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

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Key Highlights

  • Get a fascinating insight into the history of Ancient Rome
  • Skip the Line entrance to the Colosseum
  • The tour also visits the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • An expert guide will accompany you at all times
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approximately 3 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    You will depart from Via Vittorio E. Orlando, 95. It is near Termini train station and a few steps away from Piazza della Repubblica.

    Ending Point

    The temple that houses the altar where the remains of Julius Caesar were cremated

  • Overview & Itinerary


    A Colosseum tour is a must-do in Rome. This popular tour combines an in-depth Colosseum tour with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill; collectively the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.

    Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide visit the Colosseum; Rome’s most recognizable landmark. Hear stories about the bloody past of the amphitheatre, tales of gladiators, mock sea battles and executions. Your tour group will benefit from skip-the-line access to the Colosseum.

    You will climb to the top of the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. From here you can admire views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the Palatine by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. Legend has it that Romulus went on to found Rome.

    Stroll along the Sacred Way, the main path through the Roman Forum which ends at the Temple where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and light candles at this site today.


    This tour enables you to skip the queue and explore the most significant sites of Ancient Rome. The tour will be led by an expert guide.

    Meet your guide at Via Vittorio E. Orlando, 95 and Begin atop Oppian Hill with a panoramic view of the Colosseum. From there descend to the special Skip the Line access to the Colosseum. An architectural and engineering wonder of the ancient world, the Colosseum bears witness to both the glory and brutality of the Roman Empire. It is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.

    On leaving the Colosseum you will take a short break at the Arch of Constantine before you arrive at Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. From there you will be able to enjoy splendid views over the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus.

    Further on, take a walk along the ‘Via Sacra’ or ‘Sacred Way’ which is the main path through the Roman Forum that once glittered with festivals and triumphal processions. It ends at the Temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guide (German, Spanish, English and French)
    • Skip the Line entrance to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • Ticket for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and all reservation fees


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Snacks and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.

    The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).

    Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after the tour starts.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    During the low season we visit the Colosseum (inside), Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill. During the high season we visit the Colosseum (inside), Roman Forum (inside) and Palatine Hill (inside). In low season the visit of Roman Forum is not guaranteed due to the early closure of sites.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.