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Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

Roma, Italy

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater with an official Colosseum guide, learn all about the history of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Suitable for children.
  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a guide
  • Listen to tales of gladiator battles that once took place here
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum with a guided tour
  • Tour limited to 25 people with all entrance fees included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and see the first and second tiers.

What's Included

  • Colosseum walking guided tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • group of max 24 pax
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Roman Forum and Palatine guided tour

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. Our staff will wait beside the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign.

End point

  • Colosseo
    00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational reasons
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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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Traveler Tips


Make sure you do this early in the day, if it is going to be hot, and take a photo id.
Expect to wait a long time in the queues to get to each room.
I would recommend doing your research beforehand because it will improve the experience a lot.
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Wonderful Tour
vfsdjhfj26, Jul 2022
His was a great tour, very easy to find the meeting spot. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. It was very hot make sure you bring your own water and I’d suggest an umbrella for some shade! Would definitely recommend this tour
Worth It!
Michelle_M, Jul 2022
Our guide Ricardo was really friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot from him and he escorted us in and throughout the Colosseum very efficiently. It was very crowded and hot, but yet he managed to make it a good experience for us. It was an amazing site to see.
Worth and hour and a half
Philip_S, Jul 2022
Getting a basic understanding of the history and construction of the Colosseum. Our guide was very informative and organized and the radio sets we used were very good
Not good for us
LORNA_C, Jul 2022
The only good thing was that we skipped the line then a brief introduction and we were in our own. We wantEd to go to the arena down level and because the guide person was not with us we can’t.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Client Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your review. We are deeply sorry that you felt the tour didn't live up to expectations. The tour you booked, Colosseum Express, includes skip the line entrance and a guided tour that lasts 1 hour; the Arena section is not included. You need to book a different tour and more expensive tickets to enter the Arena, so you can't go with or without the tour guide. We investigated your case and did not receive complaints from you or any other client during and after the tour. In particular, we are dismayed that you felt our guide wasn't giving the best possible service they could during your tour. We do our best to hire passionate and ready guides to engage clients and bring the Colosseum to life. We are surprised to hear that the guided tour was boring as we received much positive feedback from other clients. We would like to thank you again for the feedback, and we are sorry if the visit wasn't as expected. Kind Regards Stefano D.
Great tour
Doris_U, Sep 2022
Richardo is an excellent tour guide. I would recommend him; you can see his passion for his history.
Must see!
CAROLEE_T, Jul 2022
Great tour and great guide! The meeting place was a little hard to find but the tour was interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Organized, informative
Sheila_M, Jul 2022
The tour was easy to find online, easy to register and gave good specific details about the meeting location. The individual who met us was helpful with the headsets. The actual tour guide was well informed and entertaining. I suppose it’s not related to the tour company, but the Colosseum was rather a madhouse on the very warm day when we were there so beware of that.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Coliseum
Kristopher_A, Jul 2022
The inside of the coliseum, the tour guide could have talked a little slower. It was interesting to hear all the facts and history.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Client, We are very sorry that the tour did not quite live up to your expectations. We have reviewed the feedback provided by the participants from your group and we couldn't find any other similar complaint, nevertheless, we have also forwarded this to our Guide Management department so that it can be looked at and followed up with the guide in case it is needed. Our local guides try their best to share their passion for their country and local History, we apologize if you felt that due to the fact that the tour guide talked too fast the experience was disappointing. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Should you wish to contact us directly at info@tourinthecity.com with your comments, please do not hesitate to do so and provide your booking reference number so we can follow up with the relevant people for you. Thank you for leaving us your review once again. We hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards Stefano Tour in the City
Excellent guide !
Anonymous, Aug 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and wonderful. It was an excellent experience! The guide also was great with the kids and did most of the talking while we were in the shade.
My guide (Richard?) on...
Hank_M, Jul 2022
My guide (Richard?) on the 1 PM English trip was truly spectacular! He was very knowledge and passionate about the history and information. Fabulous job!
Great guide
Lynn, Sep 2022
Giorgio is clearly an expert in his field — very knowledgeable and provides great detail and perspective as well as clever quips to keep his audience engaged.
Disappointing tour and guide
Jamie_L, Sep 2022
This tour did not go as well as we were expecting. The meeting point was not convenient and we did not leave for the tour on time even though the entire group was there on time. This was in part to the tour guide showing up last and not being organized. When we finally got into the Colosseum all we could hear through our single headphone we were given was static. This continued for about half the tour so we had no idea what the guide was trying to tell us. Overall the tour was short because it did not start on time, disorganized, and we would have been better off guiding ourselves through.
Colosseum Review
Dante_J, Jul 2022
The tour guides are very educated about the colosseum and Rome in general. Be prepared for the heat if you go during the late summer months and pay for skip the line because it can be overwhelming with all the tourist. Otherwise, it is something you definitely want to experience.
The best tour guide.
Joseph_L, Sep 2022
Thanks a million to our guide Francis Cecelia. Wow wow wow he is a powerhouse of art and world history helped make the tour superb...informative and fun. A good day!
Highly recommend Colosseum Tour
shlgilmores, Sep 2022
An amazing experience with an amazing guide. We would definitely recommend this and f anyone knows Rome traffic is crazy. We were running late and they called to check on us and waited for us. It was worth every penny. Highly recommend.
History lesson on Ancient Rome from a pro
Christine_R, Jul 2022
Our guide was so friendly ans knowledgeable, weaving together seamlessly details of the Colosseum’s design, construction, gladiators, spectators, and the building’s multiple purposes over time. The group size was just right. Getting right in, bypassing others in line was wonderful.
Terrible experience !...
Tapiero_M, Jul 2022
Terrible experience ! It’s a big scam!! they advertise one price and it’s not at all that .I wouldn’t recommend it at all
1 traveler found this review helpful
Easy and exactly what we wanted
DavidElvar_M, Aug 2022
This tour was so convenient and easy. Great instructions to find the guide and we all just walked into the Colosseum no problem. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. If you want to see the Colosseum this is the way to do it
Definitely worth a visit
susan_j, Jul 2022
Inside the Colosseum bought the whole experience to life! The foundation’s gave structure to the story telling.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Colosseum
Maureen_C, Jun 2022
Enjoyed seeing the inside of the Colosseum. Wish it included a stop at the gift shop. It was hard to understand our tour guide’s English and he spoke very fast. We missed a lot of the historical information because of this.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Client, We are very sorry that the tour did not quite live up to your expectations. We have reviewed the feedback provided by the participants from your group and we couldn't find any other similar complaint, nevertheless, we have also forwarded this to our Guide Management department so that it can be looked at and followed up with the guide in case it is needed. Our local guides try their best to share their passion for their country and local History, we apologies if you felt that due to the accent the experience was disappointing. Of course, this may not be to everyone's taste. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Should you wish to contact us directly at info@tourinthecity.com with your comments, please do not hesitate to do so and provide your booking reference number so we can follow up with the relevant people for you. Thank you for leaving us your review once again. We hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards Stefano Tour in the City
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