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Colosseum & Ancient Rome Skip-the-Line Arena Floor Tour

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Colosseum & Ancient Rome Skip-the-Line Arena Floor Tour

From US$ 70.13 per person

Step back into the past and explore the Roman Empire to feel like a real gladiator, as you walk on the famous Arena floor. Take a 3-hour guided tour including Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill for panoramic views.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Enter the majestic historic Arena
  • Walk through the heart of Rome as it was in the Roman Empire
Full description
Join a historical tour in Imperial Rome, starting at the Arena of the Colosseum, as a true gladiator of the time. Take this chance to visit the vast Roman Forum and the imposing Palatine. Meet your guide and small group at the exit of the Coliseo metro. Once there, begin your tour of the Flavian Amphitheater, commonly known as the Roman Colosseum. Wander around the impressive Arena for 15 minutes, where the old Roman gladiators fought to the death. Continue through the Roman Forum, and contemplate the great variety of ruins, formerly the heart of the ancient Roman civilization, and most significantly its political, religious, and commercial center. Finish your tour at the Palatine Hill, and visit the various archaeological sites of the former residences of the emperors.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance to the Arena of Gladiators
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide (depending on option selected)
  • Headphones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the downstairs exit of the Colosseo metro station in Via dei Fori Imperiali (not Via N.Salvi). Your guide will be waiting between the fountain and the green kiosk, holding a sign with the name of the local partner on it. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and note that the tour includes stairs
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Please note that some parts of the tour are subject to closure out of the supplier's control. In the event of any unforeseen closure, your guide will endeavor to complete the tour so that you won't miss any details
  • Please note that large backpacks are not permitted inside the sites: take small bags or backpacks
Customer reviews

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Brief tour in forum and palatino

The activity began with almost half an hour delay that later did not recover. Very brief in palatine and forum.

September 13, 2018

Bonita experiencia la guía muy paciente

October 13, 2021


August 13, 2019

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