Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

4.8 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours
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From US$ 41.97 per person

Likely to sell out

Get the most out of your trip to Rome with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum in Rome. Travel back in time on a tour of the Colosseum and explore the Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Step back in time as you learn about gladiator battles that took place here
  • Get tips from your guide on the best angles to capture stunning pictures from
  • Gain insight into how the seating arrangement reflected Roman social status
  • Make the most of your time in Rome with skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum
  • Enjoy some free time to explore these Ancient Roman masterpieces at your own pace
Full description

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check.

Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games.

Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide.

Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins at your own pace or with the guide with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

  • Skip-the-line tickets for Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo". Our staff will be next to the water fountain, holding a "City Walkers" sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • It is necessary to pass a metal detector security check for the Colosseum. When the venue is crowded so there may a waiting period as you pass through the security checks.
  • The guide will have one ticket for the whole group so you will not be able to leave the group once inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Our tour guide was very personable, knowledgeable and funny. We really enjoyed the tour. Although we had booked the 1 hour express tour of the colosseum, we were grouped with people doing a 3 hour tour that included Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum as well so that was a result! The booking process was easy and I would use this company again.

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March 25, 2023

What a great experience, Sabina was excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of information about the gistory of thr Roman empire, the collosseum, and about the city itself. She answered all our questions and was very funny as well. We will come back and do another tour with her for sure. Sabina you rock!

March 25, 2023

Big group but great tour. We lost track of one of the teenagers in the group for 15 minutes. The tour started on time so don't be late. The description said it would be a 1 hour tour, but it was actually about 2.5 hours. But you can leave at anytime.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 409156