Skip the Line: Guided Tour of the Colosseum
Immerse yourself in the glory days of Ancient Rome with this 45 minute tour of the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill which include Skip the Line access to the attractions so you bypass the long waits and head straight in!
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Colosseum is one of Italy’s most popular destinations, attracting over 5 million visitors every year. Believed to have been constructed as a gift from ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicentre for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games. A stage for gladiator fights, often including animals, the Colosseum has quite the bloody past. Step back in time, marvel at the impressive architecture and walk the floor of the greatest arena known to mankind.
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After collecting your tickets from the Roman Forum, your guided visit will begin at the amphitheater itself. The setting to many movies and works of art, it's easy to see why when you're standing in the majestic arena. As your guide regales you with the history of the Colosseum and the building techniques that allowed such a structure to come to life, look around and admire the architecture that has stood the test of time.
You will then be walked over to the Roman Forum, a mere five minutes away. Once the centre of ancient Roman life, surrounded by government buildings, the remains of this once regal setting are still quite breathtaking, as you will find during your visit while your guide tells you tales about the Forum and it's significance to Rome and it's history.
Finally, climb the incredible Palatine Hill and take in awe inspiring views of the Eternal City that few other places in Rome can afford. It was once the most sought after localities to live in the city and is still home to the Flavian Palace and the ruins of several temples like the Temple of Apollo Palatinus. Once your visit is concluded, you are free to roam around at your own pace, having taken in the stories about the rich and vibrant past of the Colosseum.
Please note that the tour itinerary is dependent on your guide to make the best of the group's time and avoid the crowds.
- Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum
- Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- 45 Minute Guided Tour of the sites
Know Before You Go
The Colosseum opens at 8:30 am, year-round. The closing time varies as follows:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM from January 2 to February 15
8:30 AM - 5 PM from February 16 to March 15
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM from March 16 to last Saturday of March
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM from last Sunday of March to August 31
8:30 AM - 7 PM from September 1 to September 30
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM from October 1 to last sunday of October
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM from the last sunday of October to December 31
Palatine Hill and Roman Forum hours
Opens at 8:30 AM and closes one hour before sunset.
Your tickets are valid for the date and time that you choose at the time of booking
The Colosseum can be reached by metro line B, train line 3, or via buses 75, 81, 673, 175, and 204. If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro. If you prefer to get there by foot, it’s about a 30 minute walk from the train station.
Rules and restrictions
For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
How to Redeem your Tickets
We will send you order confirmation number which you can show at the box office
On the day of your experience, display your order confirmation, via a mobile device, along with a valid photo ID at the ticket box office located in the Colosseum square, across from the ‘Individual’s Entrance Gate’. Receive your tickets, and proceed to the Colosseum entrance. Please note, you may be required to wait in a short line at the box office.
Should you want to avoid the line at the ticket box office at the Colosseum, you may go ahead and show your mobile voucher at the ticket counter located at the Palatine Hill, where there generally is no line at all and through which path the way down to the Roman Forum is less steep and easier to walk. You can then proceed to the Colosseum's security check line directly and meet your guide inside for your guided tour.
Piazza del Colosseo, Roma RM
Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
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