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Colosseum Arena and Ancient Rome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Activity provider: City Walkers Tours

Colosseum Arena and Ancient Rome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours

From US$ 68.69 per person

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guide. Get ready to walk in the footsteps of the gladiators as you visit the exclusive area of the Arena floor.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Explore the Colosseum, Roman forum and Palatine Hill with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Visit the exclusive area of the Arena floor, an area not accessible to most visitors
  • Discover the history of these majestic archaeological areas with a local guide
  • Get impressive panoramic views above the Roman Forum
Full description

Skip the line and explore the highlights of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour.

Meet your guide and admire the imposing facade of the Colosseum, learning how it used to look when it was built. Enter through the gladiator’s gate directly to the Arena Floor, where the gladiator battles took place.

Learn how the spectators were divided on the tiers based on their social class, and which different games were organized for their entertainment.

Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument in a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide.

After the Colosseum tour, proceed and visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Rome governments buildings. Admire the ruins that used to be once a bustling marketplace or a temple, learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived.

Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

  • Entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The meeting point is close to the upper floor exit of the metro station "Colosseo". Our staff will be next to the water fountain, holding a "City Walkers" sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check, so during busy days there may be some wait time to pass through the security checks
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • All visitors must present a reinforced green pass in order to enter the venue, which is proof of full vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid Covid test within 24 hours of the tour, or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the tour
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The tour with archeologost Simona was just perfect, in the cold weather, evrn by a short storm at Colosseum, we were immersed in her storytelling! After 3 hours of guided walk we would be ready to stay another few hours to know more! Thanks so much, the best experience from our Roma stay!! I strongly recommend to take a guided tour! So much worth it!

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April 4, 2022

Nice and informative tour!

April 18, 2022

Product ID: 409735