Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour

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Skip the line Colosseum Ticket with Optional Arena Access Upgrade

From US$45.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


The Colosseum is one of Rome's most-visited attractions but, with this privileged entrance ticket, you don't have to waste time waiting in the line to get in. The ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and can be upgraded to include a tour guide.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum: Save time
  • Includes admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Upgrade to add on a tour guide for more detailed information
  • Small tour group size: Allows the opportunity to ask questions

What's Included

  • Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tickets & Fees
  • Upgrade available with Live Tour Guide for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (valued at €17 per person)
  • Colosseum reservation fee (valued at €2 per person)
  • Please note: Colosseum fees as above. The remaining cost of this experience covers other services.
  • Underground Access
  • Arena Floor Access

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 5
    L.go Gaetana Agnesi, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is near Caffe Roma (close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo"). Our staff will hold a "City Walkers" sign

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The meeting time might have a slight change. In this case we will inform you in advance
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check; although skip the line tickets are included, on busy days there may be a queue to do in order to pass through security check.
  • In the event that single tickets are not available, you will enter both the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with a group. Our staff at the meeting point will notify you if this eventuality arises.
  • Please have an ID with you
  • The itinerary order might change. It is possible that you will visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill first and then the Colosseum
  • Ticket price: Adult 19 € - Children (under18) 0 €
  • The costumers need to show up 20 mins before at the meeting point in order to guarantee a smooth departure of the activity.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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Traveler Tips

Fantastic value, really enjoyable and informative tours, 2h in total plus the ability to continue exploring the forum at your own pace, does not include the tunnels but very interesting nonetheless even for non-history buffs


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Great tour
Fiona_G, Sept 2023
This was a wonderful tour. The English tour guide was easy to understand and interesting. He was patient with us and our 2 young kids. The meeting spot was very easy to find using the location in google maps.
When in Rome Colosseo
Michael_D, Sept 2023
The tour was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable it was a bit hard to find the tour company at first because there were so many but we got there.
Would do it again
Leah_P, Sept 2023
We had Radu as our guide and he was the best! Hilarious, animated and very knowledgeable. Unique and enriching experience to learn about ancient Roman culture.
Our guide was horrible....
Karen_s, Sept 2023
Our guide was horrible. He wore flip flops and complained the whole time about his legs being sore walking up and down the steps. He complained about how tired he was from playing in a band the previous night and not getting sleep. He didnt discuss anything of historical value while walking. He excessively discussed gladiators and fighting the entire walk. He made you feel stupid if you asked any questions of significance. As the tour went on, many people turned in their head phones and left the group to experience it on their own.
Nightmare in the Colosseum!
Maria_d, Sept 2023
The tour company was rude and unhelpful. We arrived at the meeting point, with no help whatsoever from the tour company, which we were on the phone with, to figure out where we were supposed to meet them and they left us. (5 people) After asking someone, from the tour company, to see if we could re-schedule, the person proceed to scream and be rude to us, saying that if we didn't like it, to take it with Viator. Long story short, Viator, did not refunded us the money and we were never able to re-schedule the tour. TERRIBLE SERVICE!
Great tour guide
Franklin_M, Sept 2023
Really enjoyed the tour. The guide was easy to understand and kept up a nice pace so it didn't get boring. She was very knowledgeable.
Claire_H, Sept 2023
Everything , our tour guide was fantastic!! Thank you for the experience it was tiring walking bur I really enjoyed it.
Excellent way of avoiding queues in the heat
Rosamond_M, Sept 2023
Excellent tour - very knowledgeable guide and no queuing other than for security. Covers both the Colosseum and the Forum so a great way of doing Ancient Rome. Highly recommended
Very responsible and organize
Maria_L, Sept 2023
Receive the information on time. Very well organize and good prices. I would recommend Viator to all my friends
Not worth the cost
JohnM, Sept 2023
Waiting for 90 mins to enter the colosseum despite the tour supposedly starting at 1100. Long walks beforehand were not at all worth the effort. Especially with children and older people.
Very Poor Guide
Dimitrios_T, Sept 2023
Very poor guide. Very few information. Most of it irrelevant. In contrast to the guides we had in Vatican and Pantheon that were excellent.
Great tour
Crystal_F, Sept 2023
Very informative tour, didn't know any history about the colosseum before and this was very interesting! Tour guide had lots of knowledge and friendly. Wouldn't definitely recommend this tour.
Excellent tour guide
mc2mdsv8fn, Sept 2023
David was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. He made sure we all stayed together and had access to the best views of the arena floor too. We would definitely recommend. From the read guard on 7th sept 11am.
Tour was informative and fun!
John_A, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Radu was awesome! Tour was extremely informative and managed to explain history in a fun way
Skip the Lines
Christopher_A, Sept 2023
The access and skip the line portion of the tour was well worth it. The tour guide was not pur favorite. Very wordy regarding the archeological aspect of the area but no so much on the stories of people and the things I guess I expected to hear when it comes to the colloseum
Excellent experience would recommend
Cooper_T, Sept 2023
The tour guide, Fi, was fantastic and entertaining. She showed a passion for the history of the Colosseum and was able to bring it to life with her excellent knowledge and enthusiasm!
Brad_M, Sept 2023
David was our guide. He was by far the best that I have ever had of the dozens of trips we have made. Very well done.
Excellent tour
Lorraine_D, Sept 2023
The guide was passionate, well-informed and easy to understand. Good customer service too as I struggled to fine the meeting point and they kindly guided me in.
Was an amazing and...
Annmarie_K, Sept 2023
Was an amazing and entertaining tour. Our guide was hilarious. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn about Rome
Amazing tour guide
campbelllount, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Radu was amazing! He made the whole experience better! It was a great day to go, one of the cooler days in the last three weeks and then this tour guide had so much energy and expertise, I really felt like I learned more after and we really enjoyed it! If you can get this guide, you won’t regret it!

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