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Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

1. Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum with an English-speaking guide. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds! Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue to Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena, and much more!

Rome: Colosseum Moonlight Group Walking Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum Moonlight Group Walking Tour

Explore the Colosseum, some of its restricted areas, and the underground after-hours with skip-the-line tickets. See the ruins of the imperial forum and learn from a tour guide along the way. Meet your experienced tour guide at the meeting point and enjoy a walk to Piazza Venezia while admiring the views on both sides of the ruins of the Imperial Forum, part of Rome's long and interesting history. Skip the lines and avoid the crowds to get access to the Colosseum in the evening when it's closed to the general public. Explore the first and second levels of the famous Stadium with a tour guide and get exclusive access to the reconstructed stage of the Arena and the Underground. Take the exclusive and unique chance to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World under the moonlight.

Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

3. Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

Touring a museum or an archaeological site with kids can be a challenge, as tours are not often tailored for children or teenagers. This 2-hour guided tour of ancient Rome’s highlights features a guide that will make a difference to their experience. The key word to describe this tour is fun, as your guide will focus on capturing the kids’ attention and stimulating their interest with visual aids and interactive activities. Your whole family will be captivated by the stories of the gladiators, emperors, and lions at the Colosseum! Take your kids back to the glorious era of ancient Rome on a fun adventure that they won’t soon forget!

Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

4. Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

The morning e-bike tours are led by expert local guides who ride with you inside the Eternal City. They explain how to use the 3D visor during the tour, while providing you with history and curiosities about each monument. Explore the Colosseum as never before through the interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative voice of your guide and epic background music. Explore the city as it was 2000 years ago. A real moving and multi-sensory family experience, suitable for all ages.  The tour follows a carefully-designed itinerary, stopping at Rome’s most popular sites and recreating the ancient settings. You will see 3D reconstructions of the Circus Maximus, the School of the Gladiators, and much more. Your guide will always be with you, who will inform you about everything you really see with the 3D visors. Other viewpoints throughout the route include the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum, Venice square, Trajan forum Pantheon, Navona square, Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere, and Capitoline Hill.

Rome: 2-Hour Private Customized Tour

5. Rome: 2-Hour Private Customized Tour

Take a private tour of Rome customized for you and enjoy a truly unique experience. Explore the city with a like-minded local and get the chance to chat about life in the city like a friend. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet at a pre-arranged point convenient for you and then venture off to see sights such as the Spanish Steps or Colosseum. Change direction at any point as you desire or following recommendations from your guide. Get insider tips and venture off the beaten track to discover sites not mentioned in the guide books.

Rome: Self-Guided Colosseum Virtual Reality Experience

6. Rome: Self-Guided Colosseum Virtual Reality Experience

Taking place outside the Colloseum itself, travel back in time and discover one of the greatest monuments of the Roman Empire. Experience the Colosseum from a different perspective through 3D reconstruction and an integrated audio guide. Walk around the square and inside the arena where dangerous lions and strong gladiators once battled for the entertainment of the citizens of Rome. Explore the most secret part of the amphitheater, Flavio, the underground corridors where salves arranged the show. All the historical information is provided by a renowned Italian university.

2-hour Walking Tour of Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

7. 2-hour Walking Tour of Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

Do you want to take a short walk without losing the best of the sights seen with virtual reality? Enjoy this relaxing guided walking tour of ancient 3D Rome, in a different way, an immersive experience in virtual reality. With the latest generation of viewers, enjoy a 3D historical reconstruction of Rome's most famous and breathtaking archaeological sites. Imagine walking on the top of the capitol and seeing the panorama exactly as it appeared to the Roman emperors over 2000 years ago! You will be able to see buildings that no longer exist! Only the historical reconstruction in 3D of ancient monuments can offer a global understanding of their history and allow you to "see" and "live" the life of the ancient Romans.

Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Architecture Walking Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Architecture Walking Tour

Walk upon the very same cobblestones as Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra on the Via Sacra as we travel through the Imperial Roman Forums on our tour - the downtown center of the most powerful city in the ancient world. Then visit the most recognizable of all Rome’s incredible landmarks, the unmistakable Colosseum. Learn about the lives of the gladiators, their living conditions and training, and their status as glorious stars for as long as their lives would last. The tour also includes views of Palatine Hill overlooking the Forums, where numerous emperors built opulent palaces. We cover the last three surviving triumphal arches in Rome and we visit the very spot where Julius Caesar was cremated.

Rome: Group or Private Guided Walking Tour of the Colosseum

9. Rome: Group or Private Guided Walking Tour of the Colosseum

Take a walk back through time on a guided tour of Rome’s ancient Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Let your guide lead you around the first and second floor, weaving stories of epic battles and Roman history.  Meet your guide and walk through the historic streets of Rome until you reach the legendary Colosseum. Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to enter straight into the site. Follow your guide around the first floor as they bring the past to life with vivid tales of how and why the monument was built. Climb to the second floor for even better views of the arena below. After an hour your tour will end inside the Colosseum and you are welcome to stay.

Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Pantheon Tour for Kids with Gelato

10. Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Pantheon Tour for Kids with Gelato

Embark on a kid-friendly tour and visit the world's largest amphitheater – the Colosseum. Avoid the long lines and follow your guide to the priority access entrance of the magnificent arena. Following your stay at the Colosseum, visit the Arch of Constantines and the Roman Forum. Marvel at the ancient buildings and monuments of the former political, religious, and social hub of the Roman Empire. Walk up along the Sacred Way that brings you to the Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano. After taking in fascinating views of the Eternal City, stroll down along the narrow alleys that will lead you to the Pantheon. See the tomb of the famous architect and painter Raphael and then, head to the Ancient Baths of Nero at the Piazza Navona. Admire Bernini's wonderful Fountain of the Four Rivers. Conclude the tour with a taste of original Gelato.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,867 reviews

Informative and interesting. The first half was the “vr tour” - conducted in a pleasant shaded area. The three vr sections were the exterior, floor and underneath the colosseum. All we’re easy to navigate and we’ll narrated. Then the group met up to gain access to the colosseum proper, where we had 1 hour to explore. It was a good amount of time: not too rushed, not too long. Then met up again to access the forum and palantinen area which were lovely. Again, one inside, we were giving freedom to explore on our own. Our hostesses where nice and patient (even with small ones). Five stars

This tour was great. The first guide was great, and the tour of the colosseum at night was incredible - no people were there! Definitely worth seeing it at this time!

Gerry is a local host who takes you on a walk around Rome telling anecdotes and history of Rome

I quite liked it :) what a great way to see Roma & the guide was so cheerful.

Gerry is the best! So nice, knowledgeable and kind.