Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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 on this small-group experience of up to 20 participants.

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 guide
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
Departure Point

1: Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2: Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 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

Kellie

14 Sep, 2021

The guide, “Mickey”, was terrific and personalized the tour. He knew everyone’s name in a moment and provided loads of factual information mingled with humorous asides.

Michelle

14 Sep, 2021

Our tour guide was great!! He was very informative and answered all of our questions.. colosseum was amazing!

Claude

12 Sep, 2021

Lorenzo was full of knowledge about the location, monuments, construction periods and added a great deal to our experience! Highly recommend anyone wanting to see these sites go with a knowledgeable guide. Lorenzo was able converse and share opinions and answer questions. Audio scripts don’t do that.

Joseph

12 Sep, 2021

My wife and I ended our honeymoon in Rome. Being her first time in Italy of course we wanted to see to and learn as much as we could about the Colosseum. This private tour was worth every dollar and absolutely delivered on both. We were able to visit essentially all of the areas, including the floor where the gladiator battles took place. It was fascinating and pretty incredible to think of all of the history that took place where we were standing. Our guide, Mickey, was amazing. He was informative and made it a fun experience. Not to mention he humored me by answering all of my many questions. This was one of the highlights of our honeymoon and time in Italy. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention… during our time on the floor of the Colosseum there was a wasp that took a liking to our small group and wouldn’t leave us alone. I am not sure I’ve ever laughed so hard as Mickey and myself and my wife tried to evade and run from this flying devil. A hilarious occurrence that made our tour even more memorable.

tomtess1

11 Sep, 2021

Excellent tour. Overwhelming but so very worth it. Amazing to see the history right in front of us.
Our guide was thoroughly knowledgeable in every topic. Very friendly and respectful of everyone on the tour. What a way to spend our last day in Rome!

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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