Early Entry Skip-the-Line Official Tour of the Colosseum | Special experience

Roma, Italy

Experience Rating
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

See the Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket on an early morning, hour-long tour. Perfect if you are short on time, the experience showcases the highlights of the ancient Roman amphitheater with fun facts about the gladiator battles of bygone days. If you have a little more time free and want to learn more about Ancient Rome, upgrade to include an extra 1.5-hour tour of nearby Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
  • 1-hour skip-the-line Colosseum tour with a local guide
  • Use a fast-track entry ticket to avoid the general ticket line
  • Explore the first and second tiers as well as the arena floor
  • Learn about the gladiators, animals, and trapdoors involved in the games
  • Upgrade to include a Palatine Hill and Roman Forum tour, if you wish

Colosseum guided tour
Small-group walking tour
Professional Tour Guide
Headset system
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Roman Forum, Palatine Hill guided tour

Departure Point

Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Make your way to the meeting point by the Colosseo metro station at 8:15am in time for your 8:45am tour.

With your group together, you’ll head inside the Colosseum itself. Your skip-the-line ticket allows you to bypass the general entrance line for fast-track entry to one of Rome’s most popular sites.

As tales of gory gladiator battles ring in your ears, you’ll explore the first tier of the historical amphitheater from where the senators, emperors, and other important Romans would have cheered.

Stroll around the arena as you learn about the trapdoors and other mechanisms used during the games. Hear about mock sea battles, and the wild animals that were sent out onto the floor to add even more danger to the games. Then, continue up to the second tier to soak up views over the arena floor and outside the stadium, over the rooftops of Rome.

After an hour, your tour ends by the Colosseum’s official book shop. If you have more time free, upgrade to include an extra tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. The 1.5-hour add-on gives you a more in-depth look at life in Ancient Rome.
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Enjoy a pleasant stroll in the history and glory of the Roman Empire. Hear about the fascinating and terrifying history of the Colosseum, including the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here. Be amazed by the impressive constructions methods of ancient Romans. The tour is approximately 1-hour and is suitable for all ages, including children.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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