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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
  • Skip-the-line tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum
  • Hear tales of ancient Rome and the Renaissance on Palatine Hill
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Entrance to the Colosseum
Entrance to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
Group size of 15-20 or less!
Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
Stories to hold onto for a lifetime!
Expert and Passionate Guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Crown Tours SRLS

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

  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Even though you pay to skip the line if your party is less than 18 people apparently you go in the middle que, still had to wait an hour before getting in so be prepared!" See review
  • "Is a great way to avoid the long lines and get insight into the historic sites." See review
  • "Don't kid yourself that it's enough to walk or drive by this awesome structure." See review

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Disappointing
Rome_Is_Beautiful
, Jul 2021
This tour was unfortunately disappointing. There was no ‘skip the line’ benefit as the booking states. We spent an incredible amount of time waiting in line to enter the sites. When we did reach the entrance we were further delayed as the tour guide seemed to have problems with the tickets she was presenting. Palatine Hill was only pointed out from a distance. Don’t expect to actually get close to it if you do this tour. We could not come back to see it on our own later without purchasing a new ticket. Our time in the colosseum felt rushed and underwhelming. This was the site we had hoped would be the highlight of our trip. We learned a few new facts from our guide but we would have been better served walking around with just our family and Google. Save your money, use your smartphone, and you will find yourself in and out of the sites much quicker having seen everything YOU wanted to see. We’ve done several tours during our time in Rome and this one pales in comparison to the others.
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star-5
Awesome experience
Antonia_P
, Jul 2021
The most memorable moments were during the stories told by Lumi , they were knowledgeable , interesting, and we were delighted by them the whole time of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Antonia, We’re glad to know that you enjoyed your tour and that you a had a great experience with Lumi. I’ll make sure to let her know about your comments, I’m sure she will be as happy as I am to read your feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best Alexandra Crown Tours
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star-5
Very informative and helpful guide. Felt fun and relaxed
Sean
, Jun 2021
Our guide "M"/Milcha (?) was excellent. Gave great history lessons and answered every question we threw at him. He had helpful tips the entire time. It was one of the best and most informative tours we took during our trip to Italy. We'd highly recommend again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Sean, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words. We are really happy to know that you had a great time and enjoyed your visit with Mircea. Looking forward to seeing you again soon on your next trip to Rome, All the best Alexandra Crown Tours
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star-5
Wonderful Colosseo Tour by Daniel
Nathan_S
, Jun 2021
Daniel was amazing!! His knowledge of the history and so many other minute details was impressive. More importantly he was passionate about the history of Roma! His excitement for history and presenting it to others was so visible and made the tour a very special experience. This was my first ever tour and could not have picked a better one. Daniel also brought along a very cool book that had overlays showing gown some of the sites would have looked thousands of years ago, a very special touch. I even bought the book myself. I have friends coming to visit Roma next year and will highly recommend Daniel. Please convey to him again My Thanks for an AMAZING tour experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hey Nathan, Wow, what a great review! While Daniele might be a new team member here at Crown Tours, he's definitely not new to the industry, and have years of experience guiding tourists across the Eternal City. Were so pleased to here you had a great experience with him, so much so that you would recommend us to your friends! We'd love to host you again, so the next time your in town feel free to get in touch, you can even take advance of our repeat customer discount All the best Sara Crown Tours
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star-5
Perfect
Jacques_T
, Dec 2020
Friendly, knowledgeable staff! They could answer every question and were very passionate about everything which made the whole tour so much more fun!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hey Jacque, Thank you so much for your review! At Crowntours we choose our guide carefully to make your experience unforgettable and we are glad you enjoyed it too. We hope we are going to meet you again soon, All the best, Benedetta Crowntours
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star-5
Well worth the money!
Sophie_L
, Nov 2020
We did a morning tour with Mika which turned out to be a small group of 6 and we took a picturesque walk through palentine hill and the roman forum ending with a tour of the colosseum which was truly fascinating. Mika was lovely and educated us with his vast knowledge of Rome’s history. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hey Sophie, Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy you enjoyed your Tour with Mika, he is surely a real expert of Rome's history and it's very pleasing hearing that you had a great time! Hoping to see you soon for another visit, Benedetta Crowntours
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star-3
Not super engaged guide
Anders_J
, Jul 2020
I've had both better and worse guides. Things worked out without problems, but that is to be expected.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of our experience. Im terribly sorry to see you rated our tour with only 3 stars. We'd love for you to reach out to us directly so that we improve for our future customers. All the best Crown Tours
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star-5
High quality
Jonathan_A
, Feb 2020
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Easy to find the tour. Made life so simple because we did not have to stand in line. Also very much enjoyed the forum and Palentin hill tour. We got to learn a lot.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Jonathan, Thanks for your positive feedback, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. If you are travling to our area again soon don`t hesitate to call us. All the best Ana Crown Tours
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star-5
Unmissable Tour
Robert_T
, Feb 2020
We booked this tour on the web to avoid the queues - this an absolute must do. Nils was our guide for the Colosseum tour. He told the story of it's origins, building project and use as an entertainment hub. Nils delivery was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He engaged personally with everyone in our group and made it very enjoyable - even for a tourist trail sceptic like myself. Don't kid yourself that it's enough to walk or drive by this awesome structure. The very lovely Marianne then took us to the Palatine and Forum. This was an outdoor stroll of the ancient site on a beautiful sunny February day. Again the commentary on Roman history and culture was both informative and compelling. This young lady knew her stuff. Hugely enjoyable 2.5 hours, well worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hey Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Niels has such an enthusiasm for Roman History,and he is always engaged personally with everyone from the group. So happy that Crown Tours was beyond all expectations. Hope to see you again. Ana Crown Tours
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star-5
Coliseum, Forum tour
hayley_t
, Feb 2020
Our guides were called Lumi and Bruce. Both were amazing and answered all the questions asked by our son. They were full of knowledge and made the tour exciting.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hey Hayley, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!Lumi as well as Bruce always goes the extra mile to get children interested in the history! Looking forward to see you again on your next trip to Rome. Best Regards, Ana Crown Tours
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