Skip-The-Line Colosseum Tour

Roma, Italy

From $64.27

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


The Colosseum, Rome’s famous amphitheater, is one of the top attractions from the city’s ancient history. But that fame brings long lines to enter. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into the massive structure with a small group. Your guide leads you through the building, bringing to life its 2,000-year-old history.
  • Skip the line at Rome’s famous Colosseum
  • Tour the structure with an expert guide
  • Small-group tour suitable for visitors of any age
  • All entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via del Monte Oppio, 10
    Via del Monte Oppio, 10, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    We're situated on the hill across from the Colosseum

Start time

02:30 PM

End point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Your tour will finish inside the Colosseum PLEASE BE AT MEETINGPOINT NOT LATER THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR START

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Important. please note that you can not get to the Colosseum with large bags / backpacks / suitcases.
  • Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
  • A current valid passport or ID card for all members is required on the day of tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 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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Traveler Tips

I would recommend this tour for anyone who is looking for a quick history lesson on the Colosseum.
46 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Super Tour!!!
James_S, Nov 2022
Outstanding tour AND guide! Thank you! Yea, we will book more tours! SUPER! Had so much fun not only seeing the Colosseum but our tour guide was fabulous! Well done!
Ehhhh- it was ok. Tour company needs to try a little harder.
Lauren_P, Sep 2022
It was ok- compared to other tours, the employees were not that friendly, the guide was not that friendly, yelled at the group a few times when we didn’t understand his mumbled directions, and generally seemed like he would rather be somewhere else. Good to skip the line and for a quick view, but waiting and renting the audio headset ourselves probably would have been just as good, if not better.
Nice tour
LeeAnne_O, Aug 2022
Great tour for a very hot day. An hour was enough and our guide was great, she provided plenty of history of the colosseum with a nice mix of what daily life in Rome would have been like.
Great tour of colosseum
Celeen_L, Oct 2021
Our guide was great! Very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend viator to friends. Going on another of their tours later today.
Wannabe comedian
Ann_H, Feb 2020
We could not find the guide at the meeting location. We walked to the office and someone walked us back to guide who gave us our tickets and walked a away for 20 minutes. We started late and he told us very little about the coliseum- mostly tried to crack jokes and insult people from other countries. Would not do again
Response from Host, Feb 2020
I'm so sorry for your experience,. Pls contact us directly on, so we can investage the matter.
omar_m, Jan 2020
Good place to visit . Staff are nice and have alot of knowledge. They help you to understand and see the whole place
Great tour!
Danielle H, Dec 2019
I would recommend this tour for anyone who is looking for a quick history lesson on the Colosseum. We only had one day in Rome before heading to our cruise, and this was the perfect tour for us!
Colosseum with Roberto
Philip_H, Nov 2019
Roberto (7 Hills Tours) was funny, engaging & informative. A bit different than most of the guides we heard - and all the better for it !
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for taking your time writing a review of your experience. Roberto loves sharing his favourite site - Colosseum Hope to see you on one of our tours again. Kind rgds
Only good for skipping the line
WantTravel2502, Oct 2019
It was great to skip the long line. However, the guide did not seem to know history and was not interesting. We ended up leaving the group and walking around on our own.
Must see!
jaclynpomer, Oct 2019
We were a little late but the coordinator met us outside and got us in no problem. The Colosseum was breathtaking!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking your time sending us a review. We're so happy we could accomdate you Kind rgds
Excellent tour!
Kate L, Oct 2019
We had a tour that lasted between 1-2 hours. Our guide was great! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and got to see all the cool parts of the Colosseum. Great way to fit this awesome attraction into a busy visit to Rome.
Good Tour
Darby_O, Oct 2019
Guide was knowledgable and funny. Would have taken another tour with him. We had a little trouble finding the meeting place.
Zero stars for bad service
Sherry T, Sep 2019
No clear instructions for meeting point. Email said to download ticket or to email voucher. We had a difficult time finding the meeting point as we are new to the country. Another party of four missed their tour time as well looking for the tour guide. There was never a name of the office to meet at just a location. I will never recommend this tour company again. We have used Viator with no problem before of after this tour. Terrible customer communications, they did not email us until 45 minutes after the tour meeting time and the phone conversion did not work. We had to go and buy our own regular tickets and was able to go on our trip to the coliseum. My credit card company will dispute the charge for a service we never received. They did not even offer to let us join late. Terrible service and a rip off!!!!!!!
Skip the line Colosseum
Bev W, Sep 2019
Great small group and our tour guide, quite funny. And knowledgeable Office however was very hard to find, luck we had 45 minutes to spare, took us that kiingnto fund
Perfect tour guide
George W, Sep 2019
We selected this tour and were very pleased. The tour guide was very informative and did not rush us and was happy to answer questions. I am glad we booked the tour with a guide as we did learn a lot more about the Colosseum.
knowledgeable and upbeat tour guide
Kathleen_C, Jun 2019
the office was a little hard to locate the only commercial office on the block with little signage...............
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We will for sure better our sign so it will be easier to find our office. I hope you enjoyed the tour with us! Kind regards
Good value for money, especially...
Robert J, Jan 2018
Good value for money, especially with the secondary follow up tour to the Palantine Hill and Forum. Good quality and knowledgeable guides.
Mchr-Alain, Apr 2019
Der Guide war ganz ok, spassig, nur die Organisation vorher war eine Katastrophe. Der Treffpunkt war schwer zu finden, wir wurden nicht direkt empfangen, weil ein Kunde vor uns Probleme hatt und dann hiess es ( dadurch ) wir wären zu spät gekommen. Nach einem kleinen Disput hat es dann trotzdem geklappt. zu 7Hills gehen wir nicht mehr !