Skip-the-line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Colosseum Highlights Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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From USD 36.36

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Rome’s ancient sites are among the most important in the world, but interpreting these complex ruins on your own is a challenge. With this tour, visit the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guide for insights into their history and significance during the Roman empire. Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line entrance and cover all three archaeological treasures in just a few hours.
  • Visit the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill in a single tour
  • Fast-track admission to avoid wasting time in a long line to enter
  • A group experience for the benefits of a guide at an affordable price
  • A choice of tour times to fit your sightseeing schedule

What's Included

  • Guided tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum Tickets
  • Skip-the-line Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets
  • An engaging, English-speaking local guide
  • Maximum group size of 30
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early. We meet between the 2 green souvenir kiosks in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower-level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with The Tour Guy on it.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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263 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great Tour!
Bruno_S, Sept 2023
Very knowledgeable guide and very friendly. Kept the tour moving and tried to stay away from other groups.
Great experience.
Beatrice_D, Sept 2023
I have been there before. This was far more comprehensive and sharing with my husband. Could have done with whisper as it was a large Tour.
Hayley_M, Sept 2023
One of the best tours to do! Our tour guide was amazing and made the whole experience very interesting.
Great tour of an amazing place
John_B, Sept 2023
We toured the Coliseum and the Forum/Palatine Hill Our guide Valentina was very knowledgeable I am a frugal person and would usually avoid tours like this and just buy general admission but I when I went through these places I wanted to hear the details from somebody that knew what they were talking about. It was very interesting and I would highly recommend them.
Great tour guide!
Cynthia_W, Sept 2023
The Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill are worth seeing, but the tour made it much more interesting. Valentina was amazing, very knowledgeable and handled our group competently and professionally. She was willing to answer questions and fill in anything we needed. She also made sure we had water stops on a hot day! We would really recommend her as our tour guide!
Gladitour guide
Carolyn_K, Sept 2023
The tour guide was awful. She spent too much time moaning and complaining as we went round the forum. Answering personal calls and then had a 10 min arguement with another group in the queue for the colossium. Our guide had tried to push in and tbe whole thing nearly came to blows. To top this she then spent another dull 20 mins inside the security check area talking about the place where there was nothing to see before ending the tour. This tour was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Carolyn, I thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am sorry you had to see 2 professional guides cause a scene in front of their groups. I will notify our Roman team about what happen and to get a better analysis of what had occurred on the day of your tour.
Nice visuals but incorrect facts
Lisa_L, Sept 2023
The tour was very nice for seeing all the sights listed as included. Unfortunately much of what our tour guide told us about ancient Rome including information about religion, slaves, gladiators and Roman life was factually incorrect according to common accepted knowledge. Not sure if she was trying to make some of Rome's history sound "not so bad" or what, but she clearly was on a mission to promote a history of a "genteel Rome".
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Lisa! Thank you for your Feedback. I will talk with your guide to see how she is explaining. We do hope that your remaining time Rome went great!
History at your feet
David_R, Sept 2023
A great walk through history. The colosseum is phenomenal. The forum tangible and the palatine hill exceptional.
Miss communication
Lorraine_S, Sept 2023
We were late arriving(10 mins) due to public transportation. So we missed the first half and we're told to meet at the group entrance to the Colosseum at 11:45 to be included in the 2nd half of the tour. We were there and waited till 12:30...they never showed or choose to not look for us. So we missed the tour.
Ancient Rome a challenge to discover
Trevor_W, Sept 2023
We had a very informed and interesting guide who kept just the right pace for all ages and made allowance for people with difficulties without the more able bodied being inconvenienced
Amazing! Worth it
Yasmin_E, Sept 2023
Amazing guide! Loved her, super nice, patient, and so knowledgeable. Took her time explaining everything, made sure the entire group understood. I mean amazing. She definitely exceeded the expectation! Definitely worth it!
Enjoyed our tour guide...
patricia_b, Sept 2023
Enjoyed our tour guide Laura L from The Roman Guy. She was informative , passionent and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend.
Horrific experience with this tour
Ioannis_K, Aug 2023
Vague description of tour. Could not find the tour guide at meeting point. Booked 5 Tours with Viator, first four we highly recommend. This last tour for Colosseum was a disaster.We spent close to 1000 US dollars for our Rome tours with Viator. Operator was unwilling to promote good guest service. We hope Viator will step in and take initiative in giving us a refund. We will NOT RECOMMEND this Colosseum tour. To the operator: take a class in GUEST SERVICE, it will do wonders for your tour business.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Ioannis, I am sorry to hear about your experience in trying to find the meeting point, the ground staff tried to reach out to you at 3:53 PM before your 4:00 PM Start time. Unfortunately, there was no response until 4:06 PM and the tour had to depart for its time entry. All other Viator clients booking this tour were able to find the meeting point using their voucher, if there was an issue with the voucher issued by Viator please consult with Viator customer service. I do hope your remaining time in Rome goes as planned!
Great tour - plan on lots of walking
Katie_S, Aug 2023
Super informative guide, great tour route. It’s extremely hot in august, limited shade and lots of walking (stairs included)- go prepared…
Find another tour that's more thorough.
Jennifer_S, Aug 2023
Our tour guide didn't talk much about the existing remains of the Colosseum. Instead, she kept having us look at pictures in her binder of what the Colosseum used to look like. Wished we would have signed up for the tour that took us to the floor of Colosseum and back to where the gladiators were housed.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I will talk with your guide about spending less time with the books and Pictures. Signing up for the Underground experience at the colosseum is a wonderful event, but need to plan more than a month ahead of time. We hope your time in Rome was rememberable!
Our tour guide was so...
Zoila_L, Aug 2023
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. I had a wonderful time. I was alone and she made sure I was right beside her at all times
Tour that covers all major sightseeing
Anna_D, Aug 2023
Good tour. Takes you through most of the main attractions in Rome. Big group and we were given radios and headsets. It we hard to hear your guide at times due to lots of people around and lots of noise. We had this tour in august and it was very hot but obviously out of tour operator control. Overall good tour.
Sandra is wonderful
Raya_R, Aug 2023
Our guide, Sandra, was excellent. She was thorough, made sure everyone in the group had their questions answered, helped take photos for us, and even stayed back to give us a bit more in-depth dive into the history of Ancient Rome. She was funny, kind, and made the 3 hour tour fly by. Would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Rome!
Best Tour Guy!
Rodolfo_S, Aug 2023
Our young tour guide, originally from Ukraine, was very knowledgeable & cheerful. His asking questions about general knowledge & Roman history make the tour more interesting, instead of boring. Will recommend it to others.
Absolute must if you visit Roma
Jon_C, Aug 2023
Great tour and thoroughly explained through the whole time. Thoroughly loved the history and experience.

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