Private tour

Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy

Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 133.38 per person

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Experience the grandeur of Italy’s most iconic symbol with privileged access to the restricted Arena floor through the Gladiator's Gate. Feel the majesty of Ancient Rome as you follow the footsteps of Julius Caesar and those who led the Roman Empire.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Benefit from VIP Access to the Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death”
  • Visit the Roman Forum which was the political, economical and religious center in the Ancient Rome.
  • Get incredible panoramic views from the top of the Palatine Hill
Full description

Discover the highlights of Roman history with a visit to the Colosseum with skip-the-line entrance and access through the Gladiator's Gate. Continue to the Roman Forum and then head to Palatine Hill.

The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society.

Benefit from fast-track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor.

From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political heart of ancient Rome. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Caesar, the Senate, and many other important buildings to fully understand the daily life of the Roman citizen.

You will end this fascinating tour with spectacular views from the top of Palatine Hill.

  • Tickets for the Colosseum Arena Special Access
  • Tickets for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at Via del Colosseo 24 • Your guide will be there wearing a green polo shirt • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
  • It is required a moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
  • This tour will take place rain or shine. During very bad weather conditions, some of the areas might be closed.
  • For late arrivals or no show, there is no refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Getting a tour with 25 other people is one thing, but having a private tour guide is quite another. It was easy to book (like 2 days prior), easy to find the touring office, and just such a great experience. There is so much you would never know just walking around the Colosseum and Forum

September 28, 2022

Paolo was a fantastic guide. I’m a bit of a geek and have over the course of my life probably seen half a dozen documentaries about the Colosseum but his stories made my first time actually seeing it and the Forum really come alive. He also made me feel comfortable and adapted well to my sense of humor and we had a lot of laughs. Thanks for a great time Paolo!

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September 25, 2022

Very enjoyable and exciting tour with Roby - the private tour is really meaningful. Please note, however, if the visit starts at 5:15 p.m.: the visit to the Colosseum and the forum is limited (the Colosseum closes at 6:15 p.m. and certain areas of the forum also close early) - Tip: get a ticket for the morning, when everyone is at Vatican

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June 16, 2022

Product ID: 400575