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Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour provided by Gray Line - I Love Rome

Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour
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from RM 398.15 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5034P45
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Headsets to hear the guide clearly • Hotel pickup • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
• Please call 24 hours before your tour to receive your pickup time; Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time • Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pickup time only from centrally located hotels.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Headsets to hear the guide clearly • Hotel pickup • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
• Please call 24 hours before your tour to receive your pickup time; Hotel pickup may be as early as one hour prior to tour start time • Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pickup time only from centrally located hotels.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multilingual guide
If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
Due to shorter daylight, from October 27 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza Venezia
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Arco di Costantino
  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Via Sacra
  • 4
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Via dei Fori Imperiali
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Ben
1 contribution
Great tour guide Matej
Jan 2020 • Couples
Matej was an excellent guide and went into great detail on our ancient surroundings. He has a great sense of humour and answered questions with delight. Would strongly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of the Roman forum and Cosseleum and Matej as a passionate and knowledgeable guide.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

missgeminilife
Chicago, IL29 contributions
TERRIBLE!! ***US Residents: Do NOT Book with this Company!!***
Went to meet tour guide at meeting spot no issue but upon meeting guide, he was incredibly rude and insulted me!! Furthermore the 3-hour “tour” is NOT a skip of the lines.. plan to wait at least 45-minutes in queue and then once past security your tour guide (named Matteo) will continue to insult you over audiovox so everyone can hear and then your audiovox will die and you will loose your tour guide and all access into the Colusseum!! Pictures? No forget it... not possible because even though you are promised to spend 1-hour inside Colosseum, in reality your tour guide will loose you in the First 3-minutes and you will be forced to immediately EXIT. No pictures, no memories, nothing after spending €78 to see 3 sites!!! Know that you can see both Palantine and Roman Forum with a completely FREE City-tour arranged by many hotels so what I paid for was basically to see the Insidea of the Colosseum and gladiator floor and they did NOT deliver in this tour. Now fighting with tour company to refund the cost since I leave Rome today. I would strongly advise against this company!! The people are not acting right and only here to take your hard earned money!
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
G L
Dear Guest, we're very sorry to read about this story, but we're aware that our Booking & Sales Departments having been handling your issue. There is absolutely no need to get stressed about this, we're on it now and you'll definitely hear from us as soon as possible. On a side note, we understand your frustration: we know our destinations and our sights very well, and the Colosseum is without a doubt one of the most visited ones during the Christmas period. The visit takes three hours to complete and within this time frame our guides must include the Colosseum as well as other portions of the broad area called Ancient Rome. We also know that in the last couple of weeks some early closures of the Roman Forum forced our groups to speed up their tours if they wanted to squeeze it all in the three hours. For this we can only apologize, but it really was force majeure. As for your tour guide, we're certainly going to investigate and hear his side of the story. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah.C
2 contributions
Immersive History
Nov 2019
We had a great time on the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine tour.
I really enjoyed learning about the history of such an amazing city and being immersed in the sites and stories of ancient Rome. Our guide Mat was super friendly and so knowledgeable. He was obviously super passionate about Rome which makes the experience so much more exciting. Thanks again, I will be telling friends.
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sarah, thanks a lot for your kind words, we're glad we helped you discover the beauties of Ancient Rome through a specialist's eye, your excellent tour guide! We appreciate your recommendation; it's great to know that you'll spread the word. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Docksider55
Athens, Greece87 contributions
Ask for Milena
Nov 2019
This was the best tour we have gone on. The guide, Milena was hugely knowledgeable and informative, making the walk a complete joy.
It is not cheap, but we learnt so much, and the guide communicated a great feeling of what it must have been like to be on the hill of in the Colosseum in Roman times.
The firm uses individual headsets, which (unlike those at the Vatican) work and allow: a) the guide to talk in a normal voice, b) everyone to hear to you do not need to cram close to her and c) stop those not on the tour butting in - a bonus for the guide company.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, we're glad you enjoyed your Colosseum & Ancient Rome tour with us, it's fantastic to know you liked all the aspects of it. Your contribution is very much appreciated and thanks for praising Milena's excellent job, too. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam C
London, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
Tour with Claudi
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great tour - engaging and knowledgeable guide. Recommend this tour - also very little queuing to get in which was great.
Written 18 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sam, we appreciate your contribution, thanks for expressing your opinion about your excellent experience discovering the Colosseum with your tour guide Claudia. We're glad that other potential customers will be able to read your review and benefit from it as they take decisions. Best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer P
9 contributions
guide was hard to understand. walked too fast even after 2 customers with heart condition asked him to slow down
Sep 2019
Tour was an utter waste of money. We chose the afternoon tour to work with our schedule. It was chaotic and unprofessional the way they were figuring out who went with what guide. We got a terrible male guide, he had an extremely thick accent, and was not very understanding through the audio guide. He kept fading out and didn't listen when peole told him such. Terrible with older people, not cognizant of anyone's needs asde from the 20 somethings on the tour. We had to walk quite a ways as well to get to the Forum, which was not listed in the tour itinerary, and by the time we got there my poor mother was exhausted. The guide left us in the Colosseum because my mother couldn't walk fast enough to keep up. He got in my face after asking me THREE TIMES whether I was going to come with the tour or stay with my mother. I answered him the first time, I mean two American women alone first time in Rome... what do you think, dude??? Very unprofessional and not empathetic. Another gentleman who had a heart condition had asked him to slow down as well, but he did not. So we missed the Palatine Hill portion of the tour and had to pay our own cab fare back. VERY DISAPPOINTING. **Tour company would do better to group customers according to age/fitness level or something... we had a tour the next morning thru GrayLine as well and she was wonderful, very understanding of my mother's heart issue and didn't rush things excessively, so it's not the company I must say, it was the guide.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Jennifer, this is Gray Line Rome's Reviews & Feedbacks Team, we just read your post and we would like to acknowledge your opinion. Thank you very much for expressing it in a candid and sincere manner, it really helps us monitor the guest experience and contributes to us being able to find better ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback about our guide, we take it very seriously, and we're sorry for the inconvenience arisen: we're sure it wasn't your guide's intent whatsoever to make you feel left behind. Our professional and experienced guides are all experts but sometimes they have to stick to a strict schedule imposed by stipulations provided by the monument's management. For this reason, they have to speed up the tour a little in order not to lose the company's priority access to the sights. That said, we would like to investigate further and trace your tour so we can share the feedback with the staff and the guide working that day. To this end, please contact us at feedbackteam@graylinerome.it providing your booking reference. Also, if you at any time want to share more detail about the positive experience of the tour you took the day after the Colosseum, please feel free to edit this post. Best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NZFam_5
Wellington, New Zealand61 contributions
Ok - but we would try someone else next time
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were part of a large group of 23+. Sorting everyone out at the start was a performance - hard to work out where to meet & who your guide is etc. the guide we got was ok, but was hurried and it felt like she was just reciting a script. Kept saying that we all looked tired so she’d go through things quickly so we could go, but we were all there to experience something very special and my wife and I suspect we were not alone in wanting more. More engagement, more enthusiasm and more information. We had such a much better experience with our Vatican visit with What a Life Tours the day after - that that great experience may have made this Colosseum tour with Gray Line feel much less in comparison. With the benefit of hindsight I would go with a smaller group and with a smaller company next time.
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
G L
Dear Guest, thanks for expressing your genuine opinion about your Colosseum Tour with us, we totally appreciate your point of view. We're sorry your tour guide failed to convey her knowledge in an enthusiastic way, but we guarantee you that all our guides are professionals and experts in their sector. We suppose tough that strict schedules and weariness can sometimes have an impact on the top-notch performances our guides are used to providing. Please accept our apologies. Small-group tours (which we also do curate, as well as private ones) are definitely a great choice, but by setting our maximum number of participants per tour at 30 people we aim to keep costs down and make the experience more affordable for everyone. Thanks and regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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mom511
Paranaque, Philippines296 contributions
GREAT TOUR EXCEPTIONAL GUIDE
Oct 2019
We were very lucky with our guide " Matej" / Matteo / Mathew. Thats how he introduced himself to us part Czech and part Italian. He was a very knowledgeable guide , very detailed and very enthusiastic. There were so many tour groups that one cant help but observe the other guides as well and compare and Matej , well he is exceptional. He was also very considerate of those who feel tired and wants to skip some parts of the tour , he would arrange to meet them up at certain spots. We learned so much of the history of Rome from him . He was never in a hurry to move from one spot to another , it was a pleasure to hear from him the history and some side stories too because his passion and enthusiasm simply made the tour pleasurable considering it was very hot yesterday Oct 2 and the tour we got was sched 2:30 in the afternoon. We started on time and ended a little later but it was well worth it. The Palatine HIll - Roman Forum - Colosseo tour was simply awesome !!! Two thumbs up for this tour and our guide !
Written 3 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, thank you so much for expressing your opinion with such enthusiasm and amazement, we're delighted to hear that your tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome was worth it. Matej is often praised by our guests here on TripAdvisor, so we know his performances always match our standards as well as our customers' expectations. It's great that you enjoyed the Colosseum so much, this symbol of Rome is a must-see and we appreciate your booking your guided tour through Gray Line I Love Rome. Kind regards, the Gray Line Rome Team
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Unknown F
new london, United States3 contributions
Most enjoyable tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
I had done my research and ended booking this tour. No regrets. Hands down the best tour in Rome. Benjamin was our tour guide. I believe we were a group of 21. He’s very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was hot and we were all tired from a long day. ( our tour was at 2:30pm) and Benjamin did an outstanding job on guiding us and getting our values worth.
I must add, this company is very organized. Benjamin didn’t buy countless tickets. He had a voucher which I think it made things smooth and organized. He introduced himself, made everyone aware what to expect, explained the process upon entering and going through security. No rushing. Made sure he stopped near a shaded area as best as he could. Very conscious.
He’s a great communicator. We’re glad we had him.

I would highly recommend them.

Note for others; during the summer, I would recommend to do the latest tour, around 4pm or 5pm. There’s less people and the temperatures are slowly dipping. Good breeze and perfect setting with the sunset.
Written 16 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, we're so grateful for this detailed and honest feedback about your experience, we're honored we contributed to making you live memorable moments visiting one of the most famous monuments in the world. We have already forwarded your comment to Benjamin, his successful performance makes us proud. We hope to have you again soon among our guests, don't miss out on our website, where you can take a look at a wide range of activities and guided tours not only in Rome but also other main Italian cities. All our guides and tour leaders are experts in their field with many years of experience in their job. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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Wataa
Oakham, UK47 contributions
Well informed tour, right level of information
We were taken round the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum by a PhD student in archaeology called Matteo. It is a long tour, and it was a hot day, so he needed to keep us moving - but did so with the right amount of information, stories and fascinating little details that we would have missed.

He was happy to answer questions, and was unceasingly polite in the slightly crazy, crowded world of the Colosseum.

These tours are great for a first time visit - you don’t see absolutely everything, but you stop at selected places to see things that are interesting or to get under the skin of what happened there. We thought it was a good introduction, that whetted our appetites to go it alone, and maybe read up beforehand and spend more time next time we visit Rome.

There is so much to see here that one visit is never going to be enough - but Matteo left us feeling like we had seen the important bits, had a much better idea of what it all was and why it was, and without feeling over-stretched or rushed.

Good job, Matteo - thanks very much, and best wishes for your Doctorate studies!
Written 7 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, such a wonderful review, thank you so much. We'll forward it to Matteo to extend your wishes, he's going to be delighted we bet. It's great to hear that you took advantage of your experience the best possible way, providing insights about the highlights of our monuments in a relatively short time, so that everyone can join, is indeed our mission. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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