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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

See the Colosseum on a 3-hour tour that gives you special access to enter the amphitheater on the arena, the same entrance that gladiators once used for their battles. This also allows you to skip the line at the main public entrance. Once inside, explore the ancient landmark with a guide, and then head outside to tour the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
  • 3-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour with special access
  • Enter the Colosseum directly from the arena floor, a rare privilege
  • Skip the main entrance line
  • Learn about the history of the amphitheater
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, as well
Your tour begins by meeting your guide at the local tour office near the Colosseum; then walk to the special entrance reserved for members of this tour. 

Skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the Colosseum as you enter the amphitheater directly onto the arena floor, where gladiators and wild animals engaged in bloody fights. Visit the ring overlooking the underground sections of the Colosseum, and learn about its history from your guide, who has a degree in either art history or archaeology. Listen to anecdotes about the glory days of the arena and the lives of the emperors and senators of the time. 

Next, leave the Colosseum and walk to Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, where emperors and other wealthy residents lived. Take in the view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, and then walk down the hill to explore the ruins of the forum, where your guide shares more stories and uses books and 3D pictures to show you how the site looked during the days of Ancient Rome. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.

Reviews

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V
, Dec 2018

Our guide Dennis was awesome very professional and very knowledgable, we had a great time, his English was great could understand him, highly recommend this tour

A
, Nov 2018

Our tour guide was great and very informative. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to actually know about the history and see all the area with proper information!

W
, Nov 2018

Excellent tour, highly recommend it. You literally skip the lines and learn much more about the history and architecture of the Forum and the Colosseum.

J
, Oct 2018

Very good tour and the guide provided a good amount of detail and relaxed pace.

S
, Sep 2018

This tour was wonderful, Julia did a great job explaining the history. This 4 hour tour had a lot more information than I expected.

D
, Sep 2018

The Skip-the-Line Tours are the best way to see Colosseum as it is very crowded. Our tour guide was very informative and made sure we were able to see the best of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Very Impressive. The only downside was, we had a hard time finding the office to start the tour and were late because we kept asking for directions and were sent to 4 different places before we finally found the office. But even though the tour had already left, the staff was very accommodating and was able to get us to our tour guide so we did not miss anything. We would recommend this tour. Note, it is a lot of walking, bring water and wear comfy shoes!!!

Y
, Aug 2018

Diego was our guide and he was very good! Very knowledgeable and funny. The only uncomfortable thing is the tour company wanted to keep our ID or last case our room key until we were finished with the tour. No other tour companies did this and I dont understand why they did this nor did they tell us why.

V
, Aug 2018

Entrance from the Arena is the best way to see Colosseum! Unless, you are taking the subterranean tour. Our guide Fe yes, that was her name was amazing, very knowledgeable and very energetic. One of the best tour guides we had. Remarkable experience.

L
, Jun 2018

Great tour and a wonderful guide - Chiara - who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend this tour. Only downside was on the day we couldnt get access to the floor of the Colliseum but we were refunded part of the cost which was fair.

F
, Jun 2018

This was a truly exceptional experience made all the more enjoyable and informative by Chiara, our tour guide. Chiara spoke excellent english, was extremely knowledgable, friendly, with a great sense of humour and went more than the extra mile to make sure everyone enjoyed the tour. We spent just over 3.5 hours touring the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum and Chiara encouraged everyone to ask questions as we went along, never rushing and explaining in detail the history of every area. We couldn't recommend this tour enough, especially if Chiara is the guide.


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