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Colosseum Tours

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The Colosseum has been a symbol of Rome since 80 AD, and today it’s a top monument in Italy. Some 50,000 spectators once gathered in the amphitheater’s tiered seats to watch gladiatorial games, and though parts of its original marble facade were pilfered over the years to build the likes of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum remains remarkably intact 2,000 years later.

The Basics
As the second most popular attraction in Italy after only the Vatican, the Colosseum hosts some 4 million annual visitors, meaning that long lines are nearly inevitable without a skip-the-line tour. Choose from a number of tours suited to any age or interest, such as a Colosseum underground tour that heads beneath the arena floor to explore a network of passages; a small-group guided tour of the third tier; or a night tour that offers an eery experience and relief from the daytime heat. Consider group tours, self-guided audio tours, or private tours to gain an understanding of this well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and its historical importance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It's best to purchase Colosseum tickets in advance to avoid long entry lines.
  • The Colosseum is well-suited for families with kids.
  • This is an open-air amphitheater, so bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes and attire.
  • You may also see the Colosseum referred to as the Flavian Amphitheatre or the Coliseum.

How to Get to the Colosseum
Alongside the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Colosseum is in the center of Rome, just across the street from the Colosseo station on Line B of the city's underground metro system, which also stops at the main Termini train station.
 
When to Get There
Since the Colosseum is most crowded during the middle of the day, begin or end your Rome tour with a visit first thing in the morning or just before last entry (which is an hour before closing time) in the late afternoon. Alternatively, choose a night tour for a unique, less crowded experience. Summer is the most popular time of year to visit, while the site receives fewer crowds in November through February, aside from the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The Colosseum in Numbers
The Colosseum is the world's largest amphitheater, has 76 entrances, and measures 615 feet (189 meters) long by 510 feet (156 meters) wide. The total area of the stadium covers six acres (24,000 square meters), and its highest tier reaches 157 feet (48 meters). It was built in under 10 years and was used for games and hunting for over four centuries.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184, Italy
Admission: €12
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 The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group TourAttraction Tickets

The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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Capped at only 12 people, this small-group tour of Rome’s Colosseum includes exclusive access to the arena floor and underground dungeons, off-limits to regular visitors. You also make guided stops at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a full overview of day-to-day life in ancient Rome. Skip-the-line admission at all three sites is included.
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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-offHalf-day Tours

Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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The Colosseum and the Roman Forum are two landmarks rarely left off any Rome itinerary, but visitors can spend more time queuing outside than exploring inside. This private tour offers skip-the-line access to both and hotel pickup is included.
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Colosseum with guideCity Packages

Colosseum with guide

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Enrich your visit to the Colosseum with an express guided tour, led by an English, Italian, or Spanish speaking guide. Listen to facts and stories from the heyday of the thousands-year-old arena, notorious for its deadly gladiatorial combats. The ultimate time-saver option, you’ll get an in-depth, quickie introduction.
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing TourBus Tours

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
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Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill TourHalf-day Tours

Skip the Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

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See the best of ancient Rome with this skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy the informative commentary of a professional guide. Marvel at the size and history of the Colosseum, admire the Arch of Constantine and the former palaces on Palatine Hill.
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Skip the line Colosseum TourCity Packages

Skip the line Colosseum Tour

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For visitors with a packed itinerary, this 1-hour Colosseum tour is a popular and convenient choice. Enjoy priority access with a pre-reserved skip-the-line admission ticket, which allows you to breeze past notoriously long entrance queues that can be up to hours long. Once inside, your guide provides a wealth of little-known fact and anecdotes about the gory games that once took place in the Colosseum's arena.
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Colosseum Express TourCity Packages

Colosseum Express Tour

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Tour one of the world’s most iconic attractions on this whirlwind express tour of Rome’s Colosseum. Skip the long ticket lines and head straight to the Colosseum's most famous attractions with a guide, then spend as much time as you’d like exploring on your own.
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Skip-the-Line: Guided Colosseum Tour Including the Ground Floor and Second TierCity Packages

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

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Discover the history of the Colosseum on a skip-the-line tour of the ancient amphitheater. After bypassing the long entrance lines, you’ll visit the ground floor and second tier with a guide. Hear about the emperors who presided over the battles, and the gladiators who fought to their deaths as you explore. Groups are limited to 30 people, and several start times are available when you book.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill TourHalf-day Tours

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

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Avoid the long entrance lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill during this skip-the-line tour of the sights in ancient Rome. With a guide, head into the Colosseum to walk in the footsteps of gladiators, emperors, and plebeians as tales of the brutal games ring in your ears. Stroll amid the ruins of the Roman Forum, then discover layers of Roman history on Palatine Hill.
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Skip-the-Lines Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour for Kids and FamiliesCity Packages

Skip-the-Lines Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour for Kids and Families

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Dig into history in a fun way on this private or small-group tour of the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum with an entertaining guide who specializes in tours for families with children. This tour also offers skip-the-line access at the Colosseum, so you can avoid the chaos and long wait times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Night Colosseum Tour: with Gladiators Underground and ArenaCity Packages

Night Colosseum Tour: with Gladiators Underground and Arena

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Explore the magnificence of the Roman Colosseum at night when the crowds have gone home and capture photographs of the Colosseum virtually empty with this special after hours tour. Hear stories of famous gladiator battles and wild animal hunts as you descend into the underground of the Colosseum, normally off-limits to the public, where gladiators and wild beasts once prepared for battle.
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ColosseumCity Packages

Colosseum

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Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a small-group tour with a guide who tells you about the era of ancient Rome. Skip-the-line access is included so you won't waste time waiting in line at the popular Colosseum.
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Colosseum Skip The LineCity Packages

Colosseum Skip The Line

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With the skip-the-line ticket for the Colosseum, you will avoid the long line at the internal ticket office and you will have more time to immerse yourself in that historical reality visited by millions of people. You will discover the customs of the Gladiators and how they lived at the time, walking in complete freedom on that soil created in 72 BC. The ticket skips a row, is valid for two consecutive days and you will be able to access Monte Palatino and the Roman Forum. All you have to do is book the day on which you would like to participate in this sensational experience. After receiving the booking confirmation, you will receive a message, it is advisable to reply as soon as possible, in order to ensure the time of entry chosen by you. It should also be remembered that the time of entry is always based on the availability of the archaeological site, which may vary depending on the high or low season. Your ticket will be sent to you by e-mail so that you can access the monuments as fast as possible .
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Semi Private Colosseum Tour with Special Access to the Arena Floor - Group of 10City Packages

Semi Private Colosseum Tour with Special Access to the Arena Floor - Group of 10

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Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Colosseum in Rome during this small-group express tour in Rome. Walk past the long lines and through the Gladiator's Entrance, then explore the reconstructed Arena Floor with your guide—usually off-limits to the public. Head up to the second tier, where spectators once sat, and enjoy the views of the ancient arena. You can then use skip-the-line admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, included as part of your experience.
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Ultimate Rome's ColosseumCity Packages

Ultimate Rome's Colosseum

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Rome's Colosseum is one of the most-visited historic sites in the world and attracts large crowds every day. Beat those crowds and the long lines for tickets—and avoid the heat of standing in a long ticket line—on this tour that includes skip-the-line access. Spend your time exploring the site rather than waiting outside.
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Skip-The-Line Colosseum TourCity Packages

Skip-The-Line Colosseum Tour

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The Colosseum, Rome’s famous amphitheater, is one of the top attractions from the city’s ancient history. But that fame brings long lines to enter. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into the massive structure with a small group. Your guide leads you through the building, bringing to life its 2,000-year-old history.
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Entry Ticket: Colosseum and Ancient Rome (Priority Access)Attraction Tickets

Entry Ticket: Colosseum and Ancient Rome (Priority Access)

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Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum and walk through the history of Ancient Rome while discovering the true brilliance behind the engineering of the great Amphitheater. Your host will then lead you on a journey through the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum where you will be able to admire the incredible ruins and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. -You will receive the confirmation of your Priority access ticket for Colosseum by email and you don't need any physical ticket. -Free time in each site to enjoy and wonder at own pace. -Stories to hold onto for a lifetime -Our representative will be with you till you enter the Colosseum. Please Note That: No suitcase compartment is available. ID is required at the entrance Meeting point: At the exit of the Colosseum metro station. You will be looking for our representative holding a purple sign with "Crown Tours" written on it.
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Small-Group or Private Colosseum Tour Including the Roman Forum & Palatine HillCity Packages

Small-Group or Private Colosseum Tour Including the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Delve deep into ancient Roman history during this small-group tour. Climb to the top of Palatine Hill to wander through some of Rome’s oldest ruins. Stroll through the Roman Forum, stopping at famous sights like the final resting place of Julius Caesar, the monolithic Arch of Constantine, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Skip the long entry line, then explore the first and second tiers at the Colosseum, learning about Roman history through your guide's comprehensive commentary.
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Colosseum Night TourCity Packages

Colosseum Night Tour

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The guided tour leads through the monument enlighten by the charming atmosphere after the regular hour at night and avoid the crowds. You will meet with tour Coordinator in meeting point. After introductory part, Coordinator will bring you to the skip-the-line entrance, for privileged access. Once inside, begin your tour below ground and explore the Colosseum’s tunnels, chambers and pits. This section of the Colosseum is restricted to the public and only allows a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this exclusive chance to see more than most people do. Admire the engineering of the 88 elevators that brought to life Rome’s best spectacle. Next you will head to the arena floor. Most visitors are restricted to walking around the edge, but you have access to walk on the floor itself, standing in the exact spot where the battles took place. After the tour of the Colosseum is over you’ll be left inside to enjoy some free time and really take in the energy of this world wonder.
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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See the Colosseum and other sites of Ancient Rome from an art history perspective during this private tour with a specialized guide. After skipping the main entrance line to the Colosseum with your priority-access ticket, you’ll tour the amphitheater and hear tales about its brutal history. Then walk over to the Roman Forum, see the Arch of Constantine and enjoy views of the ancient ruins from Palatine Hill. Throughout your tour, enjoy in-depth commentary tailored to your interests.
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2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum TicketDay Trips

2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Colosseum Ticket

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Skip the line at both the Vatican and the Colosseum with this 2-in-1 prepaid ticket. Explore the Vatican on a guided tour, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Then, skip another long line and walk around the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum at your own pace on a self-guided tour.
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Colosseum TourCity Packages

Colosseum Tour

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The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill are the most important ancient sites in the city, but visiting on your own can be overwhelming. With this tour, save time with skip-the-line entry and take in the highlights of these three fascinating sites with a guide. Learn about the history and architecture of the Colosseum before moving on the civic and religious buildings in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
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All in One Tour: Belvedere, Colosseum Underground, Ancient CityHalf-day Tours

All in One Tour: Belvedere, Colosseum Underground, Ancient City

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Explore several landmarks of ancient Rome during this combination, half-day walking tour. Priority access tickets offer skip-the-line entry at the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum where you explore the underground chambers, arena floor, and up to the third floor for views of the monument and Rome. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
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Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum Underground, Arena and ForumCity Packages

Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

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Discover the wonders of the Colosseum—and see sides of the UNESCO-listed landmark that most visitors miss—on this introductory tour. Meet your guide and, with skip-the-line access, make your way inside. You’ll learn about the Colosseum and see the arena before exploring the underground areas that few travelers get to see. Next, the tour also includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. See the sights with your guide and, once the tour ends, choose to explore further if you wish.
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