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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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From US$ 67.77 US$ 54.21 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

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
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 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. 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. Finally, head to Palatine Hill, where Romulus chose to found his new city. It became home to the rich and powerful during the Republic. The remains of some of their palaces remain visible today.

Includes
  • 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 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on 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 1709 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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We were a small group of 6 people. A great group size. The meeting point at the start of the tour worked out great. Our guide was incredibly dedicated personally and convinced with her personality. However, the language barrier was very high. Otherwise a great tour and absolutely to be recommended!

November 6, 2021

We enjoyed our trip to the Colosseum and Forum with our guide, Marco. He was very keen to make sure we had a feeling for what life was like in the ancient times, the size and scope of the buildings, etc. He didn't weigh us down with too many technical details that we wouldn't remember. He was very courteous to include toilette stops and make sure we had enough water (bring a refillable water bottle). We really enjoyed our tour.

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October 20, 2021

The tour was great for the money and you got a lot of information. We also saw a lot. Price / performance is right. Would recommend, however, to buy a ticket for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill after the tour and see everything in peace. Unfortunately, there is not enough time for this, even though we had been on the road for over 3 hours. The area is just very, very large.

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October 19, 2021

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