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

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731COLOSSEUM
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
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Near the Colosseum in Rome
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the Roman Forum

Pricing information

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10am Tour
Code: EN1000

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am

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3pm Tour
Code: EN1500

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm

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8:30am Upgrade Tour
Code: 0830UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:15am and departs at 8:30am

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9:30am Upgrade Tour
Code: 0930UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 9:15am and departs at 9:30am

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12:45pm Upgrade Tour
Code: EN1245

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 12:30pm and departs at 12:45pm

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1:45pm Upgrade Tour
Code: EN1345

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 13:30pm and departs at 13:45pm

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2:45pm Upgrade Tour
Code: 1445UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 2:30pm and departs at 2:45pm

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

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

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
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Jodi C, April 2015

    Wonderful. Marco was a passionate narrator, brought history and archeology to life with his knowledge. Helps if you're a native of Rome with a degree in archeology I suppose, but we were in good hands, teen daughter and I loved the tour.

    Reviewed by: Bob R, April 2015

    This tour was a great! It really helped us to make sense of all the rich history of ancient Rome in a short period of time. Our tour guide, Sara, was incredibly knowledgable and was great at relating the important information along with some fun facts. The illustrations that she used to show the ruins today and how they looked in Roman times were awesome. They really gave you a picture of life back then while standing among the ruins today. I would highly recommend this tour and Sara our guide.

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