Make your way to the meeting point by the Colosseo metro station at 8:15am in time for your 8:45am tour.
With your group together, you’ll head inside the Colosseum itself. Your skip-the-line ticket allows you to bypass the general entrance line for fast-track entry to one of Rome’s most popular sites.
As tales of gory gladiator battles ring in your ears, you’ll explore the first tier of the historical amphitheater from where the senators, emperors, and other important Romans would have cheered.
Stroll around the arena as you learn about the trapdoors and other mechanisms used during the games. Hear about mock sea battles, and the wild animals that were sent out onto the floor to add even more danger to the games. Then, continue up to the second tier to soak up views over the arena floor and outside the stadium, over the rooftops of Rome.
After an hour, your tour ends by the Colosseum’s official book shop. If you have more time free, upgrade to include an extra tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. The 1.5-hour add-on gives you a more in-depth look at life in Ancient Rome.