Privileged Entrance Colosseum with Rome Walking Tour

Skip the line at the Colosseum and Roman Forum then see the ancient history of Rome on a city tour

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 22 Reviews · 5.50h 18 max · Rome, Italy

Looking for a way to see more of ancient Rome’s iconic attractions in under a day? This jam-packed city tour lets you skip the line at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, giving you time to explore more of the city’s other incredible sites with your expert local guide. Your guided walking tour will take you to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and more, before stopping off for a delicious local gelato to cool down after exploring the best of the Eternal City!

Tour Details
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tour
  • Palatine Hill
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Delicious local gelato

After meeting your local guide and small group near to the Colosseum, you’ll skip the line to experience the incredible arena for yourself, before exploring the fascinating Roman Forum—the true seat of power in ancient Rome. Your guide will bring these historic structures to life with stories of the events and people that shaped the Roman Empire.

You’ll then set off on a walking tour to visit more of the city’s most famous attractions, including Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. To top things off, your guide will take you to one of our favorite Roman gelato shops for an ice-cold treat to keep you cool.

Colosseum and City Walking Tour Description

Your 5.5-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets and guided tour

  • Skip-the-line Roman Forum tickets and guided tour

  • A Rome walking tour including Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona

  • Tasty gelato at one of our favorite shops

  • A super-knowledgeable, English-speaking guide

  • Maximum group size of 18

Skip-the-line Colosseum tour

There are few more awe-inspiring places than the mighty Roman Colosseum. Also nicknamed the Flavian Amphitheater, you'll have skip-the-line access to avoid the crowds of tourists waiting to enter. Your expert guide will set the scene for what it felt like to attend the thrilling events that took place inside the arena, from epic gladiator fights to public executions, held in front of baying crowds of more that 50,000 Romans. 

This tour takes you to the first and second tiers of the Colosseum—areas reserved for seating Rome’s most elite classes during the Colosseum’s gladiator games. As you look around and picture what life must have been like here, your guide will enlighten you with intriguing stories of some of the Colosseum’s most gruesome events.

Guided tour of Palatine Hill

Follow your guide to the historic site where Romulus is said to have founded the city of Rome in 753 BC. Palatine Hill is the best stop to learn about the lifestyle of the rich and famous of ancient Rome. For instance, the Palace of Domitian even had its own amphitheater inside of the property!

Ancient Roman Forum

Explore the ruins that were once at the heart of ancient Roman culture. As the political and social hub of the city, this is where Rome’s most important decisions were made. Trace the footsteps of Julius Caesar and visit popular sites such as the Arch of Titus and Senate House, as your guide tells you about the daily life and seismic events that one happened here.

Capitoline Hill

Also known as Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill is one of the famous seven hills of Rome. In the center of the piazza, you will find Palazzo Senatorio, Rome’s city hall. You’ll also get an unbeatable view of the Roman Forum, can look out across what was once the most powerful city in the ancient world.

Trevi Fountain

You'll continue your walk through the center of Rome, stopping off at the beautiful Trevi Fountain. This 18th-century treasure is the most famous fountain in Rome, and possibly the world. Depicting the Greek god Oceanus, the fountain portrays the changing tides of the ocean. If you toss a coin into the fountain over your left shoulder with your right hand, it's believed that you'll be certain to return to the Eternal City.

Gelato stop

After all this exploring, you could use some refreshment! You'll take break and cool down with some delicious local gelato, courtesy of one of our absolute favorite gelato shops in the whole of Rome. Enjoy!

Pantheon

Your next stop is the Pantheon—once a Roman temple and now an important Catholic church. Thought to be the best-preserved ancient Roman building in the city, the Pantheon exemplifies classic Greek architecture. You’ll notice how many buildings have been modeled after this classic architecture, such as the US Capitol and the Jefferson Memorial. Your guide will explain the role the Pantheon played in ancient Rome as you explore this grand place of worship.

Piazza Navona

You'll finish your tour off in the beautiful Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most popular squares. The piazza was actually built on top of the Stadium of Domitian, one of ancient Rome’s most popular arenas. In the center of the piazza, you’ll also notice a large Egyptian Obelisk with characters that mention Emperor Domitian. Today, Piazza Navona is a hive of activity with plenty of restaurants and bars, making it the perfect place to end your tour of Rome!

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets and guided tour
Skip-the-line Roman Forum tickets and guided tour
A Rome walking tour including Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona
Tasty gelato at one of our favorite spots
A super-knowledgeable, English-speaking guide
Maximum group size of 18
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Fabulous!
19 September 2022
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Reviewed by
Jamie Reid

Carolina was our guide and she was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. Highly recommend this tour!

Good job tour guys
15 September 2022
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Reviewed by
Jose M. Garcia Jr.

Our walking tour was cancelled, but Tour Guys offered us an exclusive tour of Colosseum arena floor, Palentine Hill and Roman Forum. Our tour guide, Valentina was outstanding and the group size was small allowing for great interaction.

15 September 2022
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Anne MacDonald

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop, located just outside the lower level entry. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain, so wear comfortable sneakers. You can also bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. You might also want to bring a snack just in case you get hungry during your 5.5-hour tour.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

This tour does involve quite a lot of walking, and the terrain can be uneven at times. If you have any doubts about your mobility, check out our Private Colosseum Tour, which can be more easily tailored to your needs.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain, so wear comfortable sneakers. You can also bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. You might also want to bring a snack just in case you get hungry during your 5.5-hour tour.

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop, located just outside the lower level entry. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

Does this tour include access to the Colosseum Underground/Dungeons?

This tour does not include the Colosseum Underground, but we do offer a small group tour with access to the Underground.

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