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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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Overview

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 if you booked the Arena 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 flag that says Crown Tours

  • 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
    • In order to visit the archaeological area it will be necessary to show the REINFORCED GREEN PASS (i.e. the one issued following vaccination or recovery from COVID, also called SUPER GREEN PASS).
    • FFP2 face mask mandatory during the visit
    • It is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum: glass, sharp objects, alcohol, spray
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Terms and conditions of this tour activity are clearly reported on the reservation voucher
    • 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
    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
    Highly recommend!
    Miss_L
    , Jul 2022
    Mya was a fantastic tour guide. Sweet, friendly and incredibly knowledgable. I have been to the colosseum twice before now and this was the best experience thanks to having a tour guide.
    star-4
    Roman Forum/Palatine Hill/ Colosseum
    Anonymous
    , Jul 2022
    I was pleased to see so much of the forum and palatine hill. The guy pretty good English but because of his accent but I couldn’t understand it all. He was very good at finding shade for us during his talks.
    star-2
    Deception
    Etienne_M
    , Jul 2022
    For the price, we were expecting more storytelling of history and excitement on such an interesting topic. Didn’t learn much compared to what you can quickly read on the coliseum. Just random fact throwing without context
    star-3
    It was hard to hear a lot...
    Natalie_L
    , Jul 2022
    It was hard to hear a lot of the tour but the guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Was nice to skip the lines.
    star-5
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    Emily_C
    , Jul 2022
    Great informational guide. We were not aware of how much walking would be required and one of our group needed to opt out of the Paletine Hill but enjoyed the Forum and the Coliseum very much.
    star-5
    Tour Guide Heidi is the best!
    Brendan_W
    , Jul 2022
    My wife and I did this tour and we had a total blast. Our guide, Heidi, was so informative and funny! She also did her best to keep us in the shade when talking about the different locations. She really made it a beautiful and memorable experience for all of us.
    star-5
    Great guided tour
    Gordon_P
    , Jul 2022
    Fabulous tour, the guide was excellent she gave us lots of information and was lovely, friendly and welcoming.
    star-5
    Excellenta!!!
    Larry_M
    , Jul 2022
    Our excellent guide!…did a fabulous job!!!! Was very informative and great about answering questions…. Highly recommended!!!
    star-5
    The tour guide was...
    Michelle_R
    , Jul 2022
    The tour guide was amazing . He explained things in detail and made the experience very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend
    star-5
    Remarkable
    Nandish_C
    , Jun 2022
    The guide was passionate and explained every little detail. Important to note is to book the tour with the arena access that we had.
    star-2
    Our tour guide’s English...
    Joyce_L
    , Jun 2022
    Our tour guide’s English is poor, and lack of touring experience. At least half of the group left in the middle of the tour.
    star-4
    A lovely lady tour guide with exceptional knowledge
    Ann_A
    , Jun 2022
    Went on the Palatine Hill/forum/colosseum tour, had a lovely lady guide (not Maria lol - she knows who she is!). It was an extraordinarily hot day 40+ so the whole group struggled with the heat but as I have a slight walking disability I really struggled with the heat and walking, she was lovely and waited for me and made me feel part of the group. Her knowledge was amazing and she made it really interesting, I would love to do it again but on a much cooler day.Thank you Crown Tours! (We we’re on the 10.30am tour on Monday 27th June).
    star-5
    The heat didn’t stop us!!
    Daniel_S
    , Jun 2022
    Litizia was fabulous!! It has been 98-104° in Rome during our trip and she took the heat and our tired group in stride and really tried to energize us! I’ve done this tour twice before with different guides and Litizia’s knowledge and attitude we’re both wonderful and informative. I would highly recommend her and the tour!!
    star-5
    Awesome
    Shannon_F
    , Jun 2022
    Our guide was wonderful especially with how hot it was. We learned a lot and had a great time! Would deff recommend for ppl to do it!
    star-4
    Comms could use some work, but still a great experience.
    Ian_H
    , Jun 2022
    It was a really hot day, but Gabriele did a great job of arranging our schedule to take advantage of the shade. We were a little later leaving our meeting point for the tour (about 30-45 min after the set time), but other than that the tour moved relatively smoothly. The radio communications were problematic at times, even with close proximity and a clear line of sight. It might be useful to give a guide an earpiece as well so they can tell when communications cut out or are not discernible. A more reliable system is also an option, as the company member setting up the comms had to go through about 8-10 different microphone setups before finally finding one that mostly worked. We enjoyed Gabriele, and he was an incredible source of information, not only during the guided tour but with recommendations for activities, food, and general tips following. Overall, the tour was a positive experience. Thanks, Gabriele!
    star-5
    Great tour
    James_H
    , Jun 2022
    Good your guide and the service overall was great. Pretty views as well. I would recommend the tour over just looking alone
    star-5
    Good work
    Ellen_F
    , Jun 2022
    Waleed was an excellent guide .. very informative and considerate given the high temps. He made it very easy to ask questions and feel comfortable during the tour.
    star-5
    With the money!!
    Catharine_A
    , Jun 2022
    The tour guides were very nice, very patient and very knowledgeable!! It is an amazing piece of history!
    star-5
    Interesting , knowledgeable and amusing
    Jane_P
    , Jun 2022
    Talking about the gladiators, the history of the forum and that there is still more to be discovered
    star-5
    Can't miss tour - great for familes
    Steven_K
    , Jun 2022
    Our guide, Giuseppe, was fabulous. Absolutely brought the Colosseum, Palentine Hill, and the Forum to life. Can't recommend him or the tour enough. Fantastico!

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