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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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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
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
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 0061 (87) 2285 255
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
  • Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • 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 the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • 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
  • Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public museums in Italy will require all visitors above the age of 12 years old to show a valid ID and certification proving that you have either: Been vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNtech, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs; Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;
  • 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
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
  • Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • 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 the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • 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
  • Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public museums in Italy will require all visitors above the age of 12 years old to show a valid ID and certification proving that you have either: Been vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNtech, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs; Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via del Colosseo, 24
    Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
    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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Popular mentions

4.5
47 reviews
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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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terry D
New York City, NY319 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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Explore Italy Tours
apkdak
apkdak
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Just do it now
We were so lucky to have Gigi as our tour guide. His knowledge and insider stories made our brief time on the tour
TravelChick1117
TravelChick1117
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Great time in Rome at the Colosseum
This tour was awesome and one our favorite activities while visiting Rome. Our tour guide was Simona and her knowle
Emmetage
Emmetage
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Changed tour time and type, not happy
We booked colloseum underground tour and palatine tour for 3pm Sunday, got a text late the night before saying the
ballb4all
ballb4all
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Ancient Rome and Coliseum (including underground).
Our tour guide, Simona, was fantastic. She has a vast reservoir of knowledge about the are and is super fun.
carrieericksen
carrieericksen
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OK tour, but not what was purchased
The tour was OK, but not what we purchased. It started as an hour walking tour of the city with one guide (who was
935dustinj
935dustinj
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Scammers. Will rip you off if given the chance.
We paid for a 3 hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Colosseum Underground, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum. The tour
VBAMaster
VBAMaster
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Great tour on the forum
Lucia was great informative and fun at the same time. We learned a lot about the history and how it all ties togeth
311brigidr
311brigidr
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Excellent Tour
We were very glad we did this tour on our first day in Rome the knowledge we gained was invaluable as we visited ot
Explorer68418026495
Explorer68418026495
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Best way to understand ancient Rome
We went in a small group, guided by Andy (Andrea), who took the time to query our wishes and answer all questions t
belaids2019
belaids2019
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Scammers
I booked two time this guided tour ,and in both times no one showed up the first time I got a call from the tour g
Trek57757191899
Trek57757191899
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Incredible tour with Lucia!
Lucia was a wonderful tour guide and made the experience so interesting and exciting! Loved her warm and friendly p
La L
La L
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Good to start in Rome with kids
Good for starting in Rome with two 5 years old kids. They ha e enjoyed a lot. We had Lorenza on board twice and she
Ashley C
Ashley C
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Great tour
This tour was so informative. I enjoyed every part of this very much. Highly recommend! It's hot but worth it!
DCGal21
DCGal21
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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
974adid
974adid
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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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