Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

From $47.34 per person

See the highlights of Rome’s most iconic monument and enjoy skip-the-line admission on this 1-hour guided Colosseum Express tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Small group available


  • Skip the lines and see the highlights of the Colosseum in just an hour
  • Hear about the construction and use of the world's largest amphitheater
  • Feel gladiator battles come alive with a professional tour guide
Full description
Join the Colosseum Express tour to make the most of your time in the Eternal City. Take a 2,000-year journey through Ancient Rome in just an hour. Learn about the construction and use of the world’s largest amphitheater and the underground elevator system. The Colosseum staged many events that kept an audience of senators and citizens entertained from dawn to dusk. Walk along the vast, open corridors and climb the stone stairs just as the ancient Romans once did. Imagine the bloodthirsty atmosphere as your guide brings to life the spectacular wild animal and gladiator battles that once took place on the arena floor.
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons and to limit crowding during busy periods, the Colosseum allows only 3,000 people inside at any time. This may cause a slight delay for entry if capacity has been reached, even with pre-booked reservations.
  • All those who are booked under a reduced price ticket for ages 3-17 will also be required to show ID to prove age.
  • Please note that this may cause a delay in entry which the guide cannot control but will do their best to manage.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 228 reviews

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A good experience

Even though we had to wait in line for quite some time (even though we bought the experience because the "skip-the-line" concept) the tour was in total a good way to experinece Colloseum. At the end of the first part of the tour, the guide lost some participants and I wonder if they will rate the tour as high as I did.

July 27, 2019

Good for those who want a quick tour with time to roam.

The tour met the expectations of an express tour. About half of the tour was conducted outside of the colosseum and while we waited in line. The tour guide was very nice and enthusiastic. He went very fast though, so it was a bit hard to keep up and understand. If you are a non-native English speaker like my wife and sister-in-law, be prepare for that. Overall, it was a great tour and we have an hour of free time to walk around and explore. We didn’t go to the other places on the tour because it was already getting hot and we were tired from the day before. Overall, it was a nice experience.

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June 22, 2019

Exceptional! Informative, fun, interactive!

This was an excellent tour. It was the right amount of information to be very informative but also not too much and kept the tour moving. We covered a lot of ground and were able to see many sites throughout our tour. Whaat you will see and hear is amazing!

June 4, 2019

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