Colosseum Guided Tours

All our Colosseum Guided Tours have been carefully created to make sure you have an unforgettable experience whilst visiting this amazing monument. Discover Ancient Rome with an expert passionate Tour Guide.

Enjoy our Colosseum Guided Tours, travel back in time!

Private Colosseum Guided Tour

3 hours

Private Colosseum Guided Tour

Discover the famous sites of ancient Rome – the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Learn all about the fascinating history of these monuments.

from€ 165

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Colosseum & Arena Small Group Tour

3 hours

Colosseum & Arena Small Group Tour

Make your visit to the Colosseum a unique one: join a small group and a licensed guide and access the building with a special skip-the-line reservation directly on the arena. This is exactly where gladiators entered the stage before fighting.

from€ 65

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Semi-Private Fast Track Colosseum Tour

3 Hours

Semi-Private Fast Track Colosseum Tour

On this exclusive semi-private tour, groups are limited to 13 people and you will enter the Colosseum with a skip-the-line ticket. Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert English- speaking guide.

from€ 55

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Full Vatican and Colosseum 2-in-1 Skip-the-Line Tickets


Full Vatican and Colosseum 2-in-1 Skip-the-Line Tickets

Skip the long lines to the Vatican and Colosseum on a combined Tickets. See miraculous art from the papal collections in the Vatican Museums,Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

from€ 85

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The Colosseum is one of the most iconic places in Rome and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
There are several options for taking a tour of the Colosseum, whether you want to visit it on your own or in an organized group.

If you prefer to take a guided tour these visits usually last around 2-3 hours and include priority entrance, which means you can avoid the long lines at the entrance and save precious vacation time.
All our tours also include a professional guide who will provide you with detailed information about the history and significance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Joining a small-group tour you will also receive headsets to make sure you don’t miss out on any of your guides explanations. The group will follow a designated itinerary to show you the highlights of the ancient Roman sites.
Choosing a private tour, your professional guide will also be able to tailor the tour to your preference and make sure your visit is personalized to give you the best in-depth experience possible.

Some options for Colosseum guided tours include:

  • Tour of the Colosseum, including special access to the arena, depending on the tour selected, along with the visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Choosing a private tour you can also include the entrance to the Colosseum Undergrounds.
  • Both small and private tours will include a guide who speaks your language and can answer all your questions.

Guided tour of the Colosseum arena, how does it work?

A guided tour of the Colosseum arena will give you the chance to visit the inside of the building and learn more about its history and importance in ancient Rome.
These tours always include skip-the-line entry, which means you can skip the long lines at the entrance and go straight into the arena.

During the tour, a professional guide will provide you with detailed information on the history and significance of the Colosseum arena, explaining how it was used for gladiatorial contests and other public events during Roman times. Your guide will also show you other points of interest inside the Colosseum, such as the lower floor, where the changing rooms and gladiator halls were located, and the upper floor, from where the senators watched the games.

Guided tours of the Colosseum arena will last 1-hour and the remaining 2 hours of your tour will be focused on the visit to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
It's advisable to book in advance, especially during the tourist season, to ensure you get a spot.

I have just purchased a Colosseum Tour on you website, what should I do know?

After booking your tour you will receive a booking confirmation voucher with all the information needed. If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact us, we ar always happy to help!

I have purchased a tour/ ticket for the wrong date/time, can I amend my booking?

Please contact us at info@cityrometours for any issues or questions regarding your existing reservation

Will my tour operate if it rains?

If the Colosseum decides to close due to bad weather your tour will be rescheduled and we will try to offer an alternative travel date that works for you. If the site remains open your tour will operate as scheduled.

Can I visit the Gladiators' Arena?

Yes! By joining our Small Group Tour with Arena Access or a Private Colosseum Guided Tour you will have the chance to access the arena floor.

I'm running late, what happens if i miss my tour?

Please contact us at the number reported on your booking voucher if you think you might be late for your tour. We will try our best to find a solution for you.

Is there a locker where I can store my bags?

Unfortunatley the Colosseum does not have clockrooms for visitors. It is also not possible to access the site with large backpacks or suitecases so please make sure to not bring any with you.

Is there a dress code for the Colosseum?

There is no dress code needed in order to enter the Colosseum, however we do recommend comfortable shoes as there is a fair amount of walking involved.

Can I visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill?

Yes! The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are always included with your Colosseum Tickets. In the case of purchasing a guided tour, these two sites will also be guided.

I have purchased Skip the Line Tickets for the Colosseum, can I add a tour guide?

Absolutley! Please reach out to of if you have already purchased entry tickets from us or a thrid party and are interested in joining a guided tour. We will make sure to provide you with different tour options so you can choose the one that suits you best.

Can I join a group tour if i need to use a wheelchair?

In the case of group tours, wheelchairs are not accessible. please do contact us if you are interested in joining a Colosseum Tour and we will provide you with the correct information as to the sites that are accessible and the different tour options available.