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  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    1. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits’ arena floor and imagine the crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Then walk up Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and center of its 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic city views from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

  • Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    2. Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    Meet your tour guide outside the Colosseum and head back in time to Ancient Rome on a guided tour. Skip the long lines to this magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the events that took place inside its walls.

    Learn about the technological advancements Roman engineers used to build their impressive structures. Find out how the Colosseum delighted emperors and roaring crowds. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

    Enjoy free time after your tour to explore the site at your leisure.

    Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    3. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    This incredible tour goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below.

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    4. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. 

    Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a bett...

    I loved the tour of Colosseum and our guide. I just wish I had more time to experience the Palatine Hill before it closed.

  • Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    5. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

    With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

    With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romul...

    We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

  • Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

    6. Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

    Save precious time and skip the long lines to the Colosseum as you enter the world's most famous amphitheater through the Gladiator's Gate.

    See a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor to imagine what the building looked like during the Roman Empire.

    Follow your guide on an exciting journey through the history of the monument, and get a close-up view of the underground chambers where wild animals were kept for bloodthirsty entertainment.

    Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the battles that took place there over time. Relive the experience of the gladiators from an exclusive perspective. Then, go to the Roman Forum to discover the center of political and social life in Ancient Rome.

    Our guide Nicola made the tour so much fun and gave us lots and lots of information about the Roman Forum and the colosseum. We really enjoyed this tour.

  • Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

    7. Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

    Meet outside the Colosseum metro station to take some wide angle photos of the monument before going inside. Skip the long lines to enter the theater and get an immediate sense of its vast size.   Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and stand in the arena 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.

    The guide outside the colosseum was great Her knowledge was amazing and she spoke very good English She gave a good background for beginners like us in Roman history. The colosseum at night is beautiful and overwhelming. I didn’t enjoy the explanations. The English of the guide was not very clear and it wasn’t coherent. It jumped from subject to subject It is not very important but it said in the description of the tour that we will be offered aperitif and snacks. We didn’t get any It is not necessary for the tour to have but don’t write what we don’t get I’m giving five star for the first guide And three star for the second guide

  • Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    8. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

    Interesting tour. The guide was very experienced and used a nice amount of humor explaining the history of ancient Rome

  • Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    9. Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground. As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Get an up-close view of where the emperor, with a single gesture, would decide the fate of the warriors waiting below. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train. Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor, to the surprise of gladiators and the delight of spectators. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum, Ancient Rome’s city center, followed by ...

    Amanda was the best!!! Highly recommend. She had so much information, was very funny, and cared for the guests above and beyond. She even gave us restaurant recommendations nearby. Best pasta ever!

  • Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

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

    Begin your tour at either 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM, or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM. 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. Benefit from access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. 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 provi...

    Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Rome and was able to relate this specifically to the Colosseum. We had several children participating in the tour and our guide made it very enjoyable for them as well. The experience would not have been the same with simply an entry ticket. This is something my kids and I will never forget.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Arena Floor

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10,226 reviews

This tour is highly recommended if you want to fully explore the Colosseum. Our guide Zenda took us on an excellent journey through the underground sections and to the arena and upper levels. She provided lots of info and made the tour extremely enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

The best tour we have been to Our Guide Mido was knowledgeable and informative Colosseum tour fantastic Wow!

What an amazing experience, our guide Sylvia brought the ancient world to life!