Colosseum Group Walking Tour

See the best of Rome in one day with no-waiting entry

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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3 hours

While exploring the architectural charms of ancient Rome, get totally engaged with its history and art with our walking tour at Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Save time and money by skipping lengthy queues at the entry and get a professionally guided tour to learn all of its ancient archaeological secrets.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Availability:

Every day

Tour Duration:

3 Hours

Meeting Point:

Via del Colosseo, 31, 00184 Roma RM

Meeting Time:

25 minutes before the start time

Starting Time:

Choose your convenient time

Tour Language:

English, Spanish, French, German, Russian

Main Tour Activity

While taking this walking tour to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you will be led by a professional guide who has extensive knowledge on Ancient Rome and has a desire to share it with all the tour participants. With us, you don’t just see Rome but can experience it to its fullest.

Skip the lines and enjoy the Colosseum without the crowds

There are no long admission queues on this small group tour of Rome’s Colosseum with a local professional guide. In addition, you’ll learn about the first and second levels of the Colosseum as your guide gives you stories and anecdotes that will fascinate everyone from history buffs to elementary school kids. Such engaging and enthralling stories make your walking tour at Colosseum much more enjoyable and educational.

Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to get a real feel for ancient Rome

After a brief walking tour at Colosseum, head over to Roman Forum and then Palatine Hill to get familiarized with ancient anecdotes and ancient figures like Julius Caesar. You will get special access passess to wander around the ancient palaces and temples in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. With the professional tour guide you will transfer back in time when important historical personalities ruled this place with their wealth and knowledge.

Tour Overview

Explore the architectural wonders of ancient Rome and immerse yourself in history with this guided walking tour. Save time and money by skipping long queues and get a chance to directly go inside the Colosseum with a skip-the-line tour. A trained guide will be there to take you on a small-group tour of the Colosseum.

A trip to Rome can never be complete without paying a visit to its ancient parts, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Being the world’s most famous ancient monuments you will learn much more about the Roman empire’s history which is 2000 years old. Tale a guided tour to Colosseum which will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Tour Highlights

  • The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line tickets.

  • Exclusive entrance available saving you up to two hours of waiting time.

  • Explore the biggest amphitheater that has ever built.

  • Discover hidden facts of Colosseum first and second floors that are typically inaccessible to the public.

  • Learn about the glorious story about gladiators battle, sea battles, trials, executions and so on.

  • Professional tour guide will explain every hidden facts about your favorite place more clearly.

  • Learn about Roman emperors’ enormous power at Roman Forum including their lifestyle with religion and politics.

  • Visit the remnants of the Palatine hill.

What is included

  • Skip the line ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Multilingual Tour Guide

  • Audio Headsets for the group size of six or more than that

What is not included

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

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Average customer rating

4.9/5 Based on 66 Reviews

Very Good



Got a really detailed description

I have been to the Colosseum twice before. I'm always surprised by just how marvelous this place is. This time I booked a guided tour. It allows me an even closer look into the depths of the staging area inside. The guided tour is very good that helps to skip the general admission queue and get in quicker. Guide will also take you to the ancient ers through humorous and engaging conversation. Do not miss it!



Great place for your imagination

No visit to Rome is finished without seeing this archeological fascination. It was our first time in the colosseum so we took a guided tour. We requested the company in advance to assign a professional and skilled guide. Thanks for listening to us and keeping your promise. Our guide presented lots of information and made this a good experience. He narrated everything clearly that helped us to understand better what we saw. Recommending this company for your Colosseum tour.



Walking all through ancient Rome

It was a wonderful tour and included much more than I assumed. It was great not having to wait in huge lines. We simply went straight to the colosseum. I would thoroughly recommend this trip. After spending over an hour inside the gigantic Colosseum we headed to the roman forum to see the ruins, standing pillars of ancient buildings, all were a part of this tour that made my day amazing in Rome.

Romeo Kelty


Great tour with a professional company

What an astounding place to be in. We walked all around the Colosseum before entering the famous landmark. We got direct access to the monument without waiting long in the line. We actually feel the environment as like people sitting in the area and watching the gladiators battle. I would love to take my beloved wife there on my next visit to Rome. If you want a hassle-free trip to the place then you must book a guided tour. Undoubtedly it’s best tour and rome tour tickets is the right agency who knows how to plan out a tour for maximum pleasure.



Perfect company for Colosseum tour

This was the second time we have been here with the guide this tour company satisfied us once again. This site is very close to the metro to visit so we easily reached the meeting point. We took a guided tour which was worth the waiting time. Everyone must visit this living history at least once in their lifetime. And, this company won’t make you unhappy so booking the Colosseum tour with them was indeed the right decision.



An amazing visit in Rome

The Colosseum is a must-see in Rome. We couldn’t believe that we were standing at this site with its history of brutality. One time visit and spending a couple of hours at the Colosseum was not enough to learn its incredible story but our guide tried to make everything in a compact package that covers all the crucial parts of this tour. We would like to visit that place again and a few of my friends are already excited to go there.

Jason Sanchez


Absolutely stunning!

Absolutely fantastic day with beautiful weather. The colosseum was stunning, the Palatine slope was astonishing alongside the Roman Forum.The weather was also beautiful. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and super passionate about Rome. Her background of study made her the best informative tour guide.

Prince Jones


Helpful and very engaging tour

The attractions themselves are worth a visit. After arriving at the meeting point, we were introduced with the guide and other group members. We find everyone so friendly and supportive. Our guide was active in explaining the history of Rome and things along the way. I felt great and had a wonderful time in the Roman’s iconic masterpiece.



We had a qualified archeologist

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a famous archaeologist. He knew where and when to go to have the best landscapes and the least amount of people. We learned so much and enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum, forum, palatine hill by listening to his explanation. It was extremely thrilling and informative. Great time spent and cherishable for years to come!



Good place to visit

Many amazing buildings in Rome, but Colosseum is the one you shouldn’t miss visiting. Guided tour is a must to reach the level of understanding of how life was 2000 years ago. You’ll love the form outside the main building of the colosseum. Wear comfortable shoes if you are not used to walking that much.
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Frequently Asked Questions

It's worth it to take a guided tour. Save time, but most of all save money. Over and beyond the obvious benefits of saving money, you'll get invaluable experiences, feel more comfortable because your tour itinerary is taken care of for you, and you will get a chance to meet new people.

In a semi-private tour, you will travel with a small tour group of few passengers and with a professional tour guide.

Where in a Group Tour, you will have to join with a big number of members alongside a professional tour guide.

The main benefit of a semi-private tour is you will be heard and easily converse with your tour guide and be able to equip yourself with a more personalized experience. But on the group tour, you won’t get such benefits. Semi-private tours are also not as expensive as private tours and can be customized to your needs.

Some tours are designed specifically for groups. Such a tour, like this one, cannot be taken privately. Despite the fact that this is a group tour, it doesn't mean you will miss experiencing every archaeological wonder that lies here in peace. Our professional tour guide will ensure that you get the most out of your visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

This special walking tour is available everyday where we’ve compiled a comprehensive tour at Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This tour exclusively includes the skip-the-line tickets so you are saving time, bypass the queue and go directly inside the Colosseum. This is a semi-private tour where you get a chance to get a personalized feeling. A professional tour guide will be there to help you to gain a detailed understanding about the intriguing facts of this ancient landmark. When you book a Colosseum tour, your guide will be able to take you to sections of the Colosseum which are not accessible on your own.

The tour confirmation you will receive at the time you booked this tour.

Travelers who want to take this tour should have moderate physical fitness. During this tour, lots of physical activity is included. And the wheelchair is not accessible here.

Travelers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes during the tour. Must bring a valid photo ID with you for entering the Colosseum, such as student's ID, Driver’s License, Passport, or State ID for all work.

You are not allowed to take large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. Also not allowed to bring any glass bottles and containers. You may bring a small bag with all the essential items which you need to carry with you. Don’t bring any large bags as there is no cloakroom service inside to accommodate the large items.

You are also not allowed to take pets, drones, baby strollers, and any kind of sharp objects with you during this tour.

The ticket price is free for children ages under 6 years. A discount is applicable for young tourists ages between 6 and 18 years. The students must bring a valid student ID to avail of the discount.

For EU citizens there are some special discounted prices available. Mainly they can avail two types of tickets. Reduced ticket price applicable for EU citizens who are ages between 18 to 25. And EU complimentary tickets applicable for EU citizens ages between 6 to 18. Please note that charges can vary depending on the place. Kindly check the booking requirements before confirming an order.

It can happen. As those places are always overcrowded by tourists, the Colosseum authority doesn’t accommodate more than 3000 people entry at once due to safety purposes. Sometimes the reservations are hard to get. The most common challenge a pre-book tourist can face is delay in entering the site. Such problems happen due to peak hours. So at this time, we request all tourists to keep patience.To make sure everything is running as scheduled and to get updated notice about the tour, call or email us.

For any kind of extreme weather conditions, the Colosseum Administration may limit access to some or all of its restricted areas (Colosseum, Arena Level, and Third Tier) to ensure the safety of visitors. If the activity got canceled you will get a different date or a full refund.

Yes, hotel pick-up option is available but it is optional and comes with extra fees. Please select the Hotel transportation option at the time of tour booking. We will arrange it for you.

This tour is non-refundable and cannot be canceled. However, you can make changes to the tour time and date if you informed us 48 hours before the travel date. The adjustment will be made based on availability. Only one change is applicable for the tour time and date.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Colosseum tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Colosseum ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

You must pay the full cost of the tour ticket in order to reserve a different tour time.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

According to new COVID-19 rules, now tourists don’t need to show a vaccination certificate, test certificate, or "Green Pass" to enter the Rome, Colosseum. Also, no certificate is required to enter restaurants, museums, historical places, etc.

  • When visiting the Colosseum, you must wear a mask. If you violate this rule, you can not enter the Colosseum.
  • At the entrance, your temperature will be taken; if it is higher than 37.5C (99.5F), entry will be refused.
  • While in the open-air areas of the Roman Forum / Palatine Hill, the mask requirement may be relaxed. However, you must wear a mask when entering the Roman Forum area.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

Things to know

Yes. In the Colosseum group walking tour, you will have a fantastic tour guide and a group to share your experience with. Before you decide to book a group tour, you need to understand first what are you going to see there.

You will tour the Colosseum's first and second levels on this tour. Your tour guide will share amazing tales with you at this point to make the walk even more enjoyable.

The group will travel to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill after the quick tour of the Colosseum concludes so they can become familiar with the ancient monuments and statues. With this, you will travel back in time.

One of the best things about a group tour is making memories with your travel buddies. The different age groups of people are in the group so you can reconnect with like-minded people.

Plus there is always someone to help you out in clicking pictures in front of the attractions.

The Colosseum Walking Tour lasts for three hours in total. It means that you have enough time to explore the Colosseum. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill follow. It will be a leisurely strolling tour of the Colosseum's historic lanes. A knowledgeable tour guide will clearly reveal all of the secret information about your favorite location. At the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you can learn about the Roman emperors' immense power as well as their way of life in terms of politics and religion.

Sorry there is no free walking tour of the Colosseum. You have to pay the ticket price before you enter the Colosseum. And if you booked the Rome in a day walking tour, then you have to pay for the tour. Unless you’re a child aged below 6. There are some discounts available for the ticket price for EU citizens and students ages below 25. For more details, check out this tour FAQ section.

The average waiting time varies depending on the type of tickets you have. If you brought a regular ticket then the waiting time at the Colosseum entrance is between one to two hours. And if your book Colosseum group walking tour you’ll have a skip-the-line pass. That means you don’t have to wait in the queue, you can straight get to the security line. The wait time there is not very long. And if you’re on a colosseum self-tour and buy a ticket at the attractions. Then you have to wait in line at the ticket booth as well.

The Colosseum opens at 8:30 a.m. So you may go there at 8:30 a.m. before everyone else and enjoy everything in solitude. We recommend that you arrive at the location at least 30 minutes before the opening time so that you can quickly pass through the entry without having to wait in line.

You can appreciate the Colosseum in tranquility at the time of its opening, which is 8:30 a.m. This is the time of year when the air is fresher, the light is better, and the people are at their fewest. So an early morning tour of the Colosseum is recommended. You can also go there 1 to 2 hours before closing time. Crowds are also less at that time, but there is a risk because you must hurry through the tour.

Yes, you can carry a bag by yourself, but it needs to be lightweight and tiny. There are some bag policies at the Colosseum.

  • Guests are permitted to carry a hand-sized clutch bag with or without a handle or strap.
  • Any type of luggage, including briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, and cinch bags, is not allowed.

Any form of a bottle or can is not allowed within the Colosseum. Water bottles that have been factory sealed and are 17 ounces or less are permitted. But only up to 2 bottles per person.

Only one empty water bottle is permitted into the Colosseum. You can fill it up at one of the fountains within the Colosseum once you get inside.

In the summer, early in the morning or late at night are the best times to go for the Colosseum walking tour. You can also take the night tour during summer as that time Colosseum looks more magical when everything lights up.

During the winter days of January and February, lunchtime is the best time for the Colosseum Walking tour.

For the throughout the year, we suggest booking an early morning tour right at the opening time of the Colosseum. Or 1 to 2 hours before the closing time. But reminds you the timetable can change depending on the time of sunset.

By signing up for a skip-the-line Colosseum group walking tour, you can quickly avoid the crowds at the Colosseum in Rome. By doing this, you can bypass the line at the gate and enter the attractions right away.

Booking early morning tours is another way to avoid crowds. Around the attractions at that time, there were no crowds. Consequently, you can quickly pass through security.

Yes, you can walk around the Rome Colosseum. Not only is the Colosseum itself rich in ancient history, but the area around it is as well. There's a lot to learn and experience there. And the most convenient method to do it is to book a Colosseum Walking Tour. You will be joined on this journey by a tour guide who will explain everything you see and experience.

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