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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Go on an in-depth tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with a professional guide and avoid tedious lines on your discovery of ancient Rome.

Highlights

  • Explore the Eternal city like never before on this skip-the-line guided tour available in 6 languages.

  • Visit the world-famous Colosseum and on this immersive guided tour of one of Italy's most popular destinations.

  • You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, some of the archaeological wonders of Rome.

  • Fun Fact: As you explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, you might come across ancient graffiti carved into the stone walls! These inscriptions offer glimpses into the lives of everyday Romans.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill

  • Expert local guide (English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese or German)

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2

  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Headphones

  • Group of up to 18 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from Spain, United States, United Kingdom and over 91 countries have loved this experience
Katharine Minns

Katharine

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide was fantastic - so knowledgeable, excellent English and very enthusiastic. We learnt so much and would highly recommend the tour
Iris Merli

Iris

5/5

Apr, 2024

La guida, Sara, è stata molto chiara e semplice, anche se esaustiva. La parte dei Fori Imperiali forse meglio gwstita, ma credo dipenda di più dagli spazi piuttosto che dalla guida. Sebbene sia durata 3 ore circa, queste sono passate senza problemi e senza sentirle.
Luca Giovannini

Luca

5/5

Apr, 2024

Organizzazione, competenza della guida (Valerio Cané) e mancanza di fretta facendoci godere la visita. Grazie sabato ne farò un'altra a San Pietro, spero sia allo stesso livello.
Isabella Watts

Isabella

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide was absolutely amazing!! So knowledgeable and friendly and we learnt so much on the tour! I would recommend this to anyone coming to Rome - thank you for a great morning !
Aaron Brown

Aaron

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide Simona was phenomenal! She was informative and polite and engaging with our group, and didn't make it feel like a school tour or lecture.

If you only have a short period of time to see the absolute best that Rome has to offer, this tour is the perfect way to maximize your time and experience the archaeological wonders of the city in the company of an expert local guide in your choice of language and a small group of fellow travelers.

The world-famous Colosseum

After meeting your tour guide at the designated meeting point, head to the domineering Colosseum. Here, you will be able to make your way directly into the world’s largest amphitheater ever constructed. Learn all about the theater’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you stories about the infamous gladiator games. Believed to have been constructed as a gift from ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicenter for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games.

Roman Forum and Palatine hill

Next, walk the ancient path that Romans once used every day as you venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra. Neighboring the Colosseum, the Roman Forum provides an insight into life in Ancient Rome unlike any other site in Rome. Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino, and Faustina. Marvel at the Basilica Julia and Aemilia, imagining what Rome was like thousands of years ago.

Finally, make your way to Palatine Hill and enjoy one of the city’s best vantage points from the hill where Rome was originally founded. Once considered the most desirable neighborhood in Rome, Palatine Hill lives on as an extensive archaeological site. Explore ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.

What's not allowed

  • You cannot bring your luggage and large backpacks for this experience.

  • Pets are not allowed.

Accessibility

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.

Additional information

  • Note that the tickets allow you to skip the ticketing lines and not the security lines.

  • Please note the chosen time must be respected and latecomers will not be accommodated.

  • The tour covers all 3 sites. However, the order of sites visited may be subject to change.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions
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