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Colosseum Skip-the-line Self-Guided with Virtual Reality (Official Product) provided by Ancient & Recent

Colosseum Skip-the-line Self-Guided with Virtual Reality (Official Product)

Colosseum Skip-the-line Self-Guided with Virtual Reality (Official Product)
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Tour snapshot
Explore the Colosseum as it was hundreds of years ago with a VR headset
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Opt for a Colosseum experience that brings history to life on a self-guided tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket and use of a Virtual Reality headset. Rather than exploring one of the New7Wonders of the World as part of a large group, you’ll tour the Colosseum at your own pace with an audio guide and 3D historical reconstructions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • An engaging tour option for travelers with kids
  • Bypass lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Your admission ticket includes access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An engaging tour option for travelers with kids
  • Bypass lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Your admission ticket includes access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48974P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking Assistant for the VR headset
  • Oculus VR headset (virtual reality experience of the Colosseum)
  • Audio-guide integrated in the reconstruction (English, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French)
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Colosseo
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Live guide/Guided tour
  • Access to the Underground and the Third Order
  • Food and beverages
  • Pick-up/Drop-off service
  • Luggage storage
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet by the Arch of Constantine, side of the Colosseum. In order to be easily recognizable, our staff will hold a big black flago saying "Ancient and Recent - Colosseum Virtual Reality Tour - Meeting Point" on it.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • MEETING POINT: Arch of Costantine, side of the Colosseum. You will meet our staff that will hold a big black flag saying "Ancient and Recent - Virtual Reality Tour - Meeting point" on it.
  • You are required to show up at the meeting point 15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time of departure.
  • Please note that THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR! This option only provides you the virtual experience with an assistant, the fast entrance to the Colosseum and access to Palatine Hill/Roman Forum.
  • The virtual reality experience has a specific departure time: if you arrive late for the meeting point, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per no-show rules, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • For security reasons is not possible to bring inside the Colosseum any kind of 3D device: the virtual reality experience takes place outside from the monument and before entering.
  • The Colosseum requires mandatory entry procedures (show children/under 18 to the staff, voucher exchange) and mandatory security check that must be carried out even by the skip-the-line ticket holders. This could require to wait a little more before entering the monument, as this part cannot be skipped.
  • The Colosseum’s capacity regulations (no more than 3000 people inside at the same time) may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays, weekends and during high season. So, even the skip-the-line queue may be not as fast as usual.
  • Near public transportation
  • Children/under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry passports or a valid identity document, because the Colosseum staff may ask to check them at the entrance.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own bottle of water (no glass bottles/no alcohol).
  • The local operator is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum due to strikes, events, bad weather, etc.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum and Palatine Hill/Roman Forum with backpacks, handbags and luggage. Please be aware that there is no luggage storage and that we cannot keep your stuff.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum with knives and any kind of cutting object. Pay attention not to bring with you this kind of stuff.
  • The tour operates regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking Assistant for the VR headset
  • Oculus VR headset (virtual reality experience of the Colosseum)
  • Audio-guide integrated in the reconstruction (English, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French)
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Colosseo
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Live guide/Guided tour
  • Access to the Underground and the Third Order
  • Food and beverages
  • Pick-up/Drop-off service
  • Luggage storage
Departure details
  • Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet by the Arch of Constantine, side of the Colosseum. In order to be easily recognizable, our staff will hold a big black flago saying "Ancient and Recent - Colosseum Virtual Reality Tour - Meeting Point" on it.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • MEETING POINT: Arch of Costantine, side of the Colosseum. You will meet our staff that will hold a big black flag saying "Ancient and Recent - Virtual Reality Tour - Meeting point" on it.
  • You are required to show up at the meeting point 15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time of departure.
  • Please note that THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR! This option only provides you the virtual experience with an assistant, the fast entrance to the Colosseum and access to Palatine Hill/Roman Forum.
  • The virtual reality experience has a specific departure time: if you arrive late for the meeting point, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per no-show rules, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • For security reasons is not possible to bring inside the Colosseum any kind of 3D device: the virtual reality experience takes place outside from the monument and before entering.
  • The Colosseum requires mandatory entry procedures (show children/under 18 to the staff, voucher exchange) and mandatory security check that must be carried out even by the skip-the-line ticket holders. This could require to wait a little more before entering the monument, as this part cannot be skipped.
  • The Colosseum’s capacity regulations (no more than 3000 people inside at the same time) may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays, weekends and during high season. So, even the skip-the-line queue may be not as fast as usual.
  • Near public transportation
  • Children/under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry passports or a valid identity document, because the Colosseum staff may ask to check them at the entrance.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own bottle of water (no glass bottles/no alcohol).
  • The local operator is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum due to strikes, events, bad weather, etc.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum and Palatine Hill/Roman Forum with backpacks, handbags and luggage. Please be aware that there is no luggage storage and that we cannot keep your stuff.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum with knives and any kind of cutting object. Pay attention not to bring with you this kind of stuff.
  • The tour operates regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza del Arco di Costantino
    Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet by the Arch of Constantine, side of the Colosseum. In order to be easily recognizable, our staff will hold a big black flago saying "Ancient and Recent - Colosseum Virtual Reality Tour - Meeting Point" on it.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arco di Costantino
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza del Colosseo
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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NuovaTerra9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
It was really great fun for kids and adults. The staff very kind and nice. Recommended activity for families who wants to have chance to live in the Old Roman times and make the experience of the visit more real. Our kids loved it.
Written October 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mary h
London, UK119 contributions
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our virtual reality tour - our guide Valentina was so helpful. We took my elderly mother who had some difficulty operating the VR glasses, but Valentina helped her throughout, ensuring my mum had the best possible experience.
So glad we did this tour as it really does give you an immersive experience of how it was - you get to explore the exterior, inside the arena, from the perspective of Emperor and also the basement areas which housed the wild animals and gladiators. After, you go in to the colleseum with the group, and then are free to explore the site at your leisure. It was for my husband a highlight of our trip!
Written October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kikka1931
Italy257 contributions
Aug 2019
We came here as we wanted to do something entertaining for our child, thinking it would have been bored with a 'normal' tour. AND I HAVE TO THANK OUR CHILD!

We - adults - loved it! I have come to the Colusseum more than once but never ever could appreciate its beauty, value and magnificence before having this tour.

This tour also allows you to enter the Colusseum with a skip the queue ticket +priority entrance to the Palatine and Forum areas.

TO SUM UP: I highly, highly highly recommend it! In my opinion, the best way would be to do the Welcome to Rome experience first, then this one. A suggestion though: whatever you do, make sure to do everything before 12.00pm because after that everything becomes more crowded/less enjoable and, if you go during summertime...way too hot!
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam P
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
We did the VR experience and then the self guide of the colosseum, we have two son aged 7 and 9 who we wanted to engage in the history before making them walk around the sites. They absolutely loved the experience and haven’t stopped talking about it. Our tour guide Valentina was able to speak to us in fluent English and make the experience really enjoyable for us all. Cristina in the office was quick to respond to my emails and phone calls to ensure that our tour went smoothly. Thank you all for making this such a fun day.
Written August 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hardy-Hotels
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This tour is not very organised, we were left without being inform at the second meeting point when the guide had seen us. When you miss tour guide you are done you will have to buy your own ticket to get in. They do not have you any ticket ahead of time. You will have to follow a big group to go into each Attractions. They left us out at the Rome Forum and palatine. We had to purchase another ticket to get in. Over all the tour guide was not organise they did not really head count. We go into the colosseum just fine. I think is important we get our own ticket because is call a self guided tour. Do not recommend this tour.
Written July 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientandrecent
Dear Hardy, we are sorry your experience did not go as you expected. Our staff is trained to help our guest to easily enter the Colosseum and deal with the strict and complicated entrance procedures. Please be aware that in the product description we explain very well how the tour is organized: "You will be added to a small group (max 25) with a privileged entrance and after the security check you’ll be free to explore the Colosseum by yourself. After the visit of the Colosseum you will be escorted at the entrance of the Roman Forum where you can visit the Forum and Palatine Hill by yourself." The guide waits at the meeting point 10/15 minutes after the meeting time in order to escort everybody to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. So after this waiting time, the guide leaves with the guests who arrived on time, in order to respect their punctuality too. Best Regards, Stefania Ancient & Recent Assistant
Written July 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helen
1 contribution
I booked this as I am a visual learner and thought that this would really bring the Colosseum to life....I wasn't wrong! The guide (Stephanie) was well versed in several languages and was very friendly and welcoming. The experience was great. It was a very small group. The instructions were explained well and everyone was able to take the virtual tour at their own pace. The virtual reality tour was delivered outside the Colosseum in the shade which was a welcome break from the hot sun. After completing the virtual tour skip the line tickets were handed out and we were guided to the entrance. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour and think it really added to the experience overall.
Written July 15, 2019
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Nicolas E
1 contribution
May 2019 • Family
Perfect combination to recreate the Coliseum during caesars times, and visit today’s colosal monument. Perfect logistics and very nice personalized attention. Perfect to go with kids. Mine are 4 and 7, and loved it.
Written May 15, 2019
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Mark T
Fairfax, VA83 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The virtual reality headset really help envision and picture what it was like back then.

After we did the virtual reality part outside the Coliseum, we were able to wander around on our own inside.

Do NOT be late to meet the group or you will miss out on the tour.
I believe someone was turned away the day we were there because they were late.

The visual content in the headset was cartoonish and not actual recordings of real people dressed up like gladiators. Only downside.
Written April 26, 2019
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bex15greece
Hemel Hempstead, UK107 contributions
Amazing to walk around the Colosseum in virtual reality to see what it was like to be there! It really gave you an idea of the magnitude and splendor of the place when it had the huge giant statues and fountains and things. Also helped to imagine myself as a gladiator or a spectator when I was walking around it. Def do the Roman forum and view Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill too! Christina and her colleagues were friendly and helpful.
Written April 21, 2019
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andyrooo93
3 contributions
The virtual reality tour was an interesting way to bring history to life right in front of your eyes!

Our guide for the virtual reality tour (I forgot her name!) was great and really friendly. Everything was explained very well.

The price alone for skipping the line for the colloseum and the other site was made this tour worth it.

Certainly a must do!
Written April 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Ancient & Recent
678christiel
678christiel
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Great tour
Simon was a great guide! So informative and answered all my questions about the history of Rome and the emperors. I
Resort667122
Resort667122
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Excellent communication
Difficult to rate unfortunately - Covid meant that the 'crowds ' were none existent; there was to queue to skip!
trevor v
trevor v
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Great
Great the forum and pallintin hill were full of sights.equally as good as the colosseum ... communication was grea
B6717KEheatherc
B6717KEheatherc
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amazing history
I did the night tour, which I don't regret because it was very cool but I want to go back again during the day beca
Adman1971
Adman1971
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Easy to buy, easy to use, excellent value.
Bought online a couple of days prior to our visit, with the ticket on the mobile. Make sure you take Id for concess
timothyf560
timothyf560
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They do what they advertise. Who doesn't like to skip queues!?
We went during late Feb (corona virus time) so the meeting place wasn't too crowded. It was a small flag that they
Chrissyjeff50
Chrissyjeff50
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Don’t bother with skip the queue tickets
Skip the queue tickets for the colosseum are a waste of money. I paid €69 for two people and we were given our tick
Ian B
Ian B
00
Well worth the money
We didn't get off to the best of starts: I had problems finding the contact person who was standing holding the Wor
T8717UKlindal
T8717UKlindal
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Colosseum, Roman forum,Palatine hill skip the line.
Brilliant company, very approachable and friendly. Called us to make sure we knew where to meet them. Gave us loads
Latinmaster2020
Latinmaster2020
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Skip the Line
Pretty good in general. Flag will pop up.at meeting point about 10 mins before you depart which isn't particularly
annalp73
annalp73
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Fabulous Experience!!
We really enjoyed every minute of this!! We were worried about having two teenagers who need feeding every half an
letticeb2020
letticeb2020
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The Colosseum
In the end we had a guide in a group of 4 - a very good number. Because it's such an extraordinarily important and
MBULLER
MBULLER
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Worth it!
I took the tour at 10am. When I left at the line was insanely long! Our waiting time to get in and through securi
katep391
katep391
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okay
skip the line is essential, recommend to avoid the crowd. palatine hill is amazing, much better than colliseo
Callum M
Callum M
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Tour
Brilliant Tour. Easy to find and easy access to the Colosseo. You are left to look around on your own which we defi
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