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Ancient Rome tour: Skip-the-line to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Duration: Flexible
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Includes all entrance tickets so that you can book everything together
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What to expect

Witness the glory of Ancient Rome on this comprehensive tour of the Eternal City's three main archaeological areas: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. All entrance tickets are skip-the-line so you won’t waste time waiting in line.

Follow your expert tour guide and discover the stories and anecdotes that bring these ruins to life. From the birth of an Empire in 753 BC to the clash of titans at the Colosseum during Rome's stint as the ancient world's superpower, your tour guide will rebuild Rome from the ground up, filling it with stories of Caesar and Nero.

Upgraded tour with Vatican: you can upgrade your tour of Ancient Rome with a visit of the Vatican. It includes skip-the-line access to Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Raphael Rooms. Please select the upgraded tour option in the order box.

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What's included
  • Tour guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Tickets to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica (If you book the upgraded tour with Vatican)
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (0-3 years): free
  • Children (4-14 years): reduced
Where

There are different meeting points depending on the tour option you select

Meeting point:

Meeting point Standard tour: Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Roma
Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo"

Meeting point upgraded tour with Vatican Museums: Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma
Vatican Part: Meet at the bottom of the wide steps across the street from the entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located between Caffè Vaticano and Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi.
Colosseum Part: Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo".

What to remember
  • In case of last-minute, unpredictable closures of the venues, we offer customers an extended tour
  • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks, even with skip-the-line tickets
  • Avoid large purses, bags, or backpacks to avoid possible denied entry
  • The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour
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When
  • Numerous departure times are available - please check the calendar to select your departure date and time
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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