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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$59.18
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$62.66
3pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
US$60.34
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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
Entry was efficient

Never saw how big the lines were for the others. We met our guide, small group of 12 and we waited for around five minutes to enter the Colosseum. The delay was due to one of the X-ray machines breaking down. The entry into the...More

Thank TigerCatFan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Day Out

Ok first of all, wow is it hot (in august) bring water with you or at least a bottle as there are places to fill up along the route! We were greeted by a lovely old Italian gent who took the tour, his grasp on...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A must

I forgot the name of the tour company but they were British guys offering the tour and the tourist guide was Italian in the colosseum however in the palatine hills the guy who toured us was not a local and it was a bit disappointing...More

Thank DrHenreich
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Skip the line, underground and arena tour & forums

Don’t miss a tour of the colosseum!!! I have been to Rome a few times and have visited the colosseum every time. This time My fiancé and I did the €60 each guided tour of the Colosseum, arena, underground and forums. This was a brilliant...More

1  Thank Tommy1427
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic tour

We really enjoyed this tour, city wonders were well organised and our guide Christina was both very knowledgeable and understanding of the needs of the group. She explained the many interesting aspects making sure everyone understood. She made an outstanding visit extra special

2  Thank EddWales
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John D
5 August 2018|
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Response from rchkdh06 | Reviewed this property |
2different tours. I paid for the tour at gate Many people in line but they took people according to language in groups. English was biggest but all went fast. This was the tour of the tunnels not the tour of the skulls... More
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Response from deberail | Reviewed this property |
When you book the tour online they will give you the meetup point. It should be Colosseum metro station.
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