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Skip-the-Line: Half-Day Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Tour

by City Wonders Duration 3h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$78
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Picture the clashing swords of gladiators, emperors ruling from hilltop palaces, and citizens worshiping mystical deities in statue-filled temples. Skip the line to the impressive Colosseum, and then tour the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as your guide brings daily life in ancient Rome to life.

Feel the excitement in the air and imagine the roar of the crowds as you bypass the crowds to enter the still-regal Colosseum. This massive amphitheatre could hold crowds of up to 50,000 people, who gathered to watch not just epic gladiator fights but also incredible naumachia, aquatic spectacles of battles at sea.

After listening to fascinating tales about the events held in this imposing space and its significance to the culture of ancient Rome, continue on to nearby Palatine Hill, the fabled site of Rome's mythical founding by Romulus. Amid the sun-kissed pines atop this most central of Rome's 7 hills, majestic ruins cluster—the remains of once-opulent palaces like that of Emperor Domitian.

From the gardens, take in panoramic views over the sprawling Roman Forum and Nero's vast Circus Maximus, and then stroll along the Via Sacra—the main thoroughfare of ancient Rome—to reach the Forum itself. Walk through the forest of columns marking the entrances to long-crumbled temples like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and listen to your guide describe how this area's civic and public spaces made it the hub of life in the capital of the empire.

Picture the clashing swords of gladiators, emperors ruling from hilltop palaces, and citizens worshiping mystical deities in statue-filled temples. Skip the line to the impressive Colosseum, and then tour the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as your guide brings daily life in ancient Rome to life.

Feel the excitement in the air and imagine the roar of the crowds as you bypass the crowds to enter the still-regal Colosseum. This massive amphitheatre could hold crowds of up to 50,000 people, who gathered to watch not just epic gladiator fights but also incredible naumachia, aquatic spectacles of battles at sea.

After listening to fascinating tales about the events held in this imposing space and its significance to the culture of ancient Rome, continue on to nearby Palatine Hill, the fabled site of Rome's mythical founding by Romulus. Amid the sun-kissed pines atop this most central of Rome's 7 hills, majestic ruins cluster—the remains of once-opulent palaces like that of Emperor Domitian.

From the gardens, take in panoramic views over the sprawling Roman Forum and Nero's vast Circus Maximus, and then stroll along the Via Sacra—the main thoroughfare of ancient Rome—to reach the Forum itself. Walk through the forest of columns marking the entrances to long-crumbled temples like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and listen to your guide describe how this area's civic and public spaces made it the hub of life in the capital of the empire.

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Skip-the-Line: Half-Day Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Tour

Activity Location

Colosseum Piazza del Colosseo

Roma 00184

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi

    Roma 00184


Highlights

  • Chance to bypass the entrance lines at the crowded Colosseum

  • Tales of gladiators & sea battles in ancient amphitheatre

  • Captivating ruins of Roman Forums' civic buildings

  • Palace complexes & view of Circus Maximus at Palatine Hill

  • Knowledgeable guide to bring history of ancient Rome to life


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Admission fees

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum

  • Headset for tour commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Buggies or baby carriers cannot be accommodated on this activity.

  • If some of the venues are closed, your guide will provide a thorough explanation from the outside and offer an extended tour of the Colosseum instead.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Skip-the-Line: Half-Day Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill Tour ratings based on 739 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5

5/5 Aug 17, 2018

Great experience, our guide was excellent. Walking around on your own you would miss all the historical facts that only a tour guide with local knowledge gives you a running commentary throughout the walk. Recommended

1/5 Aug 17, 2018

This the only way to do the attractions. Don't waste your time standing in the hot sun lined up fror blocks to get in and you get all the information you would never get on your own. This is a no brainer. Excellent guide. 5 star

5/5 Aug 16, 2018

The Vatican was closed on the day we went so the crowd was a bit larger than normal but still manageable. The tour guide was very nice and really looked after the group pausing and waiting for bathroom breaks. Word of advice, bring bottled water you will need it. Then refill at the fountains along the way. All in all it was pretty amazing and my 13 year old and I really enjoyed it.

Philip H

United States