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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: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

2. 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: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

3. 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: Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour at Night

4. 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: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour for Kids

5. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour for Kids

Explore the Eternal City in the company of an expert historian and enjoy some quality time together on a family-friendly tour. First, head to the Colosseum. Take a journey through time as you listen to stories about the arena's most important characters and discover more about ancient Rome. During the tour, team up to solve quizzes, engage in scavenger hunts, and take part in several other activities designed to get children involved. Your next stop is the Roman Forum, the epicenter of life in Ancient Rome. Here, admire monuments such as the ruins of the Senate House, the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Saturn, the Altar of the Divine Julius Caesar, and much more.  Finally, head to the Palatine Hill where the temples of the most important Roman gods were once located. You will also have the opportunity to admire a square designed by Michelangelo and the statue of Marcus Aurelius before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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

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

Explore the one-time stomping grounds of the Roman gladiators on a guided tour of the original ruins. At the underground level, experience firsthand where the gladiators and animals were once kept before they were hoisted up to the arena. Admire the technology behind the spectacle. Begin your tour with a skip-the-line entrance. Your guide will take you to the underground level and recount the customs surrounding the Colosseum. Hear accounts of the real lives of gladiators as you tour the original ruins beneath the arena floor and see reconstructions for better context. Continue on to the Roman Forum, ancient Rome's political epicenter. Take in the views of the ruins and learn about the ruling classes and political elite in this archaeological park. Next, see where the rulers of ancient Rome lived in untold luxury as you climb to the residential area known as Palatine Hill. On the hill where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C., take a moment to gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Rome: Small Group Golf Cart Highlights Tour

7. Rome: Small Group Golf Cart Highlights Tour

With a truly small group of only 6 people and led by an expert local guide, cover large amounts of ground and see the major sites of Rome, as well as off-the-beaten-path treasures. Tour around the city in a private golf cart to enjoy a comprehensive overview of Rome, admiring monuments and hearing stories that range from Rome’s ancient past up to the 20th century. See the Colosseum, the Aventine Hill, the Pantheon, the Mouth of Truth, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, and so much more.   This outing is perfect for you if you’re only in the city for a short stay, helping you to make the most of your time. In Rome, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all of the things to do and see, but this tour shows you the highlights and can give you an idea of what you will want to return to and discover more in depth later on.   During the ride, enjoy an ice-cold gelato or a coffee to refresh yourself and get a taste of this wonderful city.

Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

8. 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: 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: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Stroll Semiprivate Tour

10. Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Stroll Semiprivate Tour

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Jason was fantastic! Incredibly knowledgeable about history, beyond just facts and dates. He shared insights about how events and circumstances came together to contribute to major events in ancient Rome. Driving through these places with him you could really envision what it might have be like that be in those spaces in ancient times. This tour was a highlight of our trip for sure!

Cuma our tour guide and Miko our driver did am outstanding job. They were so knowledgeable and we saw places we would never have known about but for this tour. They were so enthusiastic about their jobs. Made the trip one of the most enjoyable things we have done in Rome. Took the night tour and it’s a great way to cool off after walking around the city in the summer.

This tour was so fun!!! After walking around in the heat in Italy for 12 days straight, a golf cart tour was just what we needed! And the catacombs were so fun! Our tour guide was so welcoming and friendly and we had a great time! Definitely do this tour!!!

Fantastic, very easy to give the office. Your guy was informative and kept all our attention. Just note that this tour has access to the arena but not underneath. Recommend this tour. Thanks so much

A fantastic tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!