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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

1. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

2. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

The Colosseum underground is a fantastic visit, taking in both reconstructions and the original ruins of the underground level where gladiators and animals were once kept before they were hoisted onto the arena floor. Feel the fear and hear the roar of the crowd above you as you enjoy this full tour underground at the Colosseum. Stepping beneath the arena floor, you'll walk in the footsteps of gladiators who waited here before battle and hear stories about the real lives of the gladiators as you tour the tunnels below. Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Rome: Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour at Night

3. Rome: Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour at Night

Witness the magical atmosphere as Rome slips into at dusk on this private nighttime golf cart tour. See the roman streets come alive with street artists and nightlife. See the incredible attractions of Rome all lit up, such as the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Some of Rome’s top attractions look even more incredible at night, such as St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona (Navona Square), the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Pincio, Janicolum, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and Sant’Angelo Castel. After pickup, hop aboard the golf cart and travel along the narrow characteristic streets and through the evocative squares. Get plenty of unbeatable photo opportunities as you see the beauty of Rome after sunset.

Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

4. Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators. Visit the Colosseum and delve beneath its surface on our Colosseum Underground Tour. Start at the special entrance to the “backstage” of the Colosseum, then descend into the Underground section where your expert guide will show you its inner workings. Venture out onto a partial reconstruction of the Arena Floor. From here you can take in the magnitude of the amphitheater from where gladiators faced their foes. Finally, you will walk around the tiers where the spectators watched the show. The skip-the-line Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour is a perfect way to further experience Rome’s iconic monuments. In a group of 8 or less, explore this incredible monument alongside an expert, English-speaking guide. Audio headsets will be used where appropriate so you won’t miss a thing.

Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

5. Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa tour. See Saint Peter's Square, the imposing Colosseum, the Tiber River, and the famous Trevi Fountain. Enjoy panoramic views, and relax with a refreshing gelato and a delicious Italian coffee. Meet your guide outside your hotel, and drive along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Colosseum and the lesser-known Mouth of Truth. Stop to refuel with a coffee and a gelato, then continue to Palatine Hill. Enjoy views of picturesque pines and ruins of the enormous Circus Maximus. Drive past Saint Peter’s Square and the biggest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. See the ancient Castel Sant’Angelo, a private mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family dating from the 2nd century.  Zip along the Tiber River and see the iconic Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the elegant Baroque pool to ensure you come back to Rome. Return to your hotel having seen all the important sights of Rome.

Rome: 3-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

6. Rome: 3-Hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

The best way to see Rome is on this guided walking tour with a small group. Discover the most famous sights and skip the lines at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Hear stories of gladiator fights as you explore the Colosseum's first and second tiers. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum and marvel at the ancient temples, columns, and sculptures. Stop at Capitoline Hill to admire the great view over the Forum area. Walk down to Piazza Venezia to admire the monument of Vittorio Emanuele and the square. Enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions like the Pantheon (exterior visit) and the famous Piazza Navona. This tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history. It is perfect for first-time visitors to the ancient city, as well as for anyone who wants to learn more about Rome's great history. Choose either early morning or later afternoon departure. Don't waste time waiting in long lines; enjoy skip-the-line access and spend your day admiring Rome's stunning monuments accompanied by a professional and entertaining guide.

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

7. Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Enjoy a guided walking tour and skip-the-line entry to the most iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum. Explore the least viewed parts of this monument, including the Underground, Arena Floor, and Roman Forum. Hear the history and stories from your guide and get the full Roman experience. Meet your guide and skip-the-line to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Step out onto the Arena Floor and hear the legends of the gladiators that once fought for their lives. Gain true perspective of what it might've been like for those that were chosen for this gory game. Walk through the Gate of Death, where defeated gladiators and animals were carried away and learn ancient secrets from the past. Take in panoramic views of the Amphitheatre, with plenty of space to move around and take pictures. Explore the Colosseum Dungeons to find out more about the monument’s bloody history. Imagine walking through the tunnels where animals and slaves were stored, a place where gladiators awaited their frightful fate. Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn of the many historical and civic events that occurred here and how this place decided the fate of Europe for many centuries.

Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

8. Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

You will begin the tour at either 9:30 AM/11:00 AM or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM/3:00 PM at the meeting place Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3. Here, you will take some beautiful wide-angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, there will be a regularly long ticket line at the Colosseum. You will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past, with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind and bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

9. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check. Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games. Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide. Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket can be used to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins at your own pace or with the guide with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

Rome: Colosseum and Appian Way Catacombs Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum and Appian Way Catacombs Tour

Go back in time with this combination Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Ancient Appian Way Catacombs guided tour. You'll bypass any queues to better enjoy your experience and take advantage of a professional guide trained in art and archaeology. Visit Rome's most symbolic monument, learning about the amphitheater's history and exploring the Colosseum's first and second tiers for great views. You will then walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, visiting one of the most important archaeological areas in the world which features some of the Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins. Along your path you'll also explore the site of an older settlement from the 9th century B.C., learning about the legend of Romulus and Remus, the abandoned brothers raised by a wolf who fought each other for power and control. Following your Colosseum tour you'll take a small break, before returning to the tour office for an in-depth experience in one of the most exciting and visited places in Rome, the Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way. You'll descend into a complex network of underground tunnels, among the longest in the world, where you can admire ancient frescoes, inscription-rich crypts, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, and tombs. You'll also discover the burial sites of famous people such as popes, martyrs, and according to legends, even some apostles.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Alba was our guide. We honestly didn't planned to stay for the guided tour, we bought the tickets so we could get inside because there was no other way to get tickets, and we thought: "once we get inside, we'll be on our way without the group." But Alba spoke beautifully, she was so passionate about history that we got caught without even knowing. We stayed for the entire 3 hours, just absorbing every bit of amazing historic detail that she gave us. She know EVERYTHING there is to know about the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the city of Rome, and she was AMAZING. Loved it!!

Our guide Lumi was great! She tailored the tour to be perfect for 3 kids whose jet lag hit half way through. She was knowledgeable and wonderful and had great recommendations for the rest of the trip!

It was a great way to explore ancient Rome. We learned a lot and were able to appreciate the history we were walking through.

George was fantastic. Knowledge, personable and entertaining throughout. Would recommend the tour to anyone!

The tour was very informative, our guide Roby did a great job!