Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
Guided tour

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, Portuguese, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • 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. Get skip-the-line access, and tour the first and second levels of the Colosseum. See the Arch of Titus and the site where Julius Caesar was buried.

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.

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

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

  • When booking for children under 18 years, a government-issued ID/passport will be required when entering the monument. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing you entrance to the monument
  • Tours will run rain or shine (unless the monument is closed by the officials for safety reasons)
  • The tour may start with either the Colosseum or the Palatine Hill/Roman Forum
  • The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, you will be contacted in advance
  • There are mandatory security checks at all entry points to the sites. The wait time for the security check can be considerable during peak times/seasons and has nothing to do with the ticket line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2699 reviews

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The tour was really great. That was our first task in Rome and our very kind and helpful gudie Teresa not only got us back into anicent Rome but gave us some really good tips for the rest of our visit to Rome. I would for sure book another tour with this app, it is super easy, great value for money and very interesting guidance

March 26, 2023

Our guide person was probably THE best guide person anyone can have! Very laid back and didn’t throw information at you nonstop. He allowed you to imagine things and he was also very knowledgeable on the rich history of everything this tour consisted of!

March 26, 2023

The whole guided tour of Palantine,TheForum & The Collesseum was absolutely fantastic! Rehulia ,our tour guide,was very well informed & regaled with facts about the Roman Empire with expertise & humour. We had a fabulous day on the tour, despite the rain!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 183914