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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.

Colosseum & Forum Ticket with Multimedia Video

2. Colosseum & Forum Ticket with Multimedia Video

Start your experience at the local partner's office, where you'll pick up your tickets and enjoy a 25-minute multimedia video about ancient Rome. With your ticket, discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Visit the Roman Forum where everyday Roman citizens used to live to see the tomb of emperor Julius Caesar and explore the ancient ruins at your own pace. Your ticket also includes entrance to Palatine Hill, the site of the foundation of Rome, and the settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet away from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome.  Afterwards, visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum. As you explore the immense amphitheater — the largest ever built by the Roman Empire — imagine the gladiator fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena.

Rome: Colosseum Hosted Entry Ticket with Arena Access

3. Rome: Colosseum Hosted Entry Ticket with Arena Access

Discover the Colosseum by accessing through the spectacular Arena Floor and explore one of the world's most popular attractions in Rome. Discover the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life at the Roman Forum before taking a walk up to Palatine Hill. At the meeting point, you'll find your host waiting for you and from there you'll go straight to the Gladiators Arena. Get enough free time inside the Colosseum to explore by yourself and take photos of this historic site. For the second part of the tour make your way to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover one of the most ancient parts of the city. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

6. 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

7. 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: 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: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators when you stand on the Arena Floor of the Colosseum! On this exciting tour, follow your friendly, professional tour guide as you enter the ancient stadium of the Colosseum and go to the restricted access area where you can walk through the gladiator gates and stand on the reconstructed arena floor. The scene of the famous games and gladiator battles is open to you for a whole new viewpoint in the Colosseum. Your incredible guide will tell you all about the styles of gladiators, the famous battles and the other games and entertainment that took place in this magnificent stadium. After your special walk on the arena floor, you will go up to the next level and get the vantage point from where the spectators would have sat and cheered for their favorites to win. With the knowledge, not only of the amazing history of this monument, but also where to go for the best photo opportunities for you and your family, your guide will be sure you get the most from your visit. After the complete tour of the Colosseum, you will follow your guide into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to see the very heart of Ancient Rome. Rise up onto the Palatine Hill to see the ruins of the palaces of the emperors and discover the beauty that made them want to reside here. Get a view of the Circus Maximus and the Stadium of Domitian before heading over to the Farnese Aviaries to see the stunning view of the Forum laid out below. From here you will descend into the Forum and walk on the roads still here from over 2000 years ago! Truly walk in the footsteps of Romans and emperors as your guide takes you past the Temple of Romulus, the Temple and House of the Vestals and even Julius Caesar’s Temple where his ashes remain. You’ll see the senate house and the ancient library and learn about how the Forum functioned in the Romans’ day to day life. When you visit the Eternal City of Rome, be sure not to miss this truly special experience.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,978 reviews

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.

Really enjoyed visiting the colesseum, Roman forum and palatine hill. This pass was ideal for quick entry. Barely any queue time at the entry to the colesseum or the Roman forum. Wasn’t too fussed about the video, stayed for 5mins and it was informative but would have preferred to have had a link to watch the video at our own time.

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

It was just 8 of us and it was easy to find the location and guide. The guide was super knowledgeable and did her best to keep us in shaded areas on a very hot day.

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