tour, very easy to find the meeting point, the lady who direct us was super prepared, very helpful, a real professional guide, she speaks a fluent english, not dialectical english, she was super nice, entertaining our kids and the others in 3-4 hour’s guide, I’ts very a good experience, thank you Aleksandra and “Show Me Italy” agency.

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June 1, 2022

Product ID: 183914