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

Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
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Overview
Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with this skip-the-line tour of the sights in Ancient Rome. With a guide, you'll head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
What to Expect

The Colosseum in Rome had over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. Rome´s most popular structure was built for three reasons:

  • as a gift to the Roman Citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity
  • to stage various forms of entertainment
  • to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.
Festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days. Your Guide will walk you through the Colosseum explaining the true brilliance behind the engineering of this structure. Listen to your tour guides tales of the gladiators that so gallantly entertained hundreds, busting myths and gruesome stories.

Your tour will then lead you on a journey through the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum where you can admire the incredible ruins, and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. 

The Roman Forum was the social, political and religious financial centre of the Roman Empire and the most incredible site of ancient Roman civilization with various structures still standing. All layers of Roman society rubbed shoulders together daily whether for personal, business or political purposes, anyone from homeless beggars to rich senators could be found there. 

The Palatine Hill is the foundation point of Rome and still holds today, many layers of history. You can find ruins from the early kingdom of Rome in 7th century BCE and the Roman republic in the later centuries BCE to the jaw dropping palace of the Emperor Domitian in the Imperial age. Also, a more recent presence of the Farnese family during the Renaissance and Mussolini in the 20th century. 

Picture perfect moments that’s not to be missed when visiting the Eternal City, Rome.

Reviews (39)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
skip the line - not true

Meeting tour representative was easy, he took us to Colosseum and then said because of volume of people we would do second part i.e., Roman forum and Palatine hill tour first and Colosseum after. We then waited an hour to join another party before we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ann h
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Andre was great, tour company is not!

We visited the Colosseum today and were promised “Skip the line” access. We waited in line as it was the first Sunday of the month and bookings don’t work as usual from what I understand. We watched our tour guide struggle to get an answer...More

Thank LightPacker827552
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Great visit, tricky to find

This tour was wonderful, once we found it. When you get to the colosseum do not go down the steps, turn with your back to the colosseum and you will see a bridge. On the right of the bridge are two tall buildings, they look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernie M
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile
Maria , Best guide

The Tour was very interesting and emotional.We also vizited the arena ,from where we entered .Maria is the Best guide ever and a great person. She is like an enciclopedia as she knows so many informations and she conects all historical dates in our minds...More

Thank simona t
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Informative and fascinating tour by Andre

This was the only guided tour we took in Rome and we were so glad we invested in this informative tour. Andre was very knowledgeable, engaging and attentive to questions from the group. . It was great value and we left understanding far more that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caz145
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Can you send me a link to the tour please that would include the underground and the one which everyone who doesn’t book the underground please
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