Semi Private Colosseum Tour with Special Access to the Arena Floor – Group of 12

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Colosseum in Rome during this small-group express tour in Rome. Walk past the long lines and through the Gladiator's Entrance, then explore the reconstructed Arena Floor with your guide—usually off-limits to the public. Head up to the second tier, where spectators once sat, and enjoy the views of the ancient arena. You can then use skip-the-line admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, included as part of your experience.
  • Skip the line through special access to the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Get perspectives from both the Arena Floor and the Second Level
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a personalized experience
  • Skip-the-line access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This express tour explores both the arena floor and second level.

Group size is 12 people
Skip the Line Access for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Privileged Colosseum Arena Access
Expert-English Guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food/Beverage (when not mentioned in the Inclusions)

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point at your chosen tour time. Walk over to the Colosseum and enjoy skip-the-line priority admission through the Gladiator's Entrance. 

Explore the partial reconstruction of the arena floor, gazing up at the tiered ruins above. Listen to your guide's commentary on how the arena was used and imagine the screaming of more than 50,000 citizens from above. 

Proceed to the second level to get a view from the crowd's perspective while your guide fills you in on more history and culture. This express tour allows you to see the Colosseum from above and below in a compact time frame.

At the conclusion of your tour, opt to stay inside the Colosseum or follow your guide for skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum. Get a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own. Hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus.
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Feel the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat, treading in their footsteps out onto a partial reconstruction of the arena floor, looking up at the tiered ruins that were once filled with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators. You are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes are drawn upward, your body turns and your mind is boggled by the elegance and engineering prowess of what was once the largest structure of its kind in the world, all from this unique 360° view, as a local expert guide reminds you of its dramatic purpose in a narrative that goes beyond anything Hollywood could dream up. Home to the gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this 1.5-hour Colosseum tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring perspective, up-close views of the underground area where the spectacle was brought to life, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see. In addition, you will 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. No other itinerary allows you to see the Colosseum from the two most impressive above and below viewpoints in such a compact time frame.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Roman Forum
After the tour you will also have the option of staying inside the Colosseum to continue your exploration, or follow your guide for Skip the Line access to the Roman Forum at no additional cost. Here you will be taken to the best vantage point for a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own, enriched by your guide’s expert knowledge. You will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus. The Colosseum has fascinated visitors throughout history, evoking images of fierce gladiators, roaring crowds, as well as wild lions and tigers springing from their cages. For the first time you can now access this awe-inspiring edifice's Arena Floor directly for a truly indelible imprint of the wonder that was ancient Rome.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures
  • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a PASSPORT OR VALID ID DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY to join this tour. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid document with you on tour. Passengers who fail to provide a valid proof of identity will be denied entry
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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