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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Nobody wants to waste hard-earned vacation time waiting in Rome’s scorching daytime heat. Save up to three hours by prebooking skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum. Inside the 2,000-year-old monument, your guide provides guided commentary, making your experience more enriching than if you were to visit independently. This tour also includes a walking tour that covers Via Sacra and the sprawling Roman Forum. Upgrade to include the Colosseum's arena floor and underground chambers, places many visitors don't see.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Beat the crowds with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum in Rome
Upgrade to gain access to areas usually restricted to the public
Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman history
See more in less time on a walking tour that heads straight to the highlights
What to expect
Your tour begins near Oppian Hill, from which you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. On arrival at the world wonder, you’ll avoid long lines with your fast-track pass and head straight inside the Colosseum. Travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights, and executions in front of 50,000-strong crowds of spectators. If you’ve opted to upgrade your experience, you’ll then visit the arena floor and subterranean chambers, which are usually closed to the general public. Visit cells in which criminals and wild animals were kept, and follow in the footsteps of Roman gladiators in the arena.   After ample time at the ancient landmark, you’ll continue to the Roman Forum via Via Sacra. The sprawling site has minimal signage, but your guide takes you to the highlights and gives you the inside scoop. Learn about the historical significance of the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar before concluding your tour with sweeping city views atop Palatine Hill.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3731COLOSSEUM
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill • Headsets to hear your guide clearly • Small groups of 20 people or less • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy The tour commences on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (a.k.a. the “Wedding Cake), it’s directly to the left across the street.
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Inclusions
Professional guide • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill • Headsets to hear your guide clearly • Small groups of 20 people or less • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy The tour commences on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (a.k.a. the “Wedding Cake), it’s directly to the left across the street.
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Pete Perry
1 contribution
Loved It
Sep 2021
This tour was so great. We've been to the Colosseum twice on our own and decided to take a tour this time. What a treat. Our guide Damiano was as funny as he was knowledgable. It was hot, he had to wear a mask - but such a good natured dude. So good! I want this guy to take me all over town! A must for anyone wanting to know more about the Colosseum and the Forum.
Written 16 September 2021
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Xanthoria
22 contributions
Vasco is your man!
Vasco was an EXCELLENT tour guide. Charming, sweet and funny, and full of unflagging devotion to dragging our overheated selves around The Colosseum and surrounding area. He knows his stuff and hit all the right notes. Yeah it was hot as a Roman forna, but he made it all worthwhile. Thanks Vasco!
Written 15 September 2021
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Dan B
5 contributions
Enjoyable, concentrated tour for all ages
A lot of info and a lot of fun. Learning about the colosseum from someone, Kylie (sp?), with so much passion and enthusiasm is so enjoyable. Take lots of water with you; so hot during the summer months.
Written 14 September 2021
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Milad G
Oakville, Canada9 contributions
Amazing tour
Stefano was knowledgable and funny. He was also very considerate and tried to find shade to stop us to give information. The tour was very organized and headsets were provided at the start of the tour. Would totally recommend it
Written 14 September 2021
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LoveTravel729720
1 contribution
Perfect tour and perfect guide for Americans
Luis Kennedy was our tour guide. She was do knowledgeable about the coliseum and the history behind everything. She spoke very good English, she was very easy to understand. She was spunky and quite funny. She gave us plenty of time to take pictures. We had such a great time. We would highly recommend her and this tour.
Written 13 September 2021
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Henrique Silva
2 contributions
Fantastic tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great tour and Selenia was a fantastic guide. Duration of the tour was the right one with important information about Rome.
Written 12 September 2021
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Alan
3 contributions
Good way to visit the Colosseum
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and a good speaker. The tour was brilliant, well paced and covered a lot of ground. Well worth the price, as it provided details you wouldn't get just visiting them yourself.
Written 9 September 2021
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Tim Fedorchak
Lodi, CA2 contributions
A thrilling look back into history
Aug 2021
This tour is amazing, and the Underground tour is highly recommended and spectacular. Having a good guide makes the experience even better, and our group had an exceptional guide, Makala. She is an expert in the history and tradition of Roman life and architecture, and was especially friendly. She is awesome. Our group of 7 learned, laughed, and had the best time ever! -- Tim F. 8/30/2021
Written 9 September 2021
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G B
4 contributions
Fanastic tour
Sep 2021
We had an amazing tour at the colosseum and palatine hill. We learned a lot that you otherwise would not know. Would definitly recommend this tour to people who want to discover Rome.
Written 9 September 2021
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Andrea G
5 contributions
Recommended
This tour covered a lot! Sites were amazing and we felt like we had enough time at each to really explore them. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 8 September 2021
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