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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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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    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
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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
    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.
    star-5
    Excellent Tour Guide
    Ashley_S
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Francesca was incredible. She had so much knowledge, a good sense of humor, and she was extremely nice. We had a great time and would recommend the tour to anyone who asks.
    star-5
    The colissium is awsom...
    David_R
    , Aug 2022
    The colissium is awsom and the guide is excelent love this and would do it again. Hope everyone enjoice it
    star-5
    Lumi the best guide ever🤍
    Jolita_P
    , Aug 2022
    We are very lucky to had Lumi as our guide. She is very knowledgeable and formative, we highly recommend this tour and hope you get meet Lumi too.
    star-5
    A tour I would do again.
    Peter_O
    , Aug 2022
    Roberto was a great combination of knowledge and humor. The day was one of the hotter days we experienced in Rome, so a little levity was very much in order. We liked the order of the tour, with the Forum first, then Palatine Hill and finally the Colosseum. By the time we got to the Colosseum, we really understood more of why it was designed in the way it was. The length of the tour was just about right also, as we felt we had enough time to stop and take pictures while still keeping up with the group.
    star-5
    Enjoyed the small group...
    Beth_K
    , Aug 2022
    Enjoyed the small group of about 20. Sometimes these types of tours are overwhelmed with too many people. Think they got the right number.
    star-5
    Small Group is the way to go!
    Janet_B
    , Aug 2022
    We gained so much more information by participating in this tour. The smaller group meant it was easy to keep up. We didn't realize that there was so much to the Palatine Hill. Our guide, Arjan, was knowledgeable and helped keep our group moving since it was ridiculously hot! I will say that it was a challenge at times to hear due to the quality of the headset which I can say because we had a better one on another tour.
    star-5
    Hot 🥵 Ruins
    Robert_C
    , Aug 2022
    An excellent tour around these amazing ancient ruins. Our tour guide Lumi was incredibly knowledgeable and humorous and the pace was kept just right for a tour underneath a scorching August sun. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    star-5
    Get Crown Tours and ask for Lumi—best tour!
    Suzanne_S
    , Aug 2022
    Lumi at Crown Tours was the best guide for any tour I’ve ever done, no joke. She was funny, informed, and made sure no one was lost and that we drank plenty of water during our very hot excursion. She also made sure we found shade. The tour itself is great but Lumi made it so much better!
    star-4
    Great skip the line tour
    Bella_C
    , Aug 2022
    It was a great experience, the tour started on time, we were able to skip the line, smooth and fast entry to the Colosseum. The tour guide lady was funny, she had sound knowledge however her accent was a bit too strong, it was a bit hard to understand. Overall a great tour.
    star-5
    Guide guide (Lumi) that did not disappoint
    Joshua_W
    , Aug 2022
    Very good guide that was funny and personable. Saw some amazing sites that had always been on our bucket list
    star-1
    Never Go With this viator ever!
    Hajiba_Z
    , Aug 2022
    I came couple minutes late, they made me purchase another ticket to join the same group another person came later than me joined. They were mischievous, rude and inconsiderate and sneaky. I’m gonna ask fir my 25 euros back that I paid on top of 135 euros I already paid!
    star-5
    Juan Carlos the Cesar of tour guides
    John_M
    , Aug 2022
    Super hot day in Rome. We had already done 3 hours at the Vatican. When we met Juan Carlos, he was all ready to go. He organized our group and got us on the path to ancient Rome. He was articulate and informative. Describing roman life and culture. He went through chronology of the Cesars and their relationship with the senate. The original bronze doors that have astonishingly survived the ages. And then he brought us into the colosseum with all of its rich history. Two levels of history about the Roman Culture , gladiators, and slaves and how they all participated in the events.
    star-5
    Incredible
    Paige_N
    , Aug 2022
    Amazing Tour. Juan Carlos was very informative and adaptable to heat and crowds. Biggest recommendation, 10/10.
    star-3
    Fantastic place to visit; average tour
    Anna_D
    , Aug 2022
    This was promoted as a small group, but it was 30 people and it seemed to logistically challenge the guide. It was also slow going with a hissy, narrative through quite low quality audio. If you’re doing this tour with any U18’s for goodness sake take yours and their passports. For some reason they are vital to gain entry to the Colosseum and one family in our group didn’t have them, resulting in a long delay. On the upside the booking process was simple and the guide really knew his stuff - it was just a shame we couldn’t catch most of what he was saying.
    star-4
    Gladiator Place
    Raj_S
    , Aug 2022
    The coliseum looked great from outside! The underground chambers were interesting. We could have speeded up the trip so we could have covered the Palatine hill as well.
    star-5
    MUST DO! EXCELLENT TEAM
    Khalid_A
    , Aug 2022
    Definitely should do all your Rome guided tours with Crown Tours!!! Very professional from the beginning to the end. The guides are so professional and know the history well. ON TOP OF THAT… we accidentally lost our group after the Colosseum (our fault) and were not able to enter the Roman Forum so we called Crown Tours. They offered us another tour in the next morning for the Roman Forum FREE! In addition, to keep us busy the same afternoon, they offered us free street tour of Rome squares which was also helpful. You won’t make a mistake if you book all your tours with them.
    star-5
    A Lumi-nous Experience
    Alexis_V
    , Aug 2022
    We had an amazing tour with our guide Lumi. She was so knowledgeable and took the time to tell us the entire history of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. She was also witty and fun to be around making the heat bearable in the peak of the summer. I highly recommend this tour and Lumi as your tour guide!

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