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Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour

Roma, Italy
Skip-the-line: Colosseum Private Tour

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The Colosseum is one of Rome's most-famous attractions and so attracts very long lines to visit. This private guided tour lets you skip that line and provides a comprehensive tour of the Eternal City's other most-significant ancient sites, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Your guide shares insights into ancient Rome and can adjust the pace to your preference.
  • Skip the line to the Colosseum with pre-purchased entrance tickets
  • Private tour exclusively for your party: Skip the crowded group tours
  • Flexibility to adjust the pace of the tour to your preferences
  • Get insights into life in ancient Rome from your history- and archaeology-expert guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A private guide with skip-the-line entry makes navigating the Forum and very crowded Colosseum much easier.
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Expert Guide
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Skip-The-Line Entry Fees
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink
Via Labicana, 125 , Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

In Front of Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Via della Salara Vecchia , Via della Salara Vecchia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also give your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
  • Water fountains available on site
  • Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
  • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
  • There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
  • Food is allowed in the archeological area
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
  • Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit or offer a partial refund.
  • Please note that sprays of all sorts are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great guide
, Jun 2022
Francesca was a terrific guide. Personable, easygoing, extremely knowledgeable. Great tour! Highly recommended.
Great tour, highly recommended
, Nov 2019
Vincenzo and the company managed to transform a challenging day into a well enjoyable experience. Rain & wheelchair for a tour in the Colosseum seems not the ideal to celebrate a day in Rome, but Vincenzo (guide) and team where able to adapt and drive us through a memorable day which ended being both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.
Colosseum Private Tour
, Aug 2018
We booked the Private, skip the line tour for the 4 of us. Our daughter didn't male it, so it was my wife and I and our son. Chris was our guide. she was AWESOME!! Filled with knowledge (told us she has been doing it for 18 years) Did the early AM tour, to beat the heat! Worked like a charm! This is a MUST DO!
I was still adjusting to the time...
Gail U
, Jan 2018
I was still adjusting to the time difference and slept in so was an hour late. Thankfully someone phoned me and said if I wanted to do the full 3 hours I need to pay a fee of 60(euros) We managed to do the whole tour and didn’t need to pay a fee. Our tour guide was very polite and knowledgeable.

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