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Colosseum Express Guided Tour

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Discover the Colosseum with a knowledgeable guide, exploring every corner. Skip the lines for a seamless experience, maximizing your time in Rome.

Highlights

  • Bypass queues and jump straight into the action on an express guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum.

  • Take a quick lap of the Roman icon without missing a single beat with headsets. The interesting tidbits will keep both adults and kids hooked.

  • Don't let language barriers blur your imagination of ancient Rome's pomp and valor. Choose the language of your comfort from 5 options.

  • Marvel at the ingenious system of pulleys, ramps, and trapdoors employed to transport performers and scenery seamlessly into the arena.

  • Fun fact: The Colosseum could seat 50,000-80,000 spectators and be emptied in 5-6 minutes, thanks to 80 numbered exits.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of the Colosseum

  • Skip-the-line entry tickets

  • English, Spanish, Italian, French or German-speaking guide

  • Charismatic local expert

  • Headsets

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Spain and over 61 countries have loved this experience
Carol Smith

Carol

5/5

Apr, 2024

Easy to find guides at meeting point. Headphones worked well. Guide, Manuela, was entertaining and informative and very considerate of each group member's individual needs.
Jonathon Avery

Jonathon

5/5

Apr, 2024

Great communication before the activity. Organized the groups well and our assigned guide (M with curly bobbed hair)was very knowledgeable and wonderful to listen to during the experience. We enjoyed her sense of humor.
Carlos Miguel Torres Hernández

Carlos

4/5

Apr, 2024

La experiencia de compra ha sido buena, llegas al lugar y es facil identificar los grupos, te explican la dinamica muy bien, como aspecto a mejorar, al entrar la persona que te atiende no te acompaña, te deja entrar solo y te va dando indicaciones desde fuera de las formaciones. En general buen servicio 9/10
Caroline Favre Kosinov

Caroline

3/5

Apr, 2024

Andrea était très intéressant, mais malheureusement, le son dans l'audioguide était si mauvais qu'on ne comprenait presque rien.
Ewelina Kowalska

Ewelina

5/5

Apr, 2024

The tour was just great. Amada, our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and very funny. She explained the story of the colosseum in a very interactive way (images, interesting facts). My 16 years old daughter was very engaged and enjoyed it a lot! Thank you!

A quick stroll into the past

If you’re in a time crunch, this express tour is the best way to experience Rome’s ancient spectacle and historical playing field. After meeting your guide at the designated meeting point, head to the majestic Colosseum. There you can avoid the long queue for tickets and go straight through security to enter the world's largest amphitheater ever built.

Hidden passages and insightful facts

Believed to have been built as a gift from the ancient emperors to the Roman people, this large open-air amphitheater once served as the epicenter of entertainment. Uncover the theater's fierce past as your guide tells you stories about the famous gladiatorial games. Select your preferred guide from a diverse array of languages including English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German-speaking guides tailored to your preferences.

Learn about sections like the Hypogeum, located beneath the Colosseum, a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers where gladiators and animals were held before their battles. Did you know? The Neronian Cryptoporticus is a hidden 130-m long underground passage that once connected Palatine Hill to the Colosseum.

What to bring

  • You must carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.

  • Comfy shoes are a must when visiting the Colosseum – those ancient steps can get pretty steep!

Additional information

  • Please note that this tour does not include access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

  • Express tours run on a tight schedule, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the meeting point and arrive on time.

  • Please note that the Colosseum will be closed on December 25 and January 1.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for meeting point details and specific instructions.
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