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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
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
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10am Tour in English
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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am
From US$49.97
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$62.46
3pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
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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 (12,281)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Marco was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate. The headsets to hear the guide had good range and could hear him very clear. I would definitely highly recommend this company. Great job Marco!

Thank RickySelinaVasquez
Reviewed 5 days ago
very knowledgeable tour

Great information on the tour, very busy. Go first thing in the morning and you wont be disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Birthday treat

Awful weather when we visited,but still massive queue for tickets,suggest book them in advance with private guide,amazing site stll!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adamski7
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour

I booked a walking tour from tripadvisor. I got wonderful tour in Rome. The tour lady explained the history and architecture very detailed. I would highly recommend to go with this tour

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jacky_Hung_2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Skip the line yes...after a 40 min briefing

The skip the line tours are great if you have all the time in the world to enjoy a 30-40 minute briefing before heading off the the line... tours include an overview and history before you even make a move toward the colosseum. That after...More

Thank London_Stu_B
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear London_Stu_B, Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. While we are happy to hear that you found our guide interesting, we are sorry if you did not enter the venue as quickly as possible. Usually delays are caused by security issues and unfortunately...More

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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
The whole tour is at least 4 hours, give or take. If you are taking the tour in Summer then it is quite a hard slog. If you are taking the tour in the cooler months it is much more bearable. Please keep in mind this tour is... More
23 December 2018|
Response from JamesW209 | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the tour operator as soon as possible, as some tours get booked up early. Good luck, enjoy!
17 December 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
About four hours.
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