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Guided Tour of Colosseum, Forum and Imperial Rome

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Enjoy an in-depth tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum as your professional guide takes you through each of these fascinating archeological sites. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and enjoy skip-the-line priority access, saving you the hassle of tedious lines so that you can make the most of your time in Rome.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Colosseum is one of Italy’s most popular destinations, attracting over 5 million visitors every year. Standing 157 feet high (48 meters), only 8 meters shorter than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and covering a total area of 6 acres (24,000 m2), the Colosseum is the world’s largest amphitheater ever built. With accommodation for 60,000 seated and 10,000 standing, all of whom could enter and leave in a matter of minutes, courtesy of 80 entrances, it’s a spectacular architectural feat.

Believed to have been constructed as a gift from ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicentre for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games, including the infamous gladiator fights. Feel the adrenaline rush as you walk the arena floor, take in incredible views atop Palatine Hill and experience a slice of ancient Rome’s history at the Roman Forum.

For more tips on how to make the most of your experience, including must-see sites at the Roman Forum, best photo op spots and much more, check out our collection page for Colosseum tours and tickets.

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Your Experience

After meeting your tour guide at the designated meeting point, make your way to the Palatine Hill and bypass the long entry line with your priority access skip-the-line tickets. Enjoy one of the city’s best vantage points and discover 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. Afterward, head to the Colosseum, just a 5 minute walk from the hill. Once again, skip the long ticketing line and make your way directly through security and into the world’s largest amphitheater ever constructed. Walk the arena floor and learn all about the theatre’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you stories about the infamous gladiator games.

Next, walk the ancient path that Romans once used every day as you venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra. Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina. Marvel at the Basilica Julia and Aemilia, and imagine what Rome was once like thousands of years ago. Your tour wraps up here, leaving your free to spend the rest of your time in Rome as you please.

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  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Professionally guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and - Roman Forum
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Know Before You Go

Tour meeting point

Your tour meeting point is at the Arch of Constantine, situated between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You can reach by metro line B, train line 3, or via buses 75, 81, 673, 175, and 204. If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way is by metro. If you prefer to get there by foot, it’s about a 25 minute walk from the train station to the Arch of Constantine.

Tour duration

Your tour begins with the Palatine Hill, continues to the Colosseum and ends at the Roman Forum. It lasts approximately 3 hours.

Rules and restrictions

For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum.

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Cancellation Policy

Guided Tour of Colosseum, Forum and Imperial Rome tickets have a strict non-refundable cancellation policy. Should you miss your reserved time slot or wish to reschedule, you will need to purchase a new ticket.

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Ratings & Reviews
Nov, 2017

Did not get all of the history in it but then the whole tour was filled with wonderful sights and scenaries.

Sep, 2017

This is a pretty intense tour but the places covered will keep you so occupied and you wont even realise how tired you get. Definetly worth getting here.

Aug, 2017

The guides were super knowledgeable and I wouldnt dare say I did not feel like a gladiator.

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How to Redeem your Tickets
• You will receive an email containing your Colosseum Skip-the-Line ticket voucher. On the day of your experience, display your voucher via mobile device or printout along with a valid photo ID at the tour meeting point located at the Arch of Constantine.
• Look out for your host who will be wearing a pink colored ‘I Love Rome’ t-shirt.
• Please arrive at the meeting point no later than 9:15 am (for morning tours) and 2:15 (for afternoon tours).

Your ticket is valid only for the day of your scheduled tour. After the tour, you may not re-enter any of the sites.

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Arch of Constantine, Via di San Gregorio, Roma

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