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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
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Overview
Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with this skip-the-line tour of the sights in Ancient Rome. With a guide, you'll head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
What to Expect

The Colosseum in Rome had over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. Rome´s most popular structure was built for three reasons:

  • as a gift to the Roman Citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity
  • to stage various forms of entertainment
  • to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.
Festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days. Your Guide will walk you through the Colosseum explaining the true brilliance behind the engineering of this structure. Listen to your tour guides tales of the gladiators that so gallantly entertained hundreds, busting myths and gruesome stories.

Your tour will then lead you on a journey through the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum where you can admire the incredible ruins, and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. 

The Roman Forum was the social, political and religious financial centre of the Roman Empire and the most incredible site of ancient Roman civilization with various structures still standing. All layers of Roman society rubbed shoulders together daily whether for personal, business or political purposes, anyone from homeless beggars to rich senators could be found there. 

The Palatine Hill is the foundation point of Rome and still holds today, many layers of history. You can find ruins from the early kingdom of Rome in 7th century BCE and the Roman republic in the later centuries BCE to the jaw dropping palace of the Emperor Domitian in the Imperial age. Also, a more recent presence of the Farnese family during the Renaissance and Mussolini in the 20th century. 

Picture perfect moments that’s not to be missed when visiting the Eternal City, Rome.

Reviews (34)
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Reviewed today
Informative and fascinating tour by Andre

This was the only guided tour we took in Rome and we were so glad we invested in this informative tour. Andre was very knowledgeable, engaging and attentive to questions from the group. . It was great value and we left understanding far more that...More

Thank Caz145
Reviewed 4 days ago
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

I generally never write about my experience, but I have to say thank you to Manny, he was an amazing tour guide. He made learning about the Colosseum and Roman Culture exciting and interesting, I found myself hanging on to every word he said. The...More

Thank LoveTravel781328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Avoid - so unorganised - Didn’t even get to do it

I turned up to the stated meeting place at the stated time (11am) and was told from the ticket to do the following: There is a green kiosk outside the metro Station Colosseo. There will be someone holding a sign that says Colosseum express tour...More

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Astonishingly good.

I don't do tour guides EVER, but was talked into it by a smooth talking lady from Scotland. (?) The best value for money I have ever had - it was absolutely brilliant and I am really please that I broke my own rules. You...More

Thank mrrt440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Avoid - don't waste your money!

We booked this tour after being accosted by one of the company's many sellers around the Colosseum. The queues for the regular entrance were around 90 mins so we opted to pay the price for the skip the queue tour, mainly to save time. After...More

Thank bene431
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Can you send me a link to the tour please that would include the underground and the one which everyone who doesn’t book the underground please
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