Guided tour

Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 54.20 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators on this unique tour of the Colosseum & its arena floor. Explore the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with a guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Italian, German, French, English
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Colosseum like a gladiator onto the arena floor
  • Learn about the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as you walk through the remains
  • Skip the line with fast track access tickets
Full description

Explore Rome's iconic sights on a unique tour fo the Colosseum and its arena floor, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a walking tour. Discover unseen facets of these famous Italian landmarks and learn about their rich history from your local guide.

Begin your tour with a guided visit of the Roman Forum. Find the remains of public buildings, temples, the sacred dwelling of the Vestal Virgins, and more in the Forum - the political, social, and religious core of the city. Learn stories of the political dramas that played out and the lives of people who lived 2,000+ years ago.

Then, head to Palatine Hill, where Romulus chose to found his new city that became home to the rich and powerful during the Republic.

Finally, make your way to the iconic Colosseum. Access the arena floor through the gladiators’ gate and imagine their experience stepping out under the gaze of thousands of noisy spectators. From the arena, look down into the dungeons where the gladiators prepared themselves beforehand and where wild animals were kept.

Includes
  • Official live guide
  • Admission fees
  • Fast-track entrance (Gladiator Door)
  • 3-hour tour
  • Headsets
  • Restricted area access (Colosseum Arena)
  • Food & drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • This activity requires you to be present 25 minutes before the advertised start time: please book your time slot accordingly
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions – please bring appropriate clothing and water
  • In the case of inclement weather (rain, snow, frost…), the arena floor may be closed off without notice. Entry through the gladiators’ gate will not be affected but access onto the arena floor will be prohibited. In these instances, refunds cannot be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3131 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Helpful to know: (1) Like other reviews have mentioned, we booked a 10 person tour and ended up with 16 people on our tour. (2) There are free water fountains inside of Palantine Hill, so if you bring or buy a water bottle, just refill it there rather than pay 2 euros from the guys hawking water next to the Colosseum. (3) Booking a tour was useful in that we didn’t have to wait in a huge line for entry tickets and got some interesting history too. (4) The tour ends in Palantine Hill, so you’re able to explore the grounds after the tour at your leisure. Our guide had printed drawings of the Colosseum and area at various times in history, which was cool to see. He wasn’t super enthusiastic or compelling as a speaker/guide. I’m happy we went on this tour, but I’d set your expectations at a level where you won’t be disappointed when this company overbooks your tour and your guide sort of rushes through areas of the Colosseum you might want to spend more time taking in, etc. B+

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July 4, 2022

What a fantastic tour! Maria is an entertaining host with excellent local knowledge, and really brought the whole place to life with her vivid descriptions and photos of how it would have looked in ancient times. It was a scorching hot day and she carried a little water spray bottle to spray on our faces, which was a lovely touch. The only issue was that the headsets were very crackly and not particularly audible unless you were standing within a couple of meters of the host. We stayed by her for most of the tour but I know many of the others in the tour were not able to hear much, which was such a shame. I hope the company can fix this to improve the experience for everyone.

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July 1, 2022

Marcus was our guide for the 3 hour tour. Very informative and passionate about what he does. This tour is well worth it if you love to hear the information about way back when. If you have kids or even adults with you that that have a low attention span they will probably lose interest as quickly as the temperature rises.

June 29, 2022

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