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!

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  • Meet your guide outside the Colosseum Metro Stop
  • Colosseum
  • First level
  • Second level
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Palatine Hill
  • Stadium of Domitian
  • End your tour near the Colosseum

After meeting your expert Roman guide at the Colosseo metro stop, you'll skip the line to explore 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 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 25

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.

This product includes an entry ticket to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill, for which our cost is 18 Euro per person.

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 to 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 Caesar.

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
Skip the line Colosseum tickets
1st & 2nd level
Roman Foum & Palatine Hill
Arch of Constantine
Max group size of 25
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Helen crouch

Very polite and informative. I appreciatedvthe flag.... Almost lost the group amongst others.. greatful for flag.

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Jeff Kleinglass

Fabio is the best guide!!
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Lisa Poole

My daughter and I took the English-speaking tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with Fabio and it was wonderful! He was easy to understand and he shared the history in such an interesting, personable way. We would love to take another tour with him someday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. 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?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so we recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

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 you can walk onto it on our Special Access Colosseum Arena Floor Tour.

Will my tour time change?

Yes, the start time of your tour is likely to change. Please keep your day open. Your final start time will be sent 5 days before the date of your tour.

Can I cancel if my schedule changes?

No. Privileged Entrance Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill is a non-refundable tour.

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