Small Group Tour Colosseum and Ancient Rome

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy
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From $44.22

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


The Colosseum and Forum are Rome’s headliner sights, but the long lines to enter and vast size of both can make visiting a chore. With this tour, skirt the crowds with fast-track admission and spend more time exploring the ruins. Visit with a guide to take in the highlights in just a few hours without getting footsore or overwhelmed, leaving you the rest of the day to focus on other city attractions.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Visit with a guide for a better understanding of the complex ruins
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon start time to suit your schedule
  • Headsets to follow your guide’s commentary in the busy sites

What's Included

  • Skip the Line ticket to the Colosseum Forum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets
  • Official Live Guide
  • Small Group Tour (Max 20 People)
  • Food and Drinks
  • Transfers

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo Corrado Ricci, 42
    Largo Corrado Ricci, 42, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    At the park in front of ''Torre dei Conti''

End point

  • Largo della Salara Vecchia
    L.go della Salara Vecchia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time
  • When booking for children under 18 years, a government-issued ID/passport will be required when entering the monument. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing you entrance to the monument.
  • Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or late arrivals. If you are late to arrive at the meeting point, you will not be able to join your tour.
  • Tours will run rain or shine (unless the monument is closed by the officials for safety reasons)
  • The tour itinerary can start with either the Colosseum or the Palatine Hill/Roman.
  • The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, we will call/text you in advance to let you know.
  • There are mandatory security checks at all entry points to the sites. The time spent in the security line varies and this line cannot be ‘skipped.’ The wait time for the security check can be considerable during peak times/seasons and has nothing to do with the ticket line.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Traveler Tips

Saving a lot of time avoiding long queues is worth something in itself, and that time was spent soaking up some fascinating information.
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Excellent Tour
Katelyn_N, Sep 2022
We booked the morning tour, admit it was very hot but our guide made sure to seek out shady spots to explain the ancient ruins and give pictures of how life was before, and plenty of water fountain breaks. We didn't have a lot of time but this covered everything for us and you end at the colosseum and can explore as much as you like on your own after. Our guide, Luca, was awesome, he was extremely knowledgeable and cheerful. His english was clear and easy to understand. A must do when in Rome!
AnaMarie_R, Aug 2022
Our guide was awesome! The guide took care of everyone super good we love the experience for the price
Not enough time
Prashant K, Nov 2019
The people at the agency were very nice. We took the 2PM tour which started around 2:30 by the time everything was organized. The skip the line option was good but still had to wait about 15 min for security. I would have liked the tour to spend more time in each site. The forum, our last stop closes at 4:30PM.
Fantastic tours with Show Me Italy!!
thishappenedtoday, Nov 2019
Booking a guided tour is the way to go. Meeting my group was easy, and everyone from the tour company Show Me Italy was really friendly. Their guides leading my tours of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill were so knowledgeable and entertaining. Saving a lot of time avoiding long queues is worth something in itself, and that time was spent soaking up some fascinating information. I also got some details for tours of other sites which I can book. These iconic sites can be busy, crowded and a bit exhausting, but a tour made it easier and brought some extra magic...I had fun!!