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Express Guided Tour of the Colosseum

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 2375 reviews.
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Guided tour

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


  • Jump straight into the action on a 1-hr express guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum.

  • Captivate the whole family with an educational guided tour of the imposing amphitheater and learn of the incredible engineering and dramatic events that unfolded within its walls.

  • Delve into the captivating history of the iconic Colosseum with a professional guide and some headsets for larger groups.


  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2

  • Expert & charismatic local tour guide

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (making sure you don't miss a beat!)


  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

2.4K Ratings
Debbie Carruthers


Sep, 2023
It was short and limited but that's what we paid for. The tour guide had to leave us early to lead another group. He was pretty knowledgeable.


Sep, 2023
The company HEADOUT has a problem in the wording of what it offers. It offers a 1-hour express visit to the Colosseum, without queues. In reality, the operator who performs the service, has organized the tour in another way and this can lead to misunderstandings. In our case we booked for 11:00 am guided tour of one hour and we calculated to finish at 12:00 pm. In fact, after we contacted the local operator, we had to be at the operator's office at 10:45 to watch a video about Rome that was very good, but we did not know that it was included. At the office they gave us the tks to show up at the Colosseum for the guided tour with an official archaeologist of the Colosseum at 12:00 approx. (we had to transport ourselves to the Colosseum) This visit did not start on time so we finished the whole tour after 13:30. This created a setback with another reservation we had. I recommend the whole package, but be careful not to think that it will only take an hour!!!! This issue should be corrected by Headout on the WEB to avoid inconveniences.
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Lourdes Cano Montero


Sep, 2023
The Colosseum is great, but with a guide like Laura it couldn't be a bad experience. I liked it a lot and it is not heavy at all.
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rocio mayela de la fuente galindo


Sep, 2023
In general it turned out well but in the location that they sent me in the mail for the meeting point it appeared in the metro station coliseum but as they are almost at the same height the departures and arrivals there is confusion since most do not know Rome and do not know that, is one up and one down I luckily went down the stairs and there I saw the other station otherwise I would have been left without tour.
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Robert Branch


Sep, 2023
colloseum was great, guide was good. no problems with online tickets, could use directions to meeting place on ticket as not everyone has access to google maps

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. Choose from 5 language options to gain insight in.

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.

Important Information

  • The guided tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide at the time of redemption.

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

Ticket Redemption Point

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