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Rome: Skip-the-line Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Product ID: 225441
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Embark on a small group tour with an expert guide of the most impressive ancient sites in Rome. Learn about the bloody history of the Colosseum before exploring the Roman Forum. Marvel at the views over the city from atop the Palatine Hill.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a monolingual small group tour with 25 people or fewer
  • Skip the entry lines to spend more time sightseeing in Rome
  • Delving into the fascinating - and bloody -history of The Colosseum
  • Discovering the hub of the ancient city at the Roman Forum
  • Wander among the ruined palaces and blooming gardens of Palatine Hill
Full description
Meet your guide and group near The Colosseum, the extraordinary amphitheater that was ancient Rome’s center of public entertainment. Before you enter, your guide will give you a thorough history lesson about the site, including the gladiatorial clashes and wild-animal fights that were once staged here. Once you’re inside, wander amongst the remnants of the seating arcades that once fit more than 60,000 spectators.

Next, head over to the Roman Forum to explore the cultural, economic, and political center of ancient Rome. Walk along the Via Sacra, tracing the paths of ancient military processions and political rallies. Also see important sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar where the emperor's body was ceremonially burned, and the Curia Julia the still-intact Senate House where Cicero and Mark Antony once orated.

Finally, continue the tour to the Palatine Hill, where the twins Romulus and Remus first decided to begin building the city of Rome atop this impressive hill. Understand why as you walk here among its ruined emperors’ palaces and still- blooming botanical gardens.
Includes
  • Expert monolingual guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Audio headsets, if needed
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet and Greet representative office: Via del Monte Oppio, 10, 00184 Rome

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Important information
Please bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Cancellation up to 24 hours before departure date will receive a 100% refund
• Please mind that extra closing times may occur with very short notice
• Be aware that even with skip-the-line entrance, lines may occur due to security checks
• Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour; visitors must be able to ascend and descend paths and/or stairs
• Please note that due to Colosseum regulation, departure days and times may change
• Children must have an ID card to prove their age, otherwise, the adult fare will be applied
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.1 / 5
based on 18 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.3/5
Organization
2.6/5
Value for money
2.8/5
Safety
3.3/5

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Product ID: 225441