Skip The Line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Best of Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour Skip the line
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From USD 48.20

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Colosseum with priority access so you don't have to waste time in the typically long ticket line. Once inside, see the floor of the amphitheater where the gladiators once fought, learn about the construction, and hear stories about life in Ancient Rome from a guide. Booking this tour means you don't have to worry about getting around this large and crowded site independently.
  • Explore the Colosseum with a guide for a more efficient and relaxing experience
  • Skip the ticket queue at one of Rome's most-visited attractions
  • Short tour doesn't take up much of your day
  • Learn info about Ancient Rome that you wouldn't get on your own

What's Included

  • Professional tour guide
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour
  • Headsets
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Santi Cosma e Damiano
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet in front of the Basilica San Cosma and Damiano. Look for tour greeters in red Show Me Italy jackets/shirts. They will be waiting next to the large red pillar just in front of the church on the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

End point

  • Colosseo
    00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time
  • When booking for children under 18 years, a government-issued ID/passport will be required when entering the monument. Failure to bring an ID with you can result in the security staff refusing you entrance to the monument.
  • Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals. If you are late to arrive at the meeting point, you will not be able to join your tour.
  • Tours will run rain or shine (unless the monument is closed by the official administration for safety reasons)
  • The tour itinerary can start with either the Colosseum or the Palatine Hill/Roman.
  • The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, we will call/text you in advance to let you know.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Aerosols, sharp objects and large backpacks will not be allowed
  • There are mandatory security checks at all entry points to the sites. The time spent in the security line varies and this line cannot be ‘skipped.’ The wait time for the security check can be considerable during peak times/seasons and has nothing to do with the ticket line.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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267 reviews
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Great time learning at Colosseo
Bich_T, Sept 2023
Amanda is an amazing historian and story teller. Despite the sea of people, she managed to take us through the beautiful site and shared with us the significant history of Colosseo. Thank you
Tarrah_K, Sept 2023
Luca was our tour guide and did an amazing job. I do want to mention that this tour says it's handicap accessible, however, after going through with a manual wheelchair I can definitely say that it is not. Luca was amazing and full of information.
Awesome awesome and hatsoff to the guide and the organisers
Shivaram_C, Sept 2023
Though we were late to reach the spot, they welcomed us well and with smile. Our guide Kiara was very sweet and took care of the entire group and showed her photographic memory skills by remembering everyone in the group while taking the headcount and quickly spotted if anyone was left away. Gave enough time to look and visit the places and this helped our old family members to enjoy the trip. Unbiased attention and answering to the silliest of our questions. Well this trip makes sure that we visit this place again and again and with same company and guide.
Awful tour experience with rude staff
khanyisile_D, Aug 2023
Terrible experience with very rude staff. We were late due to us being lost finding the meeting point but I tried calling the guide and messaging them on WhatsApp on the number provided before hand and no response when we finally arrived the guy we found there was extremely rude and completely unhelpful. A woman from another tour company even came to ask if we needed help. Awful awful experience with rude staff. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone due to the staff. If I could give it no stars I would!
Keep an eye on your bookings
Lynne_W, Aug 2023
I’m sure the guides are wonderful, however, I got charged for the booking and never booked it. We did go to the Colosseum and loved it, but when the charge for this tour came up, I called and questioned it. They kept telling me that I booked it. When I got home and checked all my emails, there was no booking. After several emails back and forth, lo and behold it showed up. They are sneaky. So watch your bookings and keep ALL your emails.
Rogelio was our guide,...
Fabian_M, July 2023
Rogelio was our guide, very helpful and good historical knowledge of the site. We were with kids in stroller, the guide help us and waited always.
Visit to the Colosseum and the Palladium
Lyne_H, July 2023
Memorable visit to the Colosseum and the Palladium. The guide was so good. And was also good with kids. Explaining to them in a different way. Loved it!
Great tour of the Colosseum
Suzan_K, June 2023
It was.a great tour. We were about to see the Colosseum and get lots of historical facts from the tour guide
Great experience
Julie_B, June 2023
The guide was excellent. This is much more than the coliseum. The forum is very interesting as well the coliseum is amazing
Fun i get active guide and tour
Diana_R, June 2023
Romina was fantastic. She made the tour interactive which made it fun and she was full of knowledge, she answered every question even if they were not related to the tour. She was considered of those needing extra time to walk or take breaks. She also gave us enough time to take pictures. I would take another tour with her! The check in was easy and the meeting point easy to find. The price was worthy.
Coliseum tour history lesson
James_W, May 2023
Guide was quite informative re the history and the fun facts. Learned a lot re Roman way of life and it’s connection to the artifacts
Colosseum overview
Belinda_S, May 2023
Relatively good tour but a few things would improve it - go beyond dates and facts and contextualizar it. - way too big to handle the crowds inside the colosseum. Smaller tour groups would be better.
Cheryl_K, May 2023
Did not enjoy this tour at all. The colloseum was amazing but the guide took way too long to get us around. Did not even know her name. But she mentioned that tours only supposed to have 40 minutes in the Collosseum but went for nearly 1 and 1/2 hour. So we did not do the other Roman Forum or the Palantine Hill. Very disappointing
Loved it
Lisa_W, May 2023
Kiara, our guide, was an incredible tour guide. The area surrounding the Colosseum can be a little chaotic with tours and tourists, but the tour company and Kiara were able to keep us organized and on schedule. Our guide shared great history, left time for photos while keeping us moving, and was all around someone I'd take a tour with again. The tour was just long enough to fit in everything + some history without being excessive or losing interest. And the sites speak for themselves, must sees if you're in Rome!!!!
A great summary of the area
Judy_T, May 2023
The guide was great. He was so knowledgeable! Very much worth the money. It's a bit of climbing but very handleable.
You do not skip the line just enter through a “groups” line
Amanda_P, May 2023
This was not a skip line. The tour takes you to a line where all the groups enter, which took about an hour. It didn’t seem to be any faster than the normal line. Our tour guide was also a little difficult to hear/understand, which to be fair the Colosseum was extremely busy and there was 30 people in our group. He would also get upset when someone wasn’t “paying attention” to him and taking pictures off to the side. We spent so long at the Colosseum, we were only able to see a small portion of the Roman Forum, and did not make it to the Palestine Hill. I would suggestion downloading an app that you can play while walking around the Colosseum and Roman Forum at your own pace and buy a general admission ticket instead.
Half a tour!
Susan_I, May 2023
The meeting point for the start of the tour was not particularly clear so took us a while to establish and fortunately made more obvious by a gathering of people! Our tour guide was Maurizio and started ok but kept referring to a pictorial book he had which would have been helpful if the images were larger for all to see! We had a 10 minute stop on Palatine Hill for photo's and unfortunately we must have lost track of time as our group left without us! Our guide obviously didn't do a head count or attempt to find us as we were in the shade of a tree in a prominent place with very few people around us. We were then stuck with our headsets but thankfully handed these into another guide we recognised from the same tour operator who was just behind us with his group. We missed half of our tour needlessly with just a bit more care by the guide.
Best tour, and best guide ever Silvia
Diana_T, Apr 2023
The best tour ever. We recommend Silvia 100%. Part of that, we loved the tour, was that Silvia made it perfect. We would come again with friends.
Does not beat the queue!
Karen_D, Apr 2023
This did not avoid the queues at all. Would have been better to prebook tickets and go on our own. We left the tour half way through.
Too long. Poor your...
JAnell_J, Apr 2023
Too long. Poor your guide. Do not recommend a tour. Go on your own to visit the Colleseum Would not do it again

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