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Colosseum Express Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From $42.56

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Ideal for travelers on tight schedules, this time-saver Colosseum tour gives a quick and easy introduction to the millennia-old Roman landmark. Beat the wait with skip-the-line admission tickets, then enjoy a guided visit of the ancient arena. Tours include complimentary entry to nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, which you can explore at your own pace.
  • A time-saver tour of the Colosseum with Palatine Hill and Roman Forum entry
  • Beat long wait times with guaranteed fast-track, skip-the-line admission tickets
  • Cover the historical highlights of the gladiatorial arena with live commentary
  • Enjoy self-guided tours of two other nearby ancient sites, admission included
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What's Included

  • Colosseum Tickets & Fees
  • Official Tour Guide for the Colosseum
  • Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tickets & Fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Arena Floor & Underground Colosseum

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is near Caffe Roma (close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo"). Our staff will hold a "City Walkers" sign

End point

  • Piazza del Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    At the end of the tour, you have free time inside the Colosseum. The guide shows to you the entrance to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where you can enter with the tickets provided.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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112 reviews
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Our first trip to the...
Charlyne_A, Oct 2022
Our first trip to the Colosseum was amazing, thanks to our tour guide Lorenzo. He was very interactive with the group and elevated the entire experience with his wit and knowledge.
Joseph_S, Sep 2022
A wonderful tour, a nice pace and very informative. A tour guide was outstanding!! This was our first tour in Rome, would highly recommend!
Amy_v, Jul 2022
Made us tour on our own because they had the wrong tickets for our group so we had no information as we walked around and no access to places we would have if on a tour
Guide was very nice and...
Palmiero_A, Jul 2022
Guide was very nice and kept you entertained. He knew his stuff and even took us to the forum, which wasn't part of the tour.
Fun family tour of history!
Lisa_D, Jul 2022
This tour was perfect for our family of 5 on a hot Roman day. We easily found the group per the instructions. We had about 15 people in our group total. We liked the head phones so we could easily hear our guide amongst the crowds. It was nice not to wait in any lines either. Our guide was fun, funny, and informative. We got just the right amount of information, while the pace was perfect to hit all the hot spots.
We Got A Poor Guide This Time
Thomas_W, Jul 2022
Did this tour six years ago and had a wonderful guide. That makes all the difference. This time around we still enjoyed being there but the guide was not great. He treated the group as if he was a school teacher. He repeatedly asked the group questions over and over and would become agitated if no one offered an answer. It got old quick. Everyone kept glancing at one another as if to say, what’s this guy’s problem? We’ve paid money to hear him present the info to us. Not the other way around. No one was there to take a pop-quiz. It totally ruined the experience. We did several other Viator tours during this trip in multiple cities and they all had excellent guides. So I still like using Viator tours. We just happened to get a bozo for this one. As such, giving just three stars.
Cancelled reservation early but no refund??
Manohar_B, Jun 2022
I had this Colosseum tour booked for June 20th, 2022, but eventually die to iterinary changes I took the tour elsewhere on June 19th. So I tried to cancel the reservation online. There was no option to do this. I called a day in advance to cancel the tour and spoke to someone named Alex. He wasn’t able to find my reservation with my last name, the BR code, or my email. I gave alternative email addresses as well. He finally found my reservation with my phone number which is good but also strange since the other personal information should have pulled up the reservation too? Anyway, at the end of the call I was told that I’d receive an email confirming my cancellation but the next day I still didn’t get the email. The tour people called and informed me that our reservation was still active and that the tour had started without us. We did not get a refund. I’m not sure what to make of this experience. I strongly demand that my money be refunded as soon as possible. Please do the needful as I would like to use Viator in the future, if this is taken care of.
This was a good tour,...
Rachel_W, May 2022
This was a good tour, however we booked the express coliseum tour with self guided forum tour that was supposed to go for 1 hour 15 mins however I think there was a mistake as it went for 3 hours and 20 mins! Although good content, it was extremely long and hot. And our guide a little disorganised.
Good and nice
Melissa_M, Apr 2022
Clear instructions for the meeting point, good and funny guide, nice tour that met our expectations!
Eyeopoenign tour
Marjaana_K, Mar 2022
What a wonderfull guide Frederica Allegritti was. She gave inside to the life and socioeconomical life in Rome. One gets so much more out of the cisit to the Colosseum with a good guide!
Robert_C, Feb 2022
Great tour and the guide was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone the Colosseum tour was very informative and well worth the cost.
Must do tour while in Rome.
Valentina_N, Sep 2021
Great experience! Our guide Roberta has shared her knowledge with us in an easy to follow and fun way. She has made sure to stop in the best spots for us to take pictures and for water refills.
Awesome and informative visit to the Colosseum with a great company
Glyn_M, Oct 2020
Amazing tour of the Colosseum, The guide was brilliant, there were only 2 of us which was great, we moved through through the Colosseum at a nice pace, the guide was very informative and answered all of our questions patiently and completely. We had time to stop and take the photos we wanted and to see the areas described in the tour itinary. We also went across the the Forum and Palatine Hill with the guide and he saw us inside and some extra information and guidance. Would definitely recommend to all, informative, safe and great.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Thank you so much for taking your time to write this wonderful review. It helps us keep going in such a difficult moment for the tourism. Kateryna
Skye_B, Feb 2020
Really easy getting to skip the line. Jessica was an amazing tour guide with lots of really interesting facts. The added Roman Forum and Palentine Hill tour was just as amazing.
Very Informative Tour!
the tour was very informative! Francis was good at the Colosseum and Elaine was amazing! She encouraged us to ask questions and etc which reminded me of a History Class trip. They were Very friendly! American English for both guides which was a Plus! City Walkers Tour was the tour we were with. For all 3 places (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill) was quick to get in. I would def recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
It was a pleasure having you on our tour, thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again on your next visit. Warm regards, City Walkers Tours