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
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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

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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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 915 reviews

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Our guide Frederico was AMAZING! He was was friendly, funny and KNOWLEDGEABLE. The fact that he was an archeological previously added to his exciting and detailed narrative for the historical journey. I have already had the same tour in Sept 2019 but this was completely different and I learned new things I didn’t learn before. I 110% recommend Frederico and urge you to avoid the ticket touts outside. This is a case of you getting what you pay for. €57 got us the BEST 3 hour tour and know it cannot have been better than this. Thank you for teaching us your knowledge Frederico! Bravo!

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June 3, 2021

Very interesting visit with a very friendly Italian guide, speaking impeccable French, and giving a lot of explanations. A small disappointment: we are not considering the forum, but we can see it from above from the Palatine. The view allows you to have an overview with comments on each monument, but it does not replace a visit itself. Another point: access to the Colosseum arena is closed. We took this option and were reimbursed on demand.

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March 3, 2021

We had the most amazing tour guide !!! He really caught the groups attention and was so engaging !!! Honestly couldn’t have asked for better, really felt like I was around in accident Rome. Enjoying the pleasures of the great Roman Empire. The tour was really well presented and I’ve gained so much knowledge ! If I could have the same tour guide for everything I wish I could ! Amazing experience,

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September 9, 2020

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