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

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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... Read More
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. Read Less
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Important Details

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

Included

  • 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

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Central Rome, near Colosseo Metro stop
Depending of the option selected.

Return Details

Concludes at Palatine Hill

Additional Info

  • 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

Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable. If you cancel, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 12835 reviews

Reviewed: September 20, 2018

Ed B

First time in Rome and could not wait to see the Coliseum and be educated on its' past. The tour guide was not very educated nor professional. First we witnessed the tour guide and taxi cab driver have a full blown argument that lasted approximately 20 minutes. It became dangerous at one point when the taxi cab driver got back into his van - started it up and was racing the motor so no one could hear the guide. I was truly nervous that he would try to run someone over!!! The guide stood in sun going over information not was not essential to the tour. Once we finally got inside the guide would stop ever 20 minutes to take a bathroom break or to drink water. While breaks are important this was a bit much. The information that was provided to the tour was not at all informative nor interesting. I generally do not fill out these forms but I felt this tour was a true rip off and at approximately $75.00 a person $150.00 a couple this was a disgrace. More than half of the group left half was trough the tour - and I am not exaggerating. I do not recommend this tour --read up on the coliseum and its' history and do it on your own.


Reviewed: September 18, 2018

christina68

Fantastic and fascinating. Our guide Ursus (spelling?) was very knowlegeable and brought the history to life. He gave us plenty of time to take photos.One note is that there are 2-3 places in the Colosseum tour where the steps are very steep. If you have trouble with stairs, this tour is not for you.


Reviewed: September 17, 2018

Jennifer T

Our guide, Fabrizio, made this such a fun day! We would've been wandering around, having no idea what we were looking at especially in the Roman Forum, but he was so knowledgeable and could answer any questions we had! It was also a VERY hot day, and he made sure to find some shade, if possible, for us to stop in while he told us general history and some fun side notes as well! Not to mention, skipping the line was a huge bonus! We highly recommend this tour option!


Reviewed: September 17, 2018

dreamcatchermedia

Great value! Skip the line, small group and excellent history lessons as we proceeded. Learned a lot and dispelled some myths. Our guide Laura was excellent. Bring water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Lots of stairs and hills to climb but worth it all for what you will see and experience!


Reviewed: September 16, 2018

Donald G   |   USA

Great tour! Our tour guide PG?/PJ? was excellent. Be prepared, we toured in early September, it was warm, with lots of stairs and walking. You must get a skip the line, the crowds outside the Colosseum are large. Highly recommended.