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

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Tour Code: 4xc

3 hrs

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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: October 9, 2018

brittani.bishop7

We had Rosaria as our guide and she was absolutely phenomenal! Had us engaged the whole way through. The tour in general was also very organized and easy to navigate through. Highly recommend!


Reviewed: October 9, 2018

Lew S

Our guide, Nicola, was definitely feeling the moment. He was deeply knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we never were aware of any lines, even when we had to queue up for the metal detector. Like many people, I'd been fascinated by the Colosseum and Ancient Rome since I was very young, and Nicola made it all come alive, especially Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. If you book only one tour on your trip to Italy which is what we did, it should be this one.


Reviewed: October 9, 2018

Dawn B

Love the ease of scheduling tours with Viator--all local agents were fantastic but due to no fault of anyone these attractions are tourist heavy so even though we 'skipped the line' we were still in mobs of people like cattle being herded. All in all we still enjoyed the experience.


Reviewed: October 9, 2018

sestradapax

Nickolai was a very informative tour guide! He was always one step ahead of us and and answered all of our questions! With so many tour going off at the same time at the same place, this becomes a very challenging job! Even though the place was PACKED Nickolai was very cordial. Great Job Nick!!


Reviewed: October 9, 2018

hileiner

We got to see everything we wanted to see but it was a bit difficult to understand our guide as her english was not very clear.