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Skip the Line: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

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Bypass the queue with this 1-hour skip-the-line small-group official Colosseum guided tour. Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background.
  • Hassle-free experience of the Colosseum in Rome 
  • Beat hours-long lines with a skip-the-line pass 
  • Explore with a guide to hear the full history 
  • Choose from various start times throughout the day 
  • Opt for an early morning time slot to beat the midday crowds and heat
What to Expect
The journey to ancient Rome begins at a designated meeting point near the Colosseum at your chosen time. From here, bypass long lines with a skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside one of the New7Wonders of the World. Visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum and dive deep into the history of the 2,000-year-old landmark. Listen to immersive tales of bloody gladiator battles featuring wild animals, and pay close attention to architectural details you may otherwise have missed. Your tour concludes at the Colosseum.
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Departure Point
Via della Polveriera, 11, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Piazza Del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Colosseum walking guided tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Small-group of 25 person or less
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. Anyone can ask just the ticket entrance.
  • All visitors MUST have a photo ID for the security check
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • As per Colosseum rules, LARGE BAGS - PERFUMES – SPRAY/AEROSOL CANS- WEAPONS – GLASS – ALCOHOL are forbidden. Please note that there is no cloakroom service inside the Colosseum to accommodate the above items.
  • At the end of the Colosseum Tour, guests who wish to access the Roman Forum & Palatine will be accompanied by a member of our staff
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum’s capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure • This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Best thing about tour was skipping the line. Even with skipping the line it took almost as long waiting for the tour as the tour itself. Informative but short and undergroung atres awas closed because of archeologic dig going on. Still have to see it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tour was scheduled for 11-12. At 11:55, we still were waiting to get inside the coliseum. With another tour set up, we had to leave early (this was 12:30) and run to the new location. In their defense the tour guide, Sam was exceptional. I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Duane D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were glad we did this tour. Sam was a great guide. There was no waiting in line we walked straight in. The colosseum took about an hour. Because we booked this tour we got free admission to the Palantine hill and Roman form (without...More

Thank 607doublec
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the hassle and much of the wait away from visiting the Colosseum. Well worth the money just for that but the excellent tour guide made it a home run.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Eric R
StefanoD2550, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tour In Rome by Tour in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Eric R, Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. It is always a pleasure to receive appreciation from our customers. I will personally transfer your comments to all our staff. We are happy to inform you that if you return to Rome...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked in advance through a " skip the line" booking service, and we were so glad we did this. It did cost a little extra but well worthwhile. With the guide we marched past the main queue to another entrance where there were other...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank travelcriticdurham
StefanoD2550, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Tour In Rome by Tour in the City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear travelcriticdurham, Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. It is always a pleasure to receive appreciation from our customers. I will personally transfer your comments to all our staff. We are happy to inform you that if you return to Rome you...More

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22 August 2019|
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Response from robertbU4561IY | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I had to bring a shoulder bag and that was fine!
18 August 2019|
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Response from Subroto K | Reviewed this property |
You can request the travel agent guide to keep the luggage in their office.Alternatively try keeping the luggage in the Main train station which is not very far by taxi
17 August 2019|
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Response from Mary07020 | Reviewed this property |
Need to contact tour company
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