Guided Tour of Colosseum


Roma Colosseum is as much about its ancient history as it is about its architecture and tourism, and what better way to explore it all than by choosing a Colosseum Guided tour

A guided tour of the Colosseum will let you in on insights that other people opting for non-guided tours won’t get.

If at all you are visiting this place, then why not make the most of it by going deep into its history and architecture and every little detail that one could absorb.

We highly recommend that you opt for a Colosseum guided tour because this will provide you with a licensed guide who will explain everything in detail and your preferred language. 

Guided tours also help you avoid the Colosseum crowd because the guides know the way around, and plan the crowded parts of the attraction accordingly.

Is a guided tour to the Colosseum worth it?

Being a fan of learning about ancient history, tradition, and architecture, we would say that it ABSOLUTELY IS! 

If you are a history buff just like us, we highly recommend you get your Colosseum guide and details of every nook and cranny of the Colosseum. 

When you explore the Roman Colosseum with a local expert, you don’t miss the must-see items and the must-hear stories and anecdotes.

There are also many perks of getting a guided tour of the Colosseum, which we have discussed below. 

How long does a guided tour of the Colosseum last?

It depends on the kind of guided tour you have opted for as several options are available. 

But to estimate the number of hours it takes so that you can plan your itinerary accordingly, we would say somewhere between 3 to 4 hours. 

If this sounds exhausting, then the Colosseum audio-guided tours will work best for you because it allows you to complete the tour at your own pace.  

Click here to read more about the time it takes to explore the Colosseum.

Inclusions in a guided tour to Colosseum

As we mentioned above, there are several perks that you will receive if you opt for a guided tour.

All guided tours include skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, and some include access to Arena, Underground, Roman Forum, and Palatine hill. 

You can get a guided tour that combines everything to have a hassle-free experience.

To ensure that language is not a barrier, these guided tours are available in many languages, French, Spanish, and Arabic, just to name a few. 

You also get a headset to hear your live guide without difficulty and not miss a single point. 

Some guided tours are curated especially for families and children. You can choose the one that suits you best. 

Guided tours to the Colosseum – things to know

An essential prerequisite is for you to bring a valid ID to gain entry. 

As mentioned, these guided tours can be exhausting, especially if you are visiting on a hot summer day. To enjoy your trip, wear comfortable clothing with proper footwear. 

Avoid wearing heels or any uncomfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking involved. 

It is best to carry a water bottle and sunscreen to stay refreshed while the scorching sun shines above your head. 

But if you are someone who can’t tolerate heat, then Colosseum night guided tour would be best for you.

Choose from two of the most popular guided tours

Guided TourDurationAdult ticketChild ticket
Underground & Arena3 hrs€129€119
Colosseum & Roman Forum3 hrs€62€45

If you find these guided tours costly, we recommend the self-guided Colosseum Arena Tour which costs only €29 per person.

It is the most popular tour among tourists visiting the Colosseum.

We understand that finding a tour that suits your needs best can be difficult, so if these options do not sound up your alley, don’t sweat.

We have other Colosseum ticket options available that you can choose from. 

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