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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum in Rome
  • Upgrade to gain access to areas usually restricted to the public
  • Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Roman history
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
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10am Tour in EnglishMost Popular
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am
US$59.57
9.30am Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9.15am to start your tour at 9.30am
US$63.08
3pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
US$60.74
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Overview
Nobody wants to waste hard-earned vacation time waiting in Rome’s scorching daytime heat. Save up to three hours by prebooking skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum. Inside the 2,000-year-old monument, your guide provides guided commentary, making your experience more enriching than if you were to visit independently. This tour also includes a walking tour that covers Via Sacra and the sprawling Roman Forum. Upgrade to include the Colosseum's arena floor and underground chambers, places many visitors don't see.
What to Expect

Your tour begins near Oppian Hill, from which you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. On arrival at the world wonder, you’ll avoid long lines with your fast-track pass and head straight inside the Colosseum.

Travel back 2,000 years as your guide tells stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights, and executions in front of 50,000-strong crowds of spectators.

If you’ve opted to upgrade your experience, you’ll then visit the arena floor and subterranean chambers, which are usually closed to the general public. Visit cells in which criminals and wild animals were kept, and follow in the footsteps of Roman gladiators in the arena.  

After ample time at the ancient landmark, you’ll continue to the Roman Forum via Via Sacra. The sprawling site has minimal signage, but your guide takes you to the highlights and gives you the inside scoop.

Learn about the historical significance of the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar before concluding your tour with sweeping city views atop Palatine Hill.

Reviews (12,196)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great introduction

Having never been to Rome I desperately wanted to see to see the classic sites. This was the ideal tour for that. Touring the Colosseum alone made it worth it. The guide was great. He kept to the facts and provided the right amount of...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Walking tour of coliseum and roman forum

Wow. The guide was excellent. Knew her history, linking the sights with events. It is breathtaking to see. It is a walking tour of 3 hrs with steps. So you need to have some fitness. Some older people struggled. Excellent value

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Nice Time

We saw it all. Tour guide was good, thorough, and organized. They've added to the underground section since I last saw it. They now have some representation of the pully systems used to raise and lower animals into the arena.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Gigi was amazing

Gigi was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Please get the skip the line ticket. The lines are crazy!

Thank Kourtney W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Skip the line tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum

Outstanding tour. Well worth a few extra bucks to skip the huge line. Our guide Fabrizio was amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable of Roman history and archeology. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Cruiser821115
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Response from Kourtney W | Reviewed this property |
Go into the metro station. Take a left and the stairs to the Second floor of the metro station. Once you get to the second floor take a right and go outside and the company will be there with a blue T-shirt or polo. They... More
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mehreenizaz
12 October 2018|
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Response from Terri L | Reviewed this property |
We did Coloseum, Palantine, aroundthe Vestial Virgins too, all in all a 3 hour tour. I would highly recommend.
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Response from robinsoncajamarca | Reviewed this property |
Yup! They are right next to each other. Both the colosseum and the Roman Forum are within walking distance. There is a lot of ground to cover, so comfortable shoes I would recommend. You'll be able to do both. The tour... More
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