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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

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Roma, Italy
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.
    Q:
    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.
    Q:
    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
    Great experience
    Ang_L
    , Jun 2022
    Great experience. Our guide, Lumi, was very knowledgeable, humorous, and thoughtfully paid attention to everyone in our group including our two young kids. In addition to explaining verbally, she carried and used a book with lots of helpful illustrations, which really made it easy for us to imagine what things were like back in the ancient days.
    star-5
    Great tour
    Corey_M
    , Jun 2022
    Walid was great. Very knowledgeable and thoughtful. He took us to three sites and made sure we were prepared for the heat. Highly recommend
    star-3
    Average, not worth the price
    Mukta_N
    , Jun 2022
    The tour is okay, not really worth the price. It covered Palentine Hill and Colosseum but skipped the Roman Forum which has many interesting monuments. Also, the tour guide kept moving very fast without giving people time to take pictures or even checking if people are with her or not.
    star-1
    Poor Experience.
    Shubhit_K
    , Jun 2022
    Could barely hear anything. Very average and disappointing. The guide was very robotic… and not even a word was clearly audible. The microphone was just dangling which made it difficult for us to hear anything. No stories… no history… nothing was audible. 20 mins quick walk in the colosseum and that’s it.
    star-5
    Very informative
    Bryan_H
    , Jun 2022
    Our guide, Giuseppe, was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot on the tour! Although it was crowded and hot, he made sure to find shady spots to tell us about things and we enjoyed the whole experience.
    star-5
    Great tour with Elana!
    Jessica_T
    , Jun 2022
    Elana spoke intimately with each of us. She was very good. She seemed genuinely interested in the history, and she shared all the fascinating details with us:)
    star-5
    Don’t visit without a guide. This tour has great value
    Laureen_G
    , Jun 2022
    We had a great visiting the area. Laura was very informative and knowledgeable about the area. She pointed out things that were interesting. Feel we learned a lot YOU SHOULD NOT VISIT THIS AREA WITHOUT A GUIDE. There is so much that you will miss if you try to do it on your own. I felt the cost was worth everything from skip the line to the knowledge of the staff.
    star-5
    Our tour guide, Laura,...
    Mary_S
    , Jun 2022
    Our tour guide, Laura, was terrific! The Palatine Hills where the emperor lived was amazing. I was impressed to see where Julius Caesar lay in state ( with coins and flowers still being left for him to this day). And of course the Coliseum was very moving. Great your!
    star-1
    Find a different tour company
    Dawn_L
    , Jun 2022
    The most frustrating experience. This company was so unorganized. I was brushed off by four different employees while trying to check in and get information about our tour. They had no idea where their groups were and ended up putting two groups together, resulting in a far too large group of 24 people and a very late start to our tour. Our guide was all but running us through the tour in order to finish on time. It was an incredibly unpleasant experience and one I would not repeat nor recommend to anyone.
    star-5
    The Chapel and the...
    George_P
    , Jun 2022
    The Chapel and the Rafael rooms but the whole museum is incredible. The guide was excellent with a sense of humor.
    star-5
    Inspirational and Entertaining
    James_S
    , Jun 2022
    Juan Carlos, aka JC was an incredible guide the information he shared was not only informative but entertaining. JC is a marvelous ambassador for your company.
    star-5
    Ancient Rome Rocks!
    Katie_D
    , Jun 2022
    Walking through the forum and hearing the story of Ancient Rome was so great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Learn about the real Gladiators
    John_S
    , Jun 2022
    Our guide Luma gave us a great tour of the ruins and Colosseum. Great insights into Roman history and the Romans use of the colosseum to control the population.
    star-5
    Value for money!
    cfpjr8rp6m
    , Jun 2022
    Our tour guide Sandra was very knowledge and passionate about the Roman history throughout time. Appreciate her effort and enthusiasm with the tour. We were guided through the Roman Fourm, Palatine Hill and into the Colosseum.
    star-4
    Competent guide. A tad...
    Greg_W
    , Jun 2022
    Competent guide. A tad chaotic at the meeting place with the tour company. We had a group of 22, which was small relative to the other groups for this company.
    star-1
    Poor organisation and guide
    Lawrence_L
    , Jun 2022
    We booked a tour to start at 1020am. We were told to arrive 15 minutes earlier. We were there 30 minutes before hand and were told to wait at a nearby tree for shelter. We waited and waited for other participants and they only came at 1040am. This was so long after the supposed time for departure. This already put a damper on the tour. Next, the headsets were not working and thus we couldn't hear the guide talking at all. And the guide's English was not exactly good enough for us to understand him. But the views and architecture was amazing. Overall, a poor experience.
    star-3
    Booking not communicated tour good
    colin_w
    , Jun 2022
    Unfortunately you failed to notify the company who do the tours and so we had an uncomfortable wait for 4 places. I am unsure whether we were placed on the correct tour, but in the end just happy to go on one. Tour itself was excellent and informative.
    star-1
    The tour guide missed up our experience
    Youliana_G
    , Jun 2022
    I didn’t like the tour guide. He was taking to himself in the microphone and waking ahead of the group. I can hardly understand or hear what he was talking about. Many times he mentioned that he does not recommend visiting churches because it is not worth it. I would say if he have an opinion is to keep it to himself.
    star-5
    Great experience- no delays and excellent tour guide - Lumi
    Medha_M
    , Jun 2022
    Lumi was an excellent guide. She narrated the history of Rome in a very interesting way. She was fun and full of energy. The tour was perfect from start to finish - well organized and with no waits or delays anywhere. We had a wonderful experience! Thanks
    star-5
    Amazing history
    Maura_M
    , Jun 2022
    This was a great tour. Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and didn't skip out on any areas that we should see (even though it was very hot the day we went). I will say that this tour is a lot of walking but well worth it! The history on these grounds is unbelievable. Definitely recommend.

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