Privileged Entrance Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Backdoor access to Colosseum, plus Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, and more!

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 35 Reviews · 3.00h 10 max · Rome, Italy

Looking for epic access to the Colosseum with plenty of time for other attractions too? On this tour, your guide brings you through the exclusive backdoor of the Colosseum while other groups wonder why they can't do the same. You'll hear stories that bring the gladiatorial games to life and discover the two millennia-long history before heading to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. In just 3 hours, you'll see some of the top architectural wonders of Rome with your passionate guide and small group.

Tour Details
  • Skip the line at the Colosseum:
  • 1st and 2nd Levels
  • 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. Your knowledgeable guide will make learning fun with some great anecdotes, creating a super memorable experience. With a Colosseum tour lasting approximately an hour, then two hours of touring the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you’ll get be able to see a multitude of ancient Roman sites quickly and easily. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • A fun, local English-speaking guide

  • A guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets

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

  • A maximum group size of 10

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour

Breeze past the crowds and access the exclusive rear entrance of the Colosseum with your guide. As you enter this ancient Roman structure, your guide will take you back in time and set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was really like. 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

Your guide will take you to the site that is said to have been where Romulus 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 amenity inside. In fact, the Palace of Domitian even had an amphitheater inside of it! Here, you will also see a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct.

Ancient Roman Forum

On this portion of your tour, your guide will escort you around what we like to call ancient downtown 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.

What you get with this tour
Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill tickets included
Professional English-Speaking Guide
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Sandra is the best!
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Julie Hostetter

We had an amazing tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine hill with Sandra! She was so knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for history. I learned a ton and she answered my 5 million questions about Roman history with grace!

Great guide
15 March 2022
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Michael Cattaneo

The guide was great and very knowledgeable

Terrific tour with a terrific guide
18 November 2021
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Christopher J Newkumet

Our tour of the colosseum and forum was top notch. Our guide Raf was just great — engaging, knowledgable and fun. I highly recommend this tour company. Great bang for the buck!

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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 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. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months.

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

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a more comfortable Private Colosseum Tour.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for 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 representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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