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Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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1 Adult2 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants
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Safety measures
icon1 to 3 hours  (approx.)
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the Colosseum at your own pace during this self-guided, skip-the-line tour. Get guaranteed direct entry, bypassing the usual wait times. Then, wander the main floors of the ancient gladiatorial arena on your own before being escorted to the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, with admission tickets included.
  • A self-guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum
  • Pre-booked admission tickets include guaranteed skip-the-line entry
  • Discover three ancient Roman landmarks within just a half day of sightseeing
  • Upgrade to include a guided moonlit tour of the Colosseum, without combo tickets
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Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
Access to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
Access to Arena, Underground and Third Order (Colosseum)
Live guide/Guided tour
Audioguide
Food and beverages
Luggage storage
Pick-up/Drop-off service
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • MEETING POINT ( REDEMPTION POINT) : Arch of Costantine, side of the Colosseum. You will meet our staff (15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time) who will hold a little black flag saying "Ancient and Recent - Virtual Reality Tour"
  • You are required to show up at the meeting point 15 MINUTES PRIOR to the arranged time of departure - especially families with children/under 18, in order to anticipate and facilitate the entry procedures.
  • Please note that THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR, at least you have not booked EXPRESS OPTION..This option only provides you fast entrance to the Colosseum and access to Palatine Hill/Roman Forum.
  • You will be added to a small group (max 30) with a privileged entrance and after the security check you’ll be free to explore the Colosseum by yourself.
  • After the visit of the Colosseum, you will be escorted at the entrance of the Palatine Hill/Roman Forum where you can visit both sites by yourself.
  • The Colosseum tickets have a SPECIFIC ENTRY TIME: if you arrive late for the meeting point, 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.
  • The Colosseum requires mandatory entry procedures (show children/under 18 to the staff, voucher exchange) and mandatory security check that must be carried out even by the skip-the-line ticket holders. This could require to wait a little more before entering the monument, as this part cannot be skipped.
  • The Colosseum’s capacity regulations (no more than 3000 people inside at the same time) may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays, weekends and during high season. So, even the skip-the-line queue may be not as fast as usual.
  • Children/under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry passports or a valid identity document, because the Colosseum staff may ask to check them at the entrance.
  • The Colosseum area is an open archaeological park and for this reason is not equipped with sun/rain covers and shops. The local operator is not responsible for any kind of discomfort due to this.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own bottle of water (no glass bottles/no alcohol).
  • The local operator is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum due to strikes, events, bad weather, etc.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum and Palatine Hill/Roman Forum with with bulky luggages, handbags. Please be aware that there is no luggage storage and that we cannot keep your stuff.
  • It is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum with knives and any kind of cutting object. Pay attention not to bring with you this kind of stuff.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This ticket does NOT include the access to the Arena, Underground area, at least you have not booked the "Arena or Underground option"
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ANCIENT AND RECENT
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Tour Colosseum Skip-the-Line Ticket.

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  • "Read the fine print so you know what your buying to not cause other people or the tour operator delays." See review
  • "The problem is that when accessing with children/minors, the facility requires proof that the children are with their parents." See review
  • "Unfortunately, the afternoon tour is starting and you must wait for the staff to check the afternoon group in before the morning group is taken to the forum." See review

Reviews

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262 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
A wonder!
KeelahE_A
, May 2022
A beautiful site full of history. I do wish I used an actual guide to learn more. Nonetheless, loved it!
star-5
Vatican breathtaking …....
Timothy_C
, May 2022
Vatican breathtaking …. Nico made entrance into the Vatican very pleasurable. Would recommend this company
star-5
Colosseum is amazing. ...
Sara_U
, May 2022
Colosseum is amazing. Viator contacted us day before visit and made things easy and had tickets prior to entry.
star-5
The Great Amazing Race
cindy_b
, May 2022
Sharing this experience with my husband My only complaint it’s very hard to find your guide to get your tickets!! So many people and tour guides from different t companies!!
star-5
Great service from Viators
David_M
, May 2022
Had a great day, thanks to VIATOR for arranging tickets for us.I would recommend you to use them. We managed to see everything we wanted in 1 day.
star-5
Awesome experience, great service!
Karla_U
, May 2022
This was an awesome experience. Cristina was so helpful and made our experience great. I traveled with my mom and she loved it.
star-5
Come for the Colosseum, STAY for the Forum
Hannah_M
, May 2022
My sister and I were so happy with our experience at colosseum but we were intensely blown away by the Roman forum! This was sort of an afterthought thing for us and we could not have been more pleasantly surprised with our time in the forum! Thank you so much, Viator!
star-5
Best Colosseum Tour Experience!
Peter_N
, May 2022
The Colosseum is easily the most amazing historical location in Rome for its shear scale. But the team from ANCIENT AND RECENT push the envelope even further with their VR experience. You must experience the Colosseum in VR. Even with a great imagination, seeing how things use to look and being able to navigate the space is a revelation. Best tour ever!
star-1
A bad experience 100 euros lost. Very upset child and adults!!
Vanessa_R
, May 2022
We arrived at the entry 5 mins before 4pm to be told to go to another place for tickets. No-one was there. Now 2 mins past time. We lost 100 euros as no-one was there to help. We later bought new tickets and witnessed the scam and re-sale business that goes on. Its certain when we weren't there at hour our tickets were re-sold.
star-5
Amazing!
Gerard_M
, Apr 2022
Kristina was very helpful and it was easy to find. Some people left the tour after the Colosseum, that was a mistake because the Palentine hill and Roman forum was easily the best part. Take an empty bottle, there are plenty of places to fill up throughout the tour, we would reccomend to everyone visiting Rome for the first time!
star-5
We have a good time and...
pituc_e
, Apr 2022
We have a good time and the has been great and the guides very professional , specially Cristina.I recommend that to all my friends.Thank you .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Choose another tour group
Eleazar_G
, Apr 2022
Tour guide was uncooperative. We were exactly on time to the minute & she had already taken group. After begging to be let in the next group so as to not lose our €75 fee. She waited & even called the other couple that was a no show which would have bumped our chance of getting in.
star-4
Great Experience Overall
Adam_D
, Apr 2022
Great experience!! My only complaint was that the tour guide waited to contact us the day before the excursion to send us entry tickets rather than delivering them in person as stated. We had to download “WhatsApp”, which was a bit of a hassle once we arrived in Rome. I wish the my would have taken care of this sooner. Otherwise, this was an incredible experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One hour guided experience
Patricia_E
, Apr 2022
Booked the 1hr guided experience which was well worth the price. Guide very knowledgeable and shared details that also tested your history knowledge.
star-4
Great
Simon_G
, Apr 2022
Straightforward to book tje tour and. Easy to Find Christina outside he collosseum. Tour was good and was signposted well. Thanks Christina
star-5
Very good and easy!
Stephanie_L
, Apr 2022
Very easy experience with great service. The customer care team checked on us via WhatsApp leading up to the day of booking to be sure that we had our tickets and knew where to go. Seamless and would recommend!
star-5
Well worth the self guided tour.
Elizabeth_S
, Apr 2022
Excellent experience which started with the wonderful Christina helping us get through at the very last minute to the awesome sight of inside the Colosseum at different levels to see it all, all levels worth viewing. Ticket also got us into the Roman Forum across the road.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Unnecessary and not needed. Not helpful when reaching out to their customer service.
Patrick_N
, Mar 2022
Unnecessary tickets. Didn’t really skip the line and paid more than standard tickets straight from the Colosseum that’s as readily available. Do yourself a favor and don’t buy tickets from this company. They don’t care if you wait in lines when the tickets were supposed to skip the lines. I brought their voucher to the front and the security told me to go to the back. Waste of money!!
star-5
Stress reduction
Darlene_M
, Mar 2022
Christina was so kind and professional! She was so helpful in navigating the skip the line. She pointed out the bathroom and other important spots in the coliseum before we explored on our own. She showed us the fastest way into palentine hill by using another entrance point and suggested points for awesome views. It made our day stress-free and relaxing.
star-3
I loved the views that...
Gavin_W
, Mar 2022
I loved the views that you get from the Colosseum. Only thing I did not like was the people trying to pressure u to buy cheap stuff off them outside the front of the Colosseum

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