Skip the line access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
Visit Rome's most significant archaeological sites including the following sites:
Arch of Titus
House & Temple of Vestals
Palace of Domitian
Covid-19 Update: The morning Colosseum & Roman Forum tour is not available until further notice. Please see our afternoon tour which is available to book now.
1st November – 31st March: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
1st April – 31st October: Wednesday & Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Children: €49 (3 – 10 years)
Group size: maximum 25
Please note: large backpacks, suitcases, trolleys, and large purses are not allowed in the Colosseum or Roman Forum. As there is no storage available at the Colosseum, we strongly recommend leaving large bags at home.
Meet your guide close to the Colosseo metro station by 8:40am
Guided Tour of the Colosseum with Skip the Line Tickets
Explore the Roman Forum with our local guide including the spot Romulus established this fascinating city - the Palatine Hill
Enjoy free time to explore the Roman Forum at your own pace at the end of the tour
Having stood for almost 2000 years, the Colosseum remains one of the world’s most outstanding ancient landmarks. And while the entire city of Rome is teeming with classical history, the Colosseum is undoubtedly one of the crown jewels that you simply can’t miss. At the peak of the Flavian Dynasty, more than 50,000 spectators filled this wonderful amphitheatre, while today more than six million people head inside each year to experience all of its glory.
However, on our Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour, you won’t have to worry about waiting in the typically long queues as our Skip the Line tickets will have you exploring the ruins in no time. Inside, you’ll be greeted by your local tour guide as you wander through the venerable architecture hearing the remarkable stories behind its construction. Inaugurated by the Roman emperor Titus in 80 AD, the Colosseum was built as a personal gift to the citizens of Rome. Famous for its bloody, and extremely costly, gladiatorial battles, these events entertained Rome for nearly a thousand years.
The Colosseum is certainly one of Rome’s most important ancient landmarks, but nearby you can also explore a plethora of historical wonders that highlight just how spectacular the Roman Empire really was. Set close to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum, which operated as the social, political and commercial hub for ancient Rome’s residents. Explore this sprawling archaeological site and discover historic marvels such as the Curia, the Temple and House of Vestals, Julius Caesar’s funeral alter and the Arch of Titus.
Following the Roman Forum’s ruins, you’ll make the short climb up Palatine Hill – the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and the exact spot that Romulus is said to have established this fascinating city. We conclude our tour from this lofty vantage point. But before you head off to enjoy the rest of your day, make sure you cast your gaze upon the Imperial Palace and Circus Maximus as both these special attractions demonstrate the incredible scale of the Roman Empire.
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Skip the line access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum
The meeting point for this tour is close to the Colosseo metro station, 20 minutes prior to the start time. You will receive full instructions once you have completed your booking.