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
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From US$ 48.62 US$ 38.90 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

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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


  • 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.

  • 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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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

4.6 /5

based on 3514 reviews

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Despite the overwhelming heat, the guide was very professional and fascinating. We learned a lot of things, each at their own level: teenagers, young adults and us parents. No waiting at the counters of the different activities and it was very appreciable. I highly recommend this activity. The only downside is to have arrived at the requested time but to have left with a quarter of an hour late and under more than 37°C it was very painful.

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August 11, 2022

Francesco was amazing! He was so knowledgeable! This was our second 3-hr tour of the day so the heat was walking was getting to us but we still didn’t want it to stop. These three sites are a must see in Rome. Taking a guided tour at least once is a must because there is just so much information and things to see that you would miss on your own. But we definitely want to go back and see even more that we couldn’t get to!

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August 10, 2022

Really worth it in my opinion. The guide was very nice, gave us a lot of interesting information and showed us things that you would probably have overlooked completely without a tour (e.g. that not only gladiator fights and animal fights took place in the Colosseum, but also for sea battles for which it was flooded). It was warm, as always in summer, so don't forget enough water and sturdy, comfortable shoes. The "no queue ticket" was really worth its weight in gold because the queue is very long in the morning.

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August 5, 2022

Product ID: 217332