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Colosseum: Skip The Line

The fastest way into this iconic Roman monument created 2,000 years ago

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
08:30 - 17:00
Tomorrow
08:30 - 17:00
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
Closed
Highlights
  • Save time by using the special group entrance, the fastest way into the Colosseum
  • Roam the ruins of the ancient Colosseum, one of the most famous buildings in the world and an enduring symbol of the Eternal City
  • Enjoy a uniquely intimate visit to an iconic piece of ancient history!
Description

Behold the mighty Colosseum! A building that looms large not just in Rome but in the minds of people everywhere. It’s truly one of history’s most iconic buildings. Of course, with such prestige come hordes of tourists, but this fast track ticket lets you bypass the plebs, like a modern day Roman dignitary! Plus - with this ticket - you have the option to visit the Colosseum for an hour and then get into the Roman Forum.

Let’s begin at the beginning. Emperors Vespasian and Titus built it from 72-80 C.E. Of course, they didn’t physically build it themselves, they just ordered thousands of slaves to do so. The Colosseum functioned primarily as an amphitheater where Romans of all classes could come and be entertained by games of a rather bloody nature.

Gladiators would be pitted against lions, or you could watch a good old-fashioned hunt or even an execution. It occasionally hosted events of a more elevated nature, such as a munera when a private family would rent it so that they could hold a private religious ceremony and show off their power and influence.

Over the centuries the Colosseum has been picked apart by scavengers and ravaged by earthquakes and time, but with 80 entrances, a complicated system of slave-operated hoists under the floor, ramps and trapdoors allowing for beasts, men, and scenery to be raised into the arena, it's still mighty impressive.

Up to 80,000 people would cram into it in its heyday, but now the local authorities limit it to a still-considerable 3,000. The lines are legendary, so this ticket offers you the perfect way to eliminate all the hassle associated with seeing such an icon of world history. Just make sure to follow the instructions on your voucher carefully and your entrance will be as smooth as possible. You’ll meet a multilingual representative 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot (which is also stated on your ticket).

Step inside these ancient wonders and feel like an emperor as you survey this monumental hunk of history.

NOTE: This venue has free entrance every first Sunday of the month. This is often the busiest time to visit, but on this day no ticket is required.

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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Welcome at the meeting point and assistance throughout your visit
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
  • Colosseum map with fun and informative facts
  • Speedy security check through special group entrance
  • Skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (optional)
  • Skip the security line
  • Guided tour
  • Access to the Colosseum's 4th and 5th floors
Instructions
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Meeting point: Green kiosk
Metro Colosseo, 00184, Rome
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Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo 1, 00184, Rome
  • All members of your party must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the allocated time. Late arrivals can't be accommodated and missed tickets can't be refunded
  • Show your smartphone ticket to our representative at the meeting point, which is behind the green newsstand outside the Colosseo metro exit (line B/blue line)
Cancellation

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Reviews
Feb 20, 2018
Excellent organization and the lady who welcomed and escorted us was really kind and professional.
Feb 20, 2018
all good, the lady representing tiqets was very nice and helpful
Feb 20, 2018
Very good guide lady.
Feb 20, 2018
It was better than the mass crowds but still some waiting around
Feb 20, 2018
We had an excellent experience with Tiqets. It was easy meeting the Tiqets staff and the although it is not a guided tour, the staff was very knowledgeable and was able to answer several questions. I would recommend this option for travelers!
Feb 19, 2018
I had a wonderful time on this tour, the guide was great and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour!
Feb 18, 2018
The coliseum itself was awe inspiring, but the guide did not turn up for the 1pm tour afterwards of the Palatine area. We ended up waiting around for the next guide and tour and that was excellent. OVerall a very good day.
Feb 17, 2018
Hello!
I'm enjoined of visit Colleseum
But a waiting of a group it's too much time
Thanks a lot and good luck
Feb 16, 2018
Good value, felt money was well
Spent to avoid queue. Knowledgeable representative.
Feb 15, 2018
Meeting point well documented. Everything explained clearly and tour went off on time. Tour guide very helpful and knowledgable.

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