Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum, Arena Floor and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

Rome: Colosseum, Arena Floor and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Activity provider: Carpe Diem Rome

From US$ 61.40 per person

Experience the glory of ancient Rome as you step out onto the Colosseum's arena floor on this guided walking tour. Visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum, and learn about them.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • Experience the Epic Colosseum
  • Stand on the Arena Floor
  • Local Expert Tour Guide
  • Entrance Tickets included
  • Visit the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
Full description
Unlike regular tours of the Colosseum, this tour gets you straight inside the ancient amphitheatre and out onto the arena floor through the Gladiator’s Gate. This is the route the gladiators themselves took almost 2,000 years ago. Imagine the scene of them being greeted by the cheers and jeers of 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators. Your expert guide will transport you back in time to the height of the Roman Empire when the Colosseum was constructed. These were times when Rome was ruled by all-powerful emperors (sometimes wise, sometimes wacky), the city was flooded with exotic riches from around the world, and the Colosseum acted as the city’s main stage for showing off the animals and people that Rome had conquered and captured.
  • Tickets, Arena Floor, Guide.
  • Food & Drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Arch of Constantine. The guide will be holding a yellow flag. The side furthest away from the Colosseum.

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4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Paolo was our guide. I have been in other tours before but I have never seen a tour guide who was as knowledgable, enthusiastic, hard working and passionate as Paolo. He made history go live! Even the kids who were initially not interested, were later attracted to his talk about the gladiators. We were so glad we paid the extra to visit the 'Arena Floor' as it was such a cool experience to stand in the middle. The photos came out fantastic there also. So happy, thanks again!

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June 10, 2022

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide, Barbara, was knowledgable, engaging, and skilled at bringing history to life in an interesting and digestible way.

October 1, 2022

This tour was fantastic! Our tour guide, Lia is passionate about Roman history, fun and really brings the place to life.

September 28, 2022

Product ID: 420025