Guided tour

Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Activity provider: Ancient and Recent

Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Activity provider: Ancient and Recent
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Take a virtual reality tour through Ancient Rome on a unique, multi-sensory guided tour of the Colosseum. Move in real time between the roar of the lions and gladiators in combat, venture into the corridors of the arena's unknown underground, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, French
Private group available


  • Walk back in time on a virtual reality experience and see the Colosseum like never before
  • Skip the long lines to one of Rome's most popular monuments
  • Experience the everyday life of Ancient Rome in a new and exciting way
  • Get an introduction to the landmarks of the Colosseum, inside and out
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for up to 12 people with an English-speaking guide
Full description

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds. Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. 

Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators, and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue of Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. 

Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena and much more.

  • English or Italian-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Oculus VR headset with audio commentary in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, or Italian (depending on your choice during the booking process)
  • Assistant for the VR headset
  • Third-party insurance
  • The Virtual Reality Experience is held outside the monument for security reasons.
  • Access to the Underground, Arena Floor and the Third Ring
  • Guided tour inside Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Souvenirs
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet by the Arch of Constantine at the side of the Colosseum. Look for the staff with a black flag with "Colosseum Virtual Reality" and the local partner's name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • The local operator is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum and Roman Forum due to strikes, bad weather etc.
  • This is a small group tour of up to 12 people
  • It is forbidden to enter the monument with bottles, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, pets, knives, or spray cans
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 115 reviews

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Very helpful and friendly guide and interesting commentary via the VR glasses which helped us to understand its importance in the ancient world. The guide was very understanding when we got the wrong day! The VR technology was a bit dated. It could have been used more imaginatively but it did give us an informative introduction before we went into building

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July 19, 2022

Informative and interesting. The first half was the “vr tour” - conducted in a pleasant shaded area. The three vr sections were the exterior, floor and underneath the colosseum. All we’re easy to navigate and we’ll narrated. Then the group met up to gain access to the colosseum proper, where we had 1 hour to explore. It was a good amount of time: not too rushed, not too long. Then met up again to access the forum and palantinen area which were lovely. Again, one inside, we were giving freedom to explore on our own. Our hostesses where nice and patient (even with small ones). Five stars

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July 10, 2022

With the VR glasses you get a great impression of the Colosseum, the forecourt and the catacombs and you can imagine how everything looked much better than any other representation, graphic, map could convey. We had lots of fun; the visit to the Colosseum itself was rather sobering, not least because of the crowds.

June 9, 2022

Product ID: 107692