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Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour provided by Rome Private Guides

Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour
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Tour snapshot
Bypass the large entrance lines with a fast track Colosseum ticket
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The Colosseum is one of Rome’s top attractions, which can mean large ticket lines, and long waiting times. Make the most of your time in the city by pre-booking this guided tour with fast track entry. Bypass the public entrance line, and enter the amphitheater from the same entrance that gladiators once used. Explore the grounds with a guide, and see highlights such as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Lots to explore—including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Special opportunity to enter the Colosseum from the arena floor
  • Learn about the history of ancient Rome from your tour guide
What to expect
  • Your tour begins by meeting your guide at the local tour office near the Colosseum; then walk to the special entrance reserved for members of this tour.  Skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the Colosseum as you enter the amphitheater directly onto the arena floor, where gladiators and wild animals engaged in bloody fights. Visit the ring overlooking the underground sections of the Colosseum, and learn about its history from your guide, who has a degree in either art history or archaeology. Listen to anecdotes about the glory days of the arena and the lives of the emperors and senators of the time.  Next, leave the Colosseum and walk to Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, where emperors and other wealthy residents lived. Take in the view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, and then walk down the hill to explore the ruins of the forum, where your guide shares more stories and uses books and 3D pictures to show you how the site looked during the days of Ancient Rome. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Lots to explore—including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Special opportunity to enter the Colosseum from the arena floor
  • Learn about the history of ancient Rome from your tour guide
What to expect
  • Your tour begins by meeting your guide at the local tour office near the Colosseum; then walk to the special entrance reserved for members of this tour.  Skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the Colosseum as you enter the amphitheater directly onto the arena floor, where gladiators and wild animals engaged in bloody fights. Visit the ring overlooking the underground sections of the Colosseum, and learn about its history from your guide, who has a degree in either art history or archaeology. Listen to anecdotes about the glory days of the arena and the lives of the emperors and senators of the time.  Next, leave the Colosseum and walk to Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, where emperors and other wealthy residents lived. Take in the view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, and then walk down the hill to explore the ruins of the forum, where your guide shares more stories and uses books and 3D pictures to show you how the site looked during the days of Ancient Rome. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21175P67
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour in English
  • English speaking guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Please be on time to meet your guide at our office in Via Frangipane 30 to avoid losing entrance at the Colosseum. Your private expert guide will lead you into the Amphitheater that is located only a few minutes away from our office.
  • Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted.
  • Colosseums' Rules:Sharps objects, liquid glass bottles, drones, selfiesticks, perfumes & sprays are NOT allowed. Only plastic water bottle are accepted.
  • Small group tour will average 16 people (with a maximum of 20 people).
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be on time or you might lose the entrance for the Colosseum or a part of the tour
  • There might be a slight change in the departure timing. In this case we will call you in advance.
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Please make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a refillable plastic water bottle especially during hot weather!
  • Near public transportation
  • There might be a slight change in order of the itinerary due to security and ticket availability.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour in English
  • English speaking guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Please be on time to meet your guide at our office in Via Frangipane 30 to avoid losing entrance at the Colosseum. Your private expert guide will lead you into the Amphitheater that is located only a few minutes away from our office.
  • Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted.
  • Colosseums' Rules:Sharps objects, liquid glass bottles, drones, selfiesticks, perfumes & sprays are NOT allowed. Only plastic water bottle are accepted.
  • Small group tour will average 16 people (with a maximum of 20 people).
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be on time or you might lose the entrance for the Colosseum or a part of the tour
  • There might be a slight change in the departure timing. In this case we will call you in advance.
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Please make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a refillable plastic water bottle especially during hot weather!
  • Near public transportation
  • There might be a slight change in order of the itinerary due to security and ticket availability.
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 8, 2021
A note from Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour
Present one of the following: Green Pass or an equivalent proof of vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Please be on time to meet your guide at our office in Via Frangipane 30 to avoid losing entrance at the Colosseum. Your private expert guide will lead you into the Amphitheater that is located only a few minutes away from our office.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Via dei Fori Imperiali
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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Dimas R
San Juan, Puerto Rico685 contributions
This afternoon walking tour around the Roman forum and ending in the Colosseum a arena floor was a great way to end our trip in Rome. Our tour guide Flavia have us insightful information about the forum and the Colosseum. Being able to walk into the Arena floor gives you a magnificent perspective of the grandeur of the Colosseum. Also we didn’t expect much from our tour of the forum and Palentine Hill but all the information given by Flavia made much more interesting and made us enjoyed our visit even more. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Written January 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ELIJAH L
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
The whole tour was done brilliantly by the guide Diego. You could tell he was passionate, knowledgeable and articulate as he navigated the Colosseum and the surrounding artifacts. He was even kind enough to take a picture of the guests. He’s a great tour guide and you won’t miss out on a thing in this activity.
Written December 24, 2021
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Jonathon B
Winchester, UK6 contributions
Detailed, engaging and informative tour! Highly recommend for all visiting Rome. Dennis was a great tour guide, and super polite.
Written December 22, 2021
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Suvi Taylor
Indiana1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
I loved walking through the Roman Forum and getting an in depth sense of how the Romans lived from Dennis, our tour guide. The information about the architecture and life overall was so interesting and detailed. My favorite part was being able to see the Colloseum, shockingly beautiful with rich history. Dennis was super engaging and gave amazing information. Wear walking shoes!
Written November 29, 2021
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Rich P
Harpenden, UK23 contributions
Dennis was our guide and he was very enthusiastic of the subject helping us to really imagine how the Colosseum would have been 2,000 years ago with lots of detail. Dennis was open to a lot of questions from the group and happy to fill time with more information if none forthcoming. The small group was bigger than I expected (21) but did not stop us engaging as much as we wanted to. When we approached the Forum with 30 mins left of the 3 hours since advertised start time I wondered if we could do it justice but had a full hour and more there. Being October there were only queues for security and COVID pass checks which cannot be avoided.
Written October 29, 2021
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pat
1 contribution
Diego was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and relayed the information in a warm and friendly atmosphere. My friend and I learned a lot. He was also very accommodating since I have trouble walking up steps and hills. He always waited for me to catch up to the group. L
Written September 26, 2021
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Matt
Arlington, VA72 contributions
Aug 2021
There is something magical about standing on Palatine Hill, in the Roman Forum or in the Arena at the Colosseum. Our guide was very welcoming and entertaining, with a deep expertise in the sites we were visiting. The tour program was very professional, located very close to the historical sites -- a memorable experience that was a great addition to our trip. Would definitely recommend for those looking to experience these incredible historic sites.

Also, I should mention that the past year has been difficult for the tour guides of Italy; so, if you are inclined, this year it is particularly worth hiring a guide for these historic venues. They definitely appreciate it and, at least in my experience, provide truly exceptional insights.
Written September 3, 2021
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jared762
2 contributions
What an amazing tour!!! Such great information and Flavia our tour guid was amazing such a nice person with amazing information. Would definitely recommend for anyone !!!!! Thanks Flavia you were amazing!!!!!
Written August 27, 2021
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Christopher B
1 contribution
Dennis was a perfect guide, he had lots of historical and cultural knowledge and made an imagination of how it was many many years ago!

Big recommendation
Written August 18, 2021
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Cj
Palm Springs, CA1 contribution
Dennis was amazing. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. Was able to make easy connections to modern relations so we could imagine the big picture. He was able to answer any question we threw at him!
Written August 7, 2021
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Excellent guided walking tour!
Our tour guide, Flavia, was excellent: very personable, funny, knowledgeable, gave just the right amount of histori
ibanoValerio
ibanoValerio
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Great Tour - Amazing Guide
This was an amazing and well worth tour. In 3 hours we visited all 3 levels of the colosseum and walked through the
andrecch2016
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Too long to enter
Took too long to enter and our pass didn’t required a companion. We were required to meet in the agency but we didn
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Great
Excellent tour of the Vatican Museums. The Saverio guide has a great knowledge of history and art and he is also k
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sandytN9474BA
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Perfect
We booked a visit with Davide was very knowledgeable he expleined everything really easy we had an incredible visit
Skullerud2
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Amazing
The guide (Denis) was by far the most interesting person I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. He answered eve
emanuelapiupiu
emanuelapiupiu
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Best tour ever! Thank you Diego
One of the best tour I have ever had! I highly suggest the Underground levels at the Colosseum .Thank you Diego, l’
298pierrez
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The guide and tour
The tour guide (Dennis) is fun and can answer any question you ask, the tour is great and gives the maximum amount
horatiuj
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Great experience
Excellent experince. The guide was very professional. We learned lots of interesting things, and covered lots of in
Hantunes80
Hantunes80
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Very good
Also the mount Palatino and the Roman forum. The visit was great and Galina was super nice and knowledgeable.
CiaoandAlohaa
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Wow!
I’ve visited Rome 3 times and finally got to go to the Colesseum and Roman Forum, boy was I missing out! So thankfu
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Pleasant and worth it
Halina was super knowledgeable and kind. She went the extra mile to answer all our questions and click a few pics o
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Educational and exciting
I have traveled to Rome for the first time, and rightfully I was searching for tours of Ancient Rome to make the tr
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Best way to experience Vatican
Renata the tour guide was amazing. Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and accommodating. Even bumped into her after t
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Perfect
We had Diego as our tourist guide and he did an amazing job! It was SO worth the money and he was the best guide we
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