Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona

Roma, Italy
Skip the Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


See the best parts of Rome without waiting on a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome. Walk through the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, once the center of the Roman Empire; visit the oblong Piazza Navona, once a massive Roman circus; and tour the iconic Colosseum without wasting time in a queue. With a group size of 18 people at most, you get just the right amount of attention from your guide.
  • Skip-the-line tour of Colosseum and ancient Rome
  • Tour two levels of the Colosseum, one of Italy's most recognized monuments, with skip-the-line access
  • Imagine the Roman circus that once stood in what is now Piazza Navona
  • Enjoy seeing all the highlights of ancient Rome on a tour ideal for new visitors to the city

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See the Pantheon and Piazza Navona after the Colosseum—a rare combo.

What's Included

  • Professional and informative guide
  • Skip the line entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Entrance fees for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Head sets when needed
  • Instant confirmation
  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via del Colosseo, 31
    Via del Colosseo, 31, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point is outside Colosseo metro station on the upper level in front of Caffè Roma (Via del Colosseo 31). Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts. At the meeting point please look for a tour leader with "Rome Your Way" sign.

End point

  • Piazza Navona
    Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    The tour will conclude at Piazza Navona.

What To Expect


50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Piazza del Campidoglio

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Navona

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Operated by Your Way Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Where is the meeting point?

A:The meeting point for this tour is outside Colosseo metro station, Line B, behind the newsstand.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking and steps to climb!
It was a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.
Buy or take a water bottle and there are places along the way to refill for free.


910 reviews
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Best your yet
Randy_C, Sept 2023
The best of all my tours! Our guide was the best and very informative! Have a mini history lesson as we started, made all the difference in viewing the sights!
Informative, well paced and enjoyable tour.
Fergal_M, Sept 2023
Our guide was friendly, welcoming, funny and full of detail. A very well paced tour considering the amount of ground covered and our guide was able to answer every question asked. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and considered it worth every penny.
Ancient Rome Coliseum tour
Virginia_G, Sept 2023
Gill did a fabulous job of leading us around the Ancient Rome areas. The education of the history of Ancient Rome, Coliseum and the Pantheon is amazing. Gill made the day very interesting.
Fun and informative!
Jackie_A, Aug 2023
Gil did a phenomenal job of giving us a tour and sharing great info! He made it educational and so much fun! The young lady who organized everyone before the tour was great too! It seemed a little confusing though as they were splitting up our group according to the preprinted tickets to get in, and then keeping our group separated for 10 minutes before going in… must be a better way to not split up the groups within the same tour time!!
Walking tour of Roman History.
Nancy_S, Aug 2023
Awesome tour guide. Very interesting history. I got lost but they found me. No one's fault but mine. I would say that a family of eight needs to take a private tour. My getting lost was easy compared to them.
The Tour that Didn't Happen
Patricia_H, Aug 2023
We rushed through the rain to get to this tour only to be told that it was cancelled. I'll give the tour one star since they did at least send a polite young man to tell us there would be no tour, he did give us the entry tickets and they did refund half of the money we had paid. Since I'm not sure how much those tickets actually cost, I'm not sure if this was an adequate refund or not. The excuse given was that because of health concerns, our tour guide didn't want to be in the rain. I don't want to challenge someone's health concerns, but if she is this frail, it seems inexcusable not to have a substitute guide that can step in. As a result we did see the sites, however had no idea what we were looking at and this was supposed to be a "guided tour". And of course, we had to provide our own transportation to the other sites, since the young man left immediately after giving us the bad news. So my warning to anyone considering this tour is "Don't"--not unless you can be sure it won't rain. And as it turned out, it quit raining soon after we entered the Colosseum.
Avoid “Rome Your Way” tour service.
David_P, Aug 2023
I’d avoid “Rome Your Way” service. They changed our time from morning to afternoon and then was late and told us there would not be a guide. “Offered” a 50% refund, but I texted/requested 75% for the entire group and received no reply. Only saw the colosseum as they didn’t even walk us to either of the other venues. I’m currently working with my credit card company disputing their charge.
Informative tour of Ancient Rome with lots of sights included
Rose_D, Jul 2023
Great tour and we saw so much. Finding our tour guide was easy with specific instructions. We walked right in with our included tickets into the Colosseum. We were able to see the top floors of the Colosseum but not the lower levels (that’s another tour). We walked through the Roman Forum and walked to the Pantheon but did not go inside since there is now a fee. :( We then ended at Piazza Novana, a great stopping place. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable. Only problem, were the crowds and the unbearable heat - beyond anyone’s control. I would still highly recommend this tour since you get to see so much!
ADVANTAGE Tour company buys ticket and escorts you through security
Karen_O, Jul 2023
Not impressed with the tour operating company. I have booked with Viator on many occasions and this company lacked promptness and signs. We arrived at the meeting point where at least 40 other tour groups where meeting at the same time. We arrived 15 minutes earlier than asked to be there and still our operator was not there until after start time. When they arrived (3 people) they had no sign and there were members of our group looking everywhere for them. Another tour operator even commented that "Rome Your Way" operators only arrive at the last minute and they tried to guide us to where the operators should be. Once we where divided into 2 separate groups with different guides, we proceeded. THE ONLY ADVANTAGE to this tour is to get the tour company to purchase your entrance ticket and to escort you through the security area. Once inside the guide is slow in explaining or showing you artifacts and the actual Colosseum. We lasted for about 45 mintunes with the guide and left the group to proceed on our own. To be fair the guide was trying to make sure we took enough water breaks and stayed in the shade when possible. Record high temps of 105 that day.
Terrible Experience
Sybil_M, Jul 2023
Absolutely terrible experience. Our tour guide did not show up. We did not get the opportunity to cancel and just rebook. A rep said sorry for the inconvenience and said after you enter the colosseum you will be on your own and I can’t get you headsets. He left and someone else returned. That rep didn’t speak English. She walked us up to the first entry point then disappeared. When we arrived to ticket entry the guard said sorry we all cannot get in without your tour guide who had our tickets. They rushed us out and my daughter fell to the ground and bruised her knee. She was in pain and traumatized. I am still waiting for a full refund and I am getting the run around. Now my children are completely disengaged with touring. I hope they do the right thing.
Very poor
Chris_B, Jul 2023
Our guide did not turn up and we only discovered at this point that the pantheon was only to see the outside, when the picture of this tour showed the inside .very disappointing to say the least
Very informative
Ed_W, Jul 2023
My family and I had a great time. Francesco (our guide) was informative and did a great job herding all the cats (tour group) through the various points of interest over the long tour. Francesco informed the group about the rich history of Rome and the Colosseum. Great communication prior to the tour with the company. Would highly recommend.
Excellent guide, nice size group
Brenda_W, Jul 2023
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to convey a lot of information to our group. We had about 15 people on our tour, which was a nice size. Too many more, and it would have been difficult to navigate around the crowds in July.
Did not get what we paid for!
PatriciaG, Jul 2023
We booked for the morning tour, arrived 30 minutes early to be told the tour was cancelled & we should return at 13.45. Combining 2 tours meant it wasn’t a ‘small group’ & the afternoon heat was almost unbearable. The guide was OK but everyone was tired & the majority voted to end the tour at The Forum therefore not visiting the Pantheon or Piazza Navona. This was not the excursion we hoped for, very expensive for what we got & certainly put us off using Viator again.
No show
Alan_M, Jul 2023
No one showed up for the tour. No one available at the tour to contact. Would never book with this company
Don’t book this tour!
Carol_S, Jul 2023
This was a terrible experience!!! The tour guide was sick, sent two others to explain what happened only we could not hear or understand what happened! Given our tickets to go on our own! Then we had to wait while only some of the group went first. We were separated and had to wait 30 minutes before we could go in. It was so disorganized with no back up plan. Got nothing out of it! I want my money back!
Bad ext
Rajashekar_M, Jul 2023
Guide did not show up and a representative came and told guide called in sick and can’t have guide for tour but only can give ticket to enter.
Tour company never showed up
Theresa_D, Jul 2023
I only gave 1 star because I couldn’t skip that step otherwise I’d leave nothing. The tour guide didn’t show up so no tour through this booking! Other tour operators said this company is unreliable. There were others left stranded too so we had to pay and book with another tour company. Seeking a refund.
Learning the history of...
Anthonico_W, Jul 2023
Learning the history of the Colosseum and the area. A bit of knowledge about Rome and I was especially excited to see the other sites
Learned so much about Rome on this tour.
Ed_W, Jul 2023
Francesco was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable on the history and was courteous and informative. We saw so much of Rome and learned so much. I highly recommend this tour and Viator overall has been a delight.

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