Colosseum Express Guided Tour

Colosseum Express Guided Tour

From US$ 56.70 per person

Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire and Ancient Rome on a 1-hour guided tour of the Colosseum. Then, explore the magnificent monument at your own pace and get fast track entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
Starting times 9:45 AM, 11:45 AM
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  • Journey back to the Roman Empire on a 1-hour guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Get fast track entry to the Roman Forum, the heart of public life during the Roman Empire
  • Skip the lines to Palatine Hill and stroll around the ruins of Roman palaces
Full description
Get a swift but comprehensive introduction to the Colosseum on an express tour of the most iconic monument in Rome. Follow your guide through the largest amphitheater ever built, and imagine it as it was during the Roman Empire, completely covered in splendid travertine stone slabs. Be awed as the arena is brought to life before your eyes and you hear stories of emperors, public executions and the fearless gladiators who went into battle with bloodthirsty animals. Get some time at leisure to appreciate the monument at your own pace. Then, make your way to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and stroll around the ruins of imperial Rome. Skip the lines to these symbolic sites with a fast track entry ticket. Go to Palatine Hill to see where the wealthy citizens of Ancient Rome built their palaces overlooking the Circus Maximus. See the ruins of the Domus Augustana (Palace of Domitian) along with paintings of the Emperor Nero’s palace. Get a scenic view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Wander among the ruined temples and markets of the Roman Forum, where public life was centered during the Roman Empire. Experience the atmosphere of Ancient Rome at the sprawling site of architectural fragments and archaeological excavations.
  • Welcome and assistance at the meeting point
  • Guided tour and Colosseum entrance fee
  • Fast track entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • You are not permitted to enter the Colosseum with trolleys, large suitcases or backpacks and any item that could be harmful to other people or damage the works of art
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage will be screened. To facilitate the security checks, please insert any items (including cell/mobile phones) in your bag/backpack or in the tray to be x-rayed
  • For free tickets for disabled people and their escorts, please refer directly to the Colosseum ticket office
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 368 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
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Our guide was Francesco and he was absolutely fantastic - with broad knowledge, great attitude towards participants, happy to answer all questions. We didn't wait too long in the line for security check. The only thing I would improve is the organization of the office, where I needed to exchange voucher. It would be helpful if one dedicated person (clearly marked) would be responsible of exchanging vouchers - in that case there would be less chaos.

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April 19, 2019

Excellent Customer Care

Our train was delayed from Florence to Rome which caused us to miss our tour. We called the customer service line on the web site and connected right away to Victor who helped us secure another tour time for our family. He worked all the details behind the scenes. He called us back, emailed new confirmations and addressed confusion in the Rome local office. overall he gave us confidence we were in good hands with a business that cared about service and expectations, with no extra cost. The tour with Leah, was exceptional! Thank you

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March 13, 2019

Express tour is great option for those with less time.

Our guide Paulo was informative and entertaining throughout the tour. I was concerned when we spend ~30 minutes outside of the Colosseum, were we going to be shortchanged inside. But after getting ~1.5 hour tour with Paulo, we realized that he simply had a great passion for the history - he was excellent! He did a good job tying the entire story together while giving us a good sense of what a day at the Colosseum was like from many different perspectives. 4:30pm tour worked out well as it was not over crowed.

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May 20, 2018

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