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

6333 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Explore the Colosseum with a dedicated guide
  • Immerse yourself in the stories of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • View the final resting place of Julius Caesar
  • 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)

Take the time; Ancient Rome rewards every second


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
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Latest reviews
Had an amazing tour on 3 December with Gigi, he really brought everything to life, I could almost hear the roar of the crowd in the Colosseum! My teenager saw how history can be fun! Thank you Gigi.
Gemma · Dec 06, 2022 · Ireland · Female · 55 to 64 years
The Colosseum Tour was amazing mostly due to our guide Gigi. It was a rainy nasty weather day. We contemplated not showing but it was worth breaking out the umbrella and poncho. Our guide's historical and archeological knowledge was superb. Helped us understand ancient and modern Rome.
Randy · Dec 06, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
We had Gigi as our tour guide and he was incredibly funny and very knowledgable about the colosseum and the Roman forum. We felt that we had a really unique tour and he really catered it towards the group and tied in all our questions to the tour really well. Would highly recommend him again for future tours!
Alison · Dec 04, 2022 · United Kingdom · Female · 25 to 34 years
The tour was very impressive. Our tour leader, Dario, was very well prepared and revealed to us so many interesting facts about the Colosseum and the historical circumstances associated with the edifice. It was a very enjoyable experience for our family and is a highly recommended tour.
Joseph · Dec 03, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
Our tour guide was knowledgeable, exceedingly friendly and appeared warm and genuine. The guides with all our Walks Tours were superlative
Peter · Dec 01, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
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.
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.
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.

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