Archaeological tours

Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine with skip-the-line entry

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Availability: Every day
Duration: Flexible
Language: English , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Take part in a guided tour of the three main archaeological areas of the Eternal City and retrace Ancient Rome's glorious history
  • Avoid long queues and get quick access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine thanks to skip-the-line tickets
  • Choose the option with upgrade to add admission to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica to your experience
What to expect

Discover the glory of Ancient Rome on this tour of the Eternal City's three main archaeological areas: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Thanks to skip-the-line entrance tickets to all sites, you won't waste any time waiting in line.

Your guide will retrace the history of the empire, from its birth in 753 BC, telling you about the clashes between gladiators that took place in the Colosseum and the exciting events related to the kingdoms of Caesar and Nero.

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

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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 selected)
  • Headsets if necessary
What's not included
  • Pick-up service
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3 years): free
  • Child (4-14 years): reduced
Where
  • Standard Tour: Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Rome
  • Upgraded Tour: Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Rome
Meeting point:

Standard tour: Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, on the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo".

Upgraded tour with Vatican Museums: 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.

What to remember
  • In case of last-minute, unpredictable closures of the venues, customers will be offered an extended tour
  • There may be delays when passing through mandatory security checks, even with skip-the-line tickets
  • To avoid problems at the entrance, please do not bring large bags or backpacks
  • 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
  • Every day
  • Please check calendar for availability
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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 a day before the activity begins.
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