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

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Bypass the queue with this 1-hour skip-the-line small-group official Colosseum guided tour. 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.
You'll start at
Via della Polveriera, 11
Via della Polveriera, 11, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeeting point is at the "Tour in the City" office, ABOVE THE COLOSSEUM METRO STATION. Once you are in Largo G. Agnesi you have to cross the small pedestrian bridge and go to Via della Polveriera n°11 just a few steps ahead. ALL TRAVELLERS MUST BE AT THE MEETING POINT 30 MINUTES PRIOR TOUR DEPARTURE!
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via della Polveriera, 11, 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 25 person or less
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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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 travelers 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great tour, great tour guide, got us through the crowds very efficiently. Full of great knowledge. Would highly recommend.
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Rome on its own is an amazing City to visit but the Colosseum is a must visit place, absolutely blown away with the history of this monument. Skip the tour guide was amazing and well informed with a splash of humour. This tour isn’t the best type of tour if you have mobility
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I really enjoyed the tour! Getting the ticket (just a sticker on your coat, really!) by presenting the printed voucher was easy and smooth. After a little waiting, we were greet by our guide, who took us up to the Colosseum and trough the entrance skipping the line in a quick
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Our guide was a lovely lady who kept the group together and gave us very good information about the Colosseum. I was a little skeptical about 'skip the line' but when I saw the real line for the place, I was very glad I had these tickets.
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Skip the line was the real deal, these guys really respected the timing as advertised. Our tour guid Julia was amazing. I took my son who is working on school project about the Colosseo and it was quite an experience for both of us, On the other hand Julia our tour guide was
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By: Tour In Rome by Tour in the City
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lisa h
Vacaville, California
great guide
Our guide was very knowledgable and this was an amazing experience. It is very crowded and we did skip the lines
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New York City, New York
Great tour - Don't miss it
Wonderful trip. Leisurely pace. Katia the guide was great. She was knowledgeable and relaxed. Gave us 25
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Perfect Time
Having skip the line tour works well with our plan for the day. Very informative and knowledgeable tour guide. We
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Monday colosseum tour
Great tour, great tour guide, got us through the crowds very efficiently. Full of great knowledge. Would highly
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Great tour
Great time, went with my kids 9,7,3. They loved it. So much to see but perfectly timed for kids attention span.
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London, United Kingdom
Incredible tour
This was an incredible tour. Our tour guide Elizabeth was extremely knowledgable and made the experience
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Excelent and very informative!
We love ancient history, especially when it touches on biblical events. Our tour guide Giovanni did a phenominal
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Diane P
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Rome 4 nights
Well what can I say, as my husband and I have a hectic work life we have decided to just have short breaks and our
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Amazing Inside Scoop of all of the Highlights of Rome
This tour was better than we ever expected it to be. We toured Rome in January and were told that we needed skip
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Great Tour!
Me and my friend pre-booked this tour before arriving at Rome. We had a tour guide called George, he was amazing
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Fantastic Tour
Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Our guide Andy was very knowledgeable and personable, keeping those on the
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Sunny Sussex
Great tour
Great organised tour and our guide (Lucia) was very informative. Good value for money and great way to experience
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Michael S
Cork, Ireland
Highly Recommended
I participated on this tour on January 15. Our guide Katja was exceptionally good, very knowledgeable, humourous,
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Cagliari, Italy
Amazing experience
We had an around 3,5 h tour with Lucia - the best tour guide I’ve seen in quite a long tine - charismatic, funny,
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Great tour
Our guide Pina? was really good, friendly and informative! We had a nice amount of history and time to wander and
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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