Rome, Italy

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Colosseum in Rome during this 1.5-hour express tour in Rome. Walk past the long lines and through the Gladiator's Entrance, then explore the Arena Floor with your guide.
  • 1.5-hour express tour of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line access through the Gladiator's Entrance
  • Get perspectives from both the Arena Floor and the Second Level
  • Multiple departure times available
  • Opt to be dropped off at Palatine Hill (skip-the-line entrance included)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This express tour explores both the arena floor and second level in just 1.5 hours.
Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop Colosseo at your chosen tour time. Walk over to the Colosseum and enjoy skip-the-line priority admission through the Gladiator's Entrance. 
Spend the next 1.5 hours exploring the partial reconstruction of the arena floor, gazing up at the tiered ruins above. Listen to your guide's commentary on how the arena was used and imagine the screaming of more than 50,000 citizens from above. 
Proceed to the second level to get a view from the crowd's perspective while your guide fills you in on more history and culture. This express tour allows you to see the Colosseum from above and below in a compact time frame. At the conclusion of your tour, opt to stay inside the Colosseum or follow your guide for skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum. Get a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own. Hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

Had a great time on this tour. Easy meet before and great tour guide. Francesca was so knowledgeable and didn't miss a beat in 90 minutes. Well worth it and great entering through Gladiator entrance. All 5 of us said it was best part of Rome trip. Thanks.

, Oct 2018

Nick was so great- we learned so much! He was very attentive and considerate of our group. It was an incredible experience.

, Mar 2018

Despite it raining pretty heavily, Franchesca did a brilliant job of explaining all the ins and outs of the colosseum, this tour was a last minute decision for our trip but we are glad we did it

, Mar 2018

Great guide, bit hectic @ meeting point but soon settled once we were off....

, Feb 2018

We visited in peak season, and were very glad we had pre-booked this tour as the queues outside were very long in the hot sun. Going through the gladiators entrance is definitely the way to enter very impressive when you walk on to the arena floor. We got about 10/15 mins on the arena floor until you have to move on to let other groups on, but still plenty of time to take pictures. Our guide Daniella was excellent, really knowledgable and told us facts that we didn't already know. We even got to skip the line and go straight through to the entrance at Palatino hill and the Forum where Daniella gave a brief talk about which routes you could take when walking round.

, Dec 2017

Really enjoyed this tour as you get access to the Arena floor nice and early in the morning, so was not too busy, and a good tour with comprehensive info around the rest of the Colosseum.

, Nov 2017

Amazing - this is the second time we have visited the Colosseum and the extra Gladiator Entrance and Arena Floor was worth it. Got a different perspective being able to get lower down. Guide was very knowledgeable, good English and happy to answer questions. By having a guide we were able to move through the line quicker and didn't have to wait.

, Nov 2017

This tour was fantastic! We've done the full Colosseum Tour in the past and this time wanted a shorter version while traveling with friends who'd never been. Seeing the Colosseum from the Gladiator Entrance and Arena Floor gave a totally different and amazing! perspective! This tour offers 1.5 hours in the Colosseum and another 30 mins inside the Roman Forum. It was the perfect amount of time. Our guide Maria Louisa was exceptionally knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. The group was small which made it easy to maneuver around the crowds. Highly recommmend!

, Nov 2017

The tour itself was great. The guide was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The check in process was a little unorganized as there were about 3 tours starting at the same time. I had to ask a few times before I was given clear directions as to where to go.

, Oct 2017

Delighted to have Fabrizio as our guide who was an archeologist. He brought the colosseum to life with the relevant information he offered and was very considerate of those who couldn't keep up. Thanks Fab!

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