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

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No words can describe it

The Colosseum is a great place to visit. I went on a tour which included the first and second levels of the Colosseum which normally closed to the public. The tour guide provided the best views about the different aspects and stories of the site. After getting out of the main building of the colosseum we also went to visit the Roman forum which has a great history of how Rome was founded. The pine trees are great to see at Palatine Hill. Undoubtedly it’s one of the finest tours in Rome.



Had a ton of information

The tour was brilliant and the guide was incredible. Fiorina was a wonderful guide, full of stories, very knowledgeable, and passionate about the history which really came through on the tour. We were able to go around the crowds and avoid any lines. It was a top-rated tour and we were not disappointed. Thanks to all the people who were involved to make this tour great!



Amazing knowledge of the Colosseum

I was unwilling to book this tour as there are so many to choose from. I wasn’t sure which to go with. I am so glad I booked it. We visited the story of the landmarks with extra bits of info and thoughts. This guide was the best I’ve had in my recent tours. Amazing experience!!!

Shawn Miller


Heart of Roma.

The Colosseum offers such an unimaginable glimpse into ancient history. This tour offered interesting pieces of information about the significance of the ancient Romans. This tour allows us to skip the huge lines and go straight in. We didn’t have to wait for hours just to get in the place. Guide was mind-blowing at his work. Totally worth it.



Really interesting

The Colosseum is so beautiful. We were lucky that Angelo was our guide from We got to go to a special line to the colosseum. It was not as congested as everyone complains about. Even though it was very hot on that day, the excitement of the tour was above everything. Had a great time indeed.



All 3 stops were fascinating

The Colosseum is well worth the time. The guided tour is also well worth the money. The tour also included Roman forum and palatine along with this tour. It is a very crowded place so be aware if you take children. You have to walk a lot so wear comfy shoes. There was nothing to complain and all went well.



Better use of your time!

The three hours day tour of the Colosseum, forum, and palatine was extremely informative and pleasant. The history, art, stories, symbolism, beauty, and awe-inspiring place just make us feel how that place was two thousand years ago. The most pleasant 3-hours spent in Rome.

Shane Harris


View this magnificent structure once in a lifetime

I am so fortunate I paid to the Colosseum because it is unquestionably deserving. I could smell history all over it. It’s really cool walking in the colosseum, hill, and forum. All the long umbrella-like tall pine trees on the hill created a great atmosphere. The whole thing was absolutely Superb!



Worth every penny

This was a phenomenal and learning experience tour. Our guide was well trained and passionate about the history and incidents of the period that helped bring the facts to life. Her verbal explanation about everything was excellent. I highly recommend this company to get your tour guide.



Colosseum was awe-inspiring

Very cool and exciting place. We couldn’t have benefited from this tour if we hadn’t taken a guided tour. We were able to avoid the very long queue. I am almost speechless to get the sense of being immersed in the life of the gladiators and the slaves. History of the Colosseum was truly mesmerizing.
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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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