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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    Why Travelers Choose This Tour

    Get the standard Colosseum experience with skip-the-line entry to the first two levels as well as the Forum.

    What's Included

    • Professional guide
    • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
    • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
    • Small groups of 20 people or less
    • Short introduction to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

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

      Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.

    End point

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

    What To Expect

    Your Ancient Rome tour starts near Oppian Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, for a view of the Colosseum. Then walk down to the arena with your guide, and skip the main entrance line with your fast-track ticket. Inside, explore the Colosseum’s first and second tiers while listening to stories from your guide about the brutal events that were once held here, like executions and gory gladiator battles. As you stroll around the perimeter of the amphitheater, try to image the ancient crowd of up to 50,000 spectators who cheered as gladiators’ fates were decided by power-hungry emperors.

    Next, exit the Colosseum and walk over to the Roman Forum, once the political heart of the city. Get an up-close view of ancient remains like the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar, and then walk up Palatine Hill for another perspective of the ruins, including Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place. Your tour ends here, from where you can continue exploring on your own.

    Optional upgrade to the Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier (3.5 hours)

    For a more thorough exploration of the Colosseum, select the upgrade option when booking for a tour that includes access to the third tier, the arena floor and the underground chambers—sections of the Colosseum that are either newly opened or typically closed to the general public. You’ll see more than most visitors do.

    Walk around the reconstructed floor of the arena, where the gladiators once dueled in bloody battles, and look down through the gaps into the underground chambers. Then make your way below ground to explore the chambers themselves, checking out pits where wild animals like tigers and lions were held, before heading up to the third tier for a panoramic view into the Colosseum and out to Palatine Hill. Your tour ends with a visit to the Roman Forum, as described in the standard tour.


    Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both physical and political, that played out in this incredible amphitheater. You might be surprised to learn that ‘Gladiator’ didn’t get everything right and that feats of ancient engineering even allowed the Romans to re-enact naval battles here.

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Palatine Hill

    The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. The Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. Here, steeped in history, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum.

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
    • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill ?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill ?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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    Traveler Tips

    Book early in the day if travelling in summer as the temperatures rise, and often little shade.
    be aware that it is very hot during the summer time, take lots of water.
    Highly recommended, and plan to stay in the Forum and Palatine Hill after the tour ends, so bring snacks and water!
    14,813 reviews
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    Wow, interesting, good value for money
    Kellie_P, Aug 2022
    What a fantastic tour and made all the better by Amber our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Great tour
    Peter_A, Aug 2022
    We had great tour, guide was excellent! It was very hot, but we were prepared and it was a very informative and interesting tour.
    Great Tour/ Great Guide
    Denise_P, Aug 2022
    Great tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable, and made the trip very enjoyable! Definitely have a better understanding of the Colosseum after this visit
    Our tour was amazing...
    Christine_O, Aug 2022
    Our tour was amazing because of our tour guide. He is an archeologist and even worked on the site. He provided so much history and insight into the Colosseum and surrounding area. Thank you so much to his stories and information.
    Amazing Colosseum tour guide!!
    Santhi_Y, Aug 2022
    Damiano was an amazing tour guide. We got a private tour, and he really engaged with my son and discussed facts, history and even discussed theories with my son. Been to Rome before and this was a great tour!
    Excellent tour!
    Dawn_B, Aug 2022
    Excellent and very thorough tour! Our guide, Vasco, was terrific. Very easy to listen to and understand, was very good at having us all participate in conversation on all we were seeing and learning. 90 minutes were spent in the Coliseum and 90 minutes out on Palatine Hill and the Forum. Free time after the tour to explore further. Make sure you eat a good meal beforehand and bring water to refuel - the heat can be brutal! Don't miss the meeting point above the entry/exit of the Metro!
    Excellent tour, a must do
    Geetanjali_N, Aug 2022
    I wish it was not so hot that day but our tour was amazing because of our guide he was so knowledgeable and passionate it was clearly evident that he loves his work. He made sure to show us every detail and every corner with story and information behind it.
    A really cool, historical experience
    Rochelle_B, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide was fun and told us some great historical facts about the place. She did a really great job of trying to keep our group together, which was so kind of her. It was great having the guided tour so that we could hear more details than you might get just viewing it on your own.
    Great Tour!
    Christina_M, Aug 2022
    Fantastic tour! Very informative and got to see everything I was expecting to see and more. Tour guide was very nice.
    JOHN_D, Aug 2022
    The Colosseum was great we’ll what we could understand. We asked for a English speaking Tour guide, but she spoke very little English. Although she was very nice and seem to be very very knowledgeable, but it would’ve helped a lot if we could understand most of what she was saying. Also we had trouble getting in to the Colosseum in different parts of the Colosseum because she did not have the tickets and the electric tickets that were sent to me did not work. Also the tour was a little different than I was expecting. We were expecting to go underneath the Colosseum as well and on the ground level which we did not. I guess you needed super tickets for that and I thought that’s what I paid for. So I give it a three stars because of that. It’s certainly not the guides fault but the company’s fault.
    Tour was good and guide...
    Carol_O, Aug 2022
    Tour was good and guide knowledgeable but she didn’t seem to know where any bathrooms were and didn’t seem to care about that urgent need.
    Definitely well worth it!
    phil_t, Aug 2022
    Just an amazing tour and skipping the line just saves so much time. Very knowledgeable tour guide who did a great job covering so many topics/locations in such a short period of time..
    Great Morning Tour
    Sid_C, Aug 2022
    Great Tour of the Colosseum! The tour guide was excellent and gave us a lot of breaks in the shaded areas as it was so hot. I would recommend doing a morning tour in the summertime!
    Good guide
    gurvinder_s, Aug 2022
    Good experience. Guide was knowledge. Well organized. Would not have enjoyed Colosseum without a guided tour
    Our tour guide was...
    Bence_P, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide was fantastic and very informative. We had a wonderful time, worth every penny! Cheers
    Wonderful tour guide. He...
    Fumane_B, Aug 2022
    Wonderful tour guide. He was on time and was able to provide relevant information about the history of the place.
    Guide Valentina was Incredible
    Wayne_C, Aug 2022
    Exceeded our expectations. Everything went as advertised. Our guide Valentina was incredible. She was very knowledgeable and informative.
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    Renee_B, Aug 2022
    Great tour! Our private tour guide, Giuseppe was amazing! He had a lot of info to share with us during the tour but he did not overload us - just enough. I highly recommend this tour and ask for Giuseppe.
    Our expectations were exceeded.
    Don_P, Aug 2022
    Definitely the entire Colosseum tour was the highlight. The Forum tour was very interesting as well.
    First Class Tour. Highly recommended. Tour guide Nick was simply brilliant..
    John_C, Aug 2022
    The whole tour was excellent t from beginning to end, but all down to our tour guide Nick. He was absolutely brilliant. He made the tour. He was so passionate, informative, funny, knowledgeable and patient . The tour was superb on all levels.


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