Guided Tour of The Colosseum, The Forum & The Palatine Hill – Skip-the-line ticket

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Highlights

  • Discover Ancient Rome's largest amphitheatre

  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum

  • The anecdotes and commentary from your guide

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Fast-track entry

Starting time 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Colosseum! Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Roman Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire. It was completed in 80 AD, and had a capacity for between 50,000 and 75,000 spectators.

For over 500 years, the Colosseum's arena was the site of fight after fight; the Colosseum was the stage for games between the most famous gladiators, who battled to the death. Lions, panthers, crocodiles, elephants, hippopotamuses and giraffes fresh out of Africa were also brought here to fight the gladiators. The arena could even be filled with water to stage naval battles in the very heart of Rome!

With your skip-the-line ticket, you will be able to avoid waiting in the long lines at the entrance and gain direct access to this historic monument. 

After the visit to the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the Roman Forum, the heart of Roman society, via the Palatine Hill and the Sacred Way.

NB: the Colosseum is currently undergoing renovation works which will continue for the foreseeable future. Certain parts of the Colosseum may therefore be unavailable for public access.

Options

 

  • English: 10am in winter; 10am and 3pm in summer
  • French: 9am on Wednesday to Sunday from April to mid-November and weekends only in winter
  • Spanish: 9:30am
  • Portuguese and German: 9am or 9:30am in summer only
  • Italian: 10:15am in summer only

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: near the Colosseum
  • Prices vary depending on the language selected and the period
     
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Pushchairs/strollers are not accepted on this tour
     
  • For security reasons, the Colosseum reserves the right to check the contents of bags. At peak times, visitors may therefore experience a waiting time. Please note that the Colosseum does not propose a cloakroom; you are therefore asked to refrain from bringing large bags as you risk being refused entry
  • New security checks with airport-style controls have been put in place at the Colosseum. It is possible that visitors, including those in possession of fast-track tickets, experience a waiting time to pass the security check point. Your guide will make sure any delays are minimized and that you get access as quickly as possible.
  • NB: the Colosseum is currently undergoing renovation works which will continue for the forseeable future. Certain parts of the Colosseum may therefore be unavailable for public access.
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Guided walking tour of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
  • Guided tours of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Admission to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Headphones to hear your guide's commentary

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

601 reviews
  • Très bonne visite avec nouotre guide Amil, très vivante et passionnée
    Guenaelle G.
    Dec 4, 2018
  • eric C.
    Nov 27, 2018
  • Super visite je recommande vraiment. Notre guide était vraiment super intéressante elle avait un livre “avant-après” qui permettait de se projeter dans l’histoire. 3h nous ont semblé 30 minutes. Vraiment génial le prix me sembleait un peu exagéré avant la visite mais après je trouve que le prix était très adéquat. Sans cette guide super notre visite aurai été très pauvre. Milles merci
    Eliana T.
    Nov 21, 2018

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