Fast track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

Rome, Italy
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From USD 56.60

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines and get fast-track entry to the Colosseum during this small-group tour of the millennia-old Roman landmark. Groups are capped at twenty participants, with audio headsets available so you can move freely. Listen to stories of Rome's ancient gladiatorial battles, then move on to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for additional guided visits.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • The ultimate time-saver, you'll beat the usual wait with special fast-track entrance
  • Learn about three of Rome's most iconic ancient attractions in a single tour
  • Listen to live commentary via audio headsets, allowing you unrestricted mobility

What's Included

  • Fast Track Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Entrance into the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Professional and Passionate Expert Guide
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Stories to hold for a lifetime!
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palatine Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
  • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharped objects, alcohol, spray
  • Most travellers can participate

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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Traveller Tips

Don't miss it and definitely do a fast track tour especially if you are on a cruise ship.


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Laura_M, June 2023
Very good guide, knowledgeable and nice to be in a tour with. Answers every question and knows how to tell the story.
Mixups, exhaustion and boredom
Andrea_S, June 2023
While our guide was clearly knowledgeable and well-meaning, this was not a good tour at all. First, we arrived on time (early as recommended) and were sent to the wrong place by one of the tour representatives. When we got to the office where he had sent us, they said we should have stayed where he was, but that by then our group was leaving so they put us in the next group, half an hour later. Then the tour itself: It was a hot, sunny day and our guide led us for two full hours around the Roman forum and other sites before ever making it to the Colosseum. She went on and on in a monotone voice, citing names of emperors and places and dates and numbers, all information that was hard to follow and recited as if read from a textbook. She wasn't engaging or funny or animated and, again, two hours walking in the heat before ever getting to the main attraction. With the crowds, the heat, the fatigue, the staticky headsets, everyone was fed up and it was hard to appreciate that we were finally there. At least half the group left before the end of the tour and in our little group of six we all removed our headsets long before the end because you couldn't follow half what she was saying anyway. And she went over the time by almost an hour; it was supposed to be and should have been two hours, not nearly three! I've been on some great tours in the past, with funny, passionate, engaging guides. The guide makes or breaks a tour, and unfortunately this one broke it.
Colosseum is the best
Jason_M, June 2023
Our guide was very kind and he was a good shepherd of our group. However, we did not get the exact tour we wanted. We wanted just the fast track tour and instead got the 3 hour tour. We did not need to see the palatine hill. It can be skipped. And the forum tour could be abbreviated. The real show is the colosseum. That is what people really want to see. But I appreciate the tour getting us into these places and skipping the line (sort of-you still have to wait in the group entrance line!). So in short, I’d suggest making the tour a bit shorter and more focused in n the highlights.
Awesome tour of the Colosseum
Helen_S, June 2023
Absolutely fantastic experience and the guide was great. Super informative without being too chatty. I was just super glad to have gotten in to see the colosseum seeing as how difficult it was getting passes. The starting organization could use a little work (our time was changed and the meeting spot also changed) but it all worked out in the end. Terrific company and would recommend. 👍👍
Might have been better if we could understand the guide.
Audrey_L, June 2023
Could not understand the guide at all even though she was English speaking. The Palatine Hill and Roman Forum portion could be skipped, walked through and just read the signs in front of the different items. Once we got into the Colosseum, about ten of us ditched the guide and just wakes through ourselves.
sue_w, June 2023
Our tour guide was so passionate and informative. Loved the experience . She went out of her way to help and guide us and my aging parents. She was truly incredible
Ancient Rome tour too intense
Marc_B, June 2023
Fast track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour was too “fast track”. Too much crammed into a few hours. Not good with kids. Hurried and more strenuous than expected, trying to keep up with the guide rapidly going up hills and stairs, often on uneven ground. Ir the palatine were omitted and the pace slowed a bit the tour would be much more enjoyable
Very long, chaotic and boring tour.
Natalie_K, June 2023
It was very long, stretched out, the same information was presented over and over again. The whole tour could take an hour and a half. It took almost three hours. Very disorganized. In the beginning they told us that kids must have passports with them, this information was not specified on Viator. I would not recommend this tour to my friends.
Long, but good
Brian_C, May 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable on the Colosseum and the Forum. We gained good insight to both sites. Sadly, the intense heat of the day was to much for some of our group and we did leave early
Great. Very interesting
Helen_W, May 2023
Alba was a great tour guide. Very informative and was thoughtful with regards to taking breaks as it was a very hot day
Great guide. Well worth doing
Helen_G, May 2023
Well organised trip with phone operator to help with meeting point. Guide Willie was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Waste of our time
Jian_L, May 2023
The check in process was good. However our guide was terrible. Half of the time he was talking about logistics and finding shade, the other half he was murmuring to himself. We couldn’t understand what he was talking about. His knowledge about the history was poor. He also managed time poorly. He didn’t give us enough time for taking photos at the palatine hill. We ended up showered up early at the colosseum. This tour completely wasted our time.
Unbelievable!! And unforgettable!!
Tara_S, May 2023
Our Guide , Eva was a wonderful guide! She enticed our imagination to attempt to feel as if we were living and walking in this great city thousands of years ago! She helped truly make the history of the Forum and Colosseum come to life in our minds!! Unbelievable plaice of no story snd Amazing guide! Highly recommend this your!! Sincerely, Tara Snyder
Must see this tour!
Casey_C, May 2023
This tour is a must see. It’s crowded but you are outside and it is really cool. You need to buy a water bottle at the start though. Wear comfortable shoes and hat with sun glasses and sunscreen People with walking disability will had a hard time though. It’s an amazing piece of history. We loved it.
Disappointing rambling tour guide
Sarah_H, May 2023
The purple group from Crown, led by Marcel? was not very good. He talked nonstop, and most of the conversation was about marble and stone. There were tidbits that were interesting, but a lot of chattering filler that made the group tone out. By the end of the tour, more than half of the group had the earpieces out and he didn’t even notice. There was no overarching theme to the talk, and we had to read the signs to actually learn what we were walking by. We spent too much time in the Forum. In the Coliseum, so many fascinating things have happened, yet we learned a lot about tickets, gates, and stone. We took 7 Viator tours in Italy, and this was the only disaster. We were so disappointed and will take another tour with another company to learn more.
Ancient Rome come to life
Glenn_S, May 2023
We really enjoyed our tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. The tour guide was knowledgeable in the architecture and history. His presentation was a little dry and I would have liked to hear more stories but overall a good tour.
Glad I went on a tour to see these important parts of history
Adrienne_L, May 2023
Juan Carlos / JC did a great job with showing us around and sharing his knowledge. I liked how he involves the group members by using them in his examples. He's subdued, so you have to pay active attention to what he's saying. Glad to have gone on a tour with an experienced guide (25+ years).
Mireille_C, May 2023
We really enjoyed this tour. We had a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, interactive and professional. Although there was a big crowd, our guide managed our visit extremely well so that we could have the best views and time to take pictures. We highly recommend this tour.
More Coliseum
Lesley_J, May 2023
The guide was knowledgeable and personable. He made the small time that we had to wait in lines seem like part of the tour. The coliseum part was the highlight but the shortest part. May have appreciated less on Palatine Hill and more on the coliseum.
Liked the way the guide explained
Dibyojyoti_S, May 2023
Max was very good story teller. He explained the history very well and interesting. We liked our guide.

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