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Skip the Line at the Colosseum

Skip the Line at the Colosseum

Given that the Colosseum is Rome’s most recognized monument and one of Italy’s most popular attractions, you certainly won’t be alone in visiting. But skipping the line means avoiding a long wait and gaining priority access. Here are your options.

Guided Skip-the-Line Tours

Visiting the Colosseum with a guide allows you to use the exclusive tour entrance where lines are always shorter. There is a variety of tours to choose from, including private and kid-friendly options.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tours

Many skip-the-line Colosseum tours also visit other nearby attractions. Most cover the Forum and Palatine Hill, as all three sights share an admission ticket. Some tours stop at less commonly visited points of interest, such as the Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia.

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tours with Meals

Add a savory element to your Colosseum tour with a food or wine experience. You can start your day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the Forum, followed by a skip-the-line tour, or choose a dinner experience with a view of the Colosseum, with an exclusive evening tour of the monument afterward. For a full-day of sightseeing, combine a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome with a wine-tasting visit in nearby Frascati.

Sightseeing Bus Tours with Skip-the-Line Access

Cover plenty of ground with a sightseeing bus tour of Rome that stops at all the main attractions in the city. Choose a bus tour option that comes with a Roma Pass, which entitles you to fast-track entry to the Colosseum and several other sights.

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Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

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On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. Get the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.27
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$94.27
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 18 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.12
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.32
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$11.81 savings
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Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private Tour

Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private Tour

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Go back 2,000 years to the time when Rome ruled a huge swath of the planet and the center of entertainment was the Colosseum. This guided walking tour not only offers entertaining and intriguing historical tales and details while strolling around the Colosseum and Roman Forum but also gets you skip-the-line-access. That's right: breeze right past that long line and explore the awe-inspiring Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.12
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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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See the Colosseum and other sites of Ancient Rome from an art history perspective during this private tour with a specialized guide. After skipping the main entrance line to the Colosseum with your priority-access ticket, you’ll tour the amphitheater and hear tales about its brutal history. Then walk over to the Roman Forum, see the Arch of Constantine and enjoy views of the ancient ruins from Palatine Hill. Throughout your tour, enjoy in-depth commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.39
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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How do you skip the line at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Travelers who want to skip the lines at Skip the Line at the Colosseum have options:
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What is a skip-the-line ticket for Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Skip-the-line tickets allow travelers to skip ticket or admission lines—sometimes both—and move through fast-track at any designated security checks.
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Can you buy skip-the-line tickets at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Yes. However, if you’d like to buy skip-the-line tickets directly from Skip the Line at the Colosseum, we recommend trying on less busy weekdays and at least one day before your visit—you’re unlikely to find them available on the day of.
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How long are the lines at Skip the Line at the Colosseum?
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Ticket line wait time at Skip the Line at the Colosseum can be up to two hours long. On less busy days the wait is between 15 to 40 minutes. To avoid ticket lines completely, purchase skip-the-line tickets online in advance.
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Are Skip the Line at the Colosseum skip-the-line tickets worth it?
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The short answer is yes. Viator skip-the-line tickets save you up to two hours waiting in line and are easy to cancel. What’s more, Viator offers last-minute deals on tickets when the official site runs out, and allows travelers to book in seconds without signing in—the official site requires full registration.