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Entry Ticket: Colosseum and Ancient Rome (Priority Access)

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From $36.93

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


As one of Rome's most popular attractions, the Colosseum is known for its lengthy wait times. Beat the crowds with these pre-booked, priority access admission tickets, which also include entry into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Discover the ruins of imperial Rome at your own pace, saving the time you'd spend standing in line on more sightseeing.
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill priority access admission tickets
  • Enjoy a flexible and self-paced visit, without the rush of a group tour
  • Bypass the long wait times with priority access admission in a separate line
  • Tick off three of Rome's most celebrated ancient attractions with one combo ticket

What's Included

  • Entrance Tickets to the Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Knowledgable Host
  • Explore at your own pace
  • Private transportation
  • Guided Tour

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

12:00 PM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Crown Tours SRLS

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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170 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Kathleen_V, Dec 2022
There are much better options than this unhelpful company. They don’t have your tickets. After being sent to 2 people was told to pick up tickets at their office. Then they don’t help you determine where to get in line to get in. Further they are rude and when I expressed frustration their rep spewed foul language.
Bad start to great visit
Don_R, Nov 2022
After spending 1.5 hours to find the Viator office....there isn't one. Finally found person from 3rd party company that had the tickets. Other than that issue it was great. Had been wanting to inside for years. Was amazing. Hard to believe how it it is and the condition it's in. Love that they are refurbishing it.
Despina_F, Jul 2022
Colosseum absolutely magnificent, Ancient Rome fabulous but you must visit early morning or later in the afternoon as ....too hot during lunch time!!!
Beautiful, historic and hot!!!
Deborah_L, Jul 2022
The grandeur of the ancient buildings and the history behind it all brings everything to life when seen in real life.
Great way to purchase ticket
Rebecca_P, May 2022
Easy way to collect tickets. Easy to get to and great communication. The only issue I had was not with this company but with the amount of tours taking place. They were always in the way of us and didn’t move out of the way to let you pass.
Great experience
Joseph_H, Mar 2022
Everything was amazing the views were amazing and beautiful. I recommend everyone see this once in their life
Research ticket prices
Michael_G, Mar 2022
Tickets had to be bought in advance to get in the Colosseum and Roman forum. I didn’t realise that and thought we were buying ‘skip the line’ tickets. The building itself of course is a fantastic site to visit. We didn’t want another gruelling three hour guided tour after doing this the previous day for the Vatican, so we opted for advance tickets only. I honestly don’t know whether I got good value for the tickets or not as it’s all very confusing. We expected to walk past the queues to get into the Roman forum area before entering the Colosseum later. We were told by the official at the entrance that everyone in the huge queue had also purchased advance tickets and we would have to join the line. By this time we would be late for the Colosseum so we decided to not visit the forum. There were lots of street vendors trying to sell people bracelets, small wooden frogs etc and also beggars, and after a while it became a bit annoying. Upon entering the Colosseum there good information boards around and the site was a fascinating historical spectacle. We actually thought by this time, that we would like to join a guided tour, and then we could just leave it if we were getting tired, but they were all sold out. It was very busy, which I was a bit surprised at because it is so soon after Covid, but everywhere else was as well in Rome. Our visit was on a Sunday, weekdays maybe quieter.
Great tour of Colosseum and Ancient Rome
RanjitMohan_M, Dec 2021
We booked the skip the line tickets through Viator and it actually turned out to be a very smooth and easy entry process. No wait at all.
Happily surprised with a guide!
kellythurston, Dec 2019
We bought the tickets and thought we were going to wander on our own. When we went to the pickup point, we were offered a tour with a guide at no charge. Our guide was great, ensuring even the pokiest of walkers were not left behind. We enjoyed our tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Kelly We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. It was a pleasure having you on our tour and we hope to see you again on your next visit. Warm regards, Crown Tours
Quick Access
Monika S, Oct 2019
We loved going through the alternative line. It was totally worth it. We went in, explored, and left while the same people were waiting to enter in the regular line.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Dear Monica Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. It was a pleasure having you on our tour and we hope to see you again on your next visit. Warm regards, Crown Tours
Very Good
Arun_R, Jul 2019
Only the initial entry to Coliseum was a lengthy process. The guide was knowledgeable. Not much is left at the Palantine & Roman Forum but the guide who goes by Gladiator Guide name was very informative & retraced Roman etiquette/ style which has become our daily routine.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Dear Arun, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words. We are truly happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. All the best Alex Crown Tours
Trop cher vu la prestation fournie.
On avait beau être en avance, on a loupé l'heure de RV: en effet, le lieu indiqué (près des kiosques verts à la sortie du métro) n'était pas correct; il fallait aller sur la terrasse près de la 2eme sortie (fermée) du métro, et pas de traces de pancarte violette. Finalement, après une demi-heure d'aller-retour (pendant laquelle on a pensé s'être fait arnaqués !) et grâce au dévouement des représentants sur place (Viator et Crown Tour), on a réussi à trouver la bonne personne, récupérer nos billets, puis nous débrouiller par nous-même. La journée s'est donc bien terminée pour nous.
Très déçu
Zaouze40, Dec 2019
Pour trouver le rdv de l'excursion aucune indication celle indiquée sur le bon de réservation ne correspond pas On nous a mis avec un groupe en anglais si on voulait les audioguide en français 10e en plus par personne alors qua l'intérieur ils sont à 5e Je ne recommande pas cette visite avec viator il vaut mieux prendre le livre et audioguide
Esperando una eternidad para entrar , una tomadura de pelo ,
josepsantacoloma, Nov 2019
Estuvimos delante del Coliseo en la entrada de grupos esperando más de una hora Escuchando un especie de guía insufrible Solo habíamos pagado para entrar en corta filas para no esperar Pagamos 90 € para esperar obligatoriamente escuchando el guía y sin poder entrar Los que hacían cola normal entraron mucho antes que nosotros Mi hijo de diez años y’a no podía más y no nos dieron ninguna explicación de esa larguísima espera Ni tampoco disculpas Al contrario Cuando pedíamos que pasaba , pues ellos pasaban de nosotros Lástima Al final cuando entramos Estábamos tan cansados de esperar sin movernos que ni disfrutamos de este fabuloso monumento Una lástima
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Hola Jose, Gracias por dedicarnos el tiempo de escribir esta reseña. Siento mucho saber que no conseguimos entrar de manera rápida, os puedo asegurar que esto no pasa normalmente. Me gustaría pedir perdón por lo que pasó por parte de todos nosotros y espero tener la posibilidad de volver a recibiros en vuestro siguiente visaje a Rome, para poderos ofrecer las mejores de las experiencias. Un saludo Alexandra Crown Tours