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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 Under the Moonlight

2. Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

Exclusivity, privacy, and entertainment are the words that perfectly describe the experience provided by this tour. You will skip the daily long lines to enter the Colosseum and get an immediate VIP experience. Meet at our office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, just around the corner from Caffe Roma (above the Colosseum metro station). Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators and explore the Colosseum restricted areas of the Underground and the arena. Enter through the back door to get stunning views of the underground area. Head below ground to explore the subterranean chambers and hear stories about the fierce battles between the gladiators and wild animals. Marvel as the past is brought to life through stories of ferocious games. and see where the emperor sat above the arena floor as you take a tour of the circumference.

Rome: Colosseum by Night with Underground & Arena Floor Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum by Night with Underground & Arena Floor Tour

Discover the Colosseum in the serenity of night with a guided tour. Enjoy access to the main areas of the structure, as well as exclusive access to the underground dungeons and arena floor under the moonlight, where fierce gladiator battles once took place. Upon arrival at the Colosseum in the evening, meet your guide who will escort you on your exclusive journey. Away from the usual crowds of the day, enjoy the opportunity to admire the Colosseum in a more intimate and engaging way, as you first discover the grandstands. Then, you will enter one of the restrictive areas of the monument, the underground. Discover a network of tunnels where lions, tigers, and other fearsome animals were kept. See the remnants of cages, wooden elevators, and gladiator rooms where combatants awaited their frightful fate in the arena. Head up to the arena floor through the archway named "The Gate of Death." Hear thrilling stories from your guide under the eerie moonlight. Admire 360-degree views of the amphitheater as you imagine the sight of thousands of screaming spectators as you stand on a reconstruction of the arena floor.

Colosseum: Fast-Entry Tour with Palatine and Forum Access

4. Colosseum: Fast-Entry Tour with Palatine and Forum Access

Get skip-the-line access on a guided tour of Rome's Colosseum. Get a deeper understanding of the social and historical elements surrounding these sites. After meeting your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, gain first-hand experience of Rome’s gladiatorial past and develop a deeper understanding of how prior civilizations shaped the monument. Begin your experience on the first level and hear about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place there. Next, witness the seating arrangement that symbolized the rigid nature of ancient Roman society. Before the conclusion of the Colosseum tour, experience the second level and enjoy the best views inside and outside the structure. After visiting the Colosseum, your guide or a staff member will take you to the entrance of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill so you can continue to explore these sites on your own.

Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

5. 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

6. 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 Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

7. Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

Discover the Colosseum on a fascinating tour that will take you through hidden shortcuts. Learn about the secrets behind the facade, and dive into its history with your expert guide. Begin your tour either in the morning or the afternoon. Take some beautiful wide-angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Enjoy fast-track entrance tickets and head straight inside, without wasting time in the ticket lines.   Walk inside the Colosseum and feel the magnitude of where you are. Explore the ground floor level and up to the second tier as your guide recreates the past with stories of epic battles, 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, let your guide point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

8. Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

This is the ultimate experience at the Colosseum with limited availability and the starting times can vary. After meeting your guide, you will be able to 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, you will regularly find a long ticket line at the Colosseum. By joining this tour, 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. This tour will also give you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. Visit the underground chambers and hear stories of the gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past with stories of epic battles, painting a vivid picture and bringing your surroundings to life. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed 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 Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

9. 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

10. 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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 740 reviews

This was an Excellent eperience, our guide David was absolutely wonderful and knowledgable, he took me and two my two children (10 and 14) on a great roudabout of Rome and made sure that whatever we did not see on foot by then, we covered on bikes. It was definetly one of the best choices I could have made to spend our last day in Rome! I absolutely RECOMMEND!!!!

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

Our guide was amazing! I wish I could recall her name, but whoever the little blond was who took us to the Colosseum at 1:45 PM on July 30 was fantastic! Knowledgeable and patient! Highly recommend!

I live that it was at 8pm as we went on summer. The only bad thing is that I bought the Spanish tour and when we got there it was in english. Other than that it was a great.

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