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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
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Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
  • Skip-the-line tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum
  • Bypass the main entrance line at the ancient amphitheater
  • Walk along the Colosseum tiers and learn about the gladiators
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum
  • Hear tales of ancient Rome and the Renaissance on Palatine Hill
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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Entrance Ticket
Official Professional Guide and Passionate Storytelling
Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
Meet and Greet on site
Assistance from the Office
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Guided Tour if you choose Ticket Only Arena Floor
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill if you choose 1,5hrs Colosseum Underground Tour
  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi , Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    On arrival please head to the upper level exit of the Colosseum Metro Station, where you'll find our representatives wearing purple 'Crown Tours' shirts. Customers are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the activity start time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

  • Via della Polveriera, 8 , Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    This meeting is valid only for the Arena or the Underground Option. To find us make your way to the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station, you'll find a pedestrian bridge to cross above the road. The office is located on the otherside about 50m up the street. Look for the Crown Tours flag

  • Palatine Hill , Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • ID may be required for entrance (especially for guests under the age of 18). Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharp objects, alcohol, spray
    • Terms and conditions of this tour activity are clearly reported on the reservation voucher
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Crown Tours SRLS
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour.

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    • "Even though you pay to skip the line if your party is less than 18 people apparently you go in the middle que, still had to wait an hour before getting in so be prepared!" See review
    • "Is a great way to avoid the long lines and get insight into the historic sites." See review
    • "Don't kid yourself that it's enough to walk or drive by this awesome structure." See review

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    star-5
    A MUST DO IN ROME
    Anya_S
    , Aug 2022
    We travelled to Rome by cruise and had a few hours to hit the major hot spots and this tour did not disappoint! Our guide Gabrielle was very knowledgeable about the topic and explained the history in a very easy to understand manner! It was almost 100 degrees out and he made sure to not let that ruin the trip by stopping in shady areas and giving us lots of breaks for water. Overall this tour was a highlight of our entire trip!! A must do if it’s your first time in Rome!
    star-2
    Not worth it
    Kristijonas_M
    , Aug 2022
    It all depends on the guide and unfortunately we had an unqualified one. Most of the information provided was about weather (how hot it is) and where we’ll go next (without going into the details).
    star-4
    👍
    ANGELICA_B
    , Aug 2022
    It was a wonderful experience. However we came at the wrong time. We went to Rome in August when it was scorching hot and the tour was scheduled in the afternoon, around 3pm. We could have enjoyed it more if this was during spring time or early fall. There was also a lot of walking involved, not advisable if you have kids or elderly. I highly recommend this tour but not during summer time and if you don’t have any young kids in tow. Our tour guide, Steve, was really good and is well informed.
    star-5
    A real time saver
    Jacob_K
    , Aug 2022
    This tour saved a lot of time which is limited when visiting Rome. We walked into the Roman forum, Palatine Hill, and Colosseum with no wait and our entire time (3 hours) was all focused on seeing the sites we paid to visit. Our guide was knowledgeable about the sites.
    star-5
    Excellent guide for an enormous place
    Steinar_H
    , Aug 2022
    Effective guidance to the most interesting places. Used shade as an effective remedy so we didn't get exhausted.
    star-2
    Very bad tour guide
    Dimitris_K
    , Aug 2022
    Unfortunately the tour guide (JC) was not qualified at all with very bad command of English and he did a very poor job showing/explaining us around. I have had many tour guides in my life but that was disappointing.
    star-2
    Guide’s English was very poor!
    Ravi_K
    , Aug 2022
    The guide’s English was pathetic and none of us in the group could understand anything she was saying. Before we could figure out the importance of a spot she was rushing to the next. Wouldn’t recommend this tour anyone!
    star-5
    Highly recommend it
    Sarah_K
    , Aug 2022
    It was a great tour. The guide JC was very knowledgeable and he structured the tour well - we hit all the key points and he also made sure that we strategically avoided the crowds and enjoyed some shades alone the way.
    star-5
    Informative
    Bradford_W
    , Aug 2022
    Magda did a wonderful job explaining the history of the three parts for this tour. She gave us time to walk and explore with her guidance. Also provided us time for pictures of the sites.
    star-4
    Our guide Gabrielle was...
    Amy_M
    , Aug 2022
    Our guide Gabrielle was fantastic, however, we did not get skip the line. We waited in lines for entrance.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Great experience
    Toni_S
    , Aug 2022
    Juan Carlos kept things interesting. He looked after everyone. His story telling was good. I like the order in which he did things.
    star-5
    Great tour
    Robin_D
    , Aug 2022
    Excellent guide with lots of knowledge. Giuseppe was engaging and has a passion for hid work. Excellent value
    star-1
    Not worth it.
    Kelly_Y
    , Aug 2022
    We had the worst tour guide I have ever had. He told us lots of dates and names, but we had no idea what the big picture was. We couldn’t understand what he was saying. When I tried to ask a question, he talked over me. It was a waste of our time. It was a huge disappointment.
    star-4
    It was too hot and over...
    Sibel_A
    , Aug 2022
    It was too hot and over crowded but I enjoyed it.Our guide was a nice lady named Angela.She did her best to explain everything.Her job is honestly not easy.
    star-5
    Great Tour
    Soraya_F
    , Aug 2022
    Our guide Maya was very informative and really knew her history well. It was very hot, tour was worth it to skip the lines in the heat. The forum history guide was great otherwise it would be difficult to comprehend on your own. Well worth it for our family with teenagers.
    star-5
    Great tour from Viator
    Susan_F
    , Aug 2022
    We had a great time and especially appreciated our tour guide (Audrey I believe this is her name). She added many interesting facts to the scenarios because she is so knowledgeable about Roman history. Despite the extreme heat in Rome, we were able to finish the entire trip, and everyone was impressed with how informative it was.
    star-5
    Great and insightful trip
    Thomas_R
    , Aug 2022
    I really liked exploring the forum and seeing all of the ancient relics and structures. The tour was great at giving context to everything we saw and I would recommend this to anyone who goes to Rome
    star-5
    Brilliant guide!
    Rob_E
    , Aug 2022
    The guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and entertaining, and the places we saw were breathtaking.
    star-5
    Awesome tour! One of the best!
    Christiane_M
    , Aug 2022
    Laura, our tour guide, is awesome!!!! Very passionate and gave us a lot of detail about the history and background of the Colosseo, Roman Forum and Palatine hill. She was very considerate also, made sure the elders or those needing better access make it easy.
    star-4
    Amazing and informative.
    parveenrana
    , Aug 2022
    This was a great experience. Our guide has all the answers to the questions that everyone asked. We didn’t have to wait in any line and we were given some time at each main (photo and bathroom) areas to do what we needed. She did walk a bit fast, but that’s not an issue because we could hear her from a distance and she always made sure we were all together before proceeding too far. Great experience and would 100% recommend doing it again.

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