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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
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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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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 via mobile
A perfect half day tour

We had a wonderful half day tour today of the Colosseum, Forum & Pantheon. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared interesting facts about each site. I’m glad we only did the half day tour because it was hot and nice to end at lunch...More

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 2 days ago
This was the worst group tour I have ever taken. Save your money and buy the self guided audio tour.

This was possibly the worst group tour I have ever taken. The tour guide spoke with a very thick accent and was extremely difficult to understand. She did not organize the group well and did not keep track of everyone in the group. She often...More

1  Thank laralu2018
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear laralu2018, First of all, allow me to thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your thoughts with us. At City Wonders, we aim to deliver top quality services in all of our tours, and we are disappointed to hear...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great knowledgeable guide

We did this tour today with Cecilia and she was brilliant. She had so much knowledge to share and was open to questions from our group of 17 tourists. During the tour she made sure we could stand in the shade if we wanted, allowed...More

1  Thank dizzystar1
Reviewed 3 days ago
Prepare to listen and walk!

With this tour, you might be overwhelmed by the ancient ruins you see and historical info you hear. With all the tour companies operating there and the large group of people under one guide, situation could be improved by better organization and smaller number in...More

Thank gegewu8
Reviewed 4 days ago
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
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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 Steven B | Reviewed this property |
We covered everything within 3 hours. This included a few short rest breaks.
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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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