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Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour

  • Skip-the-line entrance can save 3 hours in line at the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Panoramic views of Rome from Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour: visiting with a guide helps to bring the ancient ruins to life
Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour
From US$59.20
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Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on this 3-hour tour. Meet your guide at 9.15am. Tour starts promptly at 9.30am.
From US$71.08
Summer 2018
Colosseum Tour for the first Sunday of the month, please be aware that this option does not include Skip the line Tickets, since the tickets are for free on the first Sunday of the month
From US$59.23
Avoid hours waiting in line to visit two of Rome’s most impressive ancient wonders with skip-the-line entrance to both the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Make the most of your visits with guided tours of both attractions and enjoy spectacular views over Rome from Palatine Hill.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Colosseum to meet your guide and the rest of your tour group. Take a moment to marvel at the mighty monument, which is the largest ancient Roman amphitheater in the world and a UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Then, use your skip-the-line tickets to gain fast-track entry and avoid the long lines.

Follow your guide on a walking tour of the huge amphitheater and learn how it dates back to AD 72 but was in use up until AD 523. As you gaze out over the arena floor, listen as your guide tells stories of the gladiators, wild animals, and Roman emperors that frequented the theater.

On leaving the Colosseum, continue to Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s legendary Seven Hills, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Pay a visit to the hilltop ruins of the Palazzo dei Cesari, and then head down to explore the sprawling ruins of the Roman Forum. During the tour, your guide will point out all the most notable sites, including the Via Sacra, Curia, and Domus.

After a morning taking in the highlights of Ancient Rome, your tour ends outside the Roman Forum.
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We booked this due to the fact it stated small tour and head sets. We waited over an hour at the start whilst being passed around to different organisers. No head sets. Group size was 30+. Further more entry to the attraction on this particular...More

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Ami K, Directeur général at VipinItaly, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello We are sorry to hear about your bad experience with our agency. We inform you that every first Sunday of the month the colosseo is free but paying for us agencies not to queue. In addition the tour was guided and we pay the...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The tour was great, we were weel welcomed by the personal of the agency which bring us into the group. The guide was really professional, nothing to complain about.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 November 2017
Unprofessional Guide

Our guide tor the Forum was rude, boring and a thorough time waster. One and a half hours later we had achieved nothing and it was near closing time. We did out own tour in the final 15 minutes available. Bitterly disappointing.

Thank Kay T
Reviewed 27 February 2018
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