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Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

Roma, Italy

From $39.27

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


Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater with an official Colosseum guide, learn all about the history of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Suitable for children.
  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a guide
  • Listen to tales of gladiator battles that once took place here
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum with a guided tour
  • Tour limited to 25 people with all entrance fees included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and see the first and second tiers.
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What's Included

  • Colosseum walking guided tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • group of max 24 pax
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Roman Forum and Palatine guided tour

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. Our staff will wait beside the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign.

End point

  • Colosseo
    00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • The Colosseum management does not distribute individeual tickets. We will have one group tickets for the entire group. For this reason, we cannot give individual tickets to late arrivals.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational reasons
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Discount for children under 18 years is applied only with a valid ID card!
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • 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

Make sure you do this early in the day, if it is going to be hot, and take a photo id.
Expect to wait a long time in the queues to get to each room.
I would recommend doing your research beforehand because it will improve the experience a lot.
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Great guide
Moyra_V, Dec 2022
Samuel was a wonderful guide and he really brought the history of the Coliseum to life. He was engaging and responsive. We loved the experience.
Enriching Trip
Thang_L, Dec 2022
Our guide was very detailed in explaining. Love the stories she told and the pictures she showed us. It was an enjoyable enriching trip.
Good tour
Erin_T, Nov 2022
A quick tour of the Colosseum. Our tour guide spoke the entire time with numerous facts. Walked a slow pace and a bit shy, but very nice.
Nice visit
Michael_N, Nov 2022
This 1 hour tour was comprehensive and informative. The history of the Colosseum was nicely presented and we visually took in all the areas of the arena.
Ian_S, Nov 2022
The tour guide was incredible, so much knowledge and very helpful , the best 3 hours spent. Wear comfortable shoes
Most of the time was...
Jacob_S, Nov 2022
Most of the time was spent receiving a history lesson at the entrance , I believe we spent about 40 minutes standing at the entrance learning about the history which sometimes can be nice , but was a little lengthy even for myself as a history lover. I feel this could of been summed up better , and explained more in depth while we walked through . The walk through was very brief compared to that .
Great experience!
Amber_L, Nov 2022
We picked the faster tour as we had our 9 month old with us. Our guide was incredibly accommodating of our little one, was very entertaining and was highly informative. Due to having a stroller and the terrain we decided against taking part in the Palatine Hill part of the tour but overall, it was still fabulous. I would have given this five stars, we just struggled to hear through the headsets at times as the guide spoke a little soft and fast. Otherwise this was fantastic and highly recommend!
Great Tour
Roxanne_c, Oct 2022
The tour was a great grand overview of the coliseum. The guide was knowledgable and friendly. He worked well, even though the large crowds of people.
Great tour which lived up to its description (and more)
Heather_C, Oct 2022
The tour around the Colosseum was excellent. The guide was prompt, well organised and spoke clearly. We learnt lots of interesting facts but the talk was interspersed with plenty of amusing extras which kept our attention. Rome was very busy but our guide managed to give as a great experience in a short time with plenty of opportunity to take photos.
Worth the booking!
Didier_B, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Katrina, was very informative and entertaining. We booked last minute and all went well. Meet-up point was a bit difficult for me to find, but I communicated with the host on the messaging function within the booking, and they promptly called me to ensure I could meet up with them and not miss the tour.
Nice but very short.
Jacquelyne_M, Oct 2022
Tour was ok. There are better that are available. Felt rushed. Probably have selected a different four. Regardless of tour. Skip of line is always a must.
Excellent 1 hour tour!
Amelia_H, Oct 2022
We loved this tour! It was 1 hour, the perfect amount of time, and provided a lot of history. We loved our tour guide too. Highly recommend.
Worst Ever
Philip_B, Oct 2022
This was the worst tour I’ve been on. The guide was insulting and rude to myself and my wife and gave no history of the fantastic Colosseum, only stupid anecdotes and lots it Latin derivations. I learned more reading the Robert Harris books about Cicero.
The best tour guide.
Joseph_L, Sep 2022
Thanks a million to our guide Francis Cecelia. Wow wow wow he is a powerhouse of art and world history helped make the tour superb...informative and fun. A good day!
Disappointing tour and guide
Jamie_L, Sep 2022
This tour did not go as well as we were expecting. The meeting point was not convenient and we did not leave for the tour on time even though the entire group was there on time. This was in part to the tour guide showing up last and not being organized. When we finally got into the Colosseum all we could hear through our single headphone we were given was static. This continued for about half the tour so we had no idea what the guide was trying to tell us. Overall the tour was short because it did not start on time, disorganized, and we would have been better off guiding ourselves through.
Great tour
Doris_U, Sep 2022
Richardo is an excellent tour guide. I would recommend him; you can see his passion for his history.
Highly recommend Colosseum Tour
shlgilmores, Sep 2022
An amazing experience with an amazing guide. We would definitely recommend this and f anyone knows Rome traffic is crazy. We were running late and they called to check on us and waited for us. It was worth every penny. Highly recommend.
Great guide
Lynn, Sep 2022
Giorgio is clearly an expert in his field — very knowledgeable and provides great detail and perspective as well as clever quips to keep his audience engaged.
Easy and exactly what we wanted
DavidElvar_M, Aug 2022
This tour was so convenient and easy. Great instructions to find the guide and we all just walked into the Colosseum no problem. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. If you want to see the Colosseum this is the way to do it
Excellent guide !
Anonymous, Aug 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and wonderful. It was an excellent experience! The guide also was great with the kids and did most of the talking while we were in the shade.