1-Hour Skip-the-Line Small-Group Colosseum Tour in Rome

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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Enjoy a Semi-Private Skip-the-Line 1-hour Tour of the Colosseum. Bypass the queue to avoid long waits. Go back in time, hear about the fascinating and terrifying history of the Colosseum, including the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here, and explore the first and second tiers for great views. Walking tour led by a professional guide with audio headset system included.
Meet your guide near the Colosseum to begin your exploration of Ancient Roman history. Visit the Colosseum, including skip-the-line entry. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history. After exploring the first level you will reach the second tiers to enjoy the best inside and outside view of the Colosseum. Your tour will end in front of the official book shop of the Colosseum where you can find a wide assortment of books about the monument. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities.

What’s included

  • Small-group walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Colosseum
  • Headset system

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions


  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour