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Colosseum: 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 146412
Save precious time on a 1-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and look inside one of the greatest monuments of the Roman Empire. Follow in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators, and then get some free time to explore on your own.
About this activity
Duration: 1 - 3 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, French
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from your guide
  • Enjoy unlimited free time inside the Colosseum after your guided tour
Full description
Skip the long lines to one of the most popular monuments in Rome and enter the Colosseum for a 1-hour guided tour of the mighty arena inside and out. Get a brief introduction to the Roman civilization from the outside of the building before learning the history beyond the iconic façade.

Journey back to the days of the Flavian dynasty and hear how they built the world's largest amphitheater to showcase Roman engineering techniques and as a stage for popular entertainments and games. Walk through the arena with your guide as they explain the history of the monument and the people behind it.

Hear tales of gladiators who gallantly entertained the crowds, separate fact from fiction and more. Then, get as much time as you like to explore within the permitted sections on your own.
  • Priority access to Colosseum
  • Colosseum walking tour (small group of 15-20 people)
  • Entry to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Instant confirmation

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Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You must bring your ID to access the attractions and if you do not have your ID you will not be allowed inside the Colosseum areas
• Customers are advised to arrive at the meeting point at the latest 15 minutes prior the tour starting time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance
• Please note that there are no suitcase compartments available
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From US$ 52.16 US$ 41.73 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 298 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

For “Skip the Line Tickets”, we spent more time outside the Colosseum in line ups waiting to get in than we spent inside. We had to be at our designated meeting place at 09:25 for 09:40 entry into Colosseum. We did not get inside until 10:45, long enough to take a few pictures and leave as we had to meet our driver at 11:15 in order to get to the Vatican at our designated time.

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October 4, 2019

Excellent Tour Guide

I had been to Rome several times and never felt enticed to do a tour inside of the Colosseum. During this trip, I thought I would book one and wasn't expecting much. However, this tour surpassed all expectations. Our tour guide was so entertaining and informative. I'm glad I booked this tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.

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June 25, 2018

Great way tools the most of your time without having to wait in lines. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide.

November 9, 2019

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Crown Tours

Product ID: 146412