Express VIP Colosseum with gladiator entrance skip the line tour

Roma, Italy
Express Colosseum small group tour with Gladiator Entrance

From US$32.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Offered in: English


  • Take a 1 hour guided tour of the ancient Roman Colosseum
  • Skip the long tickets lines and go through the Gladiator Entrance
  • Learn about ancient Roman history, emperors, and the gladiators
  • All entrance fees, headsets, and tour guides are included

What's Included

  • Headsets (8 pax or more)
  • 1 Hour small group tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Santi Cosma e Damiano
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is in the square in front, OUTSIDE, of the Basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano, the church is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali (half way) & is close the entrance of the Roman Forum. You will see our staff in front of the Basilica wearing a uniform with the logos of the company. 

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Near public transportation
  • Departure timing may vary. Please check the timing on the tour option you booked to know at what time you have to be at the meeting place.
  • If you arrive late you might lose the tour
  • The meeting time might have a slight change. In this case we will inform you in advance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Please note that you will be asked a full refundable 10 euros deposit at the meeting point in order to ensure all the radios are given back to the guide or our staff. Once you return the radios you will be refunded your 10 euros. If you don't give back the radios you will be charged 30 euros for each of them.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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45 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Not a great experience
Ryan_H, Sept 2023
The Colosseum is a must to visit when you are in Rome. I would book with another company though as we did not have a good experience. We booked to go at 11.30am when it was cooler, however we received a text the day before saying there was a problem and the tour would now be 2pm. We were asked to arrive at 1.45pm to check in etc so we rejigged our day to accommodate this. Upon arrival at 1.45pm as requested the tour guide informed us that there was another delay as we would be joining another tour group and that we would need to wait until 2.20pm outside their offices in the hot sun. There were 3 other couples that had the same timings and us so we all waited inside their office (with the aircon) The tour staff were not too happy about this and did ask us to wait outside which we refused. We were led down to the entry of the Colosseum where we again stood outside to wait for the tour guide to arrive which took around 20 mins. It was very hot and uncomfortable and we were given little information. Eventually we joined the group/tour guide and proceeded with the tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable but quite difficult to understand as he had a very strong accent and this made it hard to follow. Overall I thought this was expensive for the experience that we had!
Colosseum Tour
Dolores_G, Aug 2023
It was wonderful. Make sure you wear walking shoes! The ground is very uneven and the steps are steep.
JAZ_D, Aug 2023
Guide was pleasant but I would have liked to understand how the colosseum was built and maybe even a video would help and also the guide didn’t make it flow from one subject to the next it was a big fragmented .
Excellent tour bad customer service
Ashley_O, Jul 2023
We booked our tour for 11.30am as we had another tour in the afternoon. Only to receive a text message that morning, that our was canceled and we was now booked in for 2pm. I phoned several times but no answer, so text the number back to say we can not go at 2pm as had a tour of the Pantheon at 14.30 and please confirm we are on the tour for 11.30 . They replied 1 hour later to say there is no tour but can go at 14.00 or on Friday, (we were leaving on Thursday.) So had to pick which one we would rather see as they was very unhelpful. . As this was booked 2 weeks prior I think I they should have let us know so we could have changed other tour. Great tour once we got there
Not worth the money
Vita_F, Jul 2023
Went to check in and was told we had no reservation. Told them about email changing time. Wanted me to walk to office and straighten it out. I refused so they put me in 3:30 pm slot which didn’t leave meeting point until 4;00 pm since we were waiting for a few more people. So unorganized.
Great express tour!
kimberly_t, Jul 2023
Andrada was fabulous. So clear, concise and easy to understand. Kept up in the shade which was great because it was 95 degrees and we had a sleeping toddler in the stroller
Tour didn’t happen
Bruce_T, Jul 2023
Tour did not meet at the designated spot. There were 5 others waiting with us. No attempt made by agency to contact us when tour was missed.
Picked up was waiting for...
Jacqui_L, Jul 2023
Picked up was waiting for start time and there was terrential rain that took almost.50 minutes to clear. It.caused traffic issues and was so bad was flooding everywhere with water.pouring into all covered areas. We were sat undercover outside restaurant opposite the meeting place and saw no one. Once rain started to deline we waited for return of.everyone.and saw no one so came away very disappointed. No refund either
We were truly looking...
Susan_G, Jul 2023
We were truly looking forward to this experience. It was unfortunate that, although our guide was English speaking, she was still extremely difficult to understand due to her accent. Also, the audio equipment was not very good and was very crackly throughout the tour which made it even harder to understand.
Wonderful Experience
Laura_R, Jul 2023
Fantastic tour! Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and the meeting point for the tour was easy to find.
Not much of guided tour…
Alessandro_J, Jul 2023
Our guide wasn’t very helpful. He got us in using the express entrance, then we stopped right before the entrance to the arena where he told us some coliseum stories for 30 minutes and that was it. He said we were free to walk by ourselves and come back if we had questions.. He didn’t walk with us, he didn’t show things around, there was no arena entrance, nothing else..
Time we’ll spent
Mike_T, Jul 2023
Excellent tour. Our guide was not just knowledgeable, but clearly had a passion for the subject. Would recommend
Changed our tour time without informing us prior to check in.
Shanan_B, Jun 2023
This tour ended up ruining our day in Rome. It started at check in when we were told our tour was delay 2 hours. From 11:30 to 1:30. Tour was supposed to be 1 hour but tour lasted over 1 1/2 hours. We ended up leaving the tour so that we could catch our train back to our port. We were left with no time to see any other sites in Rome. Very disappointed!
Good tour
evelyn_p, Jun 2023
Very informative the tour guide Francesca was very nice and knew what she was talking about, but the beginning of the tour could of been more organized to find the meet up spot, know one knew anything and no one was helpful
Coliseum Tour
david_e, Jun 2023
I’ve now been on 4 tours of Italy but we hit the jackpot with our tour guide of the coliseum. His enthusiasm and his knowledge was superb and his engagement with the tour party was next level. You realised the tour a phenomenal experience.
candace_P, Jun 2023
We were very disappointed. We received an email the tour moved back to 5:30pm which was surprising as the venue closes by 6:30-7 and we were scheduled for an hour tour. We arrived at 5 to be greeted by no one. We communicated with the tour guide, they showed up. We waited until 6 then could not get into the group we just were added to. In the end we had a 10 min over view from Paulo and then were asked to leave the stadium. We asked for a refund and were told no because we missed the time. We have back up communications to support what happened yet still no refund or even an apology. I would not book with this unorganized company.
Tour good when finally get on it
Tess_T, Jun 2023
The colosseum is amazing but the time of our tour was changed and then we arrived it was loved another 3 times. Not ideal when you are waiting with 3 children on the heat. We had to walk around for hours in the end to wait to be put on a tour.
Do Not Use This Tour Company
Kristin_M, May 2023
Disorganized and rude provider. Guide not good. There was a national bike race that made navigating the city more complicated. The race route was in place for months. The tour company did not account for this at all until the day before the tour. And they were highly disorganized, regardless. They did not seem honest. We booked this tour a month in advance. It’s like the tour provider wanted to book as many people as possible and then figure it out later. The lady who took us was a nice person, but I do not think she was an official guide. Do not use this your provider.
Entertaining and informative tour!
Yvette_U, Nov 2022
Unfortunately I don’t recall our guide’s name, but he was very passionate and knowledgeable on the subject. He made sure to answer questions. He had great insight into Roman history, and he had a great sense of humor. His English was impeccable as well. We felt that he touched on all of the major areas of the Coliseum that we were interested in seeing. Would definitely recommend this tour and this guide!
Express colosseum
DWAYNE_G, Aug 2022
We did e express tour as were only in Rome 2 day Francisco did a great job giving us all the information in and hour and we really enjoyed it

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