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Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets

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Roma, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater’s first and second tiers with an official Colosseum guide, who has a background in history, art, and archaeology, learn about the origins of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Then visit Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum with a guided tour
  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a knowledgeable guide
  • Listen to tales of gladiator battles that once took place here
  • Explore Palatine Hill for views of Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum
  • See ancient ruins like that of the Temple of Julius Caesar and Arch of Titus

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour the Colosseum’s 1st and 2nd tiers with an official guide before heading to the forum.
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 Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

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

Traveler Tips


  • "This can be a long day so make sure you have refreshments and comfortable shoes." See review
  • "It was a hot day so take plenty of water." See review
  • "Worth every penny to be guided in/out easily and with such a rich explanation along the way." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Great tour guide, we learned a lot!
AyeshaUJ
, Mar 2020
Partner and I booked this full tour for February 24th and it was fantastic. Simona was so informative and knew everything about how, why, and when the Colosseum was built, as well as the entire area and it's history and context. She's an archaeologist which really shows in her passionate delivery, and she's very comfortable touring with the group. Note that it was super busy in late February which was unexpected by all. Make sure you bring your own water & note that you won't get to stop in the Colosseum gift shop. The head sets are great and you can hear her even if you're in the back of the group. We had around 20 people and it was totally fine. She also provides time for pictures and you can ask her many questions. Thank you, Simona!!
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Colesseum tour
Jasbinder_S
, Mar 2020
Fantastic, informative and great value for money. Our guide Paulo was so knowledgeable and gave us a history lesson of the sites, region and Rome. Highly recommended
star-5
Good way to meet ancient rome
King
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour to get the impression of the colloseum, palatine hill and the forum. Our guide really helped understand the building, the events and the eventual decline of the area. The palatine hill part was nice, maybe a bit too much time for pictures. The forum a bit skipped over, but we got to explore it a bit more ourselves.
star-5
Knowledgeable & funny guide
Kim_K
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide, Simona Mariotti was incredibly knowledgeable and and accommodating to our group. She is an Archaeologist and tour guide part time. With her educational background and command of the English language she provided an interesting, funny and accurate account of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hills. I Highly recommend Simona Mariotti for a wonderful experience.
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Would recommend to couples!
Calum_W
, Feb 2020
Me and my partners first time in Rome and this experience was hardly to fault. The location was okay to find via GoogleMaps and the wait time was not too bad (10 or so minutes). Our first tour guide (George) was "VERY" Italian, funny, incredibly knowledgeable and brilliant. The Colosseum is beautiful and George provided amble time to mooch around the first and second floors of the Colosseum. Only criticism is that the tour was not inclusive of viewing the arena. After the Colosseum, another tour guide (American) led us into the Palantine Hill and Roman Forum. Even more funny with witty comments and jokes, the next tour guide was also knowledgeable. This part of the tour was great, less "built-up" with tourists and more scenic. To make this experience 5 stars, a more inclusive tour of the Colosseum would add value. Would recommend this experience! (p.s. Do NOT do this in the summer months!)
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Good knowledge
Joanne
, Feb 2020
A group of three of us completed this tour, our guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend the guided tours, you genuinely skip the queues and learn interesting facts you may otherwise miss out on.
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Handover mess
Doug_B
, Feb 2020
It would have been five stars if the handover from Colosseum to Forum guides had been better. We felt we were just dumped and asked to fend for ourselves.
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The second guide lady , she was amazing and very passionate
Ramone_M
, Feb 2020
Tour lady at the Colosseum needs more English knowledge , at the end of the tour she instructed us to wait for a another guide to go to the hill and forum, hers instructed to wait at the exit until 25 past the hour for a guide using the same flag, we split the group to look fit in the plaza outside , finally one group advised the other they found her , she did not have the same flag but she was a excellent guide thru the second part of the tour
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A super day
Marianne
, Feb 2020
I thought our guide Robby was great! She was friendly, funny and interesting. She talked clearly, made sure the group was gathered before explaining different things. We felt well taken care of. Me and my 10 year old both really enjoyed our time!
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Not to be missed
Shirley_D
, Feb 2020
Zelda was a brilliant guide for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour, I’m sure everyone that was on the tour would now be able to gain a first class honours degree! So much information from a very friendly, helpful guide who is truly passionate about her subject

Product code: 20905P4

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