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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Access Guide

Product ID: 195566
Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Dive into the past and walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators, which your passionate guide will bring back to life. Enjoy spectacular views from the Emperor's Palace.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Benefit from priority access and avoid long waiting times
  • Discover the marvels of the Colosseum, one of the most impressive structures of the Roman Empire
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views from the Emperor's Palace
  • Learn all about Roman life from a passionate experienced guide
Full description
Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire.

Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days.

After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, refresh and wander around before starting the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. These areas once were the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire where different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum.

For the second part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet your second guide, who is passionate about Ancient Rome. Make the most out of your experience by having two of the highest-rated guides lead you through the areas of expertise they know best.
  • Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Experienced guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Instant confirmation
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Food
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes because there is walking involved
• All visitors are advised to be at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes before the stated departure time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
• Please note that if you choose the option without a live guide, your representative will guide you directly to the colosseum ticket holder counter in order to queue for mandatory security checks
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From £41.86 £33.49 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1360 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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This tour was a brilliant way to see 3 different attractions in one go. Lumi who took us around the colosseum was very knowledgable and entertaining. She really brought the history to life for us. We then did the Roman forum and palatine hill with Bruce who was also an excellent guide. It was brilliant value for money and so good to be able to skip all the queues with your guide.

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March 4, 2020

The tour itself was very good, two knowledgeable guides. However, we spent too much time stood listening in one place of the Colosseum meaning we only had twenty minutes to run around the rest to take photos before the second part started. The second guide had no headsets for audio support or a stick to hold up and follow making it very difficult to hear her and keep up.

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February 22, 2020

Priority access into the Coliseum was quick and smooth. The guide was knowledgable and personable. After he had finished we had 30 minutes to wander the coliseum before meeting the next guide. The next guide felt a little unnecessary. We queued at Palatine hill entrance... didn’t have time to take much in as it was last entry and walked straight up the hill with a rushed version of the story. We chose to stop listening and have some photos of the view of over the Roman forum. We walked down with the tour and by the time the guide had spoken a little bit the forum was virtually being closed off. I would advise you not to go for the 1:30 tour as the ending is rushed and you miss out on a decent chance to look around palatine hill / the forum.

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February 19, 2020

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Crown Tours

Product ID: 195566