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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 USD 58.04
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10:15am Tour in Italian
Standard tour (25 people) with an Italian-speaking guide. Arrive at 10am to start your tour at 10:15am
USD 58.04
2pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 1:45pm to start your tour at 2pm
USD 61.59
8.30am Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 8.15am to start your tour at 8.30am
USD 62.77
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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 today
Great walking tour

You might think 3 hours is long, but you don't notice it. We were there in May and the weather was great, sunny, but not hot. Do bring sunglasses and a hat. When booking the tour they do advice you to bring your own water...More

1  Thank Kay T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Don’t use City Wonders!!!

They advised me several times that I can upgrade to get into the lower chambers. Now I am here and they are saying they have no idea what an upgrade means and no one is allowed into the lower chambers!! This seems to be a...More

1  Thank Jasmin J
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jasmin J, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that our Colosseum tour did not meet your expectations. On the other hand, please note that the underground chambers can be visited on our tours, but you must...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great walking tour if you can last!

More than half of our group tapped out about half way, which turned the group into a private tour of about 7 people. Fabio was amazing and did an excellent job sharing so much history. Be prepared for some serious walking, but Fabio makes it...More

1  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 6 days ago
Good organization, great pacing and a charming guide!

We had a wonderful tour of the Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine Hill yesterday with the charming Alessandra. Despite large crowds, our. group was truly able to 'skip the line' and get right into the Colosseum with our City Wonders tour guide. Alessandra was...More

2  Thank Gewurztraweener
Reviewed 1 week ago
Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the history come alive

The Trip Advisor tours are very well organized and the communication before hand is excellent. Our guide stopped often to point out different features and tell stories about the ruins that helped to contextualize what we were seeing. It was a very hot day and...More

Thank Susan M
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Judith T
19 July 2018|
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Response from CheetoandBuddy | Reviewed this property |
Look at City Wonders tours of the Colosseum. It's the half day skip the line tour. If you scroll to the bottom of that page, you'll see an option for: Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, Upper Level, Roman Forum... More
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lovetravelling485
19 July 2018|
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Response from Gewurztraweener | Reviewed this property |
Hi! No, these tickets are for a specific tour. So, you cannot use them over two day period. Hope this helps.
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Erika B
17 July 2018|
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Response from Celticgirl112 | Reviewed this property |
There are several start times throughout the day and also lots of shade. The tour last approx 3-4 hrs
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