Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
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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
- Professional guide
- Skip the Line Acess
- Headsets to hear your guide clearly
- Entry/Admission - Colosseum
- Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
- Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
Antonio was a great guide! We learned soooo much! I highly recommend this tour. June was super hot to go, but there wasn’t a large crowd, so that was nice. Thank you!!!
Mickey was an excellent guide! He was very patient, knowledgeable, passionate and flexible. During the entire 3 hour tour, he was speaking and sharing information constantly, even though it was a very hot morning. He entertained my kids and made sure that they stay interested in the tour by constantly providing interesting tit-bits to them. He stopped for a couple of water and bathroom breaks when people needed them. He helped take pictures of the participants at key panoramic points. In the end, he even treated us with some tuscan sweets. A great tour and guide!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Amil with her ready smile and laugh and engaging personality had us enthralled for almost four hours of looking and walking and experiencing the ancient world of the variety of people’s who walked the streets of Rome. She made sure everyone was happy, interested, and eager to learn all we could from her, and we left, knowing what an amazing experience she had gifted us with.
These attractions are a must see in Rome. Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. He provided anecdotes that helped bring the sites alive.
Doriana was our guide she is an archiologist and was very informative. It was nice to have the history of all the sites to really appreciate it. It is a tough walk so wear comfortable shoes.
It was so worth it to skip the line and be with a tour guide to walk around and learn the history of Rome.
Our guide was Fabrizio and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable, patient, and took care of his guests. Excellent English also. We would definitely recommend!
Elisabetta was a great guide. We learned so much during this tour! I Recommend everyone to book thru Citywonders... you won't be sorry! They are well organised and professionel. Loved every minute!
Jaber was a very knowledgeable and gracious guide. My only complaint was that the headset didn’t work. Jaber tried several times to fix his, even tried a new one, but nothing worked. Very well organized company
It was great to have the VIP access and avoid the long lines. The tour guide was great! She went into great detail and imagination to see what the colosseum was in the past, highly recommend!!! Do not cheap out and waste your time in long lines!!
Our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable about the area. She was clearly passionate and we enjoyed the whole experience. A must do when visiting!
Saved incredible a amount of time and Nick was very knowledgeable with an in infectious personality.
The tour guide Guiseppe was very informative, spoke great English and made it very enjoyable! Thank you!