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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

Patti L

26-May-2017

This tour was absolutely incredible. We walked right past the long line to get into the Colosseum and got to see parts of it others never see. The tour guide was very informative and we enjoyed her extensive knowledge. THEN we got to see the upper portion of the colesseum. She actually had to unlock it for us. The entire tour was a lot of fun.

Sarah S

26-May-2017

Tour guide knew a lot... whole thing was very interesting. We literally walked right in and got to experience a couple areas the general public doesn and #39;t. Highly recommend

Craig F

25-May-2017

Outstanding guide!

Steven W

25-May-2017

Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgable, had a book with what the it looked like in Roman time and what it looks like today. Provided stores of life under the Romans.

Ricardo R

24-May-2017

Enjoyed it. Lots of infformation. We had two tour guides that covered separate parts of the colosseum and at times contradicted each other. Still enjoyed it.

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 3940
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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 4015
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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 3791
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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 4015
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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
Starting From 4015
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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 7360
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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 7360
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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 7360
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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 7360
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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 7360
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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 7360
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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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