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

Roma, Italy
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From USD 47.43

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


Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
  • Skip-the-line tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum
  • Hear tales of ancient Rome and the Renaissance on Palatine Hill

What's Included

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Entrance Ticket
  • Official Professional Guide and Passionate Storytelling
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Meet and Greet on site
  • Assistance from the Office
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided Tour if you choose Ticket Only Arena Floor

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

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End point

  • Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Ticket redemption points

  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • What To Expect


    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Roman Forum

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Palatine Hill

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharp objects, alcohol, spray
    • Terms and conditions of this tour activity are clearly reported on the reservation voucher
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Pets are not allowed
    • 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    Even though you pay to skip the line if your party is less than 18 people apparently you go in the middle que, still had to wait an hour before getting in so be prepared!
    Is a great way to avoid the long lines and get insight into the historic sites.
    Don't kid yourself that it's enough to walk or drive by this awesome structure.


    2,109 reviews
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    Great tour guide
    9dwpcjskqc, May 2023
    I had the most informative tour guide. She spoke clear, she made the sites interesting, she answer all questions and she even asked questions. She absolutely make the tour very interesting.
    Informative, exciting, worth it!
    Mallory_P, May 2023
    Extremely knowledgeable guide, and such an extensive tour of 3 of the most amazing sites in Rome! We learned a lot, and definitely got our money’s worth. Skipping the line was also a HUGE plus—otherwise, we would’ve waited hours more! Would definitely recommend.
    Visit the Forum
    Subhajit_B, May 2023
    Eugene is a very knowledgeable guide, gave us ample time to visit and take photos. Roman Forum is absolutely gorgeous and should be given at least 5 more minutes. You should take the tour if you are interested in learning about the colosseo
    The Best Tour Yet
    elizabeth_m, May 2023
    Started late but received a text the day before to assure the change did not effect your plans. The guide Mato was wonderful, funny and knowledgeable! Had a great experience with the meeting point and the lovely ladies that greeted us.
    No Better Way to Experience
    MICHAEL_W, May 2023
    Arian was absolutely amazing. As someone who isn’t deeply interested in history, he made this so enjoyable, informational and fun. He knew so much and relayed it in a comfortable, digestible and interesting way. Truly fantastic. Everyone in our group LOVED this, got to skip through lines quickly and made for an amazing afternoon. 11/10 recommend.
    So worth it!!!
    Michelle_A, May 2023
    I was amazed at what a great tour this was. If you book it read through the information for the proper meeting point. They will give you the tour radios and start the group from that point and then walk through. Enjoyed the whole tour through the different areas and our leader Lumi was fantastic. Was fun to listen to and provided us with so much history and information of the sites. We had a couple with a stroller which made it difficult to go up and down the stairs as limited ramps and lifts. An overall fantastic tour and worth the purchase. Tour groups tickets have a separate entrance from the rest of the people which made the lines go really fast.
    Most memorable tour with amazing tour guide.
    Roger_H, May 2023
    It was all memorable thanks to the amazing tour guide Lara who is a mixture of organizer, historian and wonderful presenter the information and fantastic sights never stopped for the three hours that we enjoyed this tour, thoroughly recommended.
    Jen_L, May 2023
    The tour was excellent and our guide (Willy) was excellent- very knowledgable and enigmatic. Would definitely recommend
    Incredible tour! We were WOW’ed the whole time!
    Gabby_W, May 2023
    This might have been the best tour we have ever been on. Truly all thanks to our guide Giuseppe. He is a historian and is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but told great personal stories and added lots of fun humor. Made 3 hours go by so quickly. We took the 9am tour and I highly recommend going to this early time slot. We often had entire areas to ourselves that would typically be very crowded. Also the ‘skip the line’ feature is no joke. We got to walk right past the ticket line that was wrapped around the Colosseum plaza. If you’re unsure if the tour is worth it, it 1000% is. Especially is you can get it with Giuseppe!
    Great tour but didn’t learn much
    Adrianna_R, May 2023
    I loved that we covered seeing everything in the tour and got to skip the lines as well. Our tour guide was such a sweet woman but her English wasn’t great so we didn’t end up learning a lot and I wish we had more knowledge about the places we visit told in more of a story then broken facts. Overall, still worth the tour.
    Sabrina_H, May 2023
    We were rescheduled by the tour company and we’re unable to make the reassigned time due to a political situation that blocked off traffic. I spoke with Crown tours for a refund. Waiting to hear back.
    Highly recommend
    letty_r, May 2023
    Alecia was wonderful!!! She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made this a memorable experience for us!!!
    Best English Tour Guide!
    Lorraine_K, May 2023
    Eva gave a fabulous tour! Her English was super understandable!!! She gave very detailed information and added stories so we could remember in the future! I wish she was a tour guide for every tour!
    Loved the Vatican City
    David_S, May 2023
    The feats of engineering of such a megastructure. And awe inspiring art work and decoration. A bit crowded but still well worth seeing.
    Gabriel. Fantastic...
    Karen_D, May 2023
    Gabriel. Fantastic guide!!! He was knowledgeable about the subject matter. He was also very funny with pop culture references to America. It was our favorite tour we took on our trip.
    Was not impressed with our guide
    LoriWork, May 2023
    I have never written a bad review so this is a first. The weather was rainy but that should not have mattered. JC didnt seem to care whether our group was with him or not and there were 23 of us- the headphones didnt work half the time, which we mentioned to him, but he wasn't interested. At one point he told us we were TOO SLOW (highly doubtful as 13 of us were 25 year olds)- he seemed annoyed at our questions, telling a few of our party that he had already answered a particular question (which he had not). Not engaging at all. I had been to Italy 2 other times and taken fabulous tours and was looking forward to this one with my friends to give them a great feel for the ruins - very disappointing.
    The Guide was amazing....
    SyedFazil_S, May 2023
    The Guide was amazing. The trip was informative with well added humour doses. Had a great experience around palantine hills, Roman forum and Colosseum.
    ERIN_O, May 2023
    We were allowed to be in parts of the colosseum other people weren’t. We were right at the floor where the king sat a little above and the lions came out
    Damiano is the man
    Patrick_C, May 2023
    Damiano was a fantastic tour guide with a great sense of humor. He made the tour interesting and fun.
    Chelsea_K, May 2023
    Our tour guide Sandra was amazing. She was fascinating to listen too! And explained everything so well! Wouldn’t have been the same if we didn’t have her along with us. Thank you

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