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Skip-the-Line Guided Group Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From $45.83

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


Get an in-depth introduction to Rome's ancient heyday during this guided, skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Revisit the days of the imperial capital's gladiatorial fighters, bypassing the usual wait times with exclusive fast-track entry. Audio headsets are included, leaving you free to explore.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum
  • Cover three of Rome's top landmarks in just a few hours
  • Listen to entertaining facts and stories from the days of ancient imperial Roman rule
  • Bypass the long lines using an exclusive reserved priority entrance

What's Included

  • Colosseum Privileged Entrance Ticket
  • Priority Entrance for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Official Tour Guide
  • Exclusive Partner Entrance Access
  • Colosseum Tour Headset
  • Any private expenses
  • Driver service fee
  • The tunnels beneath the Colosseum
  • Arena Floor & Underground Colosseum

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is near Caffe Roma (close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo"). Our staff will hold a "City Walkers" sign

End point

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

    After the tour finishes your guide will show you the exit or if you want to stay more will advise you what to see.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, on busy days there may be a queue to do in order to pass through security check.
  • Please have an ID with you
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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Traveler Tips

this tour was also quite short, but you can spend the rest of your day exploring everything by yourself after the tour guide has finished.
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Acient Rome comes to life
Dominique_H, Feb 2023
Tour guide was Lorenzo, he made ancient Rome come to life with his passion for the subject. The tour was just right, timing wise, then enough time to just roam in Rome
Fabulous tour
Donna_K, Jan 2023
So glad that we took this tour. Just the right amount of time and worth every euro. Our guide Arian was so knowledgeable and his personality shone through. He made sure everyone was included and answered any questions all the way along. Whole heartedly recommended this guided tour
Engaging memorable tour!
Sophia_B, Jan 2023
Absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was hilarious, knowledgeable and had funny quips that made the tour and the information within it memorable. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone! Knocking out all in one was a great way to spend the time.
Very good guide
Xavier_A, Jan 2023
The visit was well sequenced with good presentations and site seing Good tempo and on top to that very nice weather!
Loved the experience in Spanish!
Rebecca_R, Jan 2023
Loved the experience! Was hesitant to take in Spanish (our native language) and were not disappointed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Must do!
Did not disappoint
Carly_G, Jan 2023
If you are looking for a very knowledgeable, engaging, friendly tour guide, we highly recommend taking this tour with Eni. Without question, these attractions hold a whole new significance because of his knowledge and passion.
Colosseum tour
Brian_C, Jan 2023
Our guide was out of shape and needed constant breaks to catch his breathe, while walking from point to point and going upstairs. Wasted 25/30 minutes for a bathroom break 10 minutes into the start of the tour. I have done this tour before and my previous guide was excellent
Entertaining Tour
Mariel_P, Jan 2023
Francisco was a great guide and entertained 3 generations in our group. Great views and learned a ton.
The icing on the cake after a wonderful weekend in Rome.
Tash_W, Dec 2022
The Colosseum was as fantastic as I'd imagined. Our tour guide Jason was informative and humorous and really delivered his passion for all. My favourite place to visit in Rome.
Our tour Eni was fantastic. He was knowledgable and very passionate about his job.
Susan_L, Nov 2022
Fantastic tour by Eni. He was a wealth of knowledge. We loved this tour!! It was an easy way to tour this amazing place.
Lauryns_i, Nov 2022
This was my first time booking. I was hesitant. Don’t hesitate…book. Our tour guide was fantastic. He was an archaeologist and historian. His main job is working in the Roman forum as an archaeologist. Even better, he was an amazing and entertaining story teller. His name escapes me but he was Romanian. We learned so much!
Great tour of the Colosseum
GumundurGauti_G, Nov 2022
The knowledge of the tour guide was very good. Having a tour guide that is so enthusiastic about the history of the city is what makes a tour like this worth while. Highly recommend.
Horrible tour guide
Carmella_P, Nov 2022
Of course the sights were beautiful. I learned more from a book then the tour guide. She was very impatient. She lost us twice. You would think she was running a marathon with how fast she was going. We really would like a refund. After all we spent a lot of money on this trip and tour. We missed out on a memory in the making. Who knows if we will ever get the opportunity again.
A very enjoyable tour.
Prudencio_C, Oct 2022
We had a great guide named Lorenzo, his knowledge of the history of the Colosseum, Palatine hill. and the Roman forum made the tour very interesting.
Great way to understand and appreciate Ancient Rome
Deepika_M, Oct 2022
Alex was great. He brought the visit to life by describing history , interesting trivia and also answering some follow up questions . We were a group of 20 but thanks to the headsets could hear and follow along easily
Great tour guide!!
Michael_M, Oct 2022
Wonderful walking tour, guide very informative. Historical information very interesting 🤔 Take the tour!
Great tour guide, kept...
Claire_G, Oct 2022
Great tour guide, kept things very interesting and fun. Good pace, time for photos and questions. We would have spent longein ghe forum, but it was a hot day, so would recommend taking an early tour to avoid the heat if possible
Major Church Bashing
John_S, Oct 2022
Great funny guide until he went on a completely irrelevant and disrespectful Church bashing…. Left before the tour ended
Elizabeth_S, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Jason waa phenomenal, very knowledgeable regarding all places visited. My favorite was the Colesium
An experience to treasure
Vivekanand_J, Oct 2022
I had only had a look at the Colosseum from a distance on my last trip almost 24 years ago, so this was as anticipated as they come. And the magnificent structure did not disappoint - largely due to the very knowledgeable, accessible, patient, and at times funny commentary all through by Lorenzo. We came back fully satiated.