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Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

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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 epicenter 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.

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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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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.
Please note: You are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your tour.

Tour Timings:

During the High Season (mid-June through August) the tour departs at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

During the Low Season (November through March) the tour departs at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to the tour departure timings.

Tour duration

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

Variants

This guided tour is available in 4 languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French

Validity

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

Rules and restrictions

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

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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diane savage
Diane
Reviewed in June, 2018

excellent guide

Owen Clarricoats
Owen
Reviewed in June, 2018

Fantastic tour guides. Both knew exactly what they were talking about and both were really enthusiastic

Marylin Cashman
Marylin
Reviewed in June, 2018

Our starting point was Palatine Hill, which has a fantastic view of the city. Everything that follows is simply beautiful.

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My Tickets

On the day of your experience, display your mobile voucher with a valid photo ID at the tour meeting point located at the Arch of Constantine. Meeting point is below the Arch of Constantine across Via Di San Gregorio. Please look for our guide wearing a pink t-shirt with "I love Rome" written on it.

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Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy, Roma

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