Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entrance

4.5 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Rutas Romanas
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entrance

Activity provider: Rutas Romanas
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From US$ 45.63 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the largest amphitheater in the ancient Roman world with skip-the-line access on this guided tour of Rome's Colosseum. Discover the fascinating history behind the most visited monument in Italy.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Colosseum's history, as your guide reveals a wealth of information
  • Avoid long queues at the ticket office thanks to a skip-the-line entrance
  • Access the archeological areas of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
Full description

Step back into the past as you experience the time of the gladiators on this guided tour of Rome's Colosseum. View sights like the where the emperor's box was located and dive into the history with a guide. Save time with fast-track entry to this popular sight. 

Begins from the outside, admiring the imposing façade of the Colosseum. Head inside to stroll through the corridors that were visited in ancient times by millions of people. Discover what spectacular activities and events that took place in this amphitheater. 

Watch as you guide points out the most significant architectural details. Learn about how it was built, its capacity, and about the complex system of services created to accommodate a large number of spectators.

Find out how people were divided according to their social class. Visit the first floor of the building, and walk along the corridor that houses the educational section, which is equipped with explanatory panels and reconstructive models.

Admire the grandeur of the reconstructed portion of the arena from above. End your tour in the place where the emperor's box was located, which housed his family and his guests of honor.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide above Colosseum Metro Station in front of Caffe Roma. Your guide will be holding a sign with the activity provider's name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • All the visitors must pass through a security check. During busy days, there might be a queue
  • This queue is unavoidable and does not depend on the tour operator. The actual starting time might suffer a delay
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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We thought this was an excellent tour — we learned so much from Jeannie and she was so friendly. We learned so much about the colosseum, it’s construction, purpose, etc as well as the history of Rome as it impacted the area. Super interesting and helped us put it all together as we visited other attractions around Rome. We’d highly recommend!

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June 21, 2022

Für meinen Geschmack gab es zu wenige Stopps, um Fotos zu machen. Wir hetzen mehr durch das Colosseum, Forum Romanum und Palatinhügel, als dass wir in Ruhe hätten die Aussicht und das Ambiente genießen können. Glücklicherweise war unsere deutschsprachige Führerin sehr humorvoll und füllte die Zeit mit zusätzlichen Anekdoten aus der römischen Kultur. Nichts desto trotz hätten wir uns ein etwas gemütliches Tempo gewünscht.

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November 5, 2022

Sehr gut informierte Führerin durch das Kolosseum, die sogar die für die Sicherheitskontrollen notwendigen Wartezeiten interessant gestaltet hat. Sie ist außerdem auf Fragen und Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmer einfühlsam eingegangen. Spannende Führung, auch für unsere Kinder.

November 4, 2022

Product ID: 407786