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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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Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am
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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
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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 (12,239)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
The best way to experience the Colosseum

Wonderful tour, our guide was so knowledgeable, she made sure we saw all the highlights and we learned so much. Plenty of time for photos. Much more interesting then doing the headset tour. Loved the walk through the palatine so much to see. Wear comfortable...More

Thank 786sharono
Reviewed 5 days ago
Really confusing information about how to Skip the Line

My wife and I visited Rome this summer. We took a city bus tour and got off at the Colosseum. We got instructions from the bus driver on how to access the Skip the Line line (ironic) and never did find the place that he...More

1  Thank justthefriesplease
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

1  Thank cliff2smith
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank crash955
Reviewed 1 week 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

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Climber654360
November 5, 2018|
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Response from heatherpmk | Reviewed this property |
Our tour of the Vatican lasted about 3.5 hours, leaving us in St Peter's Basilica. Then we spent time walking around St Peter's Square, which I would say is not to be missed. It's a very full tour, and rather hurried through... More
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November 5, 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
October 19, 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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