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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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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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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
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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$ 60.87
2pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 1:45pm to start your tour at 2pm
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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
Great Tour

We met just outside of the Colosseo metro station, the process of signing in was easy and we all received a radio and headphones to hear the guide more clearly. Our guide Katia was brilliant and answered all of our questions however the radios were...More

1  Thank Bethany C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Learned so much

We had a wonderful tour and learned so much from Donata our charming and incredibly knowledgeable guide. The Romans had such a love of beauty and thank goodness there is so much left for us to see of their art, architecture and engineering. This tour...More

Thank Celticgirl112
Reviewed 5 days ago
Guided walking tour of the Colosseum and Forum

(This is a bit late: the tour was 25 March). My wife and I had just a few days in Rome and we wanted to cover a lot of sights so we booked 'Skip the line' walking tours wherever we could. This was the first...More

1  Thank 255100Michael
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent

City Wonders was wonderful to deal with booking our Colosseum and Forum tour. It was a lot of walking but our guide was very knowledgable. With purchase of the tour you basically skip the line at the Colosseum. You also get to walk on the...More

1  Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent guide

The tour is worthed due to the knowledge of our guide Cristina, who holds a PhD in archeology, and provided the most fascinating tour

Thank Ricardo S
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Louisa B
17 April 2018|
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Response from Bethany C | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift to reach different floors in the colosseum however all the floors are cobble stones. The Roman forum and palatine hill would be almost impossible with a wheelchair unfortunately, the path is very uneven.
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Eliza L
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Response from Finer411 | Reviewed this property |
I would book online prior to your departure. The is no nearby office to my knowledge. You do get a good view of the lower chambers from ground level. you just don't get the information as to which chambers were used for... More
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