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Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line
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Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line

By Mea Tours
Without priority access, ticking off three of Rome’s ancient monuments can often take up an entire day. Make the most of your cherished vacation time and visit the the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and either the Pantheon or the Palatine. Enjoy a personalized experience in a small group limited to 15 people, and delve deeper into the history of each landmark with your guide. Please note, entrance fees for each landmark need to be paid in cash at the start of the tour. 
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$58.12
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
3–15 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English

Highlights
  • Tick off Rome's ancient monuments in only one day with skip-the-line access
  • A great introduction for travelers visiting Rome for the first time 
  • Get a more detailed account of each landmark's history with a guide 
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour limited to 15 people

  • Professional Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 15)
  • Admission fees to the Colosseum and Roman Forum (for bookings made after June 4)
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

On meeting your guide at the designated meeting point, pay for skip-the-line entry to each landmark in cash. Head first to the Colosseum—one of the New7Wonders of the World—and travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells the story of Rome’s architectural symbol. Then, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Roman Forum, a sprawling mass of ruins dating back to the 4th century. Learn about the significant role the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina played in Ancient Rome. Conclude your sightseeing at the Pantheon, if you have chosen a morning tour, or Palatine if you've chosen an afternoon tour. Say goodbye to your guide and small group here.

Departure details
  • Via della Palombella, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the back of the Pantheon. Once arrived to the square and facing at the Pantheon, beside on the right of the monument, there is a street called VIA DELLA ROTONDA. Take that street and on the left side is VIA DELLA PALOMBELLA where your guide will be waiting holding " MEA TOURS".
Return details
  • Area del basamento del Colosso di Nerone, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy The tour will terminate at the Colosseum.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30495P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: with the Skip-the-line pass will not skip the security check.
  • All guests must have proper identification, including children
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please do carry a proof of Covid-19 vaccination. If unable to present this, entry might be rejected by the security at the door.
  • ***Due to the current conditions and restrictions the tour might not includes the interior of the Pantheon. If not possible, we will carry out the visit of the Pantheon from outside and we will add another historical site.***
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ***PLEASE BE ADVICE THAT, IF YOU PURCHASED THE TOUR BEFORE 5PM OF THE 3RD OF JUNE, THE RATE DID NOT INCLUDE THE ADMISSIONS TO THE COLOSSEUM AND ROMAN FORUM. 23 EUROS PER ADULTS AND 5 EUROS PER CHILD MUST BE PAID TO THE GUIDE UPON CHECK IN VIA PAYPAL OR CASH. ALL CUSTOMERS THAT PURCHASED THE TOUR FROM THE 3RD OF JUNE AT 5PM ONWARDS, ALL ADMISSIONS FEES TO RTHE COLOSSEUM AND ROMAN FORUM ARE INCLUDED IN THE RATE ALREADY PAID.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line
  • All health and safety measurements place by the Italian Government have been placed on our tours.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line?
Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line price starts from $62.59. Discover and book Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line on Tripadvisor
What is the Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line cancellation policy?
Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line?
Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line is hosted by Mea Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mea Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Colosseum, Piazza Pantheon and Roman Forum Small Group Tour Skip the Line on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30495P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via della Palombella, 30
    Via della Palombella, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at the back of the Pantheon. Once arrived to the square and facing at the Pantheon, beside on the right of the monument, there is a street called VIA DELLA ROTONDA. Take that street and on the left side is VIA DELLA PALOMBELLA where your guide will be waiting holding " MEA TOURS".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pantheon
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Tempio di Adriano
    Piazza Di Pietra
    Via dei Fori Imperiali
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Area del basamento del Colosso di Nerone
    Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    The tour will terminate at the Colosseum.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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L2001CDpaulc
L2001CDpaulc
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What tour
Doesn't help when they change meeting location not long before tour. Ie just over hour We can't all be glued to our
9timl9
9timl9
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Erterk: pantheon, forum, and coliseum
Erterk was an amazing guide! Extremely knowledgeable and very accessible. Answered any questions we had. Very fortu
Leslie S
Leslie S
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Very important and interesting museum
Our guide Michele with Joy of Rome tours was excellent and the museum contained outstanding statues, sculptures, an
Sam K
Sam K
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Never showed - DO NOT BOOK
Waited for 30 minutes and no one showed. No one responded to my message about it. Apparently the underground was bo
tami W
tami W
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Horrible never showed!!
The tour guide never showed up. Do not book with this company!!! The church personnel told us they have nothing but
KariZ345
KariZ345
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Great tour
Great experience, our tour guide Ekturk was extremely knowledgeable and was a very pleasant guide. The tour was gre
dgoddess61
dgoddess61
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Unreliable
Tour operator cancelled our tour less then 2 hours before our scheduled tour. Reason given “unforeseen reasons”.
rachel18988
rachel18988
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Tour guide never showed up - still waiting for a refund
My partner and I were on a tour of Italy and had to travel from Florence to Rome at 5am to make it in time for this
camich
camich
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Loved the Sites...but...
We scheduled and paid for a small group tour. We (along with a few other people) were at the meeting place at 0845
Nataliya M
Nataliya M
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Scam ! Don’t book!
Our family was at meeting point 20 minutes before the scheduled at 4:00 pm tour, we bought the tickets to Capitolin
Discover67786123192
Discover67786123192
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Terrible service
Booked well in advance. Got an email the morning of tour at 1am saying it was cancelled with no further details.
E6585PBkarenc
E6585PBkarenc
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Terrible tour
We were told the trip had a maximum of 15 and there was 27 in the group. The guide had difficulty managing that num
LennyS821
LennyS821
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FRAUD
This was a fraud. We (and many others) waited for our tour from different times and no one ever called or showed u
Scott D
Scott D
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Tour cancelled with no warning
The tour itself might be great, but we wouldn't know because Mea tours cancelled last minute. We arrived at the me
TonyLite
TonyLite
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Look elsewhere
Save yourself some time and do not book with Mea Tours. Our tour was scheduled at 3pm on June 23. The tour guide
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rsabbatini2018
Scranton, PA4 contributions
Friends
The old Roman City
Most notable was prison where Saints Peter and Paul were incarcerated along with location of Caesar’s stabbing.

The guide was very good, informative and patient.

The only critique is cash only payable at time of arrival at Pantheon. Seems odd in 2022??? Is this being done to pocket the cash??? To make this even more unusual was the fact that the cash was not given to anyone at the time of entry at the colosseum. The entry fee was already accepted prior to us arriving and most likely 24 hours before.
So where is the cash?
Written May 6, 2022
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KellyRC
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK3 contributions
Couples
Be careful when booking this tour as you will pay the price stated on here, and then on the day you also have to pay EUR 23 per person is cash, which isn’t clear, and I’m not really sure what it’s for. That being said, this is a good tour and if you are going to the colosseum I highly recommend doing a guided tour, it makes it so much more interesting and enjoyable. Our tour guide Luigi was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. This doesn’t also doesn’t include entry to the Pantheon which isn’t clear when booking either.
Written April 4, 2022
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thefamilydunn
Muxton5 contributions
Family
Did this tour on the 13th April, 2 adults and 2 children (10 & 12). I was sent a text that morning saying that the tour was delayed for an hour due to overbooking at the Colosseum. It was pretty disorganised at the meeting point, but once we got going it was good. Be prepared to walk a lot and it does get warm. The Pantheon is free and whilst the queue was huge (no skip the line here) we were inside within 10 mins. Our guide Toni, was excellent. She kept us informed of everything, even stuff that wasn’t on the tour. Her knowledge was fantastic. Be aware there isn’t much opportunity for toilet breaks or food, so be prepared. The Colosseum is incredible, but very busy. The skip the line here was invaluable. Be aware that you do have to pay admission for this on top of the booking costs. A few people didn’t seem to be aware of this, although the advert is clear. The kids were shattered by the end and had lost interest, but I loved it! All in all it was good, it could do with being a little more organised at the beginning but this could have been down to the overbooking at the Colosseum.
Written April 14, 2022
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Jade A
1 contribution
Couples
Tour booked with MEA took the money and then cancelled 11pm the night before which we didn’t receive until the morning of. We then had to stress to get it all sorted the day of. We then found out as a church the pantheon was free and you just have to queue. You can purchase an audio guide inside. We rebooked the colosseum which you can only do online so you need Wi-Fi. It was just over €18 for colosseum, Paletine hill and Roman forum. The official website we got from the Rome tourist group is coopculture.it and you can booked a slot as you can’t get ticket at the colosseum and have to do it electronically. They will scan your phones though so don’t worry. You will then be asked to download an app which is called get your guide which had other tours and a map. You can go to the Roman forum before the colosseum as long as it’s not 24 hours before. Everything in the forum has signposts next to the monuments to tell you what they are. Then you go up to palatine hill. You can purchase audio from the colosseum €5.50 when you are inside.

I was really disappointed of the late cancellation given we didn’t know how to book. The lady at the Rome tourist point next to the colosseum was really helpful.

Direction wise if you head for the pantheon which is down from the Trevi fountain. There isn’t any signs for the Colosseum but if you head for piazza Venezia which has the pretty capitol building. There are two side one with the steps which if you go down takes you to the mouth of truth. The other side of the building if you follow that round will take you straight to the colosseum which from the pantheon will be the left side. There are a lot of street seller on there that will throw bracelets at you and then ask for money so be careful. There are also people who want to stop and ask about drug reform and will grab you so just persistently say no and don’t stop they will leave you alone.

The queues don’t make any sense there a big one that everyone seems to get in and then they check the ticket and let you in. Don’t go ridiculously early as they will turn you away and they scan your tickets again once inside. This is the same for the forum go to the right hand side queue and the left entry is for the groups tours. There is one line for each and then later you go through security and they check the ticket. This is the same with everything.

I would however recommend the Pompeii and Vesuvius tour we did through here as it was amazing. It was with City wonders.
Written July 10, 2022
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Jillian
North Brunswick, NJ1 contribution
Friends
Extremely disappointed with how our “tour” turned out. Or for better word, lack of tour.

Met at the meeting place given to find out that our tour would no longer be going to the Colosseum. They added on other parts to the tour, but the Colosseum is what we had mainly booked the for. I was informed that I had received an email letting me know that receiving tickets has been an issue for weeks. This email had been sent to me at 5:15 AM and our tour began at 10 AM. Mind you, there was no other options to buy tickets day of for the colosseum through other tours or the official website (which we checked). When getting in touch with Antonino, he did offer me a refund for the tour for the following week. However, it was extremely disappointing because we live in the US and were leaving the next day. We didn’t want a last minute refund, we wanted the tour we had booked in advance. When I talked to him personally, he tried to say that I didn’t understand and this is the way things are because there are limited tickets right now. This is a load of bull. It seemed pretty obvious to us that the company had waited last minute to buy tickets (trying to save money $$$) and then as a result couldn’t get for the Colosseum. It was pretty obvious we were never really going there in the first place. I then received a call from Antonio later in the day asking if we wanted to go on a tour in an hour that would be going to the Colosseum… which was extremely confusing seeing as we were told they “haven’t” been able to get tickets for weeks. Overall such a frustrating experience and honestly felt like a scam. Save your money and peace of mind and book with a more reputable tour group or directly through the colosseum.
Written June 4, 2022
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Mark
4 contributions
Book the trip prior to leaving the UK. Attended the meeting point and was not on any of the three guides lists. A guide called his manager, Antonio who spoke with me and explained the tour was overbooked so we could reschedule our tour. I explained that we couldn’t fit it as we were off on a cruise, so asked for a refund. He told us to go along on the tour and see if we could get into the Coliseum, if not we would get a full refund. Needless to say , once at the Coliseum our guide informed us in front of our group that we couldn’t go in.
The Coliseum was the only place I wanted to visit on our short visit to Rome and we were let down. I have sent 2 msgs to Antonio requesting a refund and have had NO acknowledgment or apology. And we had to hand over €46 to our guide on top of the £66 for the entry fees - which he didn’t hand back when we didn’t get into the Coliseum.
Written June 2, 2022
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Lisa H
1 contribution
Disorganized and late start. Amateur guide. We booked this tour to visit the Palantine Hill and then the tour failed to go there. Really. Then we waited for over 30 minutes while they tried to get us into the Colosseum. Supposedly, the tickets three guides had for the entry of the whole group into the Colosseum had already "been scanned by another guide that morning." Really?! The whole thing was so poorly managed that we began to wonder if they were trying to pull off some sort of scam. From this point on, the energy of the tour turned sour as we were rushed along through the Colosseum. And at the end our tour guide bolted away as fast as her legs would carry her. Overall, a strange and rather unpleasant experience.
Written May 6, 2022
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ingramjane
Bridlington, UK4 contributions
Please read the small print when booking this trip about what is not included. We had to pay the guide another 45 euros at the start of the tour for the tickets to get into the Collesseum & Forum. Very misleading. It is not a small group tour, 23 people & you certainly do not skip the line with other tour guide groups pushing in queues. Tour guide was very informative.
Written June 2, 2022
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Dave M
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
TLDR: Disorganised, late start, rushed, no Palatine Hill, half hour delay into Colosseum due to tour company mess up.

The tour was late starting due to some mix up re staffing. From there, things went further downhill. The guide had to rush to make up time. We didn't get to go to Palatine Hill at all, which was disappointing as this was a feature advertised and our time in Rome was limited, so we didn't get time to go there.

Things turned farcical at the Colosseum, when the guide presented the tickets his company has purchased for us. They scanned "red", as in, already used. What ensued was a full half hour of standing around while the guide talked and gesticulated at the window. I had decided that it he didn't sort it by 30 minutes in, myself and my daughter would just abandon the tour and try to re-buy gate tickets ourselves. Like, why couldn't the company owner have whipped out the credit card and just re-bought tickets quickly to keep things moving? Anybody who has toured Rome, particularly the ancient city will know that you will be tired and aching after a while. To be left standing there for half an hour was a disgrace.

It was sold as "Skip the Line". Well we saw line after line skip us.
Written April 14, 2022
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NotEasilyImpressed
3 contributions
At £60 for 1 adult & 1 child, We expected this to include entry fees but had to pay an extra €28 on arrival. Checking the description afterwards this is iimplied but it is not clear. Organisation seemed very chaotic at the beginning- tour guide (3rd of 3 groups at the same time) turned up at the last minute & we were worried that we had been bounced & would miss out. The tour was also in reverse order to the one advertised.
On the plus side the tour guide was a knowledgeable archaeologist with several insights, even brought a roman-era aroma with him. And once we got started we didn't need to queue.
Written June 2, 2022
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