Rome, Tours of
The Colosseum.

A wide range of skip-the-line guided tours.

 
We've been organising tours of the Colosseum for more than 10 years.

The Colosseum, the dungeons, the upper tiers, after-dark, private tours - everything Colosseum is here!
“Great tour of Colosseum and guide was fantastic. The ticket also allowed entry to the Forum and Palantine Hill which was amazing and I would recommend to anyone.” CB, UK
“Excellent tour of the place and the history behind the buildings and surroundings.” JY, Singapore
“Easy access to the venue, no waiting in line. Tour guide was knowledgable and the access, particularly to the upper levels of the colosseum was well worth it. Great service overall.” MJ, Ireland.
“Our host was awesome. Her knowledge of Ancient Rome and Europe overall provided an interesting history lesson.” TM, USA.

Guided tours of the Colosseum in Rome used to be a single, clear option. It's still the case that you'll leave with a much better understanding of history if you opt for a tour, but nowadays there's a much wider choice! First came the newly excavated dungeons, also the previously closed upper levels, then there were night tours, then tours that include the newly recreated arena floor ... you get the idea. To be really clear, however, it is only possible to visit the dungeons and upper ('belvedere') levels as part of a guided tour.

Use the 'Select a date' box above to see whats available for when you plan to be in Rome. All tours are skip-the-queues, all are available in english language (some are offered in other languages), and most include access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill areas.

Upper levels currently under repair. Remedial work was due to finish on the higher levels at the end of May. As yet there's no confirmed date for when all upper levels will again be accessible.

Opening times:

The Colosseum is open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and opens at 8.30 AM. Closing times are as follows:

  • Last Sunday of March to end August, 7.15 PM
  • September, 7.00 PM
  • 1st of October to last Saturday of October, 6.30 PM
  • Last Sunday of October to February 15th, 4.30 PM
  • February 16th to March 15th, 5.00 PM
  • March 16th to last Saturday of March, 5.30 PM

It may well be that you're after straightforward Colosseum tickets - click here for those. If you're specifically looking for a Colosseum tour that includes the dungeons, click here, and, if you're looking just for after-dark tours, click here.

The buttons below will give greater detail on what we offer throughout the year, but it doesn't follow that they're always available ... many are seasonal, some only run on certain days of the week, so please do use our calendar to check availability!


Security checking and queueing:

Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed to enter the Colosseum at a given time mean - even with a 'no queues' ticket - that you (and all other visitors) are quite likely to face some sort of delay.

It is now also compulsory to pass through a metal detector - these extra security delays are currently causing often considerable queues that are, unfortunately, affecting ALL ticket holders and you are currently required to arrive well ahead of your visit time - please see this page for latest updates. The authorities have now made it clear that animals (dogs) are not allowed inside the colosseum, so please do not take your pets with you.

Additional Colosseum links: Colosseum history and images, Colosseum location map, Colosseum tickets.

How you'll get your tickets:

To reserve tickets for a Colosseum guided tour, just fill out the booking form, give us a preference for date and time (dates are in European DD/MM/YYYY format), supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out and/or download your entry voucher. Full instructions will be on your voucher. As simple as that!

Please note: You must present yourself at the time specified on your booking voucher - admittance will not be granted at other times.

4.3 stars out of 5 from 411 ratings. See all 270 reviews

5 stars
NW, New Zealand
3rd Oct 2019
I booked Colosseo, Domus Aurea, Vatican, Pompeii and Borghese Gallery with you. All were excellent skipped all lines and so easy! I would recommend Ticket Italy to ALL travellers to Rome! Thank you very much!
5 stars
JB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
27th Sep 2019
Fantastic tour - Natalia our guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and gave some really interesting facts about the colosseum and the roman forum
5 stars
GC, Australia
27th Aug 2019
Giulia from the Tour Guys was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, patient and just a beautiful person. Really made sure all the participants didn't miss anything. Would definitely do one of her tours again.
5 stars
NS, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
19th Aug 2019
Our guide was an archaeologist and very knowledgeable. We went everywhere and the guide made it all enthralling.
5 stars
BB, United States
31st Jul 2019
Cristina was our favorite guide. Not to take anything from Marco or Sara, but she was truly very good.
5 stars
SF, Brazil
11th Jul 2019
I enjoyed the very much the visit. The tour guide, Sarah F., was really great. She was very atencious, patient and explained all the details and history of the Coloseo and the Foro Romano.
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