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

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will share anecdotes and history throughout the tour, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.
Optional upgrade to the Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier (3.5 hours) For a more thorough exploration of the Colosseum, select the upgrade option when booking for a tour that includes access to the third tier, arena floor and underground chambers—sections of the Colosseum that are either newly opened or typically closed to the general public.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Your journey into antiquity begins with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Your guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to tell you all about the battles, both physical and political, that played out in this incredible amphitheater. You might be surprised to learn that ‘Gladiator’ didn’t get everything right and that feats of ancient engineering even allowed the Romans to re-enact naval battles here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The next stop takes you back to the very beginning. The Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. Here, steeped in history, you’ll enjoy spectacular views overlooking your next destination: the Roman Forum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, were the heart of Ancient Rome. All of Roman life could be found in this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins.
In just three hours, you’ll experience all that allowed Rome to endure so long – staying immersed in history the entire time, without wasting a moment waiting in line.


Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line Acess
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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RICHA D

One of the best tour we had in Italy. Our guide Joseph had good knowledge and helped transport everyone back in history with his imaginative story telling.

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Rod M

Despite very hot weather in Rome at the time this tour was well worth our time. The tour guides were very gracious to us as we got a little confused about how to get there (first time in Rome) and arrived 45 minutes late. This was not a problem as they were able to add us to a later tour very easily.
The tour really was a "skip the line" because we got right into the Colosseum and the Forum along with the whole Palatine area The guide was very knowledgeable and electronic assist worked very well. It didn't seem to matter how far away the guide was, as long as there was line of sight we could hear her.
The wonderful thing about Rome is all the free water available in the fountains, so even with the hot weather we were able to stay hydrated and zero cost. Bonus.

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Lorin C

Our guide, Valerio, was enjoyable and extremely informative. He brought the Roman Empire, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum to life. Highly recommended!

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Terri D

It was 110 degrees Fahrenheit the day we went. Josie our guide was fantastic. She loves Rome and history! She continued to find shadows (shade) for us to stand in. She kept you focused on the history we were seeing and her excitement helped distract from the intense heat. No matter which place we were at she had some fantastic story or photo of what it looked like before it was unburied or when it was first built. Out of all the tours we went on in Rome, Florence and Venice she was the best guide by far. Thanks for the history lesson and a fantastic first day in Rome.

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Our guide was so informative, sweet, and patient. It was so hot out yet she remained steady and continued to guide us with every detail. It is a lot of walking in the heat, so elderly may not do well. We had one couple bail after 2 hours.

User's Picture Gallery

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Colosseum Tour

beautiful view of the Colosseum

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At the Colosseum in Rome

Our family standing on the original cobblestone road just outside the Colosseum.

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Our guide Emanuella (in yellow) and Trish my beautiful wife! Colosseum in the background.

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On top of Capitoline Hill

The Forum and Capitoline Hill were much, much more extensive than I had imagined.

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View of Forum and Palantine Hill from Colosseum.

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Ancient Rome: the Colosseum.

Ancient Rome: the Colosseum. Kids loved this tour!

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Gladiator Head Gear

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Ancient Rome

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walking fro forum to coliseo

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Alex

Colosseum at night, just amazing!

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Arena

Arena

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Colosseum

Lindsay by the Metro

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Small Temple

This temple was in an area just before reaching the forum. The bronze door is the original, which makes it at least 1700 years old.

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The Forum

This guide went through the various buildings and their function meticulously, such things as the Roman treasury, the place where Julius Caesar's body had been cremated. (Romans still bring flowers to this day)

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The Colosseum

Inside the Colosseum.

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Our Colosseum experience!

My daughter and I have our picture taken by my wife inside the Colosseum as our tour guide tells us what we are seeing over the audio phones. Amazing!

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First floor of the Colosseum

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Second floor of the Colosseum

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