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Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance provided by Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders

Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance

Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance
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Last updated: Jun 29, 2020
A note from Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance
Temperature checks for travelers at Colosseum entrance
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
This small-group Colosseum tour is the perfect way for history buffs to follow the footsteps of Ancient Rome’s gladiators. Enjoy a stress-free day trip without the boredom of waiting in long ticket lines, as skip-the-line access through a special entrance is included. Once in the Colosseum, discover the Roman arena, and learn about Roman history from a guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Enjoy an intimate small-group tour of Rome’s Colosseum
Save time with a guarantee to skip the long lines
Learn fascinating insights about ancient Rome from a guide
Walk into the Roman arena through the entrance that gladiators used
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41348P30
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Headsets (8 pax or more) • 1.5 hour small group tour • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit to Via Cavour. Walk down on Via Cavour and turn left on via del Colosseo, carry on until you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Headsets (8 pax or more) • 1.5 hour small group tour • Entry/Admission - Colosseum • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit to Via Cavour. Walk down on Via Cavour and turn left on via del Colosseo, carry on until you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
Departure timing may vary. Please check the timing on the tour option you booked to know at what time you have to be at the meeting place.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
If you arrive late you might loose the tour
The meeting time might have a slight change. In this case we will inform you in advance
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit to Via Cavour. Walk down on Via Cavour and turn left on via del Colosseo, carry on until you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30.
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    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Colosseum with the special Gladiatior’s entrance, inclunding the Arena stage, first and second level of the monument
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sristi L
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
In depth tour of the Colosseum
Dec 2019
Francesca was extremely informative and passionate about the history of the Colosseum and of Rome, which made the tour very enjoyable. Though this does say small tour, it was full with a max of 24 people. It was interesting to be able to see and get entrance to the arena floor. Be mindful that this tour leads on to continue at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forums which is an extra cost (you will have to leave the group upon exiting the Colosseum if you only booked the express tour) and we didn't know that - though she did mention that the tour had ended for the express ticket holders, we still mistakenly continued and had to pay a small price for the rest of the tour. Regardless, the Palatine Hill and roman Forums aspect was also very interesting and informative, the entire tour totalling to over 3h. Highly recommend a tour in the low season because these attractions were still quite busy.
Written December 30, 2019
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Dear Sristill, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're happy to hear that you continued the tour and enjoyed our Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour! Have a happy new year and we hope to see you soon!
Written December 30, 2019
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newpragueatc
Lakeville, MN39 contributions
Fantastic tour of the Colosseum
Oct 2019
Our guide, Claudia, was a wealth of knowledge, very friendly & it she did a great job of explaining all of the interesting information about the Colosseum, Palantine Hill and some of the other history of Italy. Entering through the arena was very cool & there was plenty of room & opportunities to take photos. The site overall is very crowded but Claudia did a great job keeping track of our group & moving us along with ample time for photos. Tour with Claudia is highly recommended.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thank you for choosing to tour with us, it's lovely to read about your experience with Claudia! It's great you took photos, please feel free to share them with us!
Written October 15, 2019
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Laurie C
10 contributions
Pietro Paolo Brought the Coliseum to Life During our Italy Wonders Tour
Aug 2019
I have been on many tours of the Coliseum, but Pietro Paolo of Italian Wonders’ tour was by far the best. I went on this tour, after a cruise, with 9 friends ranging in age from 30 to 80 who had wildly divergent interests. Pietro is such a skillful tour guide he structured the tour to appeal to each of us. He entertained us while he was educating us about Ancient Rome. His anecdotes were amazing. All of us thought it was a great tour.
What impressed me most was how Pietro dealt with the sudden and dramatic change in the weather and the resulting delay. It was very sunny and hot when we entered the Coliseum. Without warning, it turned very dark and started to pour. Pietro led us inside and continued telling us about how different emperors used the Coliseum while the rain was leaking through the roof. The stairs flooded and some people panicked. Pietro immediately started telling us about the time the Coliseum was filled with water to recreate a naval battle. He was such a good storyteller, we forgot that we were getting drenched. At that point, the tour office called Pietro and asked him to find some guests on another tour that got separated from their guide. Before he went looking for them, he asked us a series question, which he answered when he returned. It was a great way to keep us amused. When he returned, he resumed his narrative. At which point, it started to hail. His stories became more animated to drown out the sound of balls of ice bouncing off the roof. Due to the weather, the tour lasted an hour longer than scheduled. Pietro filled the extra time with more information. He ensured that we had a better tour because of the weather rather than being irritated by it.
After the Coliseum, Pietro was supposed to lead part of the group on a tour of the Vatican. Because of the weather delay, he was not sure they would reach the Vatican before it closed. While his office was checking on that tour, Pietro was devising an alternative tour. When he found out that they could still have their tour, he managed to seem as delighted as his guests even though it clearly meant that he had to work overtime. My friends and I wished we had booked the Vatican tour too as Pietro was such a great guide.
I have recommended to several friends that they book Italian Wonders’ Coliseum and Vatican tour, they take both parts of the tour, and that they insist on having Pietro Paolo as their guide.
Written October 7, 2019
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Thank you, Laurie, for this delightful review that has been a joy to read!
Written October 9, 2019
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Kitty A
6 contributions
Express colosseum tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed our ‘express ‘ tour . Rose (Rosa) was our tour guide . She was so lovely and very knowledgeable. She was also so passionate and happy to show us around the colosseum even though I’m sure she’s done it a 1000 times !
The tour said it was @1hour 30 ... now it definitely was longer but we didn’t mind at all ... but maybe if someone had to be somewhere after .. take this on board .
Written October 3, 2019
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Thank you, Kitty! Often our guides stay over schedule if clients are curious to learn more. Very happy you had a great experience!
Written October 9, 2019
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Mary N
Marlow, UK68 contributions
Informative group tour
Aug 2019
We met at an office near the coliseum, then when the whole group had gathered (which involved some hanging around in a very hot location), we all got headphones, and followed the tour leader to the coliseum. We had thought it would be a smaller group than it was - there were about 16 of us - and we found it a bit fast paced and impersonal, but the tour leader was informative, and it was worth doing to skip the queues to get in. The coliseum is an amazing place so definitely worth visiting
Written August 28, 2019
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Hello, Mary! Please note that small group tours, as mentioned on the tour of the Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance you booked are up to 24 people. The meeting point was at our office, this is due to the fact that security verifications need to be made and the group must assemble as the guide gets you ready for the security check of the Colosseum. You booked an express tour and as mentioned on the tour page it has a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. As for it being impersonal, our tour guides are every enthusiastic and connected to the visitors and all have a degree in Art or Archeology so I can assure you that due to their love people and dedication to their profession they are very open to requests, questions and interactions. So please remember to let the guides know specifically what interests you otherwise they will selectively share knowledge that matches the group. Our guides are always adapting to match the people in a group because this ensure a great experience. The Skip the lines tickets are indeed valuable as they maximize your time greatly and what's more during the brief wait involved your guide gets you up to speed with knowledge and so none of your time is wasted. Thank you for choosing our tours, we wish you a blissful trip!
Written August 30, 2019
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Maps799731
5 contributions
Just too much information
Jul 2019
The tour was well organised and the rendezvous point was well positioned close to the Colosseum. With hindsight it was too hot (38) to do any sight seeing that day but I had booked it in advance so just cracked on with it any way as Rome is probably best place I have ever travelled for water quality and availability of water fountains. Took quite a while to get in (15mins), even with priority passes. There were 4 of us, my wife and my young teenage children, part of a group of about 15 people with head sets that allowed the tour guide to talk to you, and you heard everything he said, and boy could he talk. Probably did not draw breath for more from the moment he started to the moment we decided to leave early. We were informed into submission and the strong Italian accent wasn't helpful to understanding either. He was very knowledgeable but we switched off after about 15mins once inside. Pause, take a breath, allow your audience to savour what you have just said is the only advice I would give. Act more tell less. Not a tour for anyone below 16 I would say.
Written August 9, 2019
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Hello, Please note that our guides are experts and have a wealth of knowledge they love sharing with people. However, just like on any tour customers are free to ask questions, ask for time to view in silence or anything else. So it is up to you to ask for the information you want, the guide is there to be of service and the tour is designed purposefully to provide you with a wealth of knowledge. Furthermore, we offer a variety of tour with different durations and itineraries precisely to provide you with the choice of the one that is most ideal for you and your personal preferences. We hope you had a lovely tour despite it being full of knowledge you did not expect.
Written August 9, 2019
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Lozzlet
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Highly recommend!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We could not have been happier with this experience. Claudia was absolutely fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and personable and the tour itself was exactly what we had been hoping for. Could not recommend more highly!
Written August 4, 2019
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We are honored by this beautiful review! Thank you!
Written August 5, 2019
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Simon Pearson
Warrington, UK8 contributions
Tour of Colossem
Jul 2019 • Couples
Tour today with Elida (via Victor)—great trip, guide Elida very good, very knowledgeable and showed great interest in her job. Would recommend this trip with Elida.
Written July 2, 2019
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Thank you, Simon!
Written July 8, 2019
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Shayla
170 contributions
Amazing tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
We loved our tour! It was easy to find the meeting area and they organized all the different tour groups. Our guide, Elida, was very nice, spoke great English, and kept the tour interesting and fun. It was VERY hot out, so she made an effort to keep us in the shade and point out all the areas to get water for our water bottles. She also stopped to allow us all to get the photos we wanted. We were initially only doing the Colosseum portion of the tour but we liked it so much we stayed for Palatine Hill/Roman Forum and just returned with her to the office to pay the extra portion.
Written June 24, 2019
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Thank you for choosing to experience our Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance!
Written June 25, 2019
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kayteebudd
Birmingham, UK11 contributions
Highlight of our trip!
Title really says it all! Firstly finding the meeting point for the tour was really easy, Rome is busy, particularly around the colosseum so somewhere you can easily locate is a plus. Our guide Annalise was amazing, so knowledgeable and brought it to life! The tour moved at just the right pace for us, with opportunities to take pictures and ask questions if you wanted. No waiting in a queue due to carefully timed entry to both sites. A short toilet stop between the two, in the nicer facilities- inside knowledge from our guide. We really only wanted to see the colosseum, but l left it late to book and this was the only way I could find to go in through the gladiators entrance onto the arena floor. I was so glad I did - Palantine Hill and the Forum were fascinating really pleased we didn’t miss them. Thank you for a well organised tour - the 3 hours flew by!
Written May 31, 2019
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Thank you, Kaytee, for this moving review!
Written June 11, 2019
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