Colosseum with Arena Floor, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill VIP Guided Tour

You can easily revive the ancient gladiators' fights with our ticket, providing you with a fast-track access to the Colosseum, including its arena floor. Besides it, explore the ancient trade and political center of a great empire - the memorable Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill - which is famed the most among the other 7 hills for ostensibly be the place, where the Roman Empire was originated.
3 hrs
Group size up to 30 persons
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Take a one-of-a-kind walking tour of Rome's iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum and arena floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Your local guide will show you hidden aspects of these famous Italian landmarks and tell you about their long history.

Take a guided tour of the Roman Forum as a start. In the Forum, the city's political, social, and religious heart, you can see the ruins of temples, public buildings, and the Vestal Virgins' sacred home. Learn about political dramas and the routine of people who lived more than 2,000 years ago.

After that, head to Palatine Hill, where Romulus decided to build his new city, which later housed the powerful and wealthy during the Republic.

In the end, get to the famous Colosseum. Through the gladiators' gate, enter the arena floor, and imagine what it was like for them to emerge in front of thousands of noisy spectators. Look down into the dungeons from the arena, where the gladiators prepared for the competition and kept wild animals.

Important information:

  • In the case of bad weather (snow, rain, frost…), the arena floor may be closed off without a prior notice. Access onto the arena floor will be restricted, though entry through the gladiators’ gate will not be affected. In these cases refunds cannot be provided
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions — please bring water and appropriate clothing with you
  • Please book your time slot adequately, because the activity requires you to come 25 minutes before the appointed start time

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed:

  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Pets
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Free cancellation
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Adult (Age 18-99)
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Children (Age 3-17)
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Infant (Age 2 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Official live guide
• Admission fees
• Fast-track entrance (Gladiator Door)
• 3-hour tour
• Headsets
• Restricted area access (Colosseum Arena)

What is not included

• Food & drinks
• Transfers

What places you will see

• Colosseum

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Rome

How long your tour will be
3 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1041 reviews
Isobel M.
We booked 2 mo in advance for a 12:55 tour. A few days before, we were contacted asking us if we could move to 11 am - presumably consolidating 2 tours. That was fine, but be aware they might change on you, so you need to provide contact information on a device you’ll have turned on (we’re from USA so my phone was off, my husband’s was on). We booked a 10 person or less (and paid extra) but there were 14 on the tour. The public lines were long, and this tour doesn’t skip most of them - due to...
4 months ago
Alejandra S.
The tour was great and walked through a lot of historical sites of Rome. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and explained in depth about various parts of the history of Rome + archeological sites and such. I would recommend this tour, very cool and informative!
4 months ago
Millie O.
Our guide was Lorenzo, very knowledgeable guide, took us almost 4 hours on his wonderful tour around archeology area, palatine hill and colosseum. This was perfect tour to meet and understand this part of Rome and get to know a lot about history. Highly recommended for visitors
4 months ago
Julianne W.
Rome Coliseum, Wow Wow Wow, definitely make sure you do the guided tour for this one, the guide Stefano was superb, really knowledgeable and the overall experience was well worth the money and time spent listening to the story, history along with bringing it all to life. – Thanks Stefano!
4 months ago
Kamryn F.
Having a guide is excellent both for understanding how the Colosseum was built and how it fit into the history of Rome as well as simply helping navigate the structure and crowds. It’s helpful to be able to take your time looking at details and imaging how things were, with good narration.
4 months ago
Vivian B.
Fantastic, friendly and knowledgable tour guide called Laura Antonucc! She was engaging, entertaining yet highly informative and captivating. We got through security swiftly and missed the queues. They meet you at bottom of the Arc de Constantine. Would highly recommend!
4 months ago
Cristian S.
It was a good tour, but it's really not just a Colloseum tour. Was more like an hour on Palatine Hill, an hour at the Forum and 30 minutes at the Colloseum - partly due to issues with security for one of the group. We did end in the Colosseum though and could stay as long as we wanted afterwards. Having done Pompeii the week before with an archaeologist guide, we had a good understanding of Roman times which was useful. Being in Rome itself is overwhelming so it's nice to just follow a guide ...
4 months ago
Antonello M.
Sonya was a great tour guide. We were surprised by the amount of knowledge she shared about the colosseum, forum and Palentine hill. The tour started at the lower subway station and ended on top of the palentine hill. The colosseum is a busy place and with the small group we were able to circle around and see photos and other documents that showed the area in its height.
4 months ago
Ticone A.
Loved this tour, our guide Francesco was very knowledgable and friendly, he gave us a good overview of the history of the colosseum, the forum and the politics of ancient Rome without leaving us overloaded with information. Joining instructions were simple and it was well organised. Only downside was the tour size of 10 was exceeded (13 were on the tour rather then the 10 advertised), and the guides were freelancers rather then employees of the company. We still had a wonderful time and would...
5 months ago
Onofrio A.
Our guide Maria was amazing, She went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible. Very funny and knowledgeable and got the information across while keeping you interested. Ocassionally the headset we used wasnt clear or cut out but that could just be due to the distance where the group got briefly split in crowds
5 months ago
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