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

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The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.

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, arena floor and underground chambers—sections of the Colosseum that are either newly opened or typically closed to the general public.
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum in Rome
  • Upgrade to gain access to areas usually restricted to the public
  • Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman history
  • See more in less time on a walking tour that heads straight to the highlights
What to Expect
Your tour begins near Oppian Hill, from which you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. On arrival at the world wonder, you’ll avoid long lines with your fast-track pass and head straight inside the Colosseum. Travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights, and executions in front of 50,000-strong crowds of spectators. If you’ve opted to upgrade your experience, you’ll then visit the arena floor and subterranean chambers, which are usually closed to the general public. Visit cells in which criminals and wild animals were kept, and follow in the footsteps of Roman gladiators in the arena.   After ample time at the ancient landmark, you’ll continue to the Roman Forum via Via Sacra. The sprawling site has minimal signage, but your guide takes you to the highlights and gives you the inside scoop. Learn about the historical significance of the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar before concluding your tour with sweeping city views atop Palatine Hill.
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Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line Acess
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would have known as much by studying Wikipedia myself. Bad English. Of course she did her best but anyway.

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My daughter and I upgraded our tour so we could see it all. It was really worth seeing the underground and the viewing area from the top. Our guide was an archeologist and shared her vast knowledge with us. Another guide took over at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patricia W
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Small group of 15 was a great size. Nicholas gave the tour and had a lot of information and was very good telling the history. Kept us all engaged. Completely recommend the small group tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Amanda B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the colosseum and Rome. The tour was well organized.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brian T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had Alba as our guide and she was absolutely great! From the start she informed us what was going to happen, and while walking and waiting for our timed entry’s she was talking, we got so much history & she made it very interesting....More

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October 15, 2019|
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Response from Jags_On_Tour | Reviewed this property |
You book the Tour when you book your tickets; so if you go to the Colosseum website and pick your day, it will offer you available times that will align with opening hours.
October 13, 2019|
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Response from Henry H | Reviewed this property |
I highly doubt they will reply to you directly on here, but the advice from in previous two answers is good!
September 30, 2019|
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Response from Balboa31 | Reviewed this property |
I envisioned walking right in but we still had to wait but not for long.
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