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Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Rome, Italy

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  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the Colosseum at your own pace during this self-guided, skip-the-line tour. Get guaranteed direct entry, bypassing the usual wait times. Then, wander the main floors of the ancient gladiatorial arena on your own before being escorted to the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, with admission tickets included.
  • A self-guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Pre-booked admission tickets include guaranteed skip-the-line entry
  • Discover three ancient Roman landmarks within just a half day of sightseeing
  • Upgrade to include a guided moonlit tour of the Colosseum, without combo tickets

What's Included

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Access to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Access to Arena, Underground and Third Order (Colosseum)
  • Live guide/Guided tour
  • Audioguide
  • Food and beverages
  • Luggage storage
  • Pick-up/Drop-off service

Meeting And Pickup

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Arch of Constantine , Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • MEETING POINT ( REDEMPTION POINT) : Arch of Constantine, side of the Colosseum. You will meet our staff (15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time) who will hold a little BLACK FLAG saying "Ancient and Recent - Virtual Reality Tour"
  • You are required to show up at the meeting point 15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time of departure - especially families with children/under 18, in order to anticipate and facilitate the entry procedures.
  • Please note that THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR, at least you have not booked EXPRESS OPTION..This option only provides you fast entrance to the Colosseum and access to Palatine Hill/Roman Forum.
  • You will be added to a group with a privileged entrance and after the security check you’ll be free to explore the Colosseum by yourself.
  • After the visit of the Colosseum (1 HOUR), you will be escorted at the entrance of the Palatine Hill/Roman Forum where you can visit both sites by yourself.
  • The Colosseum tickets have a SPECIFIC SCHEDULED TIME: if you arrive late for the meeting point, it will NOT be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per no-show rules, you will NOT be entitled to a REFUND.
  • The Colosseum requires mandatory entry procedures (show children/under 18 to the staff, voucher exchange) and mandatory security check that must be carried out even by the skip-the-line ticket holders. This could require to wait a little more before entering the monument, as this part cannot be skipped.
  • The Colosseum’s capacity regulations (no more than 3000 people inside at the same time) may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays, weekends and during high season. So, even the skip-the-line queue may be not as fast as usual.
  • Children/under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry passports or a valid identity document, because the Colosseum staff may ask to check them at the entrance.
  • The Colosseum area is an open archaeological park and for this reason is not equipped with sun/rain covers and shops. The local operator is not responsible for any kind of discomfort due to this.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own bottle of water (no glass bottles/no alcohol).
  • The local operator is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum due to strikes, events, bad weather, etc.
  • It is forbidden to enter the Colosseum and Palatine Hill/Roman Forum with with BULKY luggages, handbags. Please be aware that there is no luggage storage and that we cannot keep your stuff. Take only the necessary stuff: camera, plastic bottles, documents, wallets etc
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum with knives and any kind of cutting object. Pay attention not to bring with you this kind of stuff.
  • This ticket does NOT include the access to the Arena, Underground area, at least you have not booked the "Arena or Underground option"
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips

Read the fine print so you know what your buying to not cause other people or the tour operator delays.
The problem is that when accessing with children/minors, the facility requires proof that the children are with their parents.
Unfortunately, the afternoon tour is starting and you must wait for the staff to check the afternoon group in before the morning group is taken to the forum.
388 reviews
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Great experience
Kylie_C, Aug 2022
We met outside the colosseum, the flags weren’t easy to spot! Our guide, Julia, was excellent in explaining how it would work both at the colosseum and the Roman forum! A fantastic time had by all!
Colosseum trip
Madelynn_W, Aug 2022
Guides were very nice and patient! Easy access to all areas and purchasing was easy as well. Would highly recommend.
Self tour was much...
Nikki_B, Aug 2022
Self tour was much better, a lot of groups was big groups and stood for long periods of time. Great day all round we done 10:30 and was not as busy as later tours
Christina and Marta were...
Charles_K, Aug 2022
Christina and Marta were great. The tour was well worth it, especially the Roman Forum. This is the location where the Roman Empire started.
Wouldn’t recommend
Kyle_C, Aug 2022
Brutal experience. Couldn’t find the vendor to get our tickets. We had to pay for our entrance anyways.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Kyle, we are sorry to read that you lost the Colosseum entrance. We checked your case and, yes, we confirm that on 11th August we waited for you for 2o minutes with 47 participants and that you were not present (3 of you). What is sad is that we also sent to you a day before (please check your emails) a reminder message with the meeting point description and the invitation to be on time, due to the fact that the entry rules at the Colosseum are very strict: no delays. If you had been on time for sure you would not faced this unpleasent situation. Best regards, Staff
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good experience would be...
Marina_D, Aug 2022
Good experience would be good if the agents come 5 minutes earlier, just for the clients who are very punctual and worried
1 traveler found this review helpful
Poor communication from this company
Jason_B, Aug 2022
I did not receive an email stating we had to meet at a certain spot until 2 minutes before arriving at the coliseum. I was initially able to download digital tickets and they were “official tickets” but not applicable according to the officials at the entrance as this is a third party vendor (watch out!!)…. Very poor communication, but the guide did make an effort to contact me while waiting with the remaining guests. We had to purchase separate tickets under stress to access the coliseum and that felt easy compared to running around trying to communicate with this company. Also - they will not give you a refund, and the phone number does not seem to be operational as I tried calling multiple times without success.
If you don't go to the Colosseo, you didn't go to Rome.
Rudolf_S, Aug 2022
One of the most wonderful site seeing in the world, while in Rome this is a MUST, there is no way to skip this attraction, we booked late and choose the noon time for the entrance, it was really hot and humid but we were still able to get nice pictures and enjoy the walking around the building. There are water taps inside where you can refill your water bottles, also try to do your walking fast, so you don't miss going to the Forum Romano, it is a ling walk as well but really wonderful experience to live.
Nice experience, does what it says on the tin.
Clay_G, Aug 2022
The tickets did what they said on the tin. A pleasurable experience getting in and out with the lovely guides and self guided so whatever you make of it once you’re in.
I would not recommend this one.
JOANNE_M, Aug 2022
Wasn’t impressed with this skip the line ticket. It was impressed upon us to make sure to be early for this tour but the guide was not early, resulting in us looking for her for over 15 minutes in blistering heat. The instructions were not clear either, we did not know we were meeting a guide, just told to look for a little black flag. And it was little, easily missed. Guide took an awfully long time checking in a LOT of people. She was obsessed with telling people to put hats on and get out of the sun, which is good advice, but let people do what they want to do, it’s unnecessary to keep going on about it. If people wish to stand in the sun, leave them be. All in all it took a good 45 minutes to “skip the line” of which I noticed, there was no yqueue and no line. It seemed to take three times longer getting in with this ticket. Inside the colosseum was amazing, well worth a visit.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Joanna, We are sorry that you are not satisfied with our service. I was the one who welcomed you, as coordinator, and I remember you very well because you got to the meeting point much earlier and of course you couldn't find anyone at that time. The reception time was at 15:45 and we started at 15:42, always before the scheduled time. Our organization, DECLARED WHEREVER among the notes, provides 15 minutes of welcome for all booked customers, then there are the times of security checks and procedures inside the most visited monument. The meeting point, specified anywhere between our notes, with CAPITAL LETTERS, important is to read and inform as all the other participants. As for the invitation to use hats, as we have a lot of children and elderly people as participants and every day we see people who feel bad, sometimes they are aid by ambulances because the temperatures are extreme, we try in every way to avoid unpleasant situations and to assist our customers, especially the most fragile ones. Perhaps because you are too young and don't care about who is more delicate? All in all took exactly 30 minutes, 15 for welcome and 15 for entry procedures, let's be honest! I remember you well, also because you didn't even respond to my greeting, the only one of the group, all the others were smiling and satisfied, thanking me for the assistance and welcome. Best regards!
John_M, Aug 2022
No organisation, “staff” had no idea what was happening and confusion reigned. Absolute waste of money. Would have been quicker to simply queue ourselves for tickets.
Great experience!
Meghan_P, Aug 2022
Finding the tour guide was so easy and getting into the Colosseum with the group was a breeze! It was then so easy to find the guide again so we could go to Palatine Hill and the Forum. Would recommend!
We paid over 50 eur just...
TIMOTHY_O, Aug 2022
We paid over 50 eur just to get passed the gate, seem a little expensive. The guides were very nice.
Great way to get in very quickly
Jonathan_A, Aug 2022
Great way to get into the Colliseum skipping the queues, the guide taking us in was lovely she met us after an hour to go to Palletine Hill and Roman Forum
Brian_L, Aug 2022
You receive a bar code saying 6 people for the tour little do you know until you go to email (if you have service when traveling internationally) that the bar code saying 6 people for self guided tours isnt a ticket you need to meet someone ahead for a ticket to guide yourself. Make it make sense
Last minute visit to the Coliseum
Monika_F, Aug 2022
Ease of booking online and actually finding a person and the ticket waiting - so relieved it wasn't a scam - so reliable and credible service
Allison_H, Aug 2022
We don't do well in high temperatures and didn't want to feel stuck with a guided tour. This option was perfect at getting us in quickly and access/knowledge about the area.
An amazing, historical...
Narantsetseg_T, Jul 2022
An amazing, historical place to see and a lots of walking areas. Need to make a deep steps on the stairs, another a long walking at the Via Sacra.
Lost in the Coliseum
Patricia_E, Jul 2022
Getting separated from our guide in the security line and nor being able to enter because she did not give us our ticket. Viator refunded, but precious time was lost trying to figure our what to do. P.S. The coliseum needs aguide. It is a confusing maze with employees who don’t care to help.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Patricia, we are sorry you have lost the guide inside the Colosseum. It Is the first time when a client got lost and did not follow the group. We accompany every day hundreds of tourists inside the monument but never happens. Our staff, Amy, waited for you and looked for you with a big group of people impatient. We could not afford for distracted people like You to damage the visit of more than 40 people. . It Is the attribution of the client to follow the group until he/she is in. However, in less than 5 minutes, as coordinator I personally called you to assist you with 2 tickets. In only 6 minutes you had the refund. We were timely like the first aid... We are very sorry that you did not appreciate our assistance , but we answered this "emergency" , also due to your distraction, quick, professionally refunding you in real time. We really were expecting not to bè rated 5- star but at least 4 . Best regards, Cristina - coordinator
Colosseum is great!
Linda_R, Jul 2022
Skip the line a must. Enjoyed experiencing the Colosseum. We chose not to do the Forum and Palatine Hill but was still a great experience


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