Guided tour

Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

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Enjoy special access to the Colosseum arena on a 3-hour skip-the-line tour. Take in views from Palatine Hill and learn about life in Ancient Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access
  • Enter the arena area of the Colosseum in the footsteps of the gladiators
  • Enjoy stunning views of Rome from the Palatine Hill
Full description
Skip the lines at the Colosseum and enjoy special direct access to the arena, where the gladiators entered the amphitheater in the days of ancient Rome. Look out over the underground area of the Colosseum. Learn about the site, the spectators, the fights that were staged and life in Rome at the time from your art historian or archeologist guide. The 3-hour tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where wealthy Romans lived. Enjoy the stunning views over the Roman Forum. Walk among the ruins of the Roman Forum, as your guide uses overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how buildings looked at the time.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to the Colosseum arena
  • Access to the Colosseum Underground (unless option selected)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Normal-sized backpacks are permitted but large backpacks are not
  • The small-group tour has a maximum of 20 people
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour is not wheelchair-accessible
  • A copy of your ID or driver license is necessary for entrance into the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 422 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Renata was an amazing tour guide - she had so much information and I swear, barely stopped talking - she is a force!! It made the experience of touring the Colosseum & Forum so much more engaging and brought it to life. Definitely wear good shoes, pack a water bottle, and make sure you’ve had a snack before because it’s a solid tour.

October 5, 2021

We spent ages choosing a guided tour of the Colosseum because it has been a big dream for us, and I’m so happy we chose this tour with Diego! He was an excellent guide, a Roman with a love and great knowledge of the city and its history. The way he communicated the stories was so interesting and he wasn’t over the top or trying hard to be funny, he struck the great balance you want from a guide. Huge thanks for an amazing day!

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August 18, 2021

We had an absolutely wonderful tour with Dennis! Could not recommend it enough. Dennis walked us through the Colloseum (we skipped the line and felt like we were the only ones in the Colloseum). Dennis was extremely informative and knowledgeable, willing to answer all the questions we had! We also walked around the Roman Forum and the Palestine Hill. It was a perfect afternoon, made even better by Dennis. The company private you with a headset too which ensured we could hear Dennis the whole time.

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August 30, 2020

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