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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill provided by City Wonders

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.
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Largo Gaetana Agnesi
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of 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. If arriving by metro: Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the metro with views of the Colosseum. This is our meeting point.
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    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Roman Forum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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  • 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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Marija D wrote a review May 2020
Belgrade, Serbia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Quick entrance to Colosseum, guide with amazing knowledge about Roman history, worth every penny of tour... :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
Rambling London Tours wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Absolutely loved our tour with Allesandra. She has a background in archaeology which was very evident in her detailed explanations and knowledge and also in her passion for the topic. She made everything very clear and I was able to visualise everything she was describing - very
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Date of experience: March 2020
Stephen B wrote a review Mar 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent! Very knowledgeable guide who was able to bring to life the whole area especially the forum and palatine hill
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Date of experience: March 2020
Dave and Kelly wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip was definitely our tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. We cannot say enough positive things about our guide, "Barbara (Blue Eyes)" and the experience she provided! Barbara is a phenomenal guide! She is extremely knowledgeable,
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Date of experience: October 2019
Suepp wrote a review Mar 2020
Hook53 contributions15 helpful votes
Ana was our guide, she was very knowledgeable. Colosseum was amazing and very Interesting. Palatine Hill and Forum were Great to, as it says on the tour quite a bit of walking up stairs in the Collosseum and on cobblestones etc so be aware to wear appropriate shoes etc. Not sure
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Date of experience: February 2020
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