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

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
From US$57.90
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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am
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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9.15am to start your tour at 9.30am
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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
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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 yesterday
Thank you Giulia

We had an excellent morning on this walking tour, and it was just long enough. Giulia was an engaging, humorous and entertaining host, who kept us entertained and informed throughout the tour and even in queues. The tour takes in a lot so be prepared!

Thank Chris S
Reviewed yesterday
Tour with a Heart

If you want a tour with a heart for the arts, this is the tour for you. The tour guide was very helpful, providing more info and does not rush the group. She goes by the rules and waits on people who are slow to...More

Thank Rhina R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Colosseum, Forum and Palatine tour with Fun tours

I had high expectations to this tour as it had been recommended by a couple we had meet the day before our own trip. These kind of tours really interests us so we were really looking forward to it. We had been advised that the...More

Thank Susanne C
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Susanne C, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are disappointed to hear that your tour did not meet your expectations. We take pride in the high standards of our guides, and they work hard to ensure the highest quality experiences...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Disappointing tour

The advantage of this tour was quick access into the Colloseum. However we found our tour guide lacklustre (although she was very nice!). The information shared was scattered, provided minimal context and was uninteresting. Reading the plaques around was more useful. I also found her...More

Thank Roseys1reviews
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Roseys1reviews, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are disappointed to hear that your tour did not meet your expectations. We take pride in the high standards of our guides, and they work hard to ensure the highest quality experiences are...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Best part of our trip!

I cannot speak highly enough of our Colosseum & Forum tour with City Wonders! Straight after booking, we received tickets by email which we could print out or show on our phones. Also provided were clear walking instructions to the meeting point. When we arrived,...More

Thank skyblueaaron
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Samantha R
18 June 2018|
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Response from genevieveconaway | Reviewed this property |
I would book them now because it’s summer break for everyone and they have different holiday celebrations you may be unaware of. Book now & early time of the day as possible.
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Arthur P
14 June 2018|
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Response from Md S | Reviewed this property |
Ours was 10am to 2pm. But u could leave in the middle if u feel like. I think u ll be able to make it to ur 3pm tour with ease.
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Sieglinde F
4 June 2018|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Our meeting point was directly above the entrance to the metro station. You can access this by going up the staircase on the left hand side (as you walk into the station).
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