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

6617 reviews

3 hours

Max 16

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • 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)

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 6617 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.7/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Our tour guide Maria was hugely knowledgeable about the areas visited. The tour was a nice balance of interesting facts and time to appreciate and take photos, although we were moving through it all at a decent pace. Three hours is quite long, and while you may enjoy the colosseum portion without a guide, you definitely need someone to guide you through the Roman forum and palpatine hill as it’s hard to figure it out just by looking at the ruins. Our guide had excellent photos showing what each building would have looked like to help us imagine things better. Definitely recommend a guided tour - there was also a nice advantage where because the tour group was running another language tour simultaneously, our group got a free upgrade to the colosseum floor alongside theirs!
Becky · Feb 02, 2023 · Australia · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
Our tour guide was fantastic and we had a great time. Our only complaint is that we were told the colosseum administration canceled all underground tours and we saw several people doing them. We also spoke to a couple during our Vatican tour that had done an underground tour the day we were told they were unable to do so.
Thomas · Jan 31, 2023 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
Our tour guide is a native from Rome. She had a sense of humour and was a fount of knowledge. Any questions we had, she enthusiastically answered for us. We were so glad we did this tour, we learnt so much and saw so many wonderful sites in Rome.
Leanne · Jan 31, 2023 · Ireland · Female · 35 to 44 years
Excellent
Excellent tour with knowledgable and engaging guide. Extremely happy with our choice of tour!
Cara · Jan 16, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Second time in Rome, second time taking a similar tour, but this time a different company. Our guide was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. He brought the colosseum alive with his narration. The paPalentine Hill portion was covered in much more detail than the other company.
Steven · Jan 09, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 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. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

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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