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

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

Location:
RM, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Varies
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
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio

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, Rome, Lazio

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, Rome, Lazio

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

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi

Returns To

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

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide was Maria Rosario. She was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. She was able to answer all of our questions and kept a good pace. At the meeting point there are many people (some pushy) trying to get you to buy things or give “gifts” that they then want money for and she even threw in some pointers on who to watch out for for those less knowledgeable on the subject. The colloseum was stunning as imagined as well as the other ruins on the tour. Highly recommend the tour and our guide!
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Renata gave a very informative and pleasant guiding. Highly recommended due to her deep knowledge, brilliant English and charm.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
We really enjoyed our tour and learnt a lot in the history of the colosseum. I would definitely recommend this tour company
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Excellent tour with Alessandra. Everything was well organized and efficient. Would definitely book another tour with them.
• Submitted 08 May 2019
Fantastic tour which contained so much more than I expected. We had an amazing guide (Lorana I think) She was great fun and so enthusiastic and passionate about the history of Rome, she really brought it to life. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 May 2019
Sorry..I forgot the name of our guide but she was awesome. My son says her name was Rosie but he is 7 so I don't know. Still thank you! Colosseum was extremely crowded but totally worth it. Its a long walk but the highlight of Rome.
• Submitted 03 May 2019
Meeting point arrangements well organized, skipping line wonderful. Guide Loraina was excellent especially when she insisted our group be let in to forum even though it was unexpectedly closing on Good Friday due to Pope visit.
• Submitted 02 May 2019
This was my first guided tour. I always went on my own. Since this was my wife's first time in Rome I decided to go. We were more than happy. Very informative and Laurel was a great guide. Would definitely do this again somewhere else.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
My husband and I were part of a 24-person small group tour of the Colosseum and Palentine Hill. Laura was extremely knowledgeable and personable, but more important wanted to make sure we were comfortable and all had an enjoyable time. Laura’s depth of knowledge and ability to put each complex, historical occurrence into relatable terms continually hit the mark during the tour. Laura is a talented tour guide who makes history come alive
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
The tour was enjoyable and informative. It was great to not have to stand in line to buy tickets. Our guide was knowledgeable, and Viator booking was well organized.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Super well organised and very fast entry. Well worth the price to skip the line alone. Guide was Tyziana and had excellent English Full of information and quirky little details. Great fun and great rapport with the group. Group size around 20 which was ideal as it is so very busy.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
This was an extensive tour with a really knowledgeable guide, Gigi. Sometimes he was hard to understand with his Italian accent, but he repeated info without any qualms. He had a great attitude and willingly answered my myriad of questions with a depth of knowledge most typical tour don’t have. Well done!
• Submitted 26 Apr 2019
catherine, ou french speaking guide, is fantastic, she mixes deep historical and art knowledge, with a lovely common sense and the capacity to read her group and give the feeling to any member of being taken care of! my grand daughter and i enjoyed her tand the visit she led, remendously, dominique stoops
• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
Stefanie and Manuela made this a day to remember, the prosecco flowed 10 strangers became friends and we laughed cooked and sat in the Italian sunshine to eat our meal, thank you for showing us all the real Roma x
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Knowledgeable guide made this tour really interesting. The walk was very well paced and we never felt rushed. Worth every penny!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
My wife and I took the 3 hour tour with Giuseppe to the Colosseum and Palatino. Giuseppe made the stones come alive and made this tour a truly beautiful experience. He is so full of knowledge and tells the history and stories in a light and enjoyable manner. We highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
My wife and I were overwhelmed with how incredible the tour was overall. Seeing the Colosseum has always been a dream, and being there in-person to see such an iconic and incredible landmark gave us such a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment. Then of course there was the the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for the other half of the tour, and both were amazing as well. Lastly, our guide was very knowledgeable and did such a great job of pacing the entire group. Highly recommend this Skip the Line tour!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
It was a great tour, and we skipped the huge lines they had outside! Only line we had to wait in was the one for security, but that went fast. Our guide Giuseppe was great, he was funny, incredibly knowledgeable and he made it fun for us all.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
The guide brought the Colosseum alive for me. I felt like a gladiator by the end of the tour! The history was fascinating. I’ll definitely book again with Viator.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
Our guide Paula kept our attention for what turned out to be quite a long tour, not for the faint-hearted. There's a lot of steps and walking involved.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2019
This tour was very impressive. Our tour guide Emanueli (definitely not sure I spelled her name correctly) was charming and well-spoken. You could tell she was trying to enunciate every word so that we could understand her. Her enthusiasm and pride in the subject was evident. I loved seeing these archaeological sites and hearing the fact and folklore about them. Highly recommend this wonderful tour!
• Submitted 17 Apr 2019
Our your guide Emil was excellent! Very knowledgeable and provided great information! Very friendly with amusing stories too.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2019
Awesome place, awesome guide (Eddy) and well worth the money. Would do it again and would recommend eddy due to his obvious knowledge and passion for history!
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Jaber was an amazing tour guide! Very apparent he knows his stuff and truly loves the city of Rome. We had such a wonderful time on this tour! Fascinating, beautiful and no hassle!
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019

In Brief

Location:
RM, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Varies
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