Colosseum & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line
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  • Duration
    3 h.
  • Start time
    08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 14:00 & 15:00
  • Meeting Point
    Colosseo Metro Stop (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
Witness the glory of Ancient Rome on this comprehensive tour of the Eternal City's three main archaeological areas with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. No other tour puts the past into such vivid perspective!

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum Tour
  • Audio headsets, so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • All tickets and reservation fees included
Via Sacra group

Experience the Colosseum with an Expert

Our local expert guides will unveil the stories of gladiators, beasts and emperors, not to mention the masses, bringing the Colosseum to life.

Forum with Palatine Hill

This is Where Ancient Rome Was Born

Our Colosseum Tour includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, to paint a detailed portrait of the most emblematic sites of this once great civilization.

Guide with group in front of the Palatine Hill

Don't Waste Precious Vacation Time

On our Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Form and Palatine Hill Tour, you won’t waste hours waiting in line so you can spend more time discovering the city.


Don’t just visit Rome, experience it on our Colosseum Tour, visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert, English-speaking tour guide to tell you the stories and anecdotes that bring the ruins to life. And with Skip the Line Access at all three sites, you won’t waste time waiting in line.

We start our adventure at the Eternal City's main attraction – the Colosseum. One of the world’s most iconic sights, the Colosseum is the first stop for most visitors. Yet without an idea of the battles and politics that played out here, you'll only come to understand a small portion of its majesty. Our guides are experts in history and archaeology, so they’re the perfect candidates to lead your Colosseum adventure, telling you just why ‘Gladiator’ had it all wrong and how this incredible amphitheater once hosted re-enactments of sea battles.

No visit to Ancient Rome would be complete without going a little further back though – to the very beginning. In fact, we’ll explore the Palatine Hill, the spot where brothers Remus and Romulus battled over who would found the first settlement, and where Romulus founded the city that would become Rome.

We’ll also see the Roman Forum – the heart of Ancient Rome. Home to the bustling marketplace, ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers, this was Rome at its finest. Here politicians held rallies before elections, soldiers marched triumphantly down the Via Sacra and the Vestal Virgins decided if men lived or died.

In just three hours we’ll introduce you to the best that Ancient Rome has to offer – from the birth of an Empire in 753 BC to the clash of titans at the Colosseum during Rome's stint as the ancient world's superpower. Your Colosseum tour guide will rebuild Rome from the ground up, filling it with stories of Caesar and Nero so you leave not just having seen Rome, but having reached out and touched it.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverage

Important notes

  • Some of the venues or parts of the venues may be subject to last-minute, unforeseen closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised tour length.
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.


  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?

    If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.

     For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.

  • Do you offer the Colosseum tour in other languages?

    Yes. English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish. However, please note that this is only available for the 3hrs group/private tour.

Colosseum & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour with Forum & Palatine Hill Reviews

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Stella was an excellent guide.

Stella was an excellent guide.

Very knowledgeable.

Very knowledgeable.

Giovanna was a wonderful guide...

Giovanna was a wonderful guide. She is warm and personable and very knowledgeable about the Colosseum and Rome in general. Further, she pushed through, continuing with the tour as it began to rain. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Thank you.

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With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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