Colosseum Express Tour

Roma, Italy

From $25.15

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


  • This introductory Colosseum tour is perfect for first-time visitors
  • Learn all about the landmark’s wealth of history from your guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets will help you beat the crowds and save time
  • Headset to hear your professional guide clearly in a fully engaging 1.5 hour tour

What's Included

  • 1 hour small group tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets (8 pax or more)
  • Licensed and professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    To reach our office take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit with the stairs you will be on Via Cavour. Please walk down on Via Cavour and just before arriving in Largo Corrado Ricci turn left in via del Colosseo and walking up on Via del Colosseo you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30

End point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted
  • Small group tour average 16 people (maximum 24 people).
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, there may be some wait time to pass through security checks
  • Departure timing may vary. Please check the timing on the tour option you booked to know at what time you have to be at the meeting place.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A copy of ID or driver license is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • If you arrive late you might loose the entrance at the Colosseum
  • The meeting time might have a slight change. In this case we will inform you in advance
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please show up 10 minutes before the tour to do the check in
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

Unless you're an absolute history buff, the express tour should suffice if you want the nuts and bolts about the Colosseum.
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Good tour
Pilar_A, Jun 2019
This tour was a good, quick overview of the Colosseum. We learned a lot, and was just the right amount of time spent there. Any longer and it would have been too much. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you for enjoying your overview of the Colosseum!
Since we were the only two scheduled...
niki.mendrinos, Sep 2018
Since we were the only two scheduled for the express tour, they decided to add us on the regular Colosseum tour, which was fine there were 25 people on the tour. The tour guide did a thorough job and reviewed really everything you need to know about the Colosseum inside and out. We left after the last stop inside the Colosseum as 90 minutes was and is more than enough time to learn about the Colosseum and explore. Unless you're an absolute history buff, the express tour should suffice if you want the nuts and bolts about the Colosseum.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you for reviewing us!
Overall fantastic tour. We got really...
Christine T, Aug 2018
Overall fantastic tour. We got really lucky booking same day for 3 people at 3:15 but don't follow our lead. Plan ahead! The meeting spot was an easy find. There is a cute pug that will greet you if you're lucky. Loopy is the name. Back to the tour: Our tour guide, Denis, is a passionate local and spoke excellent English. He did a remarkable job painting the Roman life with every step we took. We loved how well he kept us intrigued by pointing out things that we would have not noticed if we toured the Colosseum on our own. During the tour, we saw looming dark and ominous clouds approaching the Colloseum great photo op and later it rained. Denis took us to a shelter and instead of stopping the tour, he brought to life the historical power figures and their drama in his storytelling. Our group grew loyal and stuck around til the end. Bravo, Denis. Notes: Worth the price. The meeting spot was easy. The skipped the line is legit and went straight to the gate. The entire walk through the main entrance will give you chills. Ample space to move around. Keep close to your guide. The radio/headpiece frequency will let you know if you stray far. Do bring a water bottle. There is a fountain inside for refills. Bring a fan/sunscreen/hat for the summer. Tip your guide!
Response from Host, Jun 2019
What a beautiful experience you had! Thank you very much for sharing it!
This was a really interesting tour...
Carole T, Mar 2018
This was a really interesting tour taking in the Colosseum and the Roman ruins. Great guide in Renata. Good English and almost too many facts.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you, Carole! I am happy you enjoyed Ancient Rome!