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Colosseum & Roman Forum guided tours

Including special access tickets to the underground chambers of the Colosseum

The Roman Forum and Colosseum
The Roman Forum & Colosseum in background

Why invest in a tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum?

You will have invested a lot of time and money getting to be in a position to enter the Colosseum & Roman Forum and no doubt it will be an experience you will remember all of your life.

Once inside both the Colosseum & Roman Forum there is little information provided to make sense of what you are witnessing. You can attempt to piece together the highlights yourself but on such a large site it is easy to wander around enjoying the beauty, without learning too much about what you have seen. This is why tours are so popular here.

 

Best way to experience the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Unless you have invested in a good guide book about the Colosseum, are taking a Colosseum tour or have purchased an audio guide, you may well end up walking around a very large site, missing many of the highlights and none the wiser about what you have seen. So paying that small supplement for an audio guide, guide book or guided tour will make much more efficient use of your time and give you a more enjoyable, informed visit.

Tours, audio guides and good guide books are the best way to make sure you don't miss the highlights of the Colosseum & Roman Forum. They will help you appreciate the story behind what at the end of the day to the lay man are a lot of ruins, spread out over a vast site, spanning a long time frame of history.

We have full details of opening hours, access and what to expect on our individual pages for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Visiting during Covid-19 pandemic

You are only able to access the Colosseum at the time chosen when you book. You are advised to arrive 15-minutes prior to your entry time. Due to Covid precautions if you are late, you will not be allowed to enter. To access the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill it is mandatory to have the Covid-19 Green Pass certificate, and a valid identity document with you. The equivalent certificate for non-EU country citizens will be expected.

Colosseum and Roman Forum - skip the line tickets with audio guide

Colosseum exterior
Colosseum exterior

Skip the Queue/ Fast Track tickets can be purchased in advance on-line with immediate delivery of tickets by e-mail.

  • One fast track entry to the Colosseum and one entry to the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  • Free audio-guide included in English, Spanish, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Chinese
  • You can access the Colosseum and skip the line after 14.00.
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COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL VIP ACCESS 2-DAY ENTRANCE TICKETS

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill VIP entrance tickets with optional guided tour Musement
Skip the line Colosseum and Roman Forum entrance tickets

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • Choice of time slots all day • Option to add Gladiator's arena • Audio guide available • Choose from independent entrance ticket or small group tour

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COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL VIP ACCESS 2-DAY ENTRANCE TICKETS

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill VIP access entrance tickets
Skip the line Colosseum and Roman Forum entrance tickets

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • Later time slots than option one • Tickets are valid for 2 days after your first visit at the selected date • Free audio guide available

Colosseum and Roman Forum - special access tickets

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Fast track entry to the Colosseum

Fast Track Colosseum Ticket with exclusive access to the Gladiator's Arena

There is another option which, for an increased fee, allows you entrance on the other side of the amphitheatre, through ‘Gladiator’s Gate’, the entrance the gladiators themselves would have used all those years ago. Here you will explore the tunnels where they once prepared for fights and where lions and tigers were once caged.

  • Enjoy up-close views of the underground area where the spectacle was brought to life, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see.
  • One fast track entry to the Colosseum through exclusive entrance
  • Access to off-limits arena areas of Colosseum not available with standard tickets
  • One entry to the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
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COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL GLADIATOR'S GATE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Colosseum skip the line with exclusive access to the arena floor

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • Entry through the restricted Gladiator's Gate • Family friendly • Led by local guide

Fast Track Colosseum Ticket - exclusive access to Gladiator's Arena + underground chambers

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Colosseum from the inside

There is another option which, for an increased fee, allows you entrance on the other side of the amphitheatre, through ‘Gladiator’s Gate’, the entrance the gladiators themselves would have used all those years ago. Here you will explore the tunnels where they once prepared for fights and where lions and tigers were once caged.

  • One fast track entry to the Colosseum through exclusive entrance
  • Access to off-limits arena and underground chambers areas of Colosseum not available with standard tickets
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • One entry to the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  • These tickets often sell out well in advance
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COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS AND ARENA

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Special access small group tour with fast track entrance

Maximum 6 people in your group (children (5-17) €103.95)

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COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM, UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS AND ARENA

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Special access tour includes entrance to Roman Forum

Tours at various departure times

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COLOSSEUM, PALATINE HILL AND ROMAN FORUM WALKING TOUR

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Access to the arena floor and underground chambers

Fast track entrance, maximum of 25 people (children (4-14) €69)

Colosseum and Roman Forum - special access tickets to restricted areas

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Inside the Colosseum

Colosseum Ticket with exclusive access to the 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers

In 2017 the 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers of the Colosseum were opened to the public in limited numbers each day. Belvedere in italian means beautiful view. With this special access you’ll be treated to a 360˚ view of the Colosseum from above and stunning views of the Roman skyline

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SPECIAL ACCESS TO UPPER FLOORS - COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL

Colosseum 2-day special access
Colosseum & Belvedere panoramic view

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • With Belvedere access to higher levels and spectacular views • 1-hr tour

Colosseum

SPECIAL ACCESS TO UPPER FLOORS - COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL

Colosseum Belvedere tour
The official Colosseum Belvedere special access tour

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • With Belvedere access to higher levels and spectacular views • 2.5-hr tour

The Colosseum by night ticket with exclusive access to the Gladiator's Arena + underground chambers

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Night at the Colosseum

For a unique experience, tour the Colosseum at night

Tour the Colosseum amphitheatre and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this 2.5 hour evening tour. Enjoy private viewings of the Colosseum's underground chambers and arena off limits to standard entrance tickets.

  • Walking tour through ancient Rome
  • Out of hours fast track entry to the Colosseum through exclusive entrance
  • Access to off-limits arena and underground chambers areas of Colosseum not available with standard tickets
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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THE COLOSSEUM AT NIGHT INCLUDING UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS + ARENA

Night tour at Colosseum and Rome
3-hr tour including Imperial Forum Street under the moonlight

• Maximum of 25 people on this tour.

Colosseum & Roman Forum walking tours

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Wide view of the Colosseum

Option 1 - Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum walking tour

Taking a walking tour with an expert guide with headphones and fast track entrance tickets provided is an efficient and cost effective way of covering the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum in around 3 hours

  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Departure times available morning or afternoon
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide, headphones available
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COLOSSEUM, PALATINE HILL AND ROMAN FORUM WALKING TOUR

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Skip the line at Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Fast track entrance, led by a local guide (upgrade available - see option 2)

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Inside the Colosseum

Option 2 - Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum walking tour with special access

Taking a walking tour with an expert guide with headphones and fast track entrance tickets provided is an efficient and cost effective way of covering the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum in around 3 hours

  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • With access to the Colosseum arena floor, the underground chambers and the third tier
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Departure times available morning or afternoon but limited availability
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide, headphones available
Colosseum

COLOSSEUM, PALATINE HILL AND ROMAN FORUM WALKING TOUR

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
Access to the arena floor and underground chambers

Fast track entrance, maximum of 25 people (children (4-14) €69)

Ancient Rome walking tours including the Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Walking up to the Colosseum

The Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum are just one part of ancient Rome. You can extend your walking tour beyond the Colosseum and Roman Forum and continue the theme visiting icons such as:

The Pantheon

Trevi Fountain

Spanish Steps

Piazza Navona

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ANCIENT ROME WALKING TOUR

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Entrance to Colosseum/Roman Forum plus Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and more.

Two tour prices based on number in the group. Tour for a max of 25 people (€45pp), tour for max of 12 people (€69pp)

Rome walking tour

BEST OF ROME WALKING TOUR

walking tour of Rome

Including visits to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

Afternoon tour lasting 2.5hrs.

Rome walking tour at night

ANCIENT ROME WALKING TOUR BY NIGHT

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The best of Rome illuminated at night

Discover Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. See the Colosseum lit up at night and experience some of Rome's top attractions in the evening.

Economical private tour of Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Stunning and beautifu, the Colosseum is a must see

Sometimes it is nice to have individual attention and be able to experience this must see attraction at your own pace.

You can hire your own private guide who will meet you, your family or group outside the Colosseum, before escorting you fast track into the Colosseum.

They will look after the whole tour for you, catering to your interests and making sure you dont miss anything that can sometimes happen with larger group tours.

This can be a surprisingly affordable option, especially attractive to families and small groups. Tours can be arranged for the morning or afternoon.

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COLOSSEUM PRIVATE TOUR IN ENGLISH

Colosseum Gladiator's Arena
No queue access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum

3-hr private tour, prices per person

€138.50 for 2 or 3 people

€86.25 for 4 to 6 people

€62.10 for 7 or 10 people

 

Rome Tourist Pass

The Rome Tourist Pass is a simple ticket pass that lets you see the three most popular attractions in Rome all with one ticket. You can visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

Please read the product description of the Rome Tourist Card on the website of Tiqets carefully when buying. We say this because in exceptional circumstances like Easter (when Rome is incredibly busy) the attractions may have to be adapted so that you get the best value possible. As tickets sell out for major attractions they are replaced by others. To be fair this is unusual and only ever occurs if demand is extreme, which after so long without travelling due to coronavirus, it currently is. So just be sure to read what you get for the dates you want to use the card on before buying.

This pass can save you money on buying individual tickets to each attraction and offers a few extra bonus discounts too. So, if you know you are going to visit all three attractions on your stay in Rome, then it can be a good money saving and ease of use purchase.

Key Features:

  • Priority access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palantine Hill.

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel skip the line ticket with 20% discount in the Vatican Museums online shop.

  • Guided tour of St Peter's Basilica with an official Vatican guide.

  • City Tour of Rome: Audio App Guide.

  • Self-guided Tour of the Pantheon Rome via Audio guide app.

  • 10% discount on other attractions in Rome

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ROME TOURIST PASS FOR COLOSSEUM, VATICAN AND ST PETER'S BASILICA

Rome Tourist Pass for Colosseum, Vatican and St Peters Basilica

With the Rome Tourist Pass you get tickets for three of Rome's biggest attractions plus some extra bonus discounts.

You will still need to book your entry times in advance and plan your days carefully, but if you are going to visit all three then it can save you money on buying equivalent tickets individually.

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