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

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

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
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
Discover unseen facets of the Colosseum on this exclusive skip-the-line tour with an expert guide. Access the arena floor through the gladiators’ gate and imagine what they would have experienced as they stepped out under the gaze of thousands of noisy spectators. Look down into the dungeons where they would have been preparing themselves beforehand and wild animals would have been kept. Across the way in the Forum, the political, social and religious core of the city, find the remains of public buildings, temples, the sacred dwelling of the Vestal Virgins and much more. Your guide will enthrall you with stories of the political dramas that played out there and the daily lives of people who lived over 2000 years ago. Last but not least will be the Palatine Hill, the supposed spot chosen by Romulus to found his new city. It then became the home of the rich and powerful during the Republic and the emperors during the Empire, and the impressive remains of some of their palaces are what is still visible to this day.
  • 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 one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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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 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 1377 reviews

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Marcius was so engaging and just radiated excitement. You can tell he absolutely just loves giving this tour. An infectious teacher. Our group had some older folks who didn’t expect to walk as much so it slowed us down, but Marcius was great at adapting and tried to make sure we still saw everything. Only regret is he said his goodbyes and disappeared like a magician while I was looking for money to tip him. Great tour. Very informative.

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September 18, 2021

We loved our tour! Our guide, Irene, was great! She was very knowledgeable and well prepared with plenty of “before photos” and fun facts. She also gave us 5 minutes to take photos in certain areas (she also offered to take some for us)… the perfect time for those who wanted to take pics but not too long for those who didn’t want to. Also had a short bathroom break in between.

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September 16, 2021

The Colosseum and the Forum were an absolutely impressive experience. BUT regarding the organization there were some problems with our group booking, which resulted in a 40 minute waiting time at the meeting point at the beginning, because the guide could not find the group reservation. So the tour started in the Roman Forum in the midday heat and not in the Colosseum as planned. Our guide definitely had a good historical knowledge, but unfortunately the German language skills left a lot to be desired. The lady was sometimes unable to convey her knowledge in words, which was unfortunately a bit of a shame. Nevertheless, one should only see ancient Rome on a guided tour with a guide in order to really benefit from it.

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September 16, 2021

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