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Overview

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city


  • What You Can Expect

    Start your tour near Oppian Hill – one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome -- to enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum, and then stroll down to it with your guide. As Rome’s premier crowd-drawing site, the Colosseum regularly attracts long entrance lines. Skip them with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside for your small-group tour.

    As you walk around the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions -- a fascinating insight into the amphitheater's gruesome past. Wander its circumference and learn what it must have been like when the crowds were roaring and the gladiator’s fate was decided by an emperor on a whim.

    After exploring the Colosseum, head outside and walk the short distance to the Roman Forum for an up-close look at some of Ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins. See sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the intriguing House of the Vestal Virgins, before strolling up Palatine Hill to admire the views of the ruins below. Look down over Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held, and then finish your tour on the Palatine Hill – the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome.

    Upgrade Options:
    If you want to explore the Colosseum, and enjoy access to the arena floor, the underground chambers and the third tier, then upgrade! These areas are either newly opened or normally off limits, so by upgrading you’ll experience the Colosseum as few others do. The Upgrade option last 3.5hours.

    Walk around the reconstructed arena floor, where the gladiators once fought, and peer down in to the underground chambers below. Then, head below ground to explore them yourself, seeing the pits where lions and tigers were once caged. Your Colosseum experience finishes with a stroll around the third tier where you can enjoy panoramic views into the Colosseum as well as out onto Palatine Hill. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Roman Forum as per the standard tour option.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Ann Y

29-Mar-2017

This tour was fantastic. The guides were informative and answered all questions. Also, there was a mix up in our booking -my fault entirely!- and La Vacanza Travel was absolutely accommodating and gracious. Recommend this tour and La Vacanza Travel!!!

Kevin G

29-Mar-2017

Fantastic a must see

Kathryn P

28-Mar-2017

Micky from City Wonders was our guide for this marvelous experience. From start to finish he made sure everyone was accommodated for from checking everyone's audio packs were working before we set off and sorting them out to making sure we had toilet stops and water fountain stops to refill water. No one was ever left behind at any point. After we queue jumped as promised in the itinerary, Micky engaged us with his fun but very informative knowledge of the Colosseum, pointing out what the holes in the walls had been, plundered marble for other constructions throughout Rome. We never felt rushed, lots of good photo stops with him offering to take pictures for you, always asking if we had any questions or just anything in general. We moved onto the Roman Forum, another amazing place full of history, being guided round we felt we never missed anything as we probably would have done had we done this tour on our own. He also had illustrative pictures that we passed round, held up and compared to how it is now, a very good way to imagine just how the Romans lived. Some of our group headed off early, but we stayed until the end and had a good chat with Micky, he showed us how to walk up to Palatine Hill and told us about the fabulous views from there. We can honestly recommend this tour to anyone, yes, there is quite a bit of walking, but nothing that can't be tackled we're in our 50's we loved every minute of it, soaking up this wonderful city's colourful past. 3 hours simply went too quickly! Thank you very much Micky for making this a 5 tour. For people wondering if they would chance queueing and wandering around guessing at what surrounds you or booking ahead and being informed and entertained, we would say do the latter, it pays off!

Earl Y

28-Mar-2017

The tour was great and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

James T

27-Mar-2017

We had an amazing tour. It was breathtaking. Our guide Ilaria was superb and fun and engaging. She was very knowledgeable. It is a memory of a lifetime. Thanks!

Details


Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Entrance fee to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
      • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
      • Not wheelchair accessible. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
      • Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Near the Colosseum in Rome

        Duration

        3 hours

        Return Details

        Concludes at the Roman Forum


Tour Options

8.30am Tour in English

Code: EN830

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 8.15am to start your tour at 8.30am 8:30 AM
Starting From 3906
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9.30am Tour in English

Code: EN930

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9.15am to start your tour at 9.30am 9:30 AM
Starting From 3906
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10am Tour in English

Code: EN1000

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 9:45am to start your tour at 10am 10:00 AM
Starting From 3834
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2pm Tour in English

Code: EN1400

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 1:45pm to start your tour at 2pm 2:00 PM
Starting From 3906
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3pm Tour in English

Code: EN1500

Standard tour (25 people) with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at 2:45pm to start your tour at 3pm 3:00 PM
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8:30am Upgrade Tour

Code: 0830UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:15am and departs at 8:30am 8:30 AM
Starting From 7161
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09:00am Upgrade Tour

Code: 0900UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 08:45am and departs at 09:00am 9:00 AM
Starting From 7161
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10:00am Upgrade Tour

Code: 1000UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 09:45am and departs at 10:00am 10:00 AM
Starting From 7161
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11:00am Upgrade Tour

Code: 1100UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 10:45am and departs at 11:00am 11:00 AM
Starting From 7161
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11:45am Upgrade Tour

Code: 1145UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 11:30am and departs at 11:45am 11:45 AM
Starting From 7161
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12:45pm Upgrade Tour

Code: EN1245

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 12:30pm and departs at 12:45pm 12:45 PM
Starting From 7161
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15:00pm Upgrade Tour

Code: 1500UPGRADE

Upgrade to Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour which includes the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 14:45am and departs at 15:00am 3:00 PM
Starting From 7524
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Picture Gallery

  • Colosseum Tour
  • At the Colosseum in Rome
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  • On top of Capitoline Hill
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  • Ancient Rome: the Colosseum.
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  • walking fro forum to coliseo
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  • Arena
  • Colosseum
  • Small Temple
  • The Forum
  • The Colosseum
  • Our Colosseum experience!

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