Colosseum Arena Floor and Ancient Rome Priority Access Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Get exclusive access to the infamous arena floor—where ancient gladiators once entered into battle—during this skip-the-line Colosseum tour. Beat the crowds and enter the thousands-year-old Roman arena using your own special entrance. Then, listen to in-depth commentary on the epic combats once waged. Guided tours include admission tickets and an introductory visit to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • A skip-the-line, tour of the Colosseum with arena floor access
  • Walk through the "Gate of Death" into the staging area of the deadly games
  • Use complimentary audio headsets so you won't miss a word of the guide's commentary
  • Bypass standard wait times using your own exclusive entrance

Live Guide
Radio & Headset
Gladiator's Entrance
Arena Floor Access
Ticket - Colosseum
Ticket - Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Food and Drink

Departure Point

Italy In Love Tours, Via del Cardello, 31, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Walk under a great archway known as the “Porta Libitina” or the Gate of Death and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor, where the savage games once took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because only the dead passed through this exit after losing their lives in battle. Standing on the Arena Floor under the Roman Sky is an experience which nothing can beat even if you are a history buff or just a travel enthusiast, your guide’s stories will bring the roaring games back to life in the evocative setting. With no crowds to be seen on the floor, the Colosseum can never be so atmospheric. Home to gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this Colosseum tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring panorama, up-close views of the underground ‘backstage’ where the spectacles were brought to life, and a look at where the Emperor’s box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see. Follow your guide up to the second level to see what the crowds saw, tracing the Colosseum’s circumference in an effort to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.
Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
After spending a total of 1.5 hours inside of the Colosseum, you will have the option of following guide for Skip the Line Access to the Forum and access to the Palatine hill where you will be seeing arch of Titus and know the story of the she wolf LUPA. Here you will be taken to the best vantage point for a short introduction to its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own. Once inside, you will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye look over the Forum and Circus Maximus.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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