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

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

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From $55.78 $44.62 per person

Visit the incredible Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about the fascinating secrets and history of the building with an official guide. Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a truly unforgettable experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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  • 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
Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide, and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is still considered an engineering marvel to this day. As you enjoy priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as your guide leads you past the long ticket lines. Explore the first and second levels of the Colosseum as your guide brings to life the stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated Ancient monument. With your newly acquired expertise of the Ancient Romans, you will better understand and appreciate the second part of the tour - a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the incredible 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. The tour will then 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.
  • 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
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Luggage or large bags
    • 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 346 reviews

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    The tour was well organized, meeting point and handling super easy. Our tour guide Claudi got us through the 3h tour very well (German). We even got small audio guides so that we could hear Claudi better over the microphone. It was very fun and easy-going, yet the tour was informative. To walk over the Palatine Hill, to see the Roman Forum and the Colosseum was simply gigantic and impressive. A must for everyone in Rome. "Thanks" to Corona there was relatively little going on and we hardly had to queue.

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    July 8, 2021

    I have booked a guided tour from show me Italy with Amanda! Both with my husband were very warm welcomed and pleased to have Amanda as our guide! She is not just skilled but a really good professionalist and has gone through the tour with a big passion and enthusiasm! We admire her stories and had such a fun time doing the walk around the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill because she has an amazing sense of humour! In fact she was pretty much stopping at every couple of meters just to tell us another amazing story hidden by the rocks. The other guides in comparison havent stopped as much as she did! I could recommend her to anyone who is ready to go beyond the regular tour and is also passionate for history! Book show me italy and don’t forget to ask for Amanda !!! Thank you honey to let us image the Colosseum not just only as a combat arena

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    June 29, 2021

    Excellent organization even if in a semi-deserted Rome. Very detailed tour with the guide Maria Teresa really very prepared and very kind. Considering that we were an adult and a child, however, with free admission to both the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum and the Forum, the price paid of almost 75 euros is definitely a bit too high.

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    June 7, 2021

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