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Skip-the-Line: Colosseum Guided Tour Including the Ground Floor and Second Tier provided by Explore Italy Tours

Skip-the-Line: Colosseum Guided Tour Including the Ground Floor and Second Tier

Skip-the-Line: Colosseum Guided Tour Including the Ground Floor and Second Tier
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
As one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, the Colosseum attracts long lines of visitors daily. Bypass those long lines with this guided tour that takes you to both the ground floor and second tier to walk in the footsteps of gladiators.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Skip the line to enter the Colosseum: Spend more time exploring
Learn about the history of the site from your guide
Explore both the Colosseum's ground floor and second tier
Choose a tour start time that suits your schedule
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21985P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Headsets to hear your guide properly • Colosseum priority entrance tickets • Roman Forum priority entrance tickets • Palatine Hill priority entrance tickets • All taxes and fees • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy This tour will finish inside of the Colosseum.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Headsets to hear your guide properly • Colosseum priority entrance tickets • Roman Forum priority entrance tickets • Palatine Hill priority entrance tickets • All taxes and fees • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy This tour will finish inside of the Colosseum.
Duration
1h
Return details
Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy This tour will finish inside of the Colosseum.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. It is recommended to arrive 20 minutes before your departure time If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
Large bags are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Do not bring these items with you as there are no cloakrooms at the monument
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please be advised that the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure
This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
Near public transportation
Pets are not allowed inside the venue
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi nr.3, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Our staff will be waiting here, wearing a Green polo shirt for easy recognition.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Colosseum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Colosseum
    Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    This tour will finish inside of the Colosseum.
    See address & details
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4.5
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Julie M
6 contributions
Colosseum Tour with Dennis
Jul 2021 • Solo
Dennis was kind and knowledgeable and spoke with such passion.We enjoyed our tour and learned a lot.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreItalyTours
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards! Luca
Written 25 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guillermo A
Buenos Aires, Argentina17 contributions
Excelent tour, cultural and touristic
Dec 2019 • Family
The tour give us a lot of information about those historial places. Both Guides, one for the Colosseo and other for the Palatino and Rome forum, were kind and professional.
Nice to do with kids (over 8) to enjoy the views and culture.
Written 31 December 2019
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ExploreItalyTours
Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us! Travel with kids can be stressful, but we got you covered, we are glad to hear that you all enjoyed your Colosseum tour!
Written 31 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

angelap69
London, UK2 contributions
Great Tour
Dec 2019
Great tour, hightly recommended. yes, you do skip the line. Our tour guide was was informative and helpful. Offices are very easy to find and no problems with collecting our tickets.
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreItalyTours
We are happy to hear that you liked your Colosseum tour with us! Thank you very much for your review!
Written 31 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rebecca t
Allen, TX2 contributions
Colosseum and Ancient Rome - Incredible experience
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was a fantastic tour of the colosseum, it’s underground and the 3rd tier. The information provided was enlightening and the sights unbelievable. This tour also included Palatine Hill and Ancient Rome tour. Our guide for the second part of the tour was Santos and he was amazing. Loved the stories he told about the city. In fact because he did such an amazing job we booked two more tours! I would highly recommend Tour Italy Tours and to get Santos as your guide if possible.
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreItalyTours
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum tour with us! Thank you very much for your review! We will pass your kind words to Santos!
Written 18 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen M
1 contribution
A Fabulous Visit
Aug 2019 • Family
To be honest we mainly purchased tour tickets as they were the only skip the line tickets left. But I’m so glad they were as the guide Simona completely transformed our visit to the Colosseum! We learnt so so much and would highly recommend her to everyone.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreItalyTours
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum tour with us! We will pass your kind words to Simona!
Written 15 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David M
2 contributions
Average tour
Oct 2019 • Friends
We were early but not 30 min early, they told us we would have to buy new tickets at $25 person for entry, they did this to four other couple while we were there. Seems like a racket!! Tour guide was good lots of info, but the group was big, so it was difficult to move around. Overall average tour not great by any means.
Written 22 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear David M, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and our guide service. As written on the voucher, we ask all customers to arrive 30 minutes prior the departure time to fulfill the check-in process in order to start the tour on time. Once you lose the timing entrance there is no possibility to join another tour without paying just the ticket cost we lost from the previous tour. Once again, thank you very much for your time writing a review. Best regards, Explore Italy Tours CS team.
Written 12 November 2019
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Terry D
New York City, NY311 contributions
Possibly the worst tour guide ever
Sep 2019
I don't quite understand this tour, which was very expensive for a large group tour. The first part was outside of the Coliseum where we had a bad comic as our tour guide who just told us weird jokes and played to the crowd for almost an hour. It was endless. Finally we walked across the street to the Coliseum where he handed us off to another guide and our group tripled in size. Again, so much time wasted with headphones and toilet breaks and this endless amount of housekeeping.

Out of the three hours, there was maaaybe 45 minutes of actual "tour."
Written 20 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Terry D, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very sorry to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations. We will investigate further about this situation you pointed out. Concerning the time wasted with headphones and toilet breaks, being part of a group means that every stops take much more time. We suggest to take a private tour next time. Once again, thank you very much for your time writing a review. Best regards, Explore Italy Tours CS team.
Written 12 November 2019
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Vanessa D
2 contributions
Enjoyed
Aug 2019 • Family
Was a great tour. Enza was our guide and she was knowledgeable and engaging. Definitely would recommend her
Written 27 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you liked your Colosseum tour with us! We will pass your kind words to Enza
Written 30 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sari B.
3 contributions
It was good overall
Aug 2019 • Family
This was great because we didn’t have to wait in the long line out in the sun. The only thing I didn’t like was the tour guide, I thought she was a little boring and I tuned her out.
Written 20 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your feedback, we will use this review to improve our services. We are glad you enjoyed your experience of the skip-the-line access!
Written 30 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bret A
Tulsa, OK4 contributions
Great tour and tour guide
Aug 2019 • Family
This tour was amazing. The company was accommodating even when we had to make a same day time change. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. She even had color illustrations to show you the past as you looked at the present. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum tour with us!
Written 30 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Colosseum is best at night!
Explore Italy Tours is customer-centric. I had some travel mishaps that forced a change in my plans they worked wit
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Colosseum with Giovanni
Amazing colosseum tour with Giovanni - passionate energy & fun facts. Would do it all over again!!!!
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Colloseum visit with Giovanni
It was a very great tour. GIOVANNI is the best guide ever. The tour was very interesant and very plesent. Don't mis
Cameron S
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Worst experience of entire backpack through Italy.
This was the worst experience of my entire time visiting all of Italy. I visited many places throughout my trip. Th
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Underground colosseum with Giovanni
Giovanni was exceptional!!! The tour was very interesting and informative! It was great to see where the gladiators
Kristen Z
Kristen Z
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Great Colosseum and Roman Form tour experience!
We were delighted to be Stefano’s first tour group of the Colosseum and Roman Forum since Italy’s post-COVID reopen
mariusk973
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Pelin for the win!
This is probably the best guided tour we have ever had. Our guide Pelin told us not only about the «nice artifacts»
237jordynh
237jordynh
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HORRIBLE SERVICE
I had to cancel my trip to Italy due to covid and this was the one company I had trouble working with. I emailed an
cass-marie0
cass-marie0
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Outstanding tour guides!
We absolutely loved this tour!!! A MASSIVE thank you to Alex and our female tour guide who’s name we forgot to get,
AandAFree
AandAFree
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Great tour!
This tour was fabulous. So much history to see and learn about. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and
GloriaOrtega11
GloriaOrtega11
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Excelente
Tataiana, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was small and she kept us engaged througho
250reneem
250reneem
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Misleading!!
I booked because it said "early morning", the reservation came back with a 1:00 pm time!! I booked through Viatour
gillian b
gillian b
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Vatican tour
This was a great tour, we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any lines - which were very long.
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S4742ANsamanthab
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Best tour ever!
Wow! This is how every tour should be! Not only were we able to walk right into the Vatican without waiting in any
travelust28
travelust28
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Worth our money!
While our tour guide at the Coliseum was nice, the poor man had the entire tour group yawning because unfortunately
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