Fast track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Fast Track Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

From US$56.27

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines and get fast-track entry to the Colosseum during this tour of the millennia-old Roman landmark. Listen to stories of Rome's ancient gladiatorial battles, then move on to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for additional guided visits. Audio headsets are provided so you can move freely while listening to live commentary.
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • The ultimate time-saver, you'll beat the usual wait with special fast-track entrance
  • Learn about three of Rome's most iconic ancient attractions in a single tour
  • Listen to live commentary via audio headsets, allowing you unrestricted mobility

What's Included

  • Fast Track Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Entrance into the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (valued at €17 per person)
  • Colosseum reservation fee (valued at €2 per person)
  • Please note: Colosseum fees as above. The remaining cost of this experience covers other services.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Meet us at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station. Our staff will be wearing purple T-shirts at the center of the square, in the raised area. (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palatine Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Upon choosing our guided tour, you acknowledge and accept that the admission fee to the archaeological sites is 16 euros for adults, accompanied by a 2 EUR booking fee, and free admission ticket for children under 18. The remaining amount is voluntary and includes services provided by skilled licensed guides, headsets, booking fees, and other tour amenities. Our goal is to provide transparency and ensure your understanding of the cost breakdown, allowing you to fully recognize the value of our guided experience.
  • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
  • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharped objects, alcohol, spray
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • In July and August due to the heat the duration of the visit is 2 hours and a half
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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

Don't miss it and definitely do a fast track tour especially if you are on a cruise ship.


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Great Small Group Tour
Christine_D, Sept 2023
Mary was an excellent guide passing on all her knowledge, we enjoyed this trip the best and in a small group. Mary guided us around explaining everything , answering questions, keeping us in the shady parts and away from the crowed areas
Eugene is the best.
Phil_H, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Eugene was superb. He brought everything to life by encouraging you to imagine what it was like back then not what you see in front of you. Very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Giving his information in a way that made you listen.
An experience.
Michelle_D, Sept 2023
Standing inside the colloseum, listening to the ways of the past. Our guide was very knowledgeable and regailed us with stories.
Highly Recommended
Diane_G, Sept 2023
I learned so much from our tour guide. This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend. Thank you!
Love Rome and its history but had great difficulty understanding our guide's accented English.
Suzanne_C, Sept 2023
Loved the coliseum! but wish our guide took us to the 2nd level as opposed to telling us to self guide the area on our own!! But more importantly, we had extreme difficulty (even our Millennials) , and even in our small group of 12, understanding Guila's accented English which she spoke way too way fast sprinkled with Italian.
Leslie_M, Sept 2023
The Colosseum and Roman Forum all amazing. Guide very knowledgeable and explained everything.Good value for our money.
Time saver, thank you.
Carrie_L, Sept 2023
We had as guide Chilean JC, he was knowledgeable/funny/welcoming. We enjoy every minute, even though hot weather in September. Would recommend buying tickets if hate waiting in 2-3hr lines, gracias JC.
Good tour despite a mix...
Ann_S, Sept 2023
Good tour despite a mix up at the start with our booking. Nix sorted it out very professionally, thank you. Great guide, very informative and knowledgeable.
PEGGY_D, Sept 2023
Giuseppe was an excellent tour guide. So knowledgeable and spoke great English! His story telling put things in perspective. Thank you!
The content of the tour...
Karen_K, Sept 2023
The content of the tour was very informative; however, our guide, Matieo walked very fast and was very opinionated. He gave much more information than was necessary and therefore the tour took much longer than anticipated, especially on a hot and crowded day.
Fascinating but way too fast through it.
DARLA_M, Sept 2023
We found that it was difficult to understand the guide more than we hoped and he went so fast through things that we were not really able to really take in what we were there to see. Because there are other crowds it wasn’t always easy to keep up with him. He would quickly say what something was but by the time you’d get there to see it he had moved on. We just wanted to be able to really take in what we were seeing but it was impossible when going through it too fast.
Very good
Rachel_R, Sept 2023
Very good experience and great too see the Colosseum, and although the guide was very good, had some difficulty understanding her.
Art education from an expert
Greg_H, Sept 2023
Our guide was the best. Amazing knowledge. Delightful girl. A great tour made so much better by a guide who knew so much and presented it with such passion
Awesome tour with knowledgeable and funny guide!
Miranda_R, Sept 2023
Very knowledgeable guide, I forgot his name but he was so funny and make the whole experience fun and interesting! I already knew much of the history, however our guide knew so many specific details that I was amazed! Highly recommend.
Great experience
YONEKA_P, Sept 2023
They were so accommodating and friendly! Great tour guide and it was very educational for me learned so much history
Ancient Rome at its best!
Sally_L, Sept 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Her English was sometime difficult to understand. Lots of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces.
Amazing !
Felicia_M, Sept 2023
Very happy that we took this tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and super nice. Would recommend this tour.
The best tour!
Lindsay_L, Aug 2023
Great experience! The Crown Tour workers were amazing and able to get us into an earlier group. So very nice and personable. Our guide also very nice and knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend this group to anyone who wants to see and learn about the Colosseum.
Laura_T, Aug 2023
This tour was an experience we will never forget! Our tour guide, JC, was very informative, funny, and made sure we found cover in the rain. We all became gladiators for a few hours and it was so fun. JC was the absolute best!
Excellent time at the coliseum tour
Bruce_B, Aug 2023
This was an excellent tour because of the skills of the guide Catalina. She was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the tour and she was so patient to questions and she answered each and everyone in detail and thoroughly and she spoke excellent English and may the entire trip worthwhile. Not only was she modest and personable but she had a nice sense of humor and was very considerate of everyone's needs especially since it was such a hot and humid day. My wife and I truly enjoyed this tour and we learned a great deal about Rome and we appreciated the excellent knowledge and skills and personality of this excellent tour guide. We hope to see her again five stars. Sincerely Bruce and Elizabeth Barron

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