Colosseum/Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Official Guided Tour and Tickets! This 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in Rome goes back in time. Bypass the queue at the Colosseum to avoid long waits. Explore the first and second tiers for great views. Then walk through the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide, an art and archaeology expert. Special offers for private groups send your request
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  Skip the line Entrance ticket
✔  2.5 hrs Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill guided tour, group max 24 people
✔  Official Guide
✔  Earphones (over 8 people)
✖  Food and drinks
✖  Gratuities
✖  Hotel pickup and drop-off
✖  Colosseum's underground (unless you book the special option!)
Departure & Return
Departure:  Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via
Nicola Salvi. Our Staff will wait next to the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign. MANDATORY meeting time 20 minutes prior tour departure time

Return: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Itinerary
1
Colosseum Start your journey with a visit to Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater’s history from an official tour guide with an art and archaeology background. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals, and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to build the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and see the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history.

Duration:  60 minutes

2
Palatine Hill After the Colosseum, you will walk through Palatine Hill, where you will be able to explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC. Admire the first settlements of the city of Rome and the Hippodrome, an elliptical sunken garden from the Palace of Domitian. Here, enjoy an impressive view of the Circus Maximus and the valley of the Roman Forum. Learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a she-wolf who once they grew older, fought each other for power and control.

Duration:  45 minutes

3
Roman Forum You will finish this amazing experience with a visit to the Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House and Basilica of Maxentius. Admire the Roman Forum's Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.

Duration:  45 minutes

Additional info
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
•  The Colosseum management does not distribute individeual tickets. We will have one group tickets for the entrire group. For this reason, we cannot give individual tickets to late arrivals.
•  The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
•   The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary
•  You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
•  Discounts for children under 18 years is applied only with a valid ID card!
•  Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
•  For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
•  Children must be accompanied by an adult
•  Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
•  Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
•  Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
•  No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
•  For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
•  PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
•  Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
•  Not accessible for walker users
•  We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
Free cancellation
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Price:
From $54.17
Ticket:
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
duration:
2.5 hours
Guide in:
English   
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.