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

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based on 2856 reviews

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Scott was an absolutely brilliant guide throughout. He was very informative but also kept it casual as to not overwhelm us with information. There were short breaks for photos, water refills and just a sit down too. Overall, it was an excellent tour!

March 30, 2023

THUMBS UP! A big "Thank you" to our Guide! We were delighted by our guide's passion and knowledge during the Palatine Hill & Colosseum visit. We had such a fantastic time, we did learn A LOT about ancient Rome's history (I wished I had a teacher with such passion when I was in school) The people we got in contact with, were friendly and available. I do recommend it!

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March 28, 2023

Booked the tour last minute because we couldn't find tickets without it as we booked the day before we went. Can't believe we considered going without a guide. There is not much signage so I feel we would have missed out on so much of the historical significance of the site without this tour. the tour begins at the colosseum and they spent a good amount of time explaining everything and it's really great.if you plan to take a lot of pictures here make sure you're taking them while they're speaking as the tour leaves you at the roman forum and you may not be able to return to the colosseum( we didn't try) . The Roman forum is beautiful so much to look at so many areas we couldn't even explore. Can't wait to go back. Our tour guide was fabulous. He explained so much and you could tell how much he enjoyed his job.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 183914