Skip The Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

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From $62.35

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a walking tour led by an expert local guide. Don't miss out on the rich history encompassed by the ancient monuments and learn the stories behind the masterpieces of Roman civilization with a guide. Plus, you'll bypass long lines outside of the Colosseum, one of the New7Wonders of the World, with your skip-the-line pass, making this tour perfect for travelers with limited time.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Rome's main attraction, the Colosseum
  • Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about the ancient history of one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Skip the long queues with a skip-the-line pass

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This small-group walking tour of ancient Rome includes guide options in five languages.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Wireless audio headsets
  • Group of maximum 20 participants
  • Food or beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arch of Constantine
    Via di S. Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Via di S. Gregorio

End point

  • Via dei Fori Imperiali
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy

    Via dei Fori Imperiali

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Arch of Constantine to meet your guide for your walking tour.

Your entrance ticket allows you to skip the long lines and enter the Colosseum quickly. Hear from your guide how the Colosseum was developed centuries before the advent of modern engineering in AD 70-80, and how it once held as many as 80,000 spectators.

Just outside, you'll marvel at the Arch of Constantine and then continue to learn about the features of the Roman Forum archaeological site and Palatine Hill. Legend says that on the Palatine, Romulus and Remus were kept alive by a female wolf, thus giving Rome its name. 

Your tour ends at the Colosseum where you can continue to explore the area on your own.

Palatine Hill

The Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome, located between the Velabro and the Roman Forum, and is one of the oldest parts of the city. The site is now a large open-air museum and can be visited during the day.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included


The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium or simply as Amphitheatrum, is the largest amphitheater in the world, located in the city center of Rome.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • The archaeological area involves walking on medium-hard floors, please wear comfortable shoes and be ready for rain or shine.
  • The areas are not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for individuals who have difficulty walking.
  • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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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Take a Colosseum walk and listen to the story
Beth_L, Nov 2022
The best we’ll informed guide. There were only ten of us so we saw some interesting details which a bigger group would not have been able to. I was very impressed with the enormous knowledge our tour guide, Alessio, held on to in his head. Who sat where and the fact that the locals got to claim the carcasses of the dead animals. The colosseum was abandoned for 400 years. So many stories to be told!
A must see experience
Angela_F, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed this experience. Weather was awful which made it difficult but that didn’t detract from our lovely experience. However, we struggled to find our guide first thing amongst all other tour guides there until we were told they wore pink.
Decent but maybe not worth it
Iris_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was okay. If you’re on a time crunch, it’s probably worth it to do a guided tour since you can get a lot of information faster than walking and reading the descriptions of everything, but I wouldn’t book a tour for this again. Maybe it would be worth it to do a guided tour of the colosseum and spend free time in the Roman forum and palatine, but if you have time, I would purchase skip the line entrance but no guided tour.
Walking amongst the ruins...
David_M, Oct 2022
Walking amongst the ruins of the Forum and the palatine hill and listening to the guides explanation of life in Roman times.
Hot weather but great guide!!
par4jonesjrs, Jun 2022
Alessandra was an amazing guide. Knowledgeable and kind- she especially watched out for an older guest due to the heat by using shaded spots to tell the colosseum history while giving us a sun break We would highly recommend her….just maybe choose the late spring or early fall to visit Rome. It was HOT in the low-mid 90’s.
This was a fabulous tour. Lots of...
DIANE D, Nov 2017
This was a fabulous tour. Lots of walking and our tour guide Stefan was quite informative. I would highly recommend this tour.
Really enjoyed this trip. Our guide...
Bruce C, Oct 2017
Really enjoyed this trip. Our guide was excellent and paced it well. A great introduction to these iconic sites.
We loved this tour, the guide was...
Kathleen_T, Oct 2017
We loved this tour, the guide was easy to find and the tour was very well organized. It covered everything we wanted to see and more. I love Viatour, they have always been great from booking to the tour guides. Thanks for allowing us to see so much in a short period of time. The 3 hours just flew by!
Our tour guide really knew her...
Peter P, Sep 2017
Our tour guide really knew her history of the area. She was conscious of our heat/sun and water needs during the tour. She was very courteous and made the tour enjoyable. I had toured the Colosseum area in previous years but never took in or even knew of the Palatine Hill. The history is amazing! Having said this, through no fault of the guide, I expected more of the Colosseum visit based on the description. We really didn't get anything above and beyond what any tour would have given us. so in that respect this wasn't a tour that stood out above any other ones. It didn't help that on the tour date the place was preparing for a concert.
Dejligt at blive ført...
Inge_H, Oct 2022
Dejligt at blive ført rundt til de vigtigste ting og Maria vores guide var meget vidende om det historiske Det var en skøn måde at besøge stederne på
DanielSFaustino, Sep 2019
Muito bom... o guia Edoardo era muito gente boa, além de nos passar os detalhes da história referente a cada item do passeio. Sem contar com a fácil localização do ponto de encontro e a pontualidade no horário.
Sehr informativ in großer Gruppe
Mandy_D, May 2019
Die Reiseführerin sprach sehr gut deutsch- sie konnte ohne Pause 3 Stunden über viele tolle Details sprechen. Die Gruppe war jedoch mit 30 Leuten sehr groß und unübersichtlich.