Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours

From US$ 60.04 per person

Save precious time on a Colosseum skip-the-line tour and see inside one of the greatest monuments of Ancient Rome.

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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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German, English, Spanish, French


  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from your passionate professional 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
  • Guided tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Guided Tour (if option chosen)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station. The local partner’s staff will be wearing purple t-shirts by the upper exit of the Metro Station. Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way upstairs. Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Walking frames
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The entrance cannot be guaranteed if you arrive late
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 355 reviews

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It was a nice tour. Unfortunately the forum only seen from 'far' instead of an actual tour through it. We came from Palatine Hill, something was explained and that was it. We would have loved to walk through it and admire everything up close. So that was very disappointing. Especially because it was super busy and therefore impossible to book a tour for the forum alone. Furthermore, the guide did his best and he made a lot of jokes, much appreciated because I think we were all exhausted by the heat.

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October 6, 2022

The tour started 30 minutes late, apparently the group was being replenished by recruiters at the bus stop and metro exit. When it started, we bumped into another group at the entrance without queuing, with whom we were put together. Accordingly, the wait through the security check took some time. Our guide was very nice and funny and fed us enough information and anecdotes. There was ample time for photos as the tour ended inside the Coliseum and we stayed inside longer. We then went to the Roman Forum on our own, only having to follow the flow of tourists. In the forum itself we were more than 2 hours or until the Palladin was closed. Again, no queuing with the ticket.

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March 1, 2022

We had booked a 1-hour express trip to the Colosseum with a subsequent ticket for a self-guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palitinerhøjen. The guide Maia herself was very nice and welcoming and full of humor. Because we only had a one-hour tour, we entered in the middle of the tour, which the rest of the company had been on before (probably forum romanum). However, Maia welcomed us. The reason why I don't give the actual guided tour anymore is that I didn't get that much wiser (I had also read up from home). There were some fun pointers and interesting knowledge that I didn't know about, but because the tour itself just took place in the same areas that a regular ticket would give access to, there was nothing extraordinary about the tour. You could therefore have walked around and read the information cards yourself. So it's probably about how much knowledge you've researched from home.

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September 6, 2021

Product ID: 146412