Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your English-speaking expert historian tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both physical 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 here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. The 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. Here, steeped in history, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

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.


Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional Expert guide
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visit of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Fully guided visit of the Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Courtney C

25 Nov, 2022

Nick was great. He made the group smile from ages 13 to 50. He was very well spoken and prepared and was the perfect tour guide. He was the perfect combination of funny and knowledgeable and showed us all the best spots throughout the Colosseum. The meeting spot was also very easy to find. Overall, a great experience and would highly recommend!

mohamedmeissa

25 Nov, 2022

The tour was very good and the guide was very informative. We’ve visited alot of things as well along with the colosseum itself. To be honest it was better than expected.

Ed_A

25 Nov, 2022

Great tour for the whole family - ages 11 and up. Our group tour ended up being a private tour and Inga really customized everything to our family. We would highly recommend this touyr. Keep an eye our for Augustus

Christina K

25 Nov, 2022

Nicolas was excellent! Showed places I had not viewed on prior visits. Great trivia, gave integrated information from how things came from all sorts of other places in to the areas he showed us.

Dusti K

24 Nov, 2022

The tour guide was amazing and gave such great information . The weather was not great and she was good at improvising. Would highly suggest

User's Picture Gallery

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Colosseum Tour

beautiful view of the Colosseum

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At the Colosseum in Rome

Our family standing on the original cobblestone road just outside the Colosseum.

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Our guide Emanuella (in yellow) and Trish my beautiful wife! Colosseum in the background.

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On top of Capitoline Hill

The Forum and Capitoline Hill were much, much more extensive than I had imagined.

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View of Forum and Palantine Hill from Colosseum.

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Ancient Rome: the Colosseum.

Ancient Rome: the Colosseum. Kids loved this tour!

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Gladiator Head Gear

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Ancient Rome

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walking fro forum to coliseo

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Alex

Colosseum at night, just amazing!

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Arena

Arena

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Colosseum

Lindsay by the Metro

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Small Temple

This temple was in an area just before reaching the forum. The bronze door is the original, which makes it at least 1700 years old.

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The Forum

This guide went through the various buildings and their function meticulously, such things as the Roman treasury, the place where Julius Caesar's body had been cremated. (Romans still bring flowers to this day)

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The Colosseum

Inside the Colosseum.

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Our Colosseum experience!

My daughter and I have our picture taken by my wife inside the Colosseum as our tour guide tells us what we are seeing over the audio phones. Amazing!

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First floor of the Colosseum

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Second floor of the Colosseum

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