Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

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Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

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Get special access to a restricted area of the Colosseum and see a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor. Enter the impressive amphitheater via the Gladiator’s Gate, explore the Roman Forum, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 the bloodthirsty entertainments. Learn how the building was brought to life, and hear about the battles that took place there over time. Relive the experience of the gladiators from an exclusive perspective, before going to the Roman Forum to discover the center of political and social life in Ancient Rome.
Includes
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Fast-track entrance
  • Official live guide
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance into restricted areas, like the Arena Floor
  • Small group tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on 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.
  • Please be advised that 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 three areas.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4/5
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Our tour guide Dennis was an absolute delight. This is my first time in Rome and I’m a solo traveller so I really wanted to do this tour and it was incredible. It took around 4 hours and it’s the quickest 4 hours ever, I’ve learned so much and felt so comfortable around Dennis who was extremely knowledgable and answered any and all questions thrown at him. I recommend this tour to anybody, it was worth every penny - you see and learn so much and it was really nice to gain some local knowledge from Dennis to use for the remainder of my trip!

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October 13, 2020

Excellent. Guides bring the Colosseum and Forum to life.

Highly recommend this tour. Skipping the lines and access to the floor of the Colosseum alone makes it worth it. But our guide really brought the Colosseum to life. We got so much more out of the visit then if we had wandered around ourselves. And the Forum and Palantine Hill is worth the time even if you are tired. Amazing history again with an excellent guide.

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October 2, 2019

Well worth it on short notice

So! I missed my previous tour with a different company and booked this one last minute. And I must say, it was good that I did. It was easy to find the Meeting point and was treated great. We then met our guide who I must say was very knowledgeable and he wanted to share so much information that he almost ran out of time. We entered the colosseum through the gladiators entrance and it was special. With the stories being told and your understanding of everything becoming more clear. It was a great experience. Hands down worth the booking. It’s worth noting that this tour was about 2 1/2 hours long, not a hour as printed.

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March 21, 2019

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