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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

By City Wonders
The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your English-speaking expert historian tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the 3-hour tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.
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S$75.97
per adult (price varies by group size)
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S$75.97
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 3h
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German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Professional Expert guide
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visit of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Fully guided visit of the Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Your tour begins near Oppian Hill, from which you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. On arrival at the world wonder, you’ll avoid long lines with your fast-track pass and head straight inside the Colosseum. Travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights, and executions in front of 50,000-strong crowds of spectators. If you’ve opted to upgrade your experience, you’ll then visit the arena floor and subterranean chambers, which are usually closed to the general public. Visit cells in which criminals and wild animals were kept, and follow in the footsteps of Roman gladiators in the arena.   After ample time at the ancient landmark, you’ll continue to the Roman Forum via Via Sacra. The sprawling site has minimal signage, but your guide takes you to the highlights and gives you the inside scoop. Learn about the historical significance of the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar before concluding your tour with sweeping city views atop Palatine Hill.

Departure details
  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, on the little square above the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
Return details
  • Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3731COLOSSEUM

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour?
How much is Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour?
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour price starts from S$75.39. Discover and book Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour cancellation policy?
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour?
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour is hosted by City Wonders. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Wonders on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3731COLOSSEUM

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, on the little square above the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
    See address & details
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James
Wallingford, UK1 contribution
We were so lucky to have the knowledgeable and very personable Christina as our guide. Her enthusiasm for her city was infectious, and her passion for her academic subject of art history (PhD no less) really brought the Colosseum and Forum to life. There were 12 of us, a small enough group to make it feel personal and fun. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for and so much more - we sailed past queues, and were treated to interesting titbits of information that can’t be found on Google or in a guidebook. If you are new to the city I can’t recommend a personal guide highly enough. Handy hint - make sure you have water, a cap and sun cream as the sun above the Colosseum is strong even in Spring!
Written 12 April 2022
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jmw23617
Falkirk, UK2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had an amazing experience with Elizabet/Elizabeth. She was a brilliant tour guide and is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about all things to do with the tour as well as the full history of Rome. When asked questions she knew straight away what the answer was. We also liked that she told “true history” no matter how bad it was she said to never compare the bad history to things that happen now as “ that was just how it happened” which I feel this is a true representation of Romes history. The day we toured was cold so I would recommend if going in January is to wrap up warm. But other than that, we very HIGHLY recommend this tour and the guide!!
Written 21 January 2023
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Jen J
10 contributions
Jun 2022
Took the basic (not small group) Colosseum tour as part of the full day combo package with the Best of Rome walking tour and found that it's better to just go for the colosseum tour and skip the city walk.

Lady archaelogist guide for the Colosseum tour was knowledgeable, engaging and made every effort to connect with and tailor her content to different members of her group - from young children to the older adults. She even supplemented her commentary with hard copy pictures she carried in her bag.

This was in contrast to the city walk guide who kept shoving mainly art history facts to participants even though not everyone seemed interested in what's being said. There was also no mention of the large number of eateries and gelato spots along the way until a participant asked for food recommendations at the end of the tour. Note also that the guide will not be entering the Pantheon to explain things inside. So before you pay for this city tour, maybe check out other free walking tours first that also cover the city centre - some of these other agencies have very creative itineraries that reflect their guides' efforts to offer something different to tourists.
Written 15 June 2022
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Vacationer713359
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Due to circumstances beyond our control (cruise ship transportation), we were running late for the start of this tour. 10 minutes prior to tour we phoned to let the tour operator know we were running 5 minutes late and asked if we could meet the tour at a different starting point. The answer was no. We arrived at the meeting point five minutes late after calling them again to try to get help finding their tour guide (it’s very crowded at the meeting point). The tour left without us and they offered only to let us tour after our bus back to the ship would already have departed. There were no individual tickets available to the coliseum - we traveled halfway around the world and were denied help. We witnessed other tour operators with the same issue rushing late arrivals to meet their tour guides and being very understanding and accommodating. The opposite was true of this tour company. We were denied a requested refund. Don’t book with them!!!!
Written 26 July 2022
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Dear Vacationer713359, First and foremost, I would like to express how sorry I am to hear that you missed your Colosseum tour. As your voucher states, "It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded." Tickets have a precise entry time and we cannot risk for the whole group to be left outside the venue. Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. Kindest regards, Federica B. Sales & Customer Care
Written 27 July 2022
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Rob G
11 contributions
Jun 2022
Wonderful tour in every way. Our tour guide, Flavia [? spelling] was exceptionally knowledgeable, very thorough, personable, and entertaining. In our group of 7 we had 3 grandsons, age 10 and 12. She engaged them throughout the tour and made them feel a part of it and allowed them to experience the full perspective of how unique the history is of that time in Roman history. We started at the Colosseum, and after a thorough tour of it we moved on to the Palatine Hill and then to the Forum. It's a lengthy tour but time seemed to fly by due to her way of conducting the tour. We could not even remotely been able to obtain the information she provided for us on our own; and it would have taken much longer. This tour is well worth the money paid and my entire family highly recommend it.
Written 15 June 2022
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Sam L
3 contributions
Nov 2021
Our guide Amille arrived early and was extremely personable. She did her best to make sure a few latecomers had the chance to tour but ultimately we left without them. While waiting briefly for our entry time slot to come around Amille was able to give an interesting account of her life as well as the early life of the Colosseum. She was very knowledgeable and did not want to be drawn into giving false facts or any dubious time frames of when things may occurred. Amille was able to juggle a fellow tourer’s fall (mind your step people) with ensuring they were safe and we were all taking something interesting in. Amille was good with the larger crowds making sure we were all comfortable, safe and enjoying ourselves throughout. There is an option to end the tour after the Colosseum or continue onto the Roman Forum, I would highly recommend continuing on to the Forum and viewing the entirety of the grounds (this could take an additional 2-3 hours) but very worth.
Written 5 November 2021
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Sphinx
8 contributions
Jan 2023
Marco guided us through the Colosseum and the Forum providing excellent insights and information about these sites. He navigated our group skillfully through these sites keeping us together despite there being many others visiting. We will always fondly remember his line: "We created nothing but nothing" meaning the ancient Romans beat us to the punch in their creativity and inventions. He also clarified alot of misconceptions about gladiators that artisitic license created through the popluar film. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment with Marco and appreciate his patience with our many questions.
Written 22 January 2023
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ALI P
1 contribution
May 2022
I booked a Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. We met with our guide at 10am. We booked a English speaking guide, but he had a very strong Italian accent and did not speak very good English so us and many others struggled to understand him. The Colosseum part or the tour was supposed to be an hour and a half, but this included time walking from the meeting point to the Colosseum and queing up which took around half an hour. We were then out of the Colosseum by 11:05am, meaning we only had 35 minutes inside viewing . The Colosseum tour was extremely rushed, the guide did not check whether anyone could keep up and was rushing ahead, meaning we could not enjoy our surroundings as we spent too much time trying to find him and make sure we weren't left behind. We walked past so many things without being given an opportunity to stop even for a quick photo.
We booked this tour see the Colosseum whilst also learning about its history, but did not feel as though we learnt anything and would have been better off walking around on our own.
We ended up leaving part way through the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum as the guide was continuing to rush and skip past bits and we found it to be much more enjoyable to walk around without the guide.
We did a different tour the previous day with the same company and that tour was so much better than this one as she kept the group together, kept the group informed of where we were going, and made sure everyone was OK.
Written 16 May 2022
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Dear Q8151MQalip, We have carefully reviewed your review and we are sorry to hear that our tour didn’t live up to your expectations. At City Wonders we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. We are sorry to hear that the tour was rushed inside the venue. We have passed on your feedback to our Guide Manager and our Product Management teams and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward and to ensure that other customers do not encounter similar issues. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Federica City Wonders
Written 17 May 2022
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Rebecca J
London, UK3 contributions
May 2022
Matteo was a fantastic guide. He provided a great commentary that painted a picture of how the colosseum was in its heyday. Highly recommend. Only one sticking point of the tour was that it didn't include the Roman Forum, and if you do the 3pm tour you don't have much time for a self-guided tour after the guide leaves. We spent too much time enjoying the view from Palatine Hill not realizing the Forum was closing at 7:15pm. Highly recommend this tour but pick an early tour time so you have the full day to enjoy the Forum at your leisure.
Written 21 May 2022
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tanner159
Southend-on-Sea, UK442 contributions
Well organised tour from the meeting point directly opposite the colosseum. Headphones were supplied which worked very well so we were able to hear our very informative guide Alexandra. She brought to life through her narrative of historical and architectural knowledge how the Romans lived and life as a gladiator. The tour finished inside the Forum. After a brief introduction to the history of the area we were left to explore and take advantage of the many photographic opportunities.

Would highly recommend this tour as you do jump queues and avoid the crowds.
Written 18 September 2022
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