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Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

Roma, Italy
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3 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enter the Colosseum by the arena floor, and visit Palatine Hill and the Forum.
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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 3 hours long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in English.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Great Tour
, Oct 2019
Our guide was Extremely knowledgeable. We got a wide ranging tour of the forum, palatine hill and coliseum. He had so much information to give that at times he went too fast.
Very informative
, Oct 2019
Guide was very knowledgeable and presented the information in a precise and logical format. Would highly recommend.
Rogerio was amazing!
Suzanne H
, Oct 2019
Great tour! Rogerio was very knowledge, articulate, and had a wonderful sense of humour. He also was very good at engaging the group.
Excellent tour with an excellent tour guide
, Oct 2019
We took the fast track tour of the Colloseum arena floor, Palatine Hill, and the Forum with Matt, and it was some of the best money we spent during our stay in Rome. Matt was an amazing tour guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of Roman history, and engaged us for the full 3 hours. Highly recommend!
Very informative fun tour
Carolyn L
, Oct 2019
Our guide Rosa was fabulous and made the tour fun and informative. We were visiting Rome on our honeymoon and this tour was a great way to see ruins and learn a lot about the Colosseum, would not have got nearly as much out of the attractions without this tour. Would definitely recommend!
Colosseum, Palatine hill & Roman forum
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour, very interesting & informative. Our guide Georgio was very knowledgeable & entertaining , the group was 19 which made it easy to stay together. The tour started on time & we would highly recommend.
Judith A
, Oct 2019
Francesca was a delight, warm, enthused and scholarly. Welcomed questions and gave substantive answers.
, Oct 2019
The tour of the Colosseum was very informative. Our guide, I wish I could remember his name, was super sweet and very knowledgeable. I only wish that we had booked a tour that picked us up at the port. Getting to and from Rome was very difficult using a bus.
Amazing tour
, Oct 2019
Our tour to the Colosseum and Roman forum was amazing. Our tour guide, Dennis was knowledgeable, friendly and made our tour very interesting. There was no question he would not answer. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Dennis for an amazing tour.
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for praising our tour guide Dennis and for fully enjoying your tour!
Colosseum Tour
Brent C
, Oct 2019
Overall good tour. Our guide was very informative. Worthwhile for sure. However, at some points it did feel a tad rushed but we understood there was only so much time and as usual the crowds. Too many of us tourists! No surprise considering where we are. Finding the office for Vicicos was horrid. Poor signage and down a side road. THAT needs fixing!!!!
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello Brent, Please note that, for tours at your own pace that do not have schedule as the one that must be respected due to the small group, you may opt to book a private tour. As for the time spent at the Colosseum Arena, that depends on the staff of the Colosseum and is timed by that staff, all of which is out of our control. Please note that our office is only minutes away from the Colosseum and there is an emergency number available should customers need assistance reaching it. I am glad you had a great tour experience and learned so much from the guide. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding the meeting point, it helps us improve our services for all customers.

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