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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$61.05
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$61.05
3pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
US$62.25
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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 4 days ago via mobile
Brilliant

A fantastic tour, well organised meeting point clearly marked and a superb guide for a full on 3 hour tour covering the colosseum and roman gardens. Jumped the queue as stated and once through security took in the sites of a very impressive building. Well...More

Thank cosso5
Reviewed 5 days ago
Informative with a few lapses

Meeting point was not as advised .Also we were asked to wait at a certain spot and ,but then found that we were being pulled up for waiting there Guide was good and knowledgeable . Head sets were issued and were great .The tour itself...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 days ago
Colosseum and Roman Forum

We signed with a tour company The Roman Guy. Our guide was Lucina and she gave a wonderful tour. She is very knowledgeable and gave easy to understand explanations of the different historical events and places. We had a 3 hour tour and it was...More

Thank BJohnson22_10
Reviewed 6 days ago
A True Cultural and Historical Tour

Markedly excellent cultural and historical tour 0f ancient Rome. This is a highly recommended tour for those who love ancient and imperial Rome. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and communicates to us clearly and considers the pace for those who are slightly challenged with...More

1  Thank Cynthiamay2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Ancient Rome and Colosseum half day walking tour with Col

Amelia was incredible!! She even made the wait to enter the Colosseum informative. Once we entered the Colosseum, she kept us riveted to the history and legends of Ancient Rome.

1  Thank Juanita M
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Luis Angel R
19 September 2018|
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Response from BJohnson22_10 | Reviewed this property |
We had the tour above ground, 3 full hours. You will not have time for a 2 pm lunch reservation.
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Luis Angel R
19 September 2018|
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Response from Cynthiamay2 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend taking half day tours for the ancient/ imperial Rome and separately the underground chamber tours. You will be exhausted and tired although I am not athletic at all.
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No problem. There’s facilities 👍🏻
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