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VIP Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour | Exclusive Skip The Line Tours

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Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Half-day Rome Colosseum tour with skip-the-line ticket

Enjoy access to all areas of the Colosseum, including places normally off-limits Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers and see where wild animals were caged Step into the arena where gladiators once fought

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

Visit the Roman Forum, walk up Palatine Hill and enjoy views of Nero's Circus Maximus

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Roman Forum tour
  • Fast track Colosseum ticket
  • Unlimited free time on own inside Colosseum
  • Colosseum's underground chambers
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the Colosseum.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is comfortable clothing
  • The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum and Palatine hill area.
  • The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.
  • The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and have various meeting times throughout the day.
  • These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Rio Passeios e Trilhas
282 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Bremen, Germany
Waste of money and time!
For us, the trip was a waste of time and money. We spent 8 hours on the bus!!! After over 5 hours!!! of driving there, we were completely demotivated and then spent 7 hours on a crowded "party boat" with shrill, way too loud music and 60 other people. We weren’t even able to talk to each other. The beaches were just crowded and dirty too. „Lunch“ was after 5 Hours on the Bus and 2 Hours on the boat. Then we arrived late at 23.00!! We wanted to go out that day, but because of the bad time management of the trip, we had to cancel. That was really not what we expected and what they promoted. I also saw that many people on the list paid less than we did. The only positive thing was the friendly guide and crew. It was the worst trip I’ve ever been on!!! I told them, but they didn’t even react...
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Jon W
Fun in the Sun
It was a beautiful and fun trip. We didn't realize when we booked that the destination was 3 hours away but the accommodations were very comfortable. We had a great time. It did take all day. We didn't get back to our hotel until about 9PM but it was worth it.
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We were told we would be picked up at 6.45am, they were 1 hour late picking us up! We then down another hour collecting other people. Finally the tour guide started speaking in Portugués and Spanish, I then asked him to speak English and he said he couldn’t. I booked an English guide so I was really angry as we had no idea what was going on. Everyone on the bus started laughing when we asked for English and no one else in the bus could speak English. The guide was nice and apologetic but still this is not what I paid for. We were told when we stopped for a break we could join another bus that had an English speaking guide. When we stopped we found they had no room in their bus. We met the English guide who asked us what we want for lunch and told us the boat trip would have English speaking information, not true, only a few sentences. We spent the whole 3 hours travelling to the boat not knowing what was happening or the itinerary due to the language. The boat trip itself was really good and the food was also good. Staff on the boat very nice and they kept it clean.we had a good spot in the sun and had time to swim if you wanted. My complaint is with trip advisor as my confirmation clearly said English speaking guide and we did not get this.
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London, United Kingdom
Christ the redeemer
Amazing tour. The views are spectacular. I don’t know where they get 20 amazing places from. We had 5 stops and passed a few places that we saw from the bus but we’ll worth the tour.
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New Jersey
If I could give it no stars I would. Tour was advertised as in English with a bilingual guide. Our guide did not speak a word of English. She would get annoyed with us when we would ask Her to explain what she said. We felt like cattle being dragged around from place to place without any knowledge as to what was happening. Before even getting on the toad toward our destination we drove around for almost two hours around Riu collecting people. What a waste of time! Why not ask everyone to meet at one point!? The tour itself was too long (15 hours!) for the short amount of time we visited the beaches.
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Kortrijk, België
Not a tour
On the ticket mentioned 7:30 then re-scheduled to 8:30 finally the bus came to pick us up at 9:20 reason a delay of traffic. When you call they don't pick up the phone reason we don't do that in the morning so how can you contact in case of emergency? Only using whatsapp.... Then we arrived and wure told that the boat tour was cancelled and you have to fill in the afternoon al by yourself. Ok Arraial Do Cabo is very beautiful. But the concept of a TOUR with a tour-guide even if the boat is cancelled maybe instead of saying to the people how to take a taxi around the bus could have droven around with the tour-guide and the people had a TOUR. Actually we payed for a '' transfer'' to Arraial Do Cabo and not a tour. Better to take a Costa Verde less expensive and you also fill in your own day. Very disapointed. i gave 2 points 1 for the bus amd friendly guide 1 for the beach.
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priscila s
Terrible city trip
The tour guide was nice, but made the tour not special or fun, not a lot information either, barely spoke english which made the trip not worthy the price. The times wasn't respected or even the places to go. In the end of the trip the company tried to charge us almost double of the price which was agreed, what I found out, already happen with a lot tourists pressured to pay more money in the end. Apparently the people called as contractors close the trips and sent wrong information and value, so they try to take more money from you explaining the amount is not correct. They told us so many lies, very sad and dishonest. Unfortunately not worthy the money or the stress that made me go through in this trip. Sad to see that Brazilians still try to take advantage to everything they can.
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Davide P
I would like to thank Rio Tours and Trails for their very informative and interactive tour through all these points of interest. the areas were very busy and we were efficient at moving our way through - it was a superb experience - and our guide Alex was a delightful companion throughout! !
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Big Island Boat Trip
This was an amazing day out. It was very easy to book (via WhatsApp) and any questions I had prior to the pick-up were answered quickly. The tour guide, María Jose, was brilliant. She ensured that everyone understood the plan for the day and gave a little history of the area in several languages. We set off a little earlier than other trips so managed to beat the crowds. We stopped at a couple of beautiful beaches and other spots where we could jump or slide off the boat and swim. There was food on board for purchase which was lovely, and the meal which was included in the cost was a tasty buffet. It was a fantastic day out and a highlight of the trip; I wish I could do it again! Obrigada :)
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Mihaela M
It was ok
I expected to see more in the city and get more information, to hear some historical facts and not just to drive through.
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Awesome Service horrible pick-up location
The day was absolutely amazing. Our guide tour, Monica Bertazzolo, was very friendly and knowledgeable. She had the ability to manage the tour speaking French, Spanish, Portuguese and English, keeping everyone happy and with all the needed information. She was very helpful with tips for us with the baby such us whether bring the baby buggy or not and the directions to accessibility. She managed the times and people's lateness with perfection and her knowledge of the streets of Rio helped also the driver and all of us in the way back home. So why 4 not 5 stars? 2 things: pick-up location is very bad mainly for tourists as there is no shop or place to wait safely or anyone from the company to give a bit of sense that you are in the correct place and that you can feel safe. Given the fact the Rio de Janeiro is a very violent city, it would be nice to organise a better located place to stay. Second, I thought the tour included visit inside Maracana, not only outside. Apart from it, I loved every minute and would definitely recommend and go with them again. Maybe make more questions next time? Pay the taxi driver to wait the minibus to arrive?
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Great Day Tour
Myself & my family thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It’s a great way to see major sights in a quick way. The tour guide we had was amazing (so sorry I cannot remember his name, but I know he also does the bike tours & his wife is pregnant) very knowledgeable & very accommodating of everyone. The week before we arrived in Rio they had horrendous rain which caused many problems. We didn’t know wether we would get up to Christ the Redeemer until the morning of the tour, but as an added bonus they included a Buffet lunch & an additional trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Great company to book with. ❤️💛💚
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Fabio M
Rio de Janeiro 2019
First time in Rio during the carnival period. All very exciting, thanks to your tours and the professionalism and friendliness of the guide it was beautiful. Highly recommended the Arraial do Cabo tour, lovely and equipped beaches and crystal clear sea. Thank you.
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Simone S
Wonderful tour!
I was in Rio for holidays. I did tour “arraial do cabo”. The tour is fantastic! Wonderful time with a very professional and funny Guide. I suggest this operator because they are very serious. Thank you Rio Passeios!
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Absolutely awful Ilha Grande day tour
This was one of the worst tours we've ever done. 1) when we booked we were told our guide was bilingual and will speak English. Well he didn't speak any English and there were 4 of us from the UK so this should have been organised. He did not make any effort to talk to us so we missed a lot of information. He also left one of the English passengers at a rest stop and the bus drove off without her! I had to approach him and ask him to google translate as none of us knew what was going on all day. 2) we were told that we would be picked up only from Copacabana palace hotel so we walked there and 6 people got on the bus there at 7am. Then the bus drove all around Copacabana picking up people from their hotels and even drove past our hotel but why weren't we picked up from there?? Worst of all the bus waited for 20 minutes on 2 occasions outside passengers hotels which is ridiculous because on most tour companies if you are late then the tour leaves without you, not wait for you with a bus full of passengers. At 8am (one hour later) the bus again stopped at Copacabana palace hotel!! We then drove around some more and the bus finally left Rio at 9am, 2 hours after we were picked up. 3) the tour wasn't advertised as a 'boat tour' - the 4 of us English people thought we would be exploring ilha grande by land after a boat dropped us there. The places the boat took us to were crowded, dirty and not at all like what was advertised 4) the restaurant was disgusting, there were flies all over the food and a dog running around inside. Not hygienic at all. 5) Due to the poor timekeeping of the guide and boat driver we were always the last boat to leave the stops and we were the last boat to leave the island. We ended up stuck in traffic so did not get home until 11.30pm. I sent a complaint to the company and this was their response: "First of all, South America is a very different reality from europe, but in the carnivals days are no normal days. Most of the difficulties due to the Carnival. We need to understand that if you come to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, you have to start with the assumption that all services are not 100% like on other days." I think that blaming it on the carnival period is pathetic as we did many other tours in Rio that went fine and no passengers were forgotten about!
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