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Skip the Line: Colosseum Walking Tour including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Highlights
  • 3-hour walking tour of ancient Roman highlights
  • Led by an art historian guide
  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Walking Tour including Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Overview
Take a guided journey through the heart of the ancient Roman Empire while exploring a triad of its most important surviving monuments. Hear tales of blood and glory inside the mighty Colosseum, walk among the ruins of temples and senate buildings at the Roman Forum and see where imperial palaces once stood sentinel atop Palatine Hill. Beat the long public queues with skip-the-line access, and learn the history behind these impressive landmarks from an art historian guide.
Please note: a fair amount of walking is involved.
What to Expect
The tour starts in front of the Colosseum with an explanation of its history and architecture. Then, the guide will take you into the Amphitheatre (without queuing) and describe, with some anecdotes, the hard life of the gladiators and the gory games held in the arena. From one of its terraces, your guide will illustrate the Arch of Constantine and the other monuments around the Colosseum.

Once outside, the visit continues in the nearby Roman Forum, where some of the most fundamental monuments in the history of Rome can be seen, such as the Curia, the centre of the Roman Senate, temples including the funeral altar of Julius Caesar, the remains of the magnificent House and Temple of the Vestals, and the Arch of Titus, with decorations recalling the Jewish religion.

From here, the guide will take you up to the Palatine, the hill on which Romulus founded the city of Rome and which later became the site of the imperial residences. Here it will be possible to see the impressive remains of one of the most important buildings, the Imperial Palace built by the Emperor Domitian, as well as the Imperial Family’s private stadium. This unforgettable visit concludes with a view over the Circus Maximum below, the first and largest circus in ancient Rome used primarily for chariot racing.
Reviews (63)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome and experienced guides!

We had two guides Valentina in the morning for the colosseum and palatine hills and Andreas for the Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. Both guides were experienced and gave us a very detailed history about all the places we visited. We had problem with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour and excellent guide

Our tour guide Alissandra was fantastic! She had excellent English and was very knowledgable and interesting. She didn't rush and pointed things out that we otherwise wouldn't have spotted. She made our tour very memorable and enjoyable. Our tour group was also a lot smaller...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erithacus-rubecula
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Informative and comprehensive our

Valerio our guide was super. He had excellent English and he made the history of Rome come alive with an interesting perspective as he has an architectural background. It is testament to his skill that both my children (10 and 13), were able to follow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Great Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

The group was small, seven of us, so it was very good size and easy to move around. Our guide was Gino, who we estimated to be around 70 years old, and he was simply fantastic, very knowledgeable, very passionate like every Italian / Roman,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jovanm27
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Awesome Tour!

Our tour guide, Valerio (Val) was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and interesting. He’s gifted in story telling and I never felt bored throughout the entire 3 hours of the tour. We did the Vatican tour the next day and the guide was difficult to...More

1  Thank Tammy K
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