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

7236 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
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (24h – Colosseo/Foro Romano/Palatino Ticket €19)
  • 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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Total Customer Reviews: 7236

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Our guide Nick was absolutely amazing! He's very knowledgeable about the Coliseum and Romans, even pointing out fine details that one might normally walk by without noticing or appreciating, such as the herbs, flowers, and trees. Nick made the journey back in time enjoyable and entertaining. You can really feel his passion for Rome. I highly recommend the small group tour.
Verified · Joanne · Oct 29, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Maria was fantastic! She navigated the crowds well for our group and answered questions well. There was a lot of information to go through and she explained all the details well. Pleasant, enjoyable and definitely would recommend your tour group.
Verified · Arlene · Oct 22, 2023 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and wowed us with interesting facts about Roman History.
Verified · Lynda · Oct 21, 2023 · New Zealand · Female · 55 to 64 years
Absolutely excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and clear, and the small group size (~15 people) made it easier to follow and interact with her. The tour went through the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum, with a brief break before ascending Palatine Hill. The pace and length of the tour were great. Overall, we're really glad we booked this tour.
Verified · Gabriel · Oct 20, 2023 · New Zealand · Male · 25 to 34 years
The tour was interesting and our guide was very accommodating. Francesco, our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone feels they need to see the inside but the real beauty is the outside. Palatine Hill and the Forum is not far but the three hours was rather tiring. There are uite a few steps to go up in thr coliseum but there is an elevator inside for those who are unable to walk them.
Verified · Dennis · Oct 20, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 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 I need to bring my passport/ID with me?
Yes! All guests (including children) must bring a government-issued ID/passport on the day of their tour. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument. The full names of all participants are required at the time of booking and must match the names on their ID/passport. Name changes are not permitted.
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.

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