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Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance
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Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance

By Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders
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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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 1h
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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

  • Admission to the Colosseum arena (25 EUR if option selected)
  • Tour guide and headphones
  • Skip-the-line entry to Palatine Hill (if option selected)
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Roman Forum (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Santi Cosma e Damiano, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy The meeting point is in the square in front, OUTSIDE, of the Basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano, the church is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali (half way) & is close the entrance of the Roman Forum. You will see our staff in front of the Basilica wearing a uniform with the logos of the company. 
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41348P30

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please Note: to access the Colosseum you need to add in your reservation the exact name and last name of all participants in your group and children need to be specified. In case of mistake in writing your name and last name in your reservation, if the Colosseum tickets controllers deny the access due to the wrong name and last name we decline any responsibility and NO REFUND will be provided.
  • 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.
  • If you arrive late you might loose the tour
  • Please note that you will be asked a full refundable 10 euros deposit at the meeting point in order to ensure all the radios are given back to the guide or our staff. Once you return the radios you will be refunded your 10 euros. If you don't give back the radios you will be charged 30 euros for each of them.
  • Not allowed: Pets, weapons or sharp objects, oversized luggage, smoking, alcohol or drugs, sprays or aerosols, glassware, unaccompanied minors, electric wheelchairs
  • -The entrance fee to the archaeological sites is 17 Euros for adults (23 Euros for the arena option), accompanied by a booking fee of 2 Euros. The additional amount covers services provided by experienced licensed guides, audio devices, booking fees and other tourist services. The aim is to promote transparency and ensure your understanding of the cost breakdown. In July and August, due to the heat, the duration of the tour is 2 hours. Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible. -Meeting time is subject to change; if this occurs, you will receive a call or message from the activity provider. please provide your correct phone number and country code. -ID mandatory. Guests who show up without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance. -The full names of all the participants in the booking is needed, incomplete information on the booking cannot be guaranteed entrance.
  • In summer time we suggest bringing a bottle of water. In summer time due to the heat the tour might last about 2 hours.
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • You'll start at
    Santi Cosma e Damiano
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    The meeting point is in the square in front, OUTSIDE, of the Basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano, the church is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali (half way) & is close the entrance of the Roman Forum. You will see our staff in front of the Basilica wearing a uniform with the logos of the company. 
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    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 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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  • S1312CXsarahg
    S1312CXsarahg
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    Great tour
    Marcius was an amazing tour guide, we learned a lot from him! He is passionate about history and is very knowledgeable.
  • 24khurrama
    24khurrama
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    Best Experience Ever!!
    Andrada was an excellent tour guide and really passionate about the history of Roman Empire. This is a must recommended tour. One of the best experiences we ever had.
  • louisecK7442NR
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    Gina from Barca very enthusiastic!
    Gina from get your guide was very informative and passionate during the tour! Made it much more enjoyable to actually know the history, she told it as a story and so even though the tour lasted 3 hours, it flew by!
  • DebraHas
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    Loved the forum and coliseum tour
    Tour was very informative and interesting. Laura was wonderful. She was easy to understand and seemed very knowledgeable about the forum and coliseum.
  • lmphilliskirk
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    Amazing
    The colosseum was as imagined, amazing. Our tour guide was fantastic. He was really knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Absolutely no bad points what so ever. Absolutely amazing experience.
  • goodf837
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    Simply amazing
    Simply amazing! What made it better was the knowledge of our guide - Francesca. Friendly, helpful and loved answering questions. She made this tour great.
  • 921sunnyd
    921sunnyd
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    Amazing guide that made the experience
    Amazing tour, made so by Alejandro who was the best guide. Very informative, entertaining and engaging. Without his stories and descriptions, the experience of simply visiting the Colloseum would not have been the same. Cannot recommend him enough. If you are going to book a tour let it be with these guys.
  • NickO187
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    A must when visiting Rome
    The tour was very interesting and the tour guide Dennis knew his stuff, he was really friendly and helpful if you had any questions, a born and bread local with lots of knowledge. I learned some new facts about the Romans and Rome itself. This tour is a must if you are visiting Rome. The tour lasts about 3 hours. Upon entering the colloseium through the gladiator entrance Is a really good experience and one to tick off the bucket list. Thankyou.
  • K8850KDnicks
    K8850KDnicks
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    Great tour
    Great tour, tour guide was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to others who are visiting Rome.
  • vivienp337
    vivienp337
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    Really interesting and informative tour
    Laura was an excellent guide - enthusiastic and knowledgeable and clearly loves the history of Rome. We would heartily recommend booking this tour - and November was a good time to visit with fewer people. Still busy, but not packed and we had space to look around the Forum and Colesseum without being jostled and herded.
  • Compass208
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    worth the cost
    Wonderful learning experience. Giorgio was great. It was worthwhile to have a guide lead us through the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hills.
  • cmc716
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    Perfect Coliseum Tour
    The tour was amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and thoughtful. She took time to give us great information but kept the tour moving. I highly recommend it.
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    Colosseum and the Roman Forum brought to life
    Flavia guided us to the arena of the amphitheatre, painted a vivid picture of it in operation before our very eyes, walked us through the structure to appreciate both architecture, technology and ingenuity of the ancient Romans and their emperors, also dispelling some myths built by the movie industry. Her dedication and expertise were impressive, and all of the tour was delivered with such positive air and flair we could have happily started the tour again with her right after!
  • Discover752936
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    I highly recommend this tour.
    It was definitely worth paying to skip the crowd for the Colosseum + tour. Our enthusiastic guide, Alexander (I believe), was crazy knowledgeable and very adept at leading us away from people so we could hear his interesting stories and get the best views. So many anecdotes—he brought the gladiators to life for us. The Colosseum portion with Gladiator entrance was my favorite part of the tour. You could spend more than a week touring this the ancient Rome area to do it any justice.
  • Jules94062
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    The history of Rome
    Very knowledgeable guide. She did a great job weaving the history into her explanations of what we were seeing. Fascinating history.
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Simon Pearson
Warrington, UK8 contributions
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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newpragueatc
Lakeville, MN49 contributions
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
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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Shayla
Chicago, IL174 contributions
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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Kyle B
6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
It's well worth skipping the lines. Giorgio was very knowledgeable and was great at getting a large group - of all ages - involved in his explanation of the history of this unique place. You won't have nearly as good of an experience with self-guided tour to the Colosseum.
Written January 14, 2019
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Minasnow2
6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
This tour was extremely informative. I learned many things I didn't know before and it was really a skip-the-line tour. I can't recall our tour guides name, but she was excited about history. She later revealed she's a historian. Overall, great value for the money.

Lastly, we were late and thought they were going to leave us, they called and waited. I was grateful. We were lost and it took a little longer to get to the starting point.
Written April 11, 2018
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Sristi L
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
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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kayteebudd
Birmingham, UK12 contributions
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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Brian
3 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
I just want to personally thank Dennis and Nasir (and all the staff at Italy Wonders) for the best tour of our lives. The Roman Gods were smiling on us when Nasir approached us on the street to explain how entrance to the colosseum works. I immediately trusted him (I was initially quite cautious) as he was extremely knowledgable and pointed out that lining up would take quite a bit of time. At that stage, I was sold. I would have been happy to pay their small fee just to skip the queue. So the tour was just an extra. And oh boy, did it exceed all expectations. Dennis was the whole package. Genuine, caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable (across art, history, science etc...im still in awe) and just fantastic. My family want to thank you for sharing this piece of Rome with us. We'll remember it for the rest of our lives. To anyone considering a tour, look no further.
Written February 14, 2019
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Joke V
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Couples
We met Enzo at Rome's tourist office, just accross the Colosseum and he offered us a great tour. One hour later, we were walking in a small group with Diego and listening to his speach without limits. It took just a short while to get in the Collosseum and the experience was overwhelming. We heard all about the creation and (partly) fall of the Collosseum, the creation of the Roman Emperor's buildings and lots and lots more.
It was a great experience and we're glad that we have done the visit with guide.

Thanks!

Joke Veldman and Bob Vredeveld, The Netherlands
Written November 8, 2018
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