Guided tour

Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
Guided tour

Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 63.49 US$ 38.09 per person

Join a guide who knows the secrets and shortcuts to take you on a captivating tour of the Colosseum. Explore this monument with a privileged fast-track access.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Enjoy the fastest way to get in one of the most crowded museums in the world
  • Wander through the renowned amphitheater, and learn about the building of the towering structure
  • Visit the most famous of ancient Rome’s architectural marvels
  • Set the stage for the next step of your Roman adventure with a newfound understanding of the ancient society
Full description

Discover the Colosseum on a fascinating tour that will take you through hidden shortcuts. Learn about the secrets behind the facade, and dive into its history with your expert guide.

Begin your tour either in the morning or the afternoon. Take some beautiful wide-angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Enjoy fast-track entrance tickets and head straight inside, without wasting time in the ticket lines.   Walk inside the Colosseum and feel the magnitude of where you are. Explore the ground floor level and up to the second tier as your guide recreates the past with stories of epic battles, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd.

Along with providing you with expert knowledge, let your guide point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Fast-track entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Explore Italy Tours office. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Entrance will strictly be limited so you must arrive early; those who arrive after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum; only very small bags are allowed, so please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • Total tour time will be approximately 60 minutes
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
  • This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 346 reviews

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We had a great time with Francesco yesterday on a 90 minute tour. A perfect length of time as had a few teenagers . He had a lovely relaxed style and really gave a sense of what it meant to the Roman people- pretty gruesome! He was great. Highly recommend it. Myra Muldoon

March 25, 2023

Everything went very smoothly, the office/meeting point was easy to find, staff were helpful and well organised. The tour itself was really interesting, the guide Francesca was very knowledgeable and we were in a small group (my family of 4 plus 2 other people) which was great. We were equipped with headset microphone (our guide) and audio earphones (the clients) but since we were a small group it wasn't really needed but I can see this is helpful if the group were larger. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with this operator.

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March 25, 2023

A great tour with an enthusiastic guide! It was worth it to skip the queue and learn about the history of the colosseum. At the end we were left inside to spend as long as we liked to explore. We also went back the next day and the company were able to offer us a tour of the Roman Forum for €10 which was also very informative.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 123185