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Rome: Early Morning Colosseum Official Guided Tour

Rome: Early Morning Colosseum Official Guided Tour

From US$ 42.12 per person

Visit the Colosseum early, when the crowds are still away. Skip the line to get inside the Colosseum with your priority entrance ticket. Expert tour guides will reveal, with detailed stories, the secrets of the Colosseum and gladiators.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • See the Colosseum early in the morning with your priority entrance ticket
  • Learn about all the mechanisms used to animate the games
  • Enjoy the best views of both the inside and outside of the Colosseum
Full description
Once inside, learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in the Colosseum. Discover 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 build 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 tour guide will keep you entertained while telling and showing you about the sea battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which the gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions and the excitement of the spectators attending to the most spectacular, fantastic and expensive games of all human history.  After exploring the first level, reach the second tiers to enjoy the best inside and outside view of the Colosseum. The tour will end in front of the official book shop of the Colosseum, where you can find a wide assortment of books about the sight. Your tour guide will be at your disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities. 
  • Colosseum guided tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip-the-line special entrance
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. Look for the guide standing at the park entrance holding a "Tour in the City" sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • A confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that you can not get into the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks or suitcases. It is possible to go in with only small bags because inside the Colosseum there will be no cloakroom service. Therefore, you should not carry these articles
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint. Please expect to wait 20 to 30 minutes to clear security
  • Please bring photographic ID for the security check into the Colosseum
  • Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 44 reviews

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The guide was extremely knowledgeable ( I think she’s an actual archaeologist) and personable and the only negative thing I could say is that she spoke a little too quickly . We did the 1 hour tour of Colosseum only and it was probably a little overpriced, but no reflection on the guide . Also the support staff who met us were very helpful

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June 29, 2022

Easy to book and pay on your mobile. Good directions to the meeting point where friendly staff met. Knowledgeable guide who made the visit a wonderful journey through time. Great to avoid queuing with priority in a group. We were a small group of 12 people, which made the whole guiding smooth. The times were kept perfectly. In summary, very good.

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October 31, 2019

Busy Place But One Should Not Miss It

We went to the early morning tour and glad we did. It was very crowded and would have been much more crowded if we went later. Our guide spoke English and she was very knowledgeable but her microphone did not work really good and this did not help not being able to hear through our headphones. We did get to see the Colosseum and it is well worth the visit.

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September 28, 2019

Product ID: 104396