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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Nobody wants to waste hard-earned vacation time waiting in Rome’s scorching daytime heat. Save up to three hours by prebooking skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum. Inside the 2,000-year-old monument, your guide provides guided commentary, making your experience more enriching than if you were to visit independently. This tour also includes a walking tour that covers Via Sacra and the sprawling Roman Forum. Upgrade to include the Colosseum's arena floor and underground chambers, places many visitors don't see.
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum in Rome
  • Upgrade to gain access to areas usually restricted to the public
  • Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman history
  • See more in less time on a walking tour that heads straight to the highlights
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line Acess
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was a great tour. Very entertaining and thorough. Would highly recommend. Very organized for so many different groups. Nice to have the speakers to always be able to hear.
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Francesca Oddi was a phenomenal tour guide. I took this tour for our honeymoon and had a blast. She was super funny and informative the entire time. I would highly recommend for anyone wishing to explore Rome.
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We paid a premium to book a small group tour with Underground access to the Colosseum. We arrived on time and were assigned our tour guide. The tour started and we walked a bit to the entrance of the Colosseum. at that moment, another tour employee told us that they had
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Response from CityWondersCS, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Responded 4 days ago
Hello horsemompr, Thank you for leaving City Wonders your feedback. We're glad to hear you felt that your tour was interesting. We always pride ourselves in having passionate guides who can bring something to the experience. Unfortunately we couldn't find your booking in our system. We have sent you a private message and we would appreciate if you could reply to us with your booking reference number in order to identify your booking and take the necessary actions. Your feedback is invaluable to the success of City Wonders Thank you for your understanding and wishing you a lovely stay in Italy. We look forward to hearing back from you soon. Best regards, Guadalupe, City Wonders team.
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I was travelling solo in rome.. so booked ahead for the tour full tour including underground and very top of colosseum, palentine hill and the forum. Always pre book, you skip the hours long ques! Our tour guide (forgive me for forgetting the name, began with A and 5 letters) he
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Fabrizio is a wealth of knowledge and readily took all the questions our group had. We had a very engaging group with lots of interest in the history and details and Fabrizio was more than happy to explain and answer them all. He is also an archeologist and so has very deep
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