Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 48.44 per person

Avoid wasting time in the long lines and enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the world's most famous amphitheater: The Colosseum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the history of the Colosseum with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace
  • Skip the long lines and enjoy privileged access to this iconic landmark
Full description
Enjoy privileged skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and learn more about the Roman Republic’s mightiest monument. Follow in the footsteps of the fearless gladiators of Ancient Rome and enter the Colosseum with no need to wait in line and explore the magnificent amphitheater, lead by your expert English- speaking tour guide. Marvel at the impressive history of this iconic landmark, which has survived earthquakes, stone robbers, and centuries of history. Your local tour guide will tell the stories and explain the rich history of Ancient Rome's most famous symbol. Imagine the fighting gladiators, the roaring lions, and the noise of the crowd, while you walk around the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum. This 1-hour guided Colosseum tour is an unforgettable experience. After your visit to the Colosseum,  you will be escorted to the Roman Forum where you can explore the Forum and Palatine Hill archeological park at your own pace.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • English-speaking guide in Colosseum
  • Self-guided access to Palatine Hill and The Roman Forum
  • Access to Arena, Underground and Third Order
  • Guided tour of Palatine Hill and The Roman Forum
  • Food and beverages
  • Pickup and Drop-off service
  • Luggage storage
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Arch of Constantine, at the side of the Colosseum: Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome RM, Italy. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for the flag that says "Ancient & Recent/Colosseum Virtual Reality".

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You may only carry a small bag into the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 193 reviews

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To get into the Colosseum faster, this is the way to go. However, be aware this doesn't completely "skip-the-line", it doesn't take you past all the people waiting to the an immediate entry. It does move you much further than waiting in the regular line. I'd say it took us close to an hour to get in, as opposed to probably 3 hours.

January 9, 2020

We enjoyed seeing the Coleseum and our guides were very informative and kind! However, since we waited for people who were late in our group who never showed up and since there wasn’t an anticipation of the attractions being busier than usual around the holidays and we had very limited time at the palatine hill/Roman forum - we almost didn’t get in. It would be best to book an earlier morning tour! Ours was at 1300

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January 3, 2020

With all respect, the expensive „skip the line“ ticket is a bit of a bad joke. Booked for 10am. The Tour in the Colosseum eventually started at 11am. We waited everywhere. 3 stars for that. What pulled it off was our four guide called Marta (without „h“) who was super friendly and professional. 5 stars!

January 1, 2020

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