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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill provided by City Wonders

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Our group size is 10 people or less complying with the venue regulations during this post-Covid-19.
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Nobody wants to waste hard-earned vacation time waiting in Rome’s scorching daytime heat. Save up to three hours by prebooking skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum. Inside the 2,000-year-old monument, your guide provides guided commentary, making your experience more enriching than if you were to visit independently. This tour also includes a walking tour that covers Via Sacra and the sprawling Roman Forum. Upgrade to include the Colosseum's arena floor and underground chambers, places many visitors don't see.
You'll start at
Largo Gaetana Agnesi
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition. If arriving by metro: Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the metro with views of the Colosseum. This is our meeting point.
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    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum in Rome
  • Upgrade to gain access to areas usually restricted to the public
  • Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman history
  • See more in less time on a walking tour that heads straight to the highlights
What to Expect
Your tour begins near Oppian Hill, from which you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. On arrival at the world wonder, you’ll avoid long lines with your fast-track pass and head straight inside the Colosseum. Travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights, and executions in front of 50,000-strong crowds of spectators. If you’ve opted to upgrade your experience, you’ll then visit the arena floor and subterranean chambers, which are usually closed to the general public. Visit cells in which criminals and wild animals were kept, and follow in the footsteps of Roman gladiators in the arena.   After ample time at the ancient landmark, you’ll continue to the Roman Forum via Via Sacra. The sprawling site has minimal signage, but your guide takes you to the highlights and gives you the inside scoop. Learn about the historical significance of the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar before concluding your tour with sweeping city views atop Palatine Hill.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line Acess
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sylvain G. wrote a review Jul. 2020
Lugrin, France124 contributions168 helpful votes
This is a forgery. We bought some « skip-the-line » tickets, but because of the Covid-19 security checks we still had to queue the whole line, during 45 minutes under a hellish sun. So in the end the tickets were useless, and we even ran short of time because we had to go to
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Response from CityWondersCS, Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sylvain54321, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very sorry to hear about your experience at the Colosseum; however I'm afraid that City Wonders does not currently sell « skip-the-line » tickets. Our company only provides guided tours. Therefore this review has been posted in the wrong area and should be moved to the relevant company with whom you have purchased the tickets. Thank you for your understanding and wishing you a lovely weekend. Kindest Regards, Chadia City Wonders Team
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RAGallegos wrote a review Jul. 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado14 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour guide spoke very clear English, was a wealth of information, and even knew all the great photo spots! Make sure you get the guided tour that come with the headset. We did and I was so grateful we did, as we were able to practice social distancing while still getting the
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Rohit R wrote a review Jul. 2020
P'arts'khanaqanevi, Georgia7 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Michaela was very knowledgable and given COVID, there were fewer tourists which meant it was easier to see everything
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Date of experience: July 2020
J C wrote a review Jul. 2020
2 contributions
Excellent guide (Maria) gave a brilliant 2 hour tour. As we visited just as travel is picking up after covid travel restrictions have lifted, there were very few visitors which meant that we could really take in the tour even more. Maria looked after us well and she pitched the
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Date of experience: July 2020
Marija D wrote a review May 2020
Belgrade, Serbia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Quick entrance to Colosseum, guide with amazing knowledge about Roman history, worth every penny of tour... :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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