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Skip the Line at the Colosseum

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Skip the Line at the Colosseum
Given that the Colosseum is Rome’s most recognized monument and one of Italy’s most popular attractions, you certainly won’t be alone in visiting. But skipping the line means avoiding a long wait and gaining priority access. Here are your options.

Guided Skip-the-Line Tours
Visiting the Colosseum with a guide allows you to use the exclusive tour entrance where lines are always shorter. There is a variety of tours to choose from, including private and kid-friendly options.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tours
Many skip-the-line Colosseum tours also visit other nearby attractions. Most cover the Forum and Palatine Hill, as all three sights share an admission ticket. Some tours stop at less commonly visited points of interest, such as the Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tours with Meals
Add a savory element to your Colosseum tour with a food or wine experience. You can start your day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the Forum, followed by a skip-the-line tour, or choose a dinner experience with a view of the Colosseum, with an exclusive evening tour of the monument afterward. For a full-day of sightseeing, combine a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome with a wine-tasting visit in nearby Frascati.

Sightseeing Bus Tours with Skip-the-Line Access
Cover plenty of ground with a sightseeing bus tour of Rome that stops at all the main attractions in the city. Choose a bus tour option that comes with a Roma Pass, which entitles you to fast-track entry to the Colosseum and several other sights.
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Colosseum Underground Guided Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access

Colosseum Underground Guided Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access

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On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. Get the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.27
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 25 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$22.91
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour

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See the secrets of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum on this small-group. With your knowledgeable guide, skip the long entrance lines at each attraction. Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers, which are off-limits to most of the public each day and discover Palatine Hill and the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum. Limited to just six people, this tour provides a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.48
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119.39
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Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private Tour

Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private Tour

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Go back 2,000 years to the time when Rome ruled a huge swath of the planet and the center of entertainment was the Colosseum. This guided walking tour not only offers entertaining and intriguing historical tales and details while strolling around the Colosseum and Roman Forum but also gets you skip-the-line-access. That's right: breeze right past that long line and explore the awe-inspiring Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$156.78
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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See the Colosseum and other sites of Ancient Rome from an art history perspective during this private tour with a specialized guide. After skipping the main entrance line to the Colosseum with your priority-access ticket, you’ll tour the amphitheater and hear tales about its brutal history. Then walk over to the Roman Forum, see the Arch of Constantine and enjoy views of the ancient ruins from Palatine Hill. Throughout your tour, enjoy in-depth commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$162.21
Price varies by group size
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VIP Caesar’s Palace with Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

VIP Caesar’s Palace with Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Leave the crowds behind in the Roman Forum and explore Caesar’s Palace on this VIP tour. Tour the inside of the intimate living quarters of this father of the Roman empire to view beautiful frescoes miraculously preserved for nearly 2,000 years. With a full Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill tour included, this experience is the most thrilling and unique way to see one of the world’s greatest historical sights.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.45
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you skip the line at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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What is a skip-the-line ticket for Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Skip-the-line tickets allow travelers to skip ticket or admission lines—sometimes both—and move through fast-track at any designated security checks.
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Can you buy skip-the-line tickets at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Yes. However, if you’d like to buy skip-the-line tickets directly from Skip the Line at the Colosseum, we recommend trying on less busy weekdays and at least one day before your visit—you’re unlikely to find them available on the day of.
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How long are the lines at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Ticket line wait time at Skip the Line at the Colosseum can be up to two hours long. On less busy days the wait is between 15 to 40 minutes. To avoid ticket lines completely, purchase skip-the-line tickets online in advance.
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Are Skip the Line at the Colosseum skip-the-line tickets worth it?
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The short answer is yes. Viator skip-the-line tickets save you up to two hours waiting in line and are easy to cancel. What’s more, Viator offers last-minute deals on tickets when the official site runs out, and allows travelers to book in seconds without signing in—the official site requires full registration.
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