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Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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Access a restricted area of the Colosseum & see a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor. Enter the amphitheater via the Gladiator’s Gate.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish
Small group available


  • Stand on the arena floor of the Colosseum
  • Skip the long lines and enter the legendary theater through the gladiator's gate
  • See the monumental Arch of Constantine
  • Follow in the footsteps of Roman citizens and enter the Roman Forum
Full description

Save precious time and skip the long lines to the Colosseum as you enter the world's most famous amphitheater through the Gladiator's Gate. See a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor to imagine what the building looked like during the Roman Empire.

Follow your guide on an exciting journey through the history of the monument, and get a close-up view of the underground chambers where wild animals were kept for bloodthirsty entertainment.

Enter through the gladiator's gate, stand on the arena floor, and see the Arch of Constantine.

Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the battles that took place there over time. Relive the experience of the gladiators from an exclusive perspective. Then, go to the Roman Forum to discover the center of political and social life in Ancient Rome.

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill entry tickets
  • Fast-track entrance
  • Official guide
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance into restricted areas, like the Arena Floor
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  •  This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • The arena floor is a restricted area, so guests must provide their full name, date of birth, and a valid current ID upon entry, including those aged between 3 and 17 years old.
  • The exact reservation times may vary slightly due to decisions made by the Colosseum administration office on or before the scheduled tour date. These last-minute changes are outside of the local partner's control but if the time will vary by 20 minutes either before or after your original tour time then you will be informed of this change by email
  • Entrance to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum will be with the tour guide only; guests cannot leave the group and enter these areas alone as they will not have an individual ticket. For group reservations, the Colosseum does not provide individual tickets but one group ticket which the guide will use for all 3 areas
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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The experience with the guide and the tour were great, she was very fun and very knowledgeable, however the company did not have the same good relationship... We arrived 10 minutes late for the tour and they could relocate us to the 11 am, which would still go start, but they made us pay a new ticket fee, as they buy tickets for a group, so they were not kind or flexible with us, even having made a discount, charging a fee for something we had already paid . I think that kindness was lacking both in the treatment and in the kindness

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January 5, 2023

The visit was excellent, totally recommended. Giuseppe was my guide, he was explaning everything with a lot of details and in a nice and comprehensive way. At the beginning I though that the explained visit was only for colosseum but no! He was with us at Patalinan hill and Roman forum.

January 2, 2023

It was easy to find the office and meeting place. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. The company provided ear phones and radio set to hear the commentary. Unfortunately one of our party’s radio set did not work. There was no spare so she couldn’t hear. The company were very good and quickly refunded her money. The tour was 3 hours, probably a little long for us as we had walked a few miles to get there, so a bit fatigued by the end of it. But it was very good and I would recommend both the tour and the company.

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January 2, 2023

Product ID: 183746