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Rome Colosseum Guided Tour (Tickets Included)

Colosseo, Piazza del Colosseo, Roma, RM, Italia - 36 Reviews
starting from 21
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Priority access
  • Photos allowed
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • Tour with a professional guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time
  • See the amphitheater world's most popular
  • Listen to the fascinating history of the ancient Romans

In the world of gladiators

Colosseum

The Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater or simply as Amphitheatrum, is the largest and most important Roman amphitheater that can hold up to 50,000 spectators.

History

Its construction was begun by Vespasian in 72 AC in the center of Rome, in a valley where there was an artificial lake dug by Nero for his Domus Aurea. It was inaugurated by Titus in 80 AC with a hundred days of games and was used for events, public performances as hunting, battles between animals (venationes), killing of prisonners by ferocious beasts or other types of executions (noxii), fights between gladiators (munera), re-enactments of famous battles (naumachia) and dramas based on classical mythology.

During the Jubilee of 1675 the Coliseum became a sacred site in memory of many Christian martyrs here condemned to torture. In 1744 Pope Benedict XIV had built there the Fifteen Stations of the Cross, and in 1749 he declared the Colosseum church devoted to Christ and to the Christian martyrs.

In 1980, along with all the historical center of Rome, it was included in the list of World Heritage of humanity by UNESCO. In 2007 the complex was also included among the Seven Wonders of the modern world.

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Local guide officially authorized
  • Ticket valid for 2 days
  • Reservation fees

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Citizens aged between 18 and 25 years of the EU and subsequent integration by ministerial letters (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Swiss conferences, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and non-EU citizens under 18 years
  • Citizens of the EU with disabilities and their family member or accompanying person belonging to the social health care services

To remember

  1. The ticket is valid 2 days, starting from entrance time.

  2. The tour is conducted only in English, French and Spanish.

  3. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  4. Please meet the guide 15 minutes before the entrance time at the cashier desk for customers with reservation.
    You have to enter first into the Colosseum for the Guided Tour at the day and time chosen, after the Guided Tour (only for the Colosseum) you have the same whole day and the day after to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at the time you want. Please make attention to the opening hours.

  5. We inform you that, for safety reasons, inside the Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine is forbidden to enter with backpacks, suitcases and voluminous bags.


36 Reviews
Poland
3 weeks ago

Sebastian

"GORĄCO POLECAM , WARTO :-)"

United Kingdom
1 month ago

Nick

"Great tour. Lots of info in a short time. Great guide."

United Kingdom
1 month ago

Justine

"An excellent tour packed full of interesting facts and information about the Colosseum. Our tour guide was Nausicaa, who spoke beautiful English and shared her wide-ranging knowledge with great enthusiasm. Tickets for entry from the pre-booked tickets office took around 40 minutes queuing and the security queue took around 30 minutes at the group entry point. Loved it! Many thanks."

United States
2 months ago

Ernesto

"Buenissimo !!!"

United States
2 months ago

Audrey

"Lovely tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were very happy for the information instead of doing a self-guided tour. It was also an easy process getting in without much waiting at all"

United Kingdom
3 months ago

Billy

"Good guided tour which lasted approximately 30-40 minutes. Even better than I expected. Good value for money. I would recommend."

United States
3 months ago

Emily

"Our tour guide was awesome. Very knowledgeable about how the themes of ancient Roman history were reflected in the Colosseum in addition to the facts about the Colosseum."

United Kingdom
3 months ago

Simon

"Obviously an iconic piece of history, enjoyed my visit, staff helpful and enjoyed the guided tour, but my wife found there was shortage of female toilets and member of staff guided her with our 2 daughters to the disabled toilet"

United Kingdom
3 months ago

Samantha

"Great to miss all the queues. Informative tour."

United Kingdom
4 months ago

Keith

"Barbara was superb. Very informative... only wish the tour had been longer. Her factual stories were enlightening. Thank you!!!"