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Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line 2.5-Hour Tour

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60 reviews

Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Skip-the-Line 2.5-Hour Tour

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From £38.32 £34.49 per person

Avoid the long lines and relive the glorious events that took place at the Colosseum through the passionate stories of an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy privileged entrance to the Colosseum
  • Go back to the age of the Emperors and discover the secrets of the Colosseum
  • Visit the place where Rome was founded, the Palatine Hill, and learn the story of the Roman Forum
Full description
Meet your tour guide in front of the Colosseum and head to the dedicated fast-track entrance to the world's most famous amphitheater, avoiding the long lines outside. Starting from the ground level, admire the breathtaking structure of the Colosseum, learning about the bloody fights that took place here from your expert guide. Find out how the Roman engineers built such an amazing building and how the Colosseum became the center of public life in Ancient Rome. From the second tier of the Colosseum, take in amazing views of the amphitheater, and take some memorable photos.   After a short break, continue your visit to the Palatine Hill, the place where Rome was founded. Take a walk through history to explore the area's ruins, temples, and markets, before visiting the Roman Forum and learning about its fascinating history.
  • Fast-track entrance tickets
  • Official tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity includes options for group tours and semi-private tours
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

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Just be aware when booking with Get Your Guide that you may not always be looking for a guide with the red flag. Sometimes they book for local partners so be sure to check what group you are actually looking for. Once we found our guide, Lorenzo, the rest of the experience was amazing! First off, the skip-the-line is totally worth it because otherwise you could be waiting hours to get into some of the popular sites. Lorenzo was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Rome and was able to answer all of our questions. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor which made the tour even that much more enjoyable. You get to see the Colloseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. It was bout 5.5 miles of walking over uneven ground, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes (and bring a water bottle to refill as there are several fountains throughout the area).

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22 August 2021

The tour was incredible and such a great learning experience! Our tour guide (whose name i can’t remember but I know she’s originally from Instanbul) was extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with Roman history and answered every question we asked. She was energetic which made it easier to want to keep walking in the heat! Lol I highly recommend this tour!

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4 July 2021

Roberta est une guide qui connaît sont travail et sa passion sur le bout des doigts. Elle sais comment nous captiver, nous intéresser. Je recommande fortement et je reviendrai voir le Colisée avec ma famille en faisant appel à cette agence pour être sur d’avoir cette guide d’exception ! Merci encore !

25 August 2021

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