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Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

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Roma, Italy
 Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater with an official Colosseum guide, learn all about the history of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Suitable for children.
  • Learn about the Colosseum's history and engineering from a guide
  • Listen to tales of gladiator battles that once took place here
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum with a guided tour
  • Tour limited to 25 people with all entrance fees included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and see the first and second tiers.
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Food and drinks, unless specified
Roman Forum and Palatine guided tour

Departure Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it.

Return Details

00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 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
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour In Rome by Tour in the City

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Tour: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included.

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star-2
Not worth the money at all.
Gillian_S
, Sep 2021
We were told the tour was one hour but after two hours we were still walking around wondering when it was going to be over. Our guide would speak in English and then another guy would translate everything he said into French as half the tour could not speak English even though it was an English speaking tour. We expected to get lots of information about the history/ events that happened in the colosseum but we did not. The guide was jumping from facts and it was difficult to understand what was going on. We were let down by the whole experience, we would have been better going in without the tour guide.
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Colosseum Tour
Pamela
, Sep 2021
Very good tour. Our guide was very knowledgable. No long line as we purchased tickets ahead of time. Meeting point was easy to find.
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Pick Another Tour Company!
chris321
, Jul 2021
There are multiple options for tour companies - I would not recommend this one. 1. Confirmation stated that headphones were included. A big factor in picking this tour as it helps to listen to guide and not other guides/visitors talking along tour.. NO HEADPHONES were offered! When asked - tour operator CHANGED their policy to state only groups greater than 8 get headphones! Never disclosed. 2. Tour met at location across the street from place stated on confirming email. Luckily we had arrived with plenty of time to discover confusion. 3. Guide held a "book" to show the way - not as professional as others holding flags to identify in the crowd. 4. English was good, though still difficult to understand- especially without the headphone. Literally had to stand within 3 feet to understand- not great with COVID and Guide speaking through a mask! 5. Tour ticket includes admittance to ALL venues- Colosseum, Forum and Pantheon! We had no way to visit Forum until AFTER the Colosseum tour finished and process was VERY confusing! Guide said he would email me the tickets but I could only use 4 of the 5 - huh??? Bottom line - there are choices - go with another tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Mrs Christa McNamara we are very sorry to read your review and we are really sorry that you have not enjoyed our service, Here the fact: Due to the G20, the closing of the Colosseum for July 29 was announced just a few days before and getting tickets for the next day was very difficult but we went out of our way to re-protect our customers and secure the tour which many others companies have not done. You were able to quickly enter the Colosseum, the guide was easily found at the meeting point and was at your complete disposal by answering your questions and repeating the explanation when asked, the assistance staff was at your disposal to reply to all your messages, you were able to visit the Colosseum almost empty in private way as the group was only 8 people which for an agency is certainly not a gain but rather a loss and is more convenient to cancel rather then doing it. We are sorry that you have taken the time to research every little detail to find a reason for a complaint and we are sorry that you have noticed only the small negative details not considering the many positives and that now under the threat of a negative comment you are requesting a refund. In our humble opinion, your one-star review does not reflect the exact truth of the situation and we explain why. 1. Maybe you don't know but earphones, as per the Colosseum regulations, are mandatory only for groups of 10 people or more. This is the official regulation, under 10 people no one is obliged to use the earphones. Our choice for years has been to use earphones when the group exceeds 8 people which is considered a private tour. Your group was only 8 people (even if you book a group of 19 people) so headphones were not mandatory. 2. The meeting location as stated on the voucher is on the corner between two streets: Via Nicola Salvi and Via dell Terme di Tito. The guide was exactly on the corner of the two streets. We say on the voucher "in front of the Oppio caffè". For safety reasons, the guide was on the opposite side of the road from the entrance to the Oppio café ( 10 footsteps), a few meters away and completely visible from all sides. In fact, the other 6 people in the group and all the other people every day never have any problem finding the meeting point with the guide. 3."The guide kept a book lable with our logo and not a flag" and this in your opinion is a measure of the professionalism of a guide. It is very sad to see that years of study and experience are reduced only to the consideration of the use or not of a flag. The guide who held your tour has at least 20 years of experience. A very knowledgeable man who does his job with passion, this has been totally ignored by you. 4 "English was good", of course, he is an archeologist and a teacher in an American college In Rome. We are sorry you were not able to hear but we know that you weren't able to hear him because you were too busy texting us, with over 10 messages, during the tour, threats with your cell phone to put a bad review if we didn't give you a refund. 5. You said "Tour ticket includes admittance to ALL venues- Colosseum, Forum and Pantheon! (The Pantheon is not included in our tour it is in another district of Rome is a complete different monumenti) You wrote: ?We had no way to visit Forum until AFTER the Colosseum tour finished and process was VERY confusing!". ? You booked the Colosseum tour and you had what you booked. At the end of the Colosseum, as a courtesy to our customers, even if they have not booked the tour of the Roman Forum, we accompany them there. Unfortunately, you are in a group and we have group tickets, and for the COVID rules, to go to the Roman forum you have to follow the whole group and the tour guide, you cannot go alone. But if you had followed the group you would have also entered the Roman Forum. There is nothing confusing, you just need to have a little patience and follow the rest of the group. ?"Guide said he would email me the tickets but I could only use 4 of the 5 - huh???" In the tour you have booked, it doesn't say anywhere that we will have emailed you the tickets. Neither the guide could tell you such a thing because the guide does not have your email. The guide never dreamed of telling you that you can only use 4 of the 5 tickets! The guide has tickets on his phone and he had 8 tickets because you were 8 people in the group and if everyone wanted to enter the forum they could enter with him. BUT ONLY WITH HIM. 6 I want to add another point to our reply. You seem to have read very well what was included in the tour and what was supposed to be there. But it seems that you have not read the information that is really important for you to have the tour. On the voucher, it is clearly written: "You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver's License, Passport, or State ID all work.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or doesn't match the one on your ID. Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card." And you didn’t have the ID of your kids. You have been asked to show the validity of the reduced ticket for your children and you have not been able to. This would have been a condition for which the Colosseum should not have let you in. Thanks to the fact that our travel agency is well known at the Colosseum for the professionality and thanks to our guide who mediated with the conductor you were able to have your tour. But you seem to have forgotten your shortcomings. Best regards Stefano
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star-5
Fantastic experience
Steven_T
, Jul 2021
We really enjoyed this tour. Great details on the Coloseum which we would never have know without a tour-guide. We were given a wonderful description of the impressive construction as well as the original use of the ampitheatre and then the following years of neglect and alternative use. Technically the use of the small radios with earpiece meant you were free to move around and hear every word being said by our guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Steven, we really appreciate your words. Our guides are passionate and love to share their passion with customers. Is really important for us to know that our clients are satisfied.
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Rome, May 2021
Sabrina_R
, Jun 2021
Our guide was excellent! He told us many interesting facts and kept us wanting to learn more. We are looking forward to using him again for our next trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Sabrina, thank you for your review. We are happy when our customers are satisfied and let us know that they have had a great time with us. This helps us to maintain a high level of quality in our work. We hope to see you again in Rome soon.
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star-5
Excellent tour!
AnaDH
, Jun 2021
Great tour - our guide was thorough and had a great sense of humor. Our family of four appreciated the history lesson!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your opinion, is really important for us to know that our clients spent some good times with us! We hope to see you again in the future.
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star-3
Always read the small print!
Abby
, Dec 2020
It would have been good if I had read the small print properly and arrived half an hour before the tour started. As it was, we arrived 10 minutes before and were told we couldn't use our ticket. As there were no further spaces for 5 people that day, we had to re-book with a difference company and lost the £300.00 it originally cost us. I appreciate it was my fault for not reading the small print but perhaps moving forward, important, pertinent information like this should be highlighted so others don't make the same costly mistake I did.
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star-5
Great Experience
paige_z
, Dec 2020
Guide was interesting and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour. Easy to meet up with guide and weather was excellent.
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Collosus
Michael_D
, Sep 2020
Simona our guide was great. She was really nice person and her knowledge of Roman History and the buildings was brilliant.
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Walking the Colosseum
Julia_D
, Sep 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative but he had quite a strong accent that was hard to understand at times. A good experience though.
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