Skip-the-Line Guided Group Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

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Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Skip The Line Guided Group Tour Ticket

From US$45.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Get an in-depth introduction to Rome's ancient heyday during this guided, skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. Revisit the days of the imperial capital's gladiatorial fighters, bypassing the usual wait times with exclusive fast-track entry. Audio headsets are included, leaving you free to explore.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum
  • Cover three of Rome's top landmarks in just a few hours
  • Listen to entertaining facts and stories from the days of ancient imperial Roman rule
  • Bypass the long lines using an exclusive reserved priority entrance

What's Included

  • Colosseum Privileged Entrance Ticket
  • Priority Entrance for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Official Tour Guide
  • Exclusive Partner Entrance Access
  • Colosseum Tour Headset
  • Any private expenses
  • Driver service fee
  • The tunnels beneath the Colosseum
  • Arena Floor & Underground Colosseum

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 5
    L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is near Caffe Roma (close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo"). Our staff will hold a "City Walkers" sign

End point

  • Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

    After the tour finishes your guide will show you the exit or if you want to stay more will advise you what to see.

What To Expect


50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, on busy days there may be a queue to do in order to pass through security check.
  • Please have an ID with you
  • • The itinerary order might change. It is possible that you will visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill first and then the Colosseum
  • Ticket price: Adult 19 € - Children (under18) 0 €
  • The costumers need to show up 20 mins before at the meeting point in order to meet the guide and guarantee a smooth departure of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

this tour was also quite short, but you can spend the rest of your day exploring everything by yourself after the tour guide has finished.


1,282 reviews
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Colosseum Tour - Must go in Rome
Sheldon_A, Sept 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the historical aspects that were visited. He was very outgoing and friendly to the group as well
Crowded and hot
Richard_S, Sept 2023
Way too much walking and much too crowded. While the tour guide was fabulous he did the best he could
Great tour
Joseph_C, Sept 2023
Our guide wa amazing. She know the history and kept everyone interested. We are disappointed that our tour of the Vatican is canceled today. Wish we would have been informed earlier.
Great guide for colossal tour
Stephanie_M, Sept 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We covered a lot during the tour. I learned so much about Roman history and our guide made it fun.
It’s a lottery on who you get as a guide
Maria_W, Sept 2023
I guess what makes these tours good or bad is the guide that gets assigned to your group. At the meeting people they organized each group into languages and provided earbuds to hear our guide. Earbuds worked well. We had a large group of about 25-30 people and a very dull elderly female guide. She was hard to understand in her monotone speech plus a thick Italian accent. It was hard not to drift off into another group because you end up following lines of walking people. Our guide kept handing off her flag to different people in the group, including a young girl she called our mascot. She took a personal call in Italian in the middle of the touring, and we could all hear the conversation in the earbuds. Pretty shocking.
Great tour, very worth it!
Hayley_C, Sept 2023
We decided to book this tour because we had heard that the Colosseum lines could get crazy, and we’re so glad we did! We basically never waited in any lines and got a ton of great information from our awesome tour guide, Max. Highly recommend!
Highly Recommend
Kimberly_F, Sept 2023
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Our tour guide did a great job explaining the history and showed us additional images of what it looked like in the past. It adds a lot more to the experience versus just going on your own without a guide. Would highly recommend!
Must see
virginia_p, Sept 2023
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill is a must see when you are in Rome. Guide was great keeping us together and informing us of the history.
Great tour!
Gillian_C, Sept 2023
This tour was excellent! Our tour guide, David, was knowledgeable, engaging, and hilarious. We learned a lot and enjoyed laughing along the way! Highly recommend!
Informative Tour
Tonya_N, Sept 2023
It was amazing seeing a part of history that has withstood thousands of years. Being from America, a relatively new nation, it’s hard to fathom architect that has stood the test of time.
They had the best guide
Yasmine_B, Sept 2023
The Guide, David, was simply incredible. He made the whole experience memorable and educational. One of the best guides I have ever had.
Fun Colosseum Experience
Taylor_M, Sept 2023
Radu was such a fun tour guide!! We loved his humor in between all of the great facts he had about the Colosseum. Kept it entertaining and we were engaged the whole time. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Wonderful Tour!
Holly_R, Sept 2023
Our tour guide (Adriano, I think!) was incredible. Really fun and interesting tour, and he took us to shade as much as he could! The whole experience was great. No queues (except security) and it was really easy to find the meeting point. I highly recommend!
Good but not for everyone
Mackenzie_S, Sept 2023
Not a bad tour, just not for people who aren’t super into history like myself and my husband. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and took her time throughout each part of the tour. Not a bad thing, but not recommended for those not into getting in depth on history.
Good tour
Miluong_V, Sept 2023
It was very informative and interesting. The host was very good and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Definitely recommend
Viator & City Walking Tours is a scam
Alexandra_T, Sept 2023
If you are thinking of booking this tour.. DONT. We were a few minutes late as we were unable to find the meeting point and although we had called to find them they left without us and couldn’t even give us our tickets to enter the colosseum. After a very heated discussion they advised us that they could give us the tickets for an extra price . We had already spent $400 on these tickets. In the end Viator rejected our request to refund these tickets. Highly disappointed. I will not be using Viator again.
Amazing time
nf2pfpf2vh, Sept 2023
Radu was amazing!! Had such a fun time and learned a whole lot! He made the experience very interactive and I walked away learning so much about Ancient Rome. Well worth it!
Incredible (get David as your tour guide!!!)
Nina_B, Sept 2023
We took this tour with David as our tour guide. He was INCREDIBLE. Genuinely such a kind, hilarious, and knowledgable person. I have done a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum three times already, and this tour with this tour guide in particular blew the other tours out of the water. He gave great recommendations to everyone for authentic Italian restaurants nearby. We will be signing up for any tour he gives the next time we are in Rome :)
Exactly what you expect, so pretty good, a very good choice while in rome. Tour guide was also lovely.
Rory_P, Sept 2023
Tour guide had a little picture guide at parts in the tour to show what used to be, and how it changed which was very nice.
Fantastic guided tour of these amazing icons and their place in the history of Rome.
Alison_H, Sept 2023
Great tour - led by a very experienced guide who has lived and worked in Rome for more than 40 years. Fantastic commentary - blending the times and lives of the past alongside his current lived knowledge of the city - with some good humor thrown in. Knew his stuff and respectfully well paced - mindful of varied ages on the tour. he pointed out the best positions for photos, even took photos for people , offered good comfort breaks and amount of exploring time and very generous with sharing the history and all sorts of tips and recommendations. Highly recommended.

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