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Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included provided by Tour In Rome by Tour in the City

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Temperature checks for travelers at the Colosseum entrance too. If the temperature is above 37.5 ° C (99,5°F), access will not be possible. No refund will be available.
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Sightseeing can often be stressful, especially when long lines and high temperatures are involved. Check off one of the world’s most iconic monuments in less time on a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum in Rome, ideal for families and travelers with limited time. A guide brings the 2,000-year-old history of the icon to life, depicting scenes of gladiator battles and wild animals, while keeping everyone entertained. Plus, a choice of time slots allows you to be flexible with your vacation schedule: Choose the earliest option to explore the world wonder with fewer crowds.
  • You'll start at
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city / Explore Italy tours" on it.
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    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history.
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  • You'll end at
    Piazza Del Colosseo
    00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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  • Hassle-free experience of the Colosseum in Rome 
  • Beat hours-long lines with a skip-the-line pass 
  • Explore with a guide to hear the full history 
  • Opt for an early morning time slot to beat the midday crowds and heat
What to Expect
The journey to ancient Rome begins at a designated meeting point near the Colosseum at your chosen time. From here, bypass long lines with a skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside one of the New7Wonders of the World. Visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum and dive deep into the history of the 2,000-year-old landmark. Listen to immersive tales of bloody gladiator battles featuring wild animals, and pay close attention to architectural details you may otherwise have missed. Your tour concludes at the Colosseum, but you are free to wander around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Piazza Del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Colosseum walking guided tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Small-group of max 19 pax
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Roman Forum and Palatine guided tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • 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.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum 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 travellers 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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15doctors wrote a review Aug 2020
16 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a fantastic guided tour of this amazing historical venue. Our guide was Samuele who was very polite and helpful. He enables us to get the most from the visit as you find out so much more detail. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Cesar C wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
So glad we took this tour. We skipped the entry line. No wait to enter. Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable. Even though it was hot and humid, she delivered. The Colosseum is amazing. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Katierv20 wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great tour and plenty long enough. We did the tour in August and it was rather quiet because of corona virus. Great guide with sole information.
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Date of experience: August 2020
mamaluvs2travel wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Virginia239 contributions93 helpful votes
We opted for this tour in an effort to avoid spending time in long entry lines. The tour does deliver quick access into the Colosseum. The Colosseum is amazing to see. A lot of it is under renovation right now, but that does not detract from the tour. Steps are steep and uneven,
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions5 helpful votes
Just finished a tour with Marcelo, so glad we took this tour!! Excellent way to see the colosseum with fantastic guided audio (including some humour along the way) Will be back tomorrow to take the palatine hill and Roman forum tour. Hopefully we get Marcelo 🤞
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