We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Best Seller
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
More
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
From US$ 56.59
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
10am Tour in EnglishMost Popular
English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am
From US$ 58.90
9.30am Tour in English
English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9.15am to start your tour at 9.30am
From US$ 62.36
3pm Tour in English
English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
From US$ 62.36
Show 16 more
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.

Reviews (12,317)
1 - 5 of 368 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Well organized and Informative

We've visited Rome before, but without the tour of Colosseum. So glad we didn't skip the tour this time! We met our group across the street from the Colosseum and waited in line approximately 10 minutes to be divided into an English speaking group. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suebro2019
Reviewed yesterday
Great Tour

Can't imagine touring Ancient Rome without a tour. Alessio was an excellent guide with vast knowledge of the history of every feature of the Coliseum, the structures on the Palatine Hill, and the Forum. He even gave us a solid trip on where to go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bwalsh_phx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Colosseum , Forum & Palatine tour - brilliant!

Thank you Silvia Maria for a fantastic tour this morning- we really enjoyed all your myth busting facts! We would definitely recommend this tour, with the majority of the time spent in the colosseum. As advertised, you are able to stay in the Forum &...More

Thank lisadW4953UV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
You’ve got to do this tour!!!

My husband and I were searching for a tour of the Colosseum, it was so overwhelming with so many to choose from. We struck gold finding this one with City Wonders. With headphones to hear the guide you won’t miss a thing. Our guide Ema...More

3  Thank Aussie_A_Gordo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolutely Worth It

We were more than a little hesitant to join anything that had people recruiting customers as we approached, but in the end we were so very glad to have taken this tour. We started at the Colosseum, which included access to parts of the building...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ginjerome
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
bevvy58
28 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from erodrig26 | Reviewed this property |
OK a follow-up. This ad just popped up on my computer. This is a company that offers the tour you want. They are also rated by Tripadvisor. Through Eternity Tours
0
Votes
K701VCnicolad
27 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Yes; btw there is a self guide tour of St Peters that you can do on a Sunday.
1
Vote
carmencG9982QT
25 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Rebecca F | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October. Our group was about 10-15 people. Managable. Most tour companies provide earphones with receivers that hang around your neck so you can hear the guide no matter how noisy or far away you are... More
0
Votes
Travellers Also Viewed
Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican...
24,562 Reviews
from US$ 72.76*
Likely To Sell Out
Colosseum Underground with Arena...
3,106 Reviews
from US$ 102.09*
Colosseum and Ancient Rome...
121 Reviews
from US$ 56.59*
Likely To Sell Out
Colosseum Underground and Ancient...
721 Reviews
from US$ 114.34*
Frequently bought together
Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican...
24,562 Reviews
from US$ 72.76*
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,935 Reviews
from US$ 137.43*
Likely To Sell Out
Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman...
2,361 Reviews
from US$ 79.69*
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums...
6,222 Reviews
from US$ 45.04*
No-Wait Tickets: Explore the Vatican...
2,402 Reviews
from US$ 46.20*
Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican...
24,562 Reviews
from US$ 72.76*
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day...
3,935 Reviews
from US$ 137.43*
Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour...
524 Reviews
from US$ 118.49*
Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican...
24,562 Reviews
from US$ 72.76*
Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican...
141 Reviews
from US$ 64.67*
Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor...
145 Reviews
from US$ 65.83*
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient...
298 Reviews
from US$ 65.83*