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Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

Product ID: 217332
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
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
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
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 783 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Marcius was great, the only helpful point I would raise is that it would be better if the earphones provided were for both ears and not just one. With the wind, road noise etc as you’re going along it could be sometimes difficult to keep up with what was being said or hear.

2 March 2020

Really nice tour, really high value! Although in low season I am not sure if all skip the line options are worth it in Italy, the Colosseum was super crowded, so entering it in a different door without waiting is a huge plus. Also our guide, Laura was not only knowledgeable, but also really enthusiastic, which helped during the long (3 hours) tour, where obviously concentration can not be constantly high. We were really happy with both the tour and the guide, and can wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone who is interested.

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1 March 2020

Terrible start involving the police questioning our guide and the company - we were very wary and a bit put off. Very unorganised start. Once we eventually got started it was very rushed due to the late start. Our guide was fantastic and a fountain of knowledge, just a shame that the company was unorganised at the start and didn’t seem to have the relevant documentation for the police.

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19 February 2020

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