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

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

Overview

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

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

Similar Packages

Start your tour near Oppian Hill – one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome -- to enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum, and then stroll down to it with your guide. As Rome’s premier crowd-drawing site, the Colosseum regularly attracts long entrance lines. Skip them with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside for your small-group tour.

As you walk around the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions -- a fascinating insight into the amphitheater's gruesome past. Wander its circumference and learn what it must have been like when the crowds were roaring and the gladiator’s fate was decided by an emperor on a whim.

After exploring the Colosseum, head outside and walk the short distance to the Roman Forum for an up-close look at some of Ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins. See sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the intriguing House of the Vestal Virgins, before strolling up Palatine Hill to admire the views of the ruins below. Look down over Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held, and then finish your tour on the Palatine Hill – the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome.

Upgrade Options:
If you want to explore the Colosseum, and enjoy access to the arena floor, the underground chambers and the third tier, then upgrade! These areas are either newly opened or normally off limits, so by upgrading you’ll experience the Colosseum as few others do. The Upgrade option last 3.5hours.

Walk around the reconstructed arena floor, where the gladiators once fought, and peer down in to the underground chambers below. Then, head below ground to explore them yourself, seeing the pits where lions and tigers were once caged. Your Colosseum experience finishes with a stroll around the third tier where you can enjoy panoramic views into the Colosseum as well as out onto Palatine Hill. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Roman Forum as per the standard tour option.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Entrance fee to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
Departure Point

Central Rome, near Colosseo Metro stop


Departure Time

Depending of the option selected.


Return Details

Concludes at Palatine Hill

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Janet P

Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative, she was concerned with our well being and knowledge of the Colosseum and the Forum. Skip the line and having a tour guide was worth it!

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Kayleigh M

Our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable about the area. She was clearly passionate and we enjoyed the whole experience. A must do when visiting!

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Jade P

Our Guide Gio, was excellent! She made the whole experience very interesting and full of facts without making any of it boring. We were well looked after and she really gave us the full experience. I would fully recommend

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gerald.w.simmons

Saved incredible a amount of time and Nick was very knowledgeable with an in infectious personality.

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Daniel S

Really great tour. Highly recommend it! Guide was very friendly and knowledgable, open to all questions.

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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