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Skip the line Coliseum tour which includes the Roman Forum.

In the mind's eye, the mighty Coliseum conjures images of bloodshed and brutality, drawn from what we have read and perhaps seen on the silver screen. We enter the arena and learn about the games, the players, and the hard facts about life in ancient Rome. Comprehensive Roman Forum tour included.

Understand how the rites of ancient Rome influenced tyrannical leaders such as Julius Gaius Caesar and Nero. Learn about the mysterious origins of Rome, and why the Roman Empire collapsed approximately 1,200 years later. Includes morning tour of the Coliseum (visit inside) and Roman Forum.

For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

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Please be at the meeting point at 08:45 AM for departure at 09:00 AM between November 11th - March 31st, 08:45 AM for departure at 09:00 AM or 14:45 PM for departure at 15:00 PM between April 1st - November 10th.

  • Priority skip the line Coliseum tickets

  • Licensed Rome tour guide

  • Coliseum inside tour

  • Roman Forum tour

  • Ancient Rome tour

  • None!
Dress Code

There is no specific dress code for this tour.

Important Information
  • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • 11/11 - 31/03: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Average group size: 15 persons.
  • Exertion level: moderate.
  • ** Moderate paced walking required.
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.
2 hours
Meeting Point
08:45 AM or 14:45 PM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali. Full details in booking confirmation voucher.

Following payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher with comprehensive booking details therein. Payment made will be clarified, and clearly explained tour meeting point info plus maps included for you to find your way in Rome. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of the tour.

When In Rome Tours Promise

** Coliseum - Roman Forum - Palatine Hill tickets included!

No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.

Rated: 5/5 - Worth double what I paid!!!!
Darren (Canada) (08 July, 2015 - 07:17am)

"Things got off to a rough start when I was running late due to circumstances beyond my control. I asked my hostel desk host to call the company to advise I would be 10 minutes late. I got to the meeting point, but could not find the host I was supposed to rendezvous with. I ran to the Colosseum, hoping to catch up with them, but didn't, so I waited at the group entrance gate. A guard called the company for me, and somebody recognized who I was, and said they'd be there in 10 minutes. 11 Minutes later, Giuliano found me, and vouched for me, so I joined his group. He was excellent! I learned the name of the primary stone type making up the outside of the Colosseum, the history of its construction date, time to build it, its political nature, the social status of the patrons to events, and where they would be seated, who (or what) were involved in the activities (fights), the reason the structure has so many holes (likely applies to other ancient structures in Rome too), too many things to name here. He was also great in explaining the history of the Roman Forum, the Vestal Virgins, and the carvings on the Arch of Titus (among many other things). Our group was small, so we didn't need the radio sets."

Rated: 4/5 - This was a very good tour provided by a very knowledgeable guide.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer from Belfast (30 July, 2014 - 02:27pm)

"The tour delivered what I was seeking - a full explanation of this very interesting and important historical site."

Rated: 5/5 - Very good tour
Sara (05 April, 2014 - 07:38pm)

"Good tour and a good guide (Giuliano)."

Rated: 5/5 - Very impressed!
Brett Dunk (04 April, 2014 - 09:41am)

"Great information. Highly recommend."

Rated: 5/5 - Exciting tour in Colosseum
Indiana (08 February, 2014 - 12:56pm)

"We had an excellent tour with an inspirated and lively guide CHIARA she took us through the ancient rome in away we will never forget."

Rated: 5/5 - Excellent!
Michelle (02 January, 2014 - 08:44pm)

"Our tour was very good. Our tour guide made sure to answer all questions and had a lot of good accurate information. She also gave showed us pictures of the sites as they were in the ancient time period."

Rated: 4/5 - We had a great day
Camilla Brogaard Rasmussen (10 August, 2013 - 02:46pm)

"We just came home from Rome and we had an amazing trip. Our trip for the ancient Rome and Colloseum was very good. Our guide Anthony was very motivated and excided to tell us all the stories about Rome. We learned a lot and was very pleased to have him as our guide. We loved to skip the line for the Colloseum and just get directly for the attractions. We had a great day."

Rated: 4/5 - Very good tour!
Flormark (19 July, 2013 - 09:47pm)

"Antoinetta knew a lot about the subject and it was very good the we didn't have to stand in line outside the Coloseum. It was very interesting and we learned many things. She even made a small detour in to a church where she told us many interesting and fun facts."

Rated: 5/5 - Wonderful experience, highly recommend
A.N. (07 June, 2013 - 11:20pm)

"I had the opportunity to tour the Vatican, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and a number of other historical sites through When in Rome Tours. I really enjoyed each tour, particularly thanks to my wonderful tour guide, Antoinetta. Her passion for and knowledge of Rome, coupled with her bubbly personality made the tour a wonderful experience. If the rest of the staff is like Antoinetta, you will definitely enjoy this. I recommend this company to other travelers."

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation requests by telephone only are not accepted, but you may call us to confirm that you have submitted a cancellation request to us in writing. If you cancel your booking greater than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction. If you cancel your booking less than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour departure. Similarly, no refunds will be issued for failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at the designated meeting point at the departure time displayed in your booking confirmation. When In Rome Tours SRL may not be held responsible for acts of god, nor alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of venues including monuments in the tour package. In the event of such closings, When In Rome Tours SRL will not reimburse the package, but may honor the ticket on another day.

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