Skip the Lines Colosseum Arena, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

During skip-the-line, small-group guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you'll get exclusive access to the thousands-year-old arena floor, where gladiators once entered battles. Listen to in-depth background on the epic combats once waged in the iconic, UNESCO-listed monument before exploring the ruin-filled Forum. Tours include admission tickets to Palatine Hill to visit Rome’s earliest settlement on a self-guided tour.
  • A skip-the-line, small-group tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • See where the funeral of Julius Caesar took place, still honored by Romans
  • Enjoy a personalized travel experience in a capped group size
  • Beat the rush with direct, guaranteed on-the-spot admission tickets

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Hands-free headsets to hear your guide clearly

Departure Point

Arch of Constantine, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Your tour will begin at the Colosseum, taking full advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum – there won’t be any later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit! A quick security check and you’re into this iconic monument to Ancient Rome. Once you’re inside the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the very top tier. From here, you can look down at the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniac emperors! Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events, and dispel some popular mistruths along the way. Being the first people into the Colosseum for the day gives you stunning views of the arena and an overview of Rome city – just remember to bring your camera!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
The Palatine Hill was home to the wealthiest of Rome’s noble citizens during the time of the Republic, and later exclusively home to the Emperor. Today we can still see remains of some of the imperial palace’s greatest self-indulgences, with its own interior stadium for the entertainment of guests still very visible for example. In addition to walking among the ruins of the imperial palaces, you will also walk among the beautiful botanical gardens that have been maintained there in more recent times. You will also enjoy marvellous views and photo opportunities, over the Circus Maximum on one side, and the Roman Forum on the other.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
From there, you’ll head to the center of Roman life in ancient times – the Roman Forum. Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took center stage. Today, you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen – lend me your ears! Your guide will take you to the site of Caesar’s funeral, which is still honored every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned. After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and the Palatine Hill.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via Sacra
The Via Sacra was the main street of ancient Rome, leading from the top of the Capitoline Hill, through some of the most important religious sites of the Forum, to the Colosseum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Check-in closes 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour. Departures are on-time and there are no refunds or exchanges if you arrive after the departure time.
  • Due to security regulations at the Colosseum, each person on your booking is required to have his/her ID which shows both name and date of birth. Without this, you may not be permitted entry to the Colosseum.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in. Knives and other dangerous materials will be confiscated. Please arrive to the meeting point as lightly as possible to avoid any problems with security.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.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.Learn more about cancellations.

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