Skip the line and see the best of the Colosseum in one hour!

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Infant (Ages 0-2)

Skip the Line Express Colosseum Tour

Show Me Italy’s Express Colosseum Tour is perfect for those of you short on time or, as exciting as it may be, for those who don’t want to spend several hours immersed in the world of Ancient Rome. Skip-the-line with us and enjoy a fantastic guided tour this incredible monument in around an hour.

If you are feeling up for it and have more time to take in every little detail, then our Ancient Rome guided tour or our Special Access Colosseum Floor Tour would be perfect for you.

Tour Highlights

This express skip-the-line Colosseum tour shares the history of Rome’s most famous ancient monument in just about an hour – perfect for those of you who weren’t big history fans at school! After you reach the meeting point at the Colosseum metro stop, the guided tour will start with an introduction to this architectural masterpiece. As you admire its impressive facade, you will not only learn about the materials used to build the Colosseum but also about the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into its construction: the emperors, architects and slaves!

Whilst standing in the heart of Ancient Rome, you will learn about the Roman Forum (once a vast swampland), the Palatine Hill and the triumphal Arch of Constantine. You will then enter through one of the Colosseum’s many arches, just like the ancient Romans once did, but unlike them you will enjoy priority access by skipping the lines to go directly inside.

The old stones and worn marble will come to life as our fabulous guide describes the bloody gladiatorial combats once held in the arena – not for the faint-hearted! You will see where the emperors were seated as they decided the fate of the mighty warriors and imagine yourself a part of the crowd. After the tour concludes, be sure to explore the second level for a birds-eye view of the arena and underground chambers, as well as the balcony for a spectacular panorama of the of the Ancient City – cameras at the ready!

For a more intensive tour of this incredible ancient structure, you may prefer our Colosseum Arena Tour which also benefits from skip-the-line access but is more detailed and includes special access to the Colosseum’s Arena Floor or, for a really special time, our Colosseum Arena Floor and Underground Tour. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this Express Colosseum Tour or any of our Rome day tours.