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Meet your guide near the Colosseum, and start with an overview of life in Ancient Rome. Before you start to walk, plug in your headset, which allows you to hear your guide clearly at all times.

Then, walk past the main entrance line and head into the Colosseum with your skip-the-line ticket. As you explore, hear how the impressive amphitheater was the largest to be constructed in the Roman Empire, and imagine the roar from spectators who came to see gladiators battle in the arena. 

From the Colosseum, head to Palatine Hill, once of the historic Seven Hills of Rome. As legend has it, Palatine Hill was the site where Rome was founded. Hear about Roman emperors who made the hill their home as you stroll along the Via Sacra, and then finish your tour in the Roman Forum — home to ruins that once represented the center of Roman government.

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Palatine Hill
Colosseum
Roman Forum
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Overview

Skip the long entrance lines to the Colosseum on this 3-hour tour of Ancient Rome. Use your fast-track admission ticket to explore the amphitheater on foot. Then head to Palatine Hill where you’ll learn about the Roman Empire while a guide leads you on an informative tour to the Roman Forum. Numbers are limited to 13 people to ensure a small-group experience at the archeological sites.

Highlights
  • 3-hour skip-the-line tour of Ancient Rome
  • Gain fast-track access to the Coliseum and Roman Forum
  • Explore the ruins of Palatine Hill with an expert guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 for personalized attention
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Reviewed 5 days ago
The Highlight of our Holiday!

I can highly recommend this tour. The group wasn’t too big and so we were able to keep up with our guide and hear her every word through the individual ear pieces we were provided with. Our guide, Eleanor, was fantastic. She was an archaeologist...More

Thank gillianmbn18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour with a Roman Archaeologist

I had a great morning with Helena and our small tour group. She was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about Roman history. Helena really took us back in time to get a glimpse of what it was like to live in ancient Roman times.

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Skip the line Colosseum and Roman Forum tour

A wonderful tour. Our guide, Helena, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Our amazing guide, Erturk

We enjoyed the illustrations Erturk provided and unlike most other tours we went with, the audio was very clear and easy to understand.

Thank Tristan L
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Highly recommended- small group tour with a very passionate and knowledgable

Paolo was great, guiding us through the hectic crowds of the Colloseum, hill and Forum. Without a guide it would have been completely overwhelming, far too much to take in. His passion for and knowledge of ancient Rome is obvious and quite infectious. Communication from...More

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