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

Roma, Italy
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Offered in: English and 6 more


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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 1 hour long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian.

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Worth the visit
, Oct 2019
I had a guide called Marco, very informative and he knows so much. Very friendly and smiley man. The trip is very very long. Expect to wait a long time in the queues to get to each room. Ive just come back (october) and there were lots of people. Cant stress enough at how much walking you have to do. Where good walking shoes. So worth the trip though.
Colosseum Tour
, Oct 2019
We had the chance to stop and take photos while we learned a lot! The head sets made it easy to look around while we were still attentive to what our guide was saying.
Good Review of Express Colosseum Tour w/ Guide Sam
, Oct 2019
We had a good tour of the Colosseum with the tour guide Sam on our last day in Rome. We opted for the hour long tour because we were tight on time. Unfortunately the line was very long that day so even going in with the group tours took about 30-45 min. So keep in mind that you may still wait in line with a guide. Thankfully our guide extended the tour to about 1.5 hours with option to leave sooner so that he could explain more of what we were seeing. I appreciated how even though we were waiting in line, he talked much of the time. I would recommend doing your research beforehand because it will improve the experience a lot. Overall good tour.
Really cool experience
, Oct 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very nice. My Wife and I had a great time and he even took some photos of us. Definitely worth the purchase.
Excellent Tour
, Oct 2019
A great last minute ticket purchase! The lines for the main entrance were extremely long and we unfortunately had not purchased tickets prior to our arrival. We purchased the tickets online for the ~1 hr skip the line audio tour just hours before we wanted to visit the Colosseum. My husband and I are not particularly into guided tourist attractions, but we both agree that this one was totally worth it! We were apart of a small group, got into the Colosseum within minutes of arriving, and learned a brief history while touring. Our tour guide was excellent!
Hopefully you don't have to deal with Nada
Carolyn H
, Oct 2019
We booked a 9:30 tour, which apparently departs at 9:00am. We had some trouble finding the check in location, and tried calling several times, but no one answered the phone. When we found the place at 9:30, we attempted to check in and Nada (who looked disgusted the entire time she spoke with us) told us "you're late, your tickets are invalid." She continued to scold us, and I told her I tried calling while we were on the way but she just ignored that no one answered the phone and made sure to point out the confirmation says we should be early. For the record there is one spot that does ask you to arrive early, however 3 other places on the confirmation and booking email say to check in @ 9:30am @ redemption point.) It doesn't make sense to me to have something classified as a "9:30 tour" leave at 9:00am, unless you’re hoping people don’t arrive. We were not refunded, and had to pay for a new booking. When we arrived 45 minutes early for the next tour, we were greeted by another woman who told us we didn't have a booking. Nada who sat next to her ignored us, and smirked as the woman told us we didn’t have a reservation until I said "Excuse me Nada, but you "rebooked" us for this tour, what's going on?" I also watched Nada scold and give the same "you should have been 30 minutes early" speech to 2 other groups while waiting for our rebooked tour. These experiences make me think they do the best they can to scam and get extra money out of tourists. The only reason I'm leaving a 2/5 was because our actual tour guide (EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS RUNNING LATE) was very pleasant and informative. I would not recommend booking with this company.
Great experience!
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our guide very much.... she had a sense humor that helped us get through a very long day...
Colosseum guided tour
, Oct 2019
We hadn’t read the paperwork properly which stated you need to arrive at an office some distance from the venue 30minutes prior to the time on our voucher to collect the tickets so missed the tour and had to pay again to do the next tour. Having said this the tour itself was good with a lovely and knowledgeable guide. It was a bit rushed due to the queuing to get into the colosseum as it was a very busy day.
Tour guide was amazing
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Kevin was the BEST! I learned so much and he was very personable and had very little of an accent so was easily understandable!
Take the morning tour for a fantastic experience
Lorna G
, Sep 2019
Took the 8.15AM tour (as per many recs in the reviews here) and was amazing. Great quiet part of the day - we were one of the first in the Colosseum which was amazing - and you beat the midday heat. Simone our guide was so knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. Couldn't recommend it more.

Product code: 20905P1

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