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:
Roma, 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, 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

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

Plenty of walking but with our competent guide we learned so much about the history of the Colosseum, the Forum and Palatine Park with added interesting asides thrown in. The headsets supplied whilst not top quality, they did the job well enough. A word of warning, make sure you have something to drink during the walking the autumn heat
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Tour was super informative , pleasant walking experience , and amazing tour guide Fabrizio Danieli !!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
My Guide was espectacular she was so knowledgeable and her English was great very patient with us waiting for the people being stops to use restrooms She was great Thx guys
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Very happy with are tour guide, she was very helpful and a really nice person. This is an experience I would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Anna our guide was superb. Totally informative and interesting tour. Learned a lot about the history of Rome in a easy,funny and relaxed way. 👍👍👍
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
Simona was great tour guide and person We have enjoyed the tour and all the experience Thanks, Simona
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. We were given access to special Underground areas of the Colosseum that weren't as crowded as the rest and were out of the hot sun. I initially commented to my friend that I was surprised by how few people were in the Colosseum, until we passed by the main entrance and saw the enormous mob of people we would normally have been with if not for the tour. The tour guide, David, was awesome, friendly, and constantly attentive of the group, always counting to make sure no one was lost or left behind. He even let my friend have a brief amount of time to dip into the gift shop so she could buy a book before we continued to other sites outside of the Colosseum.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
My husband and I loved our tour. We were lucky to have an archeologist tour guide! Elizabeta is so knowledgeable and she went above and beyond for our group.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
Elizabeth was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable, time taken to answer all questions and passionate host/guide.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
The tour run by Citywonders was well organised, on time and our Guide was great , very knowledgeable and entertaining. We were blown away by all of the ancient ruins and how well preserved many of them were . It truly is fascinating to know you were walking where many had thousands of years ago. This is a must do when in Rome and skip the line is the only way to go as the crowds are heavy. Some steep stairs in the Colosseum but otherwise not too hard in regards to activity , just alot of walking and standing about so wear good footwear.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
This is the only way to see the sites. Our guide was amazing and very detailed. Lovely day we had with our group.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
great experience, it was very hot but the guide tried to keep us in the shade. very educational and interesting.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
We really enjoyed this tour! Very informative and fun! It's a great way to see Colosseum. Thank you, Gio!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2019
Nicola (if I spelled his name correctly) was absolutely the best tour guide we had in Rome. His presentation literally brought history alive for us.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Our Aussie tour guide made our the tour of the Colosseum fantastic he was very up to date with the information and made it a very relax and enjoyable tour👍
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
Guide, Ana was awesome.... easy to understand and keep up with. Be prepared to be very hot if you go in August
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
This was a great tour, and it was worth going at 8:30am as it wasn’t as busy as it normally is throughout the day. Our tour guide Rosalba was incredibly knowledgeable in the Colosseum and ancient Roman ruins nearby. It is obviously she enjoys what she does as she was enthusiastic throughout the entire tour despite the heat and humidity! She is also very personable and friendly. My mother and I enjoyed the tour thanks to her.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
The location and the tour were great. But our guide upgraded our experience in a 100% he is a Historian and made an excellent job.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Our guide Nadia was informative, kind and professional. Impressive story telling and knowledge skills! Please extend our appreciation and thanks to her.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
This was a last minute scheduling of this tour. City Wide Tours and the guides were very helpful as English is our native language. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and took her time with showing the Colosseum and providing information to the group. When you schedule, just take or bring plenty of water, an umbrella or sun hat.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Really informative, tour guide was fantastic and was very helpful in the Italian heat. Very easy to find city wonders at the meeting point....highly recommend but do it as early as possible to avoid the crowds.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
Great tour, tour guide was great and very knowledgeable and a scholar in the field of Roman history. If it’s gonna be hot be sure to bring an umbrella.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
My tour guide was Maria Luisa and she was awesome. Passionate and knowledgeable, she guided us through 2000 years of history with many stories that made the excursion come to life. Also very caring, ensuring we were in the shade as much as possible. Absolutely magnificent. This tour operator is very well organised, from check in till the end. Only point: actual location of tour start is not easy to get to, due to a million other people and current metro works, but once you find the steps to the meeting point square, all is brilliant. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
our tour guide, Massimo, was great. Knowledgeable and funny. Was a great tour and you REALLY want to be able to skip the line. Only way to do it.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019

In Brief

Location:
Roma, 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