Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 49.38 per person

Save precious time on a 1-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and look inside one of the greatest monuments of the Roman Empire. Follow in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators, and then get some free time to explore on your own.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese
Optional audio guide
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from your guide
  • Enjoy unlimited free time inside the Colosseum after your guided tour
Full description
Skip the long lines to one of the most popular monuments in Rome and enter the Colosseum for a 1-hour guided tour of the mighty arena inside and out. Get a brief introduction to the Roman civilization from the outside of the building before learning the history beyond the iconic façade. Journey back to the days of the Flavian dynasty and hear how they built the world's largest amphitheater to showcase Roman engineering techniques and as a stage for popular entertainments and games. Walk through the arena with your guide as they explain the history of the monument and the people behind it. Hear tales of gladiators who gallantly entertained the crowds, separate fact from fiction and more. Then, get as much time as you like to explore within the permitted sections on your own.
  • Priority access to Colosseum
  • Colosseum walking tour (small group of 15-20 people)
  • Entry to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Instant confirmation
  • Guided tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station. The local partner’s staff will be wearing purple t-shirts by the upper exit of the Metro Station. Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way upstairs. Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You must bring your ID to access the attractions and if you do not have your ID you will not be allowed inside the Colosseum areas
    • Customers are advised to arrive at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes prior the tour starting time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
    • Please note that there are no suitcase compartments available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 346 reviews

    Review summary

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    Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

    For “Skip the Line Tickets”, we spent more time outside the Colosseum in line ups waiting to get in than we spent inside. We had to be at our designated meeting place at 09:25 for 09:40 entry into Colosseum. We did not get inside until 10:45, long enough to take a few pictures and leave as we had to meet our driver at 11:15 in order to get to the Vatican at our designated time.

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    October 4, 2019

    Excellent Tour Guide

    I had been to Rome several times and never felt enticed to do a tour inside of the Colosseum. During this trip, I thought I would book one and wasn't expecting much. However, this tour surpassed all expectations. Our tour guide was so entertaining and informative. I'm glad I booked this tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.

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    June 25, 2018

    Perfect tour!! Our tour guide was Andre and he was incredibly informative. Colosseum itself was impressive on its own but the tour really brought it to life. The tour isn’t too long which is perfect to get some really interesting information and skip the long line without being herded around in a huge group.

    April 14, 2018

    Product ID: 146412