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Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets

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Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater’s first and second tiers with an official Colosseum guide, who has a background in history, art, and archaeology, learn about the origins of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Then visit Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum with a guided tour
  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a knowledgeable guide
  • Listen to tales of gladiator battles that once took place here
  • Explore Palatine Hill for views of Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum
  • See ancient ruins like that of the Temple of Julius Caesar and Arch of Titus

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour the Colosseum’s 1st and 2nd tiers with an official guide before heading to the forum.
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3h Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill guided tour, small group max 19 pax
Official Guide
Earphones (over 8 people)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it. Our staff will wait next to the park. MANDATORY meeting time 20 minutes prior tour departure time

Return Details

Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • Not accessible for walker users
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour In Rome by Tour in the City

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.

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 Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
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
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
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What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This can be a long day so make sure you have refreshments and comfortable shoes." See review
  • "It was a hot day so take plenty of water." See review
  • "Worth every penny to be guided in/out easily and with such a rich explanation along the way." See review

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Learn history and the language connections
Heather_S
, Sep 2021
Samuel was a wonderful tour guide. He shared not only the history but also pointed out linguistic connections. He was flexible and gave our small group options to accommodate everyone. You could tell his love of the history and of the city of Rome.
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Awesome experience
Carl_B
, Sep 2021
Our guide Samuele gave us a thoughtful and enjoyable tour experience and we hope to be able to do it again in the near future.
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Great experience, history come alive!
Danielle_G
, Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our tour with Zenda—it was incredible and so worth it to be able to go into the colosseum dungeons, which is the main reason we booked a tour, and to have someone help explain what it is we were looking at. The meeting instructions were a little out of date from pre-Covid and it would be worthwhile to update as we had some difficulty finding our tour, but we would definitely still recommend and enjoyed our experience. Thank you!
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Great
Jenny_E
, Aug 2021
Our guide was personable and mindful of the heat. She kept us in the shade as much as possible but when it was necessary we braved the sun. She’s well spoken. And engaging. I was able to imagine myself at the Coliseum many years ago. PLEASE BRING A WATER BOTTLE, We forgot ours and almost died, lol. There many points where you can refill your bottles with water.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Jenny_E, we really appreciate your words. It is important for us to give customers the best experience in Rome. We hope to see you again soon Tour In The City Team
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Worth every penny!
California
, Aug 2021
Worth every penny! We are so glad we booked this tour for our family. The tour guide was full of interesting facts and kept the group engaged (including my 5 year old) for 3 hours in the heat. I would definitely recommend this top notch tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a 5-star review! We will share your comments with our staff, we are sure they will be more than happy to know you had a good time with us. Looking forward to welcoming you to Rome next time!
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Fantastic tour with knowledgeable tour guides and great value for money!
Arianne_N
, Jul 2021
George was a fantastic, very knowledgeable guide. He gave the information about the history in very informative but also interesting way. Including funny legends and folklore, and answering all our questions with ease. Can highly highly recommend the tour as a fantastic way of adding context (and therefore a way better understanding) of the impressive sites that these locations have to offer. The value for money, given the access to 3 sites, was unmatched, and even more so considering the quality of the tour guide. Would highly recommend to all!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Arianne, we, and George, really appreciate your words. It is important for us to give customers the best experience in Rome. We hope to see you again soon
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Roman Empire at a glance - it was awesome.
Sanjay
, Oct 2020
To try and absorb centuries of the Roman empire in 3 hours can be daunting, but we had an extraordinary guide, Zenda who made it seem so easy. These are once in a lifetime visits and we were so glad that it was so well-conducted. Thanks.
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Learned so much!
Jessica_S
, Oct 2020
Samuele was an incredible guide. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond on personalizing our experience. Highly recommend!
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Great trip
Tracey_F
, Sep 2020
Excellent trip, our guide Pelion was very informative and friendly. The trip was all at a good pace with enough tine to see everything that you wanted. Would recommend this trip.
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Ancient Rome grand tour
Toby_Y
, Aug 2020
We had a truly brilliant tour of the ancient sites. Sam was extremely knowledgable on the history of Rome and was more than willing to answer all questions fired at him from all angles. The children really enjoyed it as well and are now much richer in knowledge from the experience. Many thanks to Sam for an amazing tour!
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