Skip the Line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Official Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Go back in time with this 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in Rome. Bypass the queue at the Colosseum to avoid long waits. Explore the first and second tiers for great views. Then walk through the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide, an art and archaeology expert.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background.

Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum.

Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

You will then, visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

After you walk through Palatine Hill, explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC.

Admire the incredible frescoes in the House of Augustus and the Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Colosseum & Ancient Rome guided walking tour
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Headset system
  • Small Group of 25 person or less guaranteed
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. Anyone can ask just the ticket entramce.
  • All visitors MUST have a photo ID for the security check
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • As per Colosseum rules, LARGE BAGS - PERFUMES – SPRAY/AEROSOL CANS- WEAPONS – GLASS – ALCOHOL are forbidden. Please note that there is no cloakroom service inside the Colosseum to accommodate the above items.
  • At the end of the Colosseum Tour, guests who wish to access the Roman Forum & Palatine will be accompanied by a member of our staff
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum’s capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure . This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • 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
Departure Point

Via della Polveriera, 11, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

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David S

Guide for Colosseum and Forum was extremely knowledgeable. Her expertise made for a really enjoyable experience.

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Glenn S

Our guide was Simona Mariotti who was also an archaeologist. She spoke very good English,was very passionate about the tour and we enjoyed it very much.

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Amanda C

Appreciated skipping the long line, it was a wonderful audio guided tour and our guide PG was both knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Thank you.

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Linda A

We were with Skip for 6 hours on our tour of the Collesseum and also Ancient Rome. He has wonderful leadership skills and also social graces for all kinds of different people. His English is good and entertaining. He brought a sense or realism into the history of the places we saw and the people who lived at that time. He is very valid in his point of view.
We particularly liked his ability to tie us to the actual physical buildings and how changes came about in those structures. Very nice gentleman. Highly recommend him.

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Robert H

Great tour with knowledgeable guide..Recommended !!! It was well organized and we had ample time to explore and understand the places ...

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