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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
From US$58.49
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$61.93
3pm Tour in English
Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm
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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.

Reviews (12,237)
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Reviewed yesterday
As always, the guide makes or breaks the tour. Paulo made ours.

Paulo's English was excellent, he was clearly knowledgeable, and he was very considerate of two guests with mobility issues. Note that this tour is fairly strenuous. If stairs, hills, and rough surfaces are a significant issue for you, you should probably pass this one up....More

Thank cliff2smith
Reviewed 4 days ago
Bravo Massimo

Informative, fluent , fabulous. Massimo managed to convey a great deal of information in an entertaining way. The 3 hours passed very quickly

Thank crash955
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing attraction but disappointed with tour company

Although 'skip the line', we went through a considerable line to reach security checkpoint at the entrance of the Colosseum, at which point I was refused entry as I was carrying a "trolley" type backpack ( a backpack with wheels to carry as hand luggage...More

2  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Skip the line Colleseum tour

Our guide, Carlotta was excellent. Perfect pace with lots of information brought us back 2000 years to the times of the gladiators and what it must have been like to be a Roman spectator at the very state of the art ( for its time,...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredible!! Best part of our honeymoon!

First the actual sites are amazing - seeing the Colosseum and Roman Forum in person, just incredible. Our tour guide Ursa (i remember it translated to bear in latin), was so personable and so informative. We had several tour guides throughout our entire honeymoon for...More

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Climber654360
6 November 2018|
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Response from BJohnson22_10 | Reviewed this property |
You would have enough time to see the Vatican and the 3pm tour if you are planning a spring trip. I would suggest getting an Uber from the Vatican to the Coliseum it's a long walk. We had trouble with taxi drivers just... More
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Tony T
6 November 2018|
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Response from paulp062018 | Reviewed this property |
It was definitely cheaper pre-booking and to miss the queues.
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Anna M
20 October 2018|
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Response from maiseynaz | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip through Trip advisor. Its pretty close to the Colosseum you will get directions when you book, as there are lots of other people selling tickets.
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