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

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Highlights
  • 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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8.30am Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 8.15am to start your tour at 8.30am
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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
From US$60.77
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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 1:45pm to start your tour at 2pm
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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.

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Reviewed today
Must see but not with this tour company

Do not book with City Wonders. The tour of the Colosseum was fascinating but when we left to see the other ruins, we spent almost an hour waiting for people to use the restrooms. Then the guide took us to the Palantine Hill and basically...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed today
Interesting

If you go on this tour, I highly recommend upgrading to see underneath the Colosseum and the third ring. We were unable to because it was sold out, I found myself eager to see more once the tour was complete. Sara was a great guide...More

Thank Annabella D
Reviewed yesterday
Don't Use City Wonder, It's NOT Wonderful!

We signed up for the "Skip the Line" Half-day Walking Tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum with the upgrade to the extra behind the scenes to the underground and upper terrace. My documents included directions to find the start of the tour which were...More

2  Thank sacfly1
Reviewed yesterday
Fun and interesting walking tour

Our tour guide was really knowledgable, friendly and easy to listen to. We enjoyed the tour a great deal, learned so much, and were given opportunities to rest in the shade and refill water, which was thoughtful on what was a very hot day. The...More

Thank 950katie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great Tour

We met just outside of the Colosseo metro station, the process of signing in was easy and we all received a radio and headphones to hear the guide more clearly. Our guide Katia was brilliant and answered all of our questions however the radios were...More

2  Thank Bethany C
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Lauren M
23 April 2018|
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Response from sacfly1 | Reviewed this property |
I just took this tour April 14th. It started at 9 am and ended at 12:30 pm. Our tour spent almost 2.5 hours in the Colosseum and only one hour in the Forum and Palatine Hill. I'd skip the tour, buy a personal skip the... More
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Louisa B
17 April 2018|
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Response from Bethany C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift to reach different floors in the colosseum however all the floors are cobble stones. The Roman forum and palatine hill would be almost impossible with a wheelchair unfortunately, the path is very uneven.
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