Privileged Entrance Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the line at the Colosseum, plus Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, and more!

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Looking for the perfect way to see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in just a few hours? With a super-knowledgeable local guide, you’ll breeze past the crowds to visit the most important sites in ancient Rome. Gaze in awe at the mighty Colosseum and hear stories of the gruesome battles that took place here, then admire the ruins where the true power of the Roman Empire once lay. It’s the ideal way to see the iconic highlights of ancient Rome!

  • Skip the line at the Colosseum
  • 1st and 2nd tiers of the arena
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Romulus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Senate House
  • Palatine Hill
  • Stadium of Domitian

This complete Colosseum tour provides a concise and engaging overview of ancient Rome. After meeting your expert Roman guide at the “Colosseo” metro stop, you'll skip-the-line to explore the this ancient arena, including the first and second tiers where Rome's rich and famous would watch the bloody battles below. After your guided Colosseum tour, lasting approximately an hour, your guide will help you avoid the lines at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where they'll bring the ruins to life with stories of the powerful people that once controlled the Roman Empire from these sites.

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour Description

Your 3-hour walking tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets

  • Skip-the-line Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets

  • Guided tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

  • An engaging, English-speaking local guide

  • A maximum group size of 18

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and end in the Colosseum.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour

Breeze past the crowds and access the special entrance for small group tours at the Colosseum. As you enter this ancient Roman structure, your passionate local guide will take you back in time with stories of the gruesome fights and epic spectacles that once happened here. You’ll explore the first and second tiers of the Colosseum—areas that were originally reserved only for Rome’s most elite classes. 

Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. You’ll only spend an hour inside of the Colosseum, which is perfect for those who want to cover the most ground in less time.

Guided Tour of Palatine Hill

Next, your guide will take you to the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. This area is comprised of opulent ancient palaces that are still characterized by their detailed artifacts and mosaics. These palaces weren’t just the homes of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves with every possible luxury inside. In fact, the Palace of Domitian even had an amphitheater inside of it, large enough host chariot races! Here, you'll also see a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct.

Ancient Roman Forum

Finally, you'll visit what we like to call downtown ancient Rome. Ever watch a movie that takes place in ancient Rome, and you see people walking around a busy marketplace? That’s the Forum. This ancient site is where all of the action happened. From senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests, the Roman Forum really was the cultural hub of ancient Rome. Your guide will give you an insight into what life was like here, as you stroll around admiring historic structures including the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Julius Ceasar.

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and end in the Colosseum.

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets
Skip-the-line Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets
Guided tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
An engaging, English-speaking local guide
A maximum group size of 18
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A brilliant tour with Marco
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Marco made this tour so so enjoyable from the outset. Me met up with him easily and from there he took great care of us for the duration of the tour. He was very very knowledgeable and funny and I found he held my attention for the entire three hour tour. Would absolutely recommend!

28 December 2022
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Anna T Hastings

Our tour was excellent. Our guide was a wealth of information and the tour was well paced and interesting. We loved it and highly recommend.

27 December 2022
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Elizabeth DePalma

Maria was an informative and organized tour guide. She has so much knowledge. It was a small tour of my family of 5 and one couple so, like a private tour. We enjoyed her friendly personality and learned so much! Would Highly recommend this tour company !

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet at the green souvenir kiosk in front of “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 have uneven terrain so we recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

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

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest you take a more comfortable Private Colosseum Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so we recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

Where to meet?

Meet at the green souvenir kiosk in front of “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.

Does this tour let me skip the line?

Yes! No waiting around for you, your guide will lead you past the line so you can get straight into the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Does this tour include access to the Colosseum Arena Floor?

This tour does not include the Colosseum Arena Floor, but our Arena Floor Colosseum Tour.

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