Colosseum guided tour with arena floor special access, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
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Colosseum guided tour with arena floor special access, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

based on 17 reviews
Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enter the Colosseum from the arena floor, where the gladiators used to fight
  • Learn about the city's multilayered past with a professional guide
  • Avoid wasting any time: enjoy skip-the-line access
What to expect

Join a tour led by an English-speaking guide and head to a special entrance of the Colosseum: skip all the lines and maximize your time in Rome. This special tour gives you the chance to enter the amphitheater directly onto the arena, the very same stage Gladiators used to join the fights!

From the stage, you’ll visit the ring overlooking the Colosseum undergrounds and, while you take in the amazing view, your professional guide will teach you the ancient history of Rome. They'll provide you with enriching explanations as well as amazing anecdotes about the Colosseum, its spectators, the fights between wild beasts and gladiators, and of the lives of the powerful emperors and politicians of the time.

Your tour of Ancient Rome will then continue on to the Palatine Hill: here, emperors and wealthy families used to have their houses built, to enjoy the stunning view over the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, and the panorama is still today breathtaking. Your group will then walk down the Palatine Hill and stroll among the ruins of the archaeological area of the Roman Forum. You will learn what those ruins used to represent, as your guide links them to the main characters and events of Rome.

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What's included
  • Guided tour with a professional guide
  • Special access to the Colosseum from the arena floor
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (0-17): reduced

Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the Vivicos International Travel office.

What to remember
  • Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum, only very small bags are allowed. There are no cloakrooms to store these items
  • Please note: these tickets allow you to skip the ticket purchasing line, not the mandatory security checks
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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  • Every day at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00am and 1.15pm
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Vivicos International Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 80 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 4 days before, you can still receive a 70 % refund.
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