Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Rome, Italy

From USD 43.35

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)


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
  • Local taxes
  • Booking service fee
  • Assistance Staff (on site and remotly)
  • Access to Arena,Underground and Third Order (at least you have not booked the option "Arena/Underg")
  • Live guide/Guided tour (at least you have not booked the "Express" option)
  • Audioguide
  • Food and beverages
  • Luggage storage
  • Pick-up/Drop-off service

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

Arch of Constantine , Via di S. Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Arch of Constantine

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Palatine Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Roman Forum

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • MEETING POINT ( REDEMPTION POINT) : Pick up your tickets at the ARCH OF CONSTANTINE (side of the Colosseum). You will meet our staff (remember: 15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time) who will hold a 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 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 (around 1h), with the same tickets, you will be able to visit always by yourself the both sites: the Palatine Hill/Roman Forum.
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

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 travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller 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.


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Very beautiful and insightful
JuliaCharlotte_S, May 2023
The Colosseum and the Roman Forum were very impressive. The tickets were given to us without any trouble and we could start the tour on time.
All you did was handed us...
Jo_M, May 2023
All you did was handed us a ticket- alternatively we could have bought a ticket there for half the price
Fantastic, saved time
Jane_M, May 2023
It was great to have someone meet us, give us the tickets and we walked straight in. It was great seeing the colosseum
Brilliant trip
Edward_M, May 2023
Walking around and entering the colosseum was a brilliant experience I’d highly recommend it. We did the self guided one which I think is really all you need as all the history is written on the plaques
Great guide
Tracey_Y, May 2023
Only had a small group of 12 people and had a great guide very knowledgeable was well worth having the guide.
Charged for children when they are FREE
JoanneMowattMorris_M, May 2023
Shocked that the company charged me for two children to go in when they are FREE!!! Children under 18 are free!
An Unforgettable Roman Colosseum Tour
Dhruv_S, May 2023
The Roman Colosseum tour was an incredible experience that surpassed my expectations. Finding the tour guide and obtaining tickets was a breeze, setting a positive tone from the start. The instructions provided by our knowledgeable guide were clear, making it easy to navigate the Colosseum's grand structure. We were even treated to visits to two additional monuments nearby, enhancing the overall experience. It's worth noting that the audio tour was not included but could be purchased separately on-site. However, this did not detract from the tour's excellence. The engaging narration from our guide compensated for the absence of an audio guide. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. It offers a seamless experience, providing a deeper understanding of the Colosseum's historical significance and the chance to explore ancient Rome's architectural wonders. Don't miss out on this remarkable journey into the past.
If you don’t want to wait this is a great skip the line ticket!
Annette_J, May 2023
Was easy to find the guide to pick up tickets, easy to walk straight in and no waiting. Totally worth it
Not Sure It's Worth the Extra Money
Mark_H, May 2023
Not sure the "skip the line" is worth the extra money. Our reservation was for 12. We were told to arrive 15 minutes prior to collect our paper tickets. When we received our paper tickets the entry time on the tickets was 12:40. You cannot enter the Colosseum more than 15 minutes before your entry time so we had to sit around and wait for 50 minutes before we could enter. Kind of defeats the purpose for the no waiting thing. Sure, we were not "in line" but we were sitting in the sun waiting.
History lesson at coliseum was awesome
Jan_b, May 2023
We took the express guided tour. The guide was very informative and gave an excellent tour. I got very excited and wanted to learn more after the tour. Would recommend
Victor cancelled our tickets last minute
Sindhu_N, May 2023
A day before our trip, our tickets got cancelled. I had to be awake late in the night to get something for next day as we were leaving in a day. It was stressful and though I managed to get another ticket it was way beyond expensive and we didn’t enjoy the experience due to all the stress of rebooking, cancelling etc
The meeting...
Sarah_F, May 2023
The meeting place/location was a general area, so we were a little concerned about missing the person with the flag. The tour itself was a let down, we got to see the under construction sites, a lot of parts were blocked off and the upstairs to look down onto the main floor and subfloor were cool, just soo many people, even though it was raining.
Nice group tour
Loo_C, May 2023
Majestic colosseum, well organised with quick entry. Friendly tour guide, ample of time to walk around.
Would not recommend this tour company
Kaitlin_P, May 2023
Original your time was cancelled two days before. Was given a new time later that afternoon and when we picked up tickets - tickets were actually 40 minutes later than the new time we were confirmed for.
The tickets I got from...
humaira_a, May 2023
The tickets I got from Viator were 63 dollars per head and over there we were handed regular tickets which were 17 euro (25 dollars).Very unhappy.
Great but logistics were a mess
breana_h, May 2023
the colosseum was great, the logistics of getting access was the issue. The skip the line "tickets" were not tickets. So, once we met up with the person giving us the voucher we had to go into the line to get our tickets scanned. Upon purchasing, we should get the contact info from the person giving us the voucher. we searched around for 30 minutes until we found them as they called me on WhatsApp. that whole experience was frustrating and should've been more streamlined
Easy tickets colosseum
Peter_M, May 2023
Having been let down by another viator company we found this self guided tour of the colosseum which is just a skip the line ticket. Having said that on the day we went the tickets at the colosseum kiosks were readily available with small cues. Two ladies arrived at the arch of Constantine held up a black flag and handed over the tickets not much more to say really. The colosseum itself was amazing all the displays have information which is clear and tells the history amazing place.
The experience was great...
Sarah_R, May 2023
The experience was great and I was grateful to be able to skip the line and head straight into this amazing site
Colosseum - Rome
Joanne_R, May 2023
Unfortunately we received a text to say that our tickets to see the colosseum had been cancelled . However tickets could be secured for 2 hours later . Whilst we were able to take this later time it would have been very disappointing if we were unable to make the later time . A booking should be honoured and therefore will not use this company again
Neale_D, May 2023
Excellent. Met the persons at the arch of constantino and went right in. Polite workers and very helpful.

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