Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

6773 reviews

3 hours

Max 16

Why take this tour?


  • Explore the Colosseum with a dedicated guide who knows this spectacular ancient structure better than anyone.
  • Immerse yourself in the stories of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Navigate with ease in a group of just 16 people or less—one of the smallest group sizes available for Rome Colosseum tours.
  • View the site of Julius Caesar’s funeral pyre inside the Forum.
  • Waste no time waiting in line—we’ve secured skip-the-line access into all three sites.
  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum & Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headset (groups over 6 people)

Dive deep into the Eternal City’s ancient past on our most popular Rome Colosseum tour.

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We booked and paid for a morning tour that included the underground areas of the Colosseum. We were told at the last minute that the tour was cancelled and we were booked for a later tour that was less extensive than the one we booked. This was the second Walks tour that was either totally cancelled or modified. We have not been offered any refund, even though we paid for a more extensive tour. That being said, the tour was excellent as was the tour guide.
Bradley · May 24, 2023 · Male · 55 to 64 years
Some people may just want to see the colosseum and look around a bit, but if you want some real information and if you want to understand what you are looking at, hire this guide service and ask for Angela (I think that’s her name). She was so sweet, very animated (which helps!) and very knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Patricia · May 22, 2023 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Sarah was a great guide - we loved her! Very knowledgable, informative, professional and caring.
Margret · May 21, 2023 · Iceland · Female · 45 to 54 years
We had a wheel chair user which we arranged before booking your. We arrived to meet spot and there was no knowledge of wheelchair user. It took a lot of guides and me pushing to be put in a group . The guide Fabrizio was very accommodating and he saved the day
Cheryl · May 19, 2023 · Female · 55 to 64 years
The tour guide was the best we've ever had. He was very knowledgeable, talked at a good pace and related the facts to the real world. He had a real passion for the subject and this came across as he explained various sights without overdoing facts and dates unless it was relevant. Brilliant tour and guide I would highly recommend it. Many thanks to our guide Sev.
David · May 19, 2023 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at [email protected]
Does Skip the Line Access mean no waiting?
During busy periods (May - October) there is sometimes a short wait to get inside the Colosseum. This is because 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. It's rare that we have to wait for more than a few minutes but if we do, it's unavoidable.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is there anything I should bring/wear on my tour?
Because there is a lot of walking on this tour, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in particular, so we would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter. As there are water fountains with (delicious) drinking water dotted throughout the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, we would highly recommend bringing a bottle that you can refill.
Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.

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