Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

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Enjoy special access to the Colosseum arena on a 3-hour skip-the-line tour. Take in views from Palatine Hill and learn about life in Ancient Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Small group available


  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access
  • Enter the arena area of the Colosseum in the footsteps of the gladiators
  • Enjoy stunning views of Rome from the Palatine Hill
Full description
Skip the lines at the Colosseum and enjoy special direct access to the arena, where the gladiators entered the amphitheater in the days of ancient Rome. Look out over the underground area of the Colosseum. Learn about the site, the spectators, the fights that were staged and life in Rome at the time from your art historian or archeologist guide. The 3-hour tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where wealthy Romans lived. Enjoy the stunning views over the Roman Forum. Walk among the ruins of the Roman Forum, as your guide uses overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how buildings looked at the time.
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to the Colosseum arena
  • Access to the Colosseum Underground
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Normal-sized backpacks are permitted but large backpacks are not
  • The small-group tour has a maximum of 20 people
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour is not wheelchair-accessible
  • A copy of your ID or driver license is necessary for entrance into the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 286 reviews

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We had an absolutely wonderful tour with Dennis! Could not recommend it enough. Dennis walked us through the Colloseum (we skipped the line and felt like we were the only ones in the Colloseum). Dennis was extremely informative and knowledgeable, willing to answer all the questions we had! We also walked around the Roman Forum and the Palestine Hill. It was a perfect afternoon, made even better by Dennis. The company private you with a headset too which ensured we could hear Dennis the whole time.

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August 30, 2020

We had Rosa who was an excellent guide and went into a lot of good details during the tour. She even overan to ensure we got the full guided tour as we had an issue with one of the group. This was the reason for only 4stars as we thought the Arena tour gave us a better tour of the colisseum but it did not allow us to go into the higher levels which was a shame and misleading by the tour company. I would take the regular tour next time to get a better view inside the colisseum.

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August 29, 2020

We met Yuri our guide to do the tour of the colosseum and the holes, a young and very knowledgeable guide, as well as very nice. He was able to make the whole tour interesting, explaining the works seen well and in a involving way. Yuri also followed us for the tour we did in the morning to the Vatican museums and the basilica. We had a little tight schedule because we had to queue up a bit to enter St. Peter's Basilica, but we managed to do everything the same. The tour purchased was supposed to be in a group, but in the end, my sister and Yuri (the guide) met, so we found ourselves with our surprise and happiness to do a private tour, it was all very nice. If I have the opportunity to return I would love to have Yuri as a guide again.

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July 13, 2020

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