Small Group Tour of Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Arena Access
Submerge yourself in the magnificent era of gladiators and the might of the ancient Roman Empire by embarking on this tour of the Colosseum that is unlike any other since you will actually get to stand in the actual floor of the arena where so many fought for their lives, gaining exclusive skip the line access through the aptly named Gladiator's Entrance! Pay attention to detail with this small group tour of max 25 pax per group.
There's no better way to explore this marvel of the old world than on this tour that not only gives you dedicated access, bypassing the long lines for entry into the structure, but also allows you to see the Colosseum in a way that most people never get to see.
Meet up with your guide and he will then escort you to the Gladiator's Entrance, newly opened and closed to the general public, meaning that you will entire bypass the winding lines and the crowds that are gathered at the main entrance to the attraction. Once you enter the partially constructed arena floor and look up at the many tiered structure of the Colosseum, the history of the place really does immerse you and you can almost imagine the din of the battle mongering throngs that once used to come here to see the gladiators fight for their lives in the very place on which you stand.
The sheer size and majesty of the Colosseum dwarfs you when you stand in the arena and gaze around at this monument that has survived the test of time and it's hard to figure out how such a gargantuan piece of architecture was built so very long ago. You guide, of course, will be happy to answer your questions and tell you tales about the epic battles fought in the arena in ancient times. Bone chilling stories will accompany you as you walk through the Underground areas where mock hunts and wars were set up, as well as when you look out on the arena from the Emperor's Box, where the fates of many men and women had been decided. Your guide will also walk you along the entire circumference of the Colosseum so you can truly understand what this amphitheater must have been like when it was occupied by the almost 80,000 screaming Romans that it was built to accommodate.
Following your tour of the Colosseum, your guide will then lead the way to the Roman Forum, where they will help you to gain your skip the line access. You'll be taken to a vantage point with spectacular views where your guide will give you an introduction to the history of the Forum as well as outline the most important and breathtaking monuments present here before giving you the opportunity to explore the area on your own, after which you will trek to the top of the Palatine Hill for unparalleled views of the Forum and Circus Maximus.
This experience of the Colosseum is truly unique since you will be gaining access to parts of the attraction that the general public never has, making this a truly memorable hour and a half spent at this beacon of Ancient Rome.
- Expert, English speaking tour guide
- Privileged Colosseum arena access
- 2.5 hour guided tour of the Colosseum
- Skip the Line Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
Know Before You Go
This tour begins at 11:50am, 12:30pm and 2pm daily. The timings may or may not be available depending upon the season. Please look at the following page to see which timing is available for the day you wish to visit. The duration of the tour is 2.5 hours. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Colosseum entrance is free for children between 0-3 years of age.
"Italy With Us" Office located at Via del Colosseo 2, 00184 Rome
Link: Google Maps Link
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start time.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
• Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
• Please note that our vendor will be unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. They will be unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages as well.
Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Despite the slightly late start, once the tour it the coliseum and Paletine place started, Frederico turned out to be the best guide I have ever had. His knowledge was amazing and his enthusiasm was electric, there was no rush to finish and he was happy to take questions throughout. I paid for a Vatican tour with another company which was a shambles compared to this tour. Highly recommended ,
The guide for the colosseum tour, Franisco, was fabulous. So informative/academic and with a quirkey sense of humour.
Amanda gave us an incredible tour of the Colosseum, it was the highlight of our trip!
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive your voucher instantly. Please display your mobile voucher with a valid photo ID at the meeting point to our tour coordinators.
Please enter the building door next to pizzeria ''La Prezzemolina'' and find the Italy With Us office on the ground floor. Staff will be there to welcome you and check your tickets.
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