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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour provided by Crown Tours

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

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
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Skip the lines waiting to enter Rome's most famed ancient sites and spend more time exploring them on this guided tour to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators, and emperors in the Colosseum, stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip the line to enter: Spend more time exploring
  • Get insights into ancient Rome from your guide
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators inside the Colosseum
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip the line to enter: Spend more time exploring
  • Get insights into ancient Rome from your guide
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators inside the Colosseum
  • Discover the temples and monuments of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15932P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Entrance to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Group size of 15-20 or less!
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Stories to hold onto for a lifetime!
  • Expert and Passionate Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional information
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Entrance to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Group size of 15-20 or less!
  • Audio Equipment to hear the guide clearly
  • Stories to hold onto for a lifetime!
  • Expert and Passionate Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional information
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Palatine Hill
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    See address & details
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Emer
2 contributions
Excellent tour with Maya
Nov 2021 • Family
We did a tour with Maya today, she was fantastic!, really informative and brought the Colosseum to life with her brilliant tour. She was so helpful, advising us how to get to our next destination. I would 100% recommend this tour- well worth the money!!
Written 30 November 2021
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Sarah A
1 contribution
Brilliant
Nov 2021 • Couples
Lumi was a brilliant tour guide! Super knowledgable and fun. Really made the experience and brought Ancient Rome to life!
Written 29 November 2021
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maria d
5 contributions
Worst service, unprofessional attitude
Nov 2021
First of all, I arrived in the area at 10:00 when the tour started at 10:30; I couldn't find the group, the location indicated on the map was incorrect. The wrong location is critical when the area is full of groups of tourists. During 42 minutes, I ran throughout the area of the Colosseum to find the group's location (when it was very rainy weather). Then I found out that my group was already gone. The company representative was very unpleasant, kept on saying that I was late and that this was my problem, was not willing to listen to me, and also didn't want to. I asked the representative to join the next group, but he refused. The representative agreed to give me an entrance ticket so I would do the tour alone. The entrance ticket he gave me was for 12:05, and the representative didn't want to provide me with a matching ticket for my hour. After an hour of searching, I came out desperate and disappointed, a very horrible experience. The representative behaved in a very aggressive and rude way, did not want to listen to me at all and kept claiming that I was wrong and that I was late, didn't want to go towards me in any way, also refused on giving me an explanation of the location to the entrance (so I went twice and came back). My whole experience was ruined, it was my first time in Italy, it was very important for me to see the Colosseum, but it was very insulting to tears, I have never received such treatment in my life. The cherry on the top was that the company refused to refund me or even apologize for the situation.
Written 22 November 2021
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CrownToursSRLS
Dear Maria, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. First and foremost I apologise for the issues faced during the day of your experience. We do appreciate that many of our guests are visiting Rome for the first time and so make every effort to ensure the meeting point is well communicated, firstly on the initial voucher when booking, and then with follow up emails that arrive 2 days before, 1 day before and 2 hours prior to the experience - all of these follow up notifications include a detailed description of the meeting point as well as instructions to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the time to avoid any unexpected delays (should our guests have difficulty finding us). The same information is provided consistently to all our guests, and so to some extent responsibility also falls on the customer to ensure they have followed the instructions in order to arrive at the correct meeting point. Please note we also have our contact number, email and website (which features a live chatbot) listed on the vouchers so that all our guests have the possibility of reaching out to us directly if they aren't able to find us. At this point I would also like to clarify that the ticket you were provided with was the initial ticket that was reserved for you. Having looked at your original booking we can see you booked the 3 hour visit to include the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum, on the day of your visit the tour started at the former two sites entering the colosseum around midday (hence the 1205 time stamp). We organise our tours in this way to allow for added flexibility for late comers, had we been starting the tour at 10:30 entering the colosseum first, the ticket wouldn't be valid for any guests that arrived late. We always try out best to be understanding and take our customers into consideration however it is not feasible to allow people to simply move their tour to another time slot without payment. Sadly in such circumstances the only feasible options are as followed: to provide our guest with their entrance ticket to explore the site on their own, or to allow them the possibility to rebook the experience at a discounted rate. Refunds, however are not possible given that tickets were allocated and paid for in advance. Nevertheless we would like to apologies for the experience and hope it didn't take away from the rest of your time in the Eternal City. Kind Regards Sara Crown Tours
Written 22 November 2021
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Liene B
1 contribution
Excelent english, excelent tour
Choose Roberto. Good tour, great english, great stories! Roberto was amaizing, everything was easy to understand. Time fasted fast.
Written 19 November 2021
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Dmitrijs K
1 contribution
best experience with Roberto
took morning tour Roberto - very experienced and knowledgeable guide. really interesting and fascinating guide. many new thing discovered.
Written 19 November 2021
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Alice M
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Super tour of Colosseum with our guide Lumi - lots of fun!
Oct 2021 • Family
We did a tour of Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill in late Oct, and are so glad we decided to get a tour guide. Our guide Lumi was very knowledgable and interesting, and funny too! It makes a huge difference to hear the history and stories as you walk through it and explore, really brings it to life! Thank you Lumi!
The Family from Ireland
Written 5 November 2021
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Lisa J
2 contributions
Rome came alive!
Roberto with Crown Tours made the Roman forum and all of Rome come alive for us! We appreciated his kindness and patience with our two year old on the tour- it was no issue. We learned so much and had a blast.
Written 2 November 2021
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Terrybiggs
1 contribution
Amazing
Oct 2021
Thank you Lumi for an incredibly tour very knowledgeable and funny we learned so much about the history of the colosseum and the Roman forum. We loved learning about this amazing history. Lumi was an Amazing Guide we wasn’t rushed at all and got the full experience. I would Highly recommend a guided tour as opposed to doing it yourself! The stories are just so fascinating was a wonderful day
Written 31 October 2021
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Orsolya Réka Nagy
Siofok, Hungary2 contributions
Roberto is the best tourguide
Roberto, our guide was excellent, he really knows Rome and the every details of history. He tells good stories with excellent sence of humour
Written 27 October 2021
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Elisha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Well organised, great information.
We went on a Colossuem, Palatine Hill and Roman forum tour.
Our guide was Nick/Nikkola and he was excellent! He gave information that was relevant and interesting (other tour guides tell you how many bricks used to make something, whereas Nick was telling us the stories and reasoning)

We booked a small group tour and was only 6 people, which we liked.

I also appreciated how well organised everything was.

Enjoy!
Written 27 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Darlene S
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Very informative.
Our guide Maura was so knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. She had a great personality wh
ElsaRGameiro
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Perfect!
Laura Sensi was the perfect guide to a perfect tour! Always attentive and interested in how we were felling of the
jadej423
jadej423
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Amazing experience!
The guide Lova was so informative and amazing - highly reccomend!! Easy entrance and an easy to understand English
domitienb2021
domitienb2021
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BEAUTIFUL DAY
Our guide ELENA was very friendly with good knowledge ! She was available for any kind of question about Rome histo
Alan O
Alan O
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Only have one day in Rome?
Laura Sensi, our tour guide was great. Informative and kept up the pace for everyone even though there was citizen
Anete S
Anete S
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Roberto amazing guide
Thank You for amazing experience, Roberto was amazing! We really enjoy this tour and the day in Colosseum!!!!!!!!!
608eld
608eld
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A very nice tour with Laura Sensi
The guide Laura was very friendly and gave a lot of knowledge about the history. The tour was very well organized a
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ivansK5846NU
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour
It was a great tour, very educational and intersting. Our tour was Letizia and she was full of life and gave ua gre
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anitafA8821QV
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Great tour
It was a very good tour, Lumi explained everything clearly and made 3hrs of history entertaining and fun! We loved
759samanthag
759samanthag
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Excellent guided tour
Our guide was fantastic, really bringing the Colosseum to life. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate
hollycavell
hollycavell
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Would not recommend
The company rang us multiple times the day before our booking, which had been booked nearly a month, only to tell u
panosf858
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Fantastic
Amazing experience full of non stop passion and energy due to the entire archeological site beauty and the exemplar
U7430HWstephenm
U7430HWstephenm
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360 Colosseum Tour
We did the ultimate 360 tour. We were very lucky and there were only 4 people on our tour with Maya. Maya was e
dr176313
dr176313
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Colosseum with guide Roberto
Roberto was a very nice guide. He Made the Tour very interesting even for our youngest child. It was very well toug
joranv455
joranv455
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Amazing guide with incredible information
We absolutely loved our tour with our guide Roberto. He had incredible information and we liked that he put is own
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