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Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

Rome: 3-Hour Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Arena Group Tour

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Enjoy special access to the Colosseum arena on a 3-hour skip-the-line tour. Take in views from Palatine Hill and learn about life in Ancient Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Small group available


  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access
  • Enter the arena area of the Colosseum in the footsteps of the gladiators
  • Enjoy stunning views of Rome from the Palatine Hill
Full description
Skip the lines at the Colosseum and enjoy special direct access to the arena, where the gladiators entered the amphitheater in the days of ancient Rome. Look out over the underground area of the Colosseum. Learn about the site, the spectators, the fights that were staged and life in Rome at the time from your art historian or archeologist guide. The 3-hour tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where wealthy Romans lived. Enjoy the stunning views over the Roman Forum. Walk among the ruins of the Roman Forum, as your guide uses overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how buildings looked at the time.
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to the Colosseum arena
  • Access to the Colosseum Underground (unless option selected)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Via Frangipane 30.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Normal-sized backpacks are permitted but large backpacks are not
  • The small-group tour has a maximum of 20 people
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour is not wheelchair-accessible
  • A copy of your ID or driver license is necessary for entrance into the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 521 reviews

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My boyfriend and I had a guided tour by Dennis, and he was the best Tour guide we have ever had… He had so much knowledge about the Colosseum it was unbelievable… It was also a plus but he’s an archaeologist!! It was an incredible tour and I encourage everyone to do it… Especially with Dennis!!!

January 9, 2022

Excellent tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. Our guide, Ava, was outstanding and full of knowledge about the sites and the history, and also made it very accessible for children. This tour is a lot of walking, and keeps moving for 3+ hours, so bring water.

November 6, 2021

Our tour guide Dennis was absolutely amazing. He was like a walking Wikipedia. He was super patient and answered all of our questions. I loved his humor and he showed us everything we needed to see. The tour itself is quite long so make sure to bring some water with you because you will be walking a lot. But it’s well worth it.

October 26, 2021

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