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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 (12,255)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Perfect Outing for the Colosseum

The Skip the Line tours are the best way to go. Our family took these tours to visit the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Accademy Galleria in Florence that houses the famous statue of David. You get in right away and spend the time enjoying...More

Thank Steven R L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great!

professional, informative, engaging No Regrets! Good pace, on time, polite, kind, a must do when in Rome! Thanks!

Thank Devorie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Skip the line and extremely knowledgable guide

this tour gave us skip-the-line entry which is really worth it, even in this low session the line was really long for the normal entry. What is more impressive is our guide, Damiano, who is an archaeologist and really really kownlegable, this tour is definitely...More

Thank 685jied
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing structure and thorough tour

This is a must-see when visiting Rome and this tour gave us skip-the-line privileges which saved a lot of time. The guides were very knowledgeable and engaging and we learned so much about the history and the incredible engineering. After the Colosseum, we toured the...More

1  Thank Brooks G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun and Educational!

We had no trouble finding City Wonders to check in for our tour....the meeting spot was right next to the Colosseum. Our tour guide was named Francessa. She was fun, extremely smart, and made a 3.5 hour tour fly by in no time with all...More

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Climber654360
6 November 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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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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