Guided tour

Colosseum: Private Tour with VIP Arena Access

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Colosseum: Private Tour with VIP Arena Access

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From US$ 72.61 US$ 58.09 per person

Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and access the Arena floor of the historic monument with a private guide in your preferred language. Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire and relive some of the epic battles of the mighty amphitheater.

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 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Russian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to access the best parts of the Colosseum
  • Marvel as Ancient Rome is brought to life by your guide
  • See the underground level from the reconstructed Arena
  • Choose between private or small-group VIP tours
Full description
Save precious time on a private 1.5-hour guided tour of the Colosseum. Take panoramic photos of the Roman arena and surrounding area before going inside through a VIP entrance.    Marvel as Ancient Rome is brought to life before your eyes, and get a better appreciation of the sheer magnitude of the greatest amphitheater of the Roman Republic. Look down at the underground level from the Arena to see where the gladiators would prepare to go into battle. Explore the ground floor level and 2nd tier, where the crowds would roar at the spectacular entertainments.  Learn about the different games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed, and get help from your guide to find the best spots to take perfect souvenir photos.
  • English, Spanish, German or Russian-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Access to the reconstructed Arena
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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
  • 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

Above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line); just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • There are no cloakrooms available at the Colosseum
  •  Delays may occur to the departure time due to the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security checks. The capacity regulations may also influence the smooth running of the tour, especially on national holidays and days with special events
  • Food and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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This private guided tour of the Colosseum was an adventure from start to finish. We had been to the Colosseum on a previous trip, but never knew the fascinating details of the history of Rome. Our guide, Andrea answered all questions and helped us understand what we were observing. His English was excellent. We entered separate from crowds and ventured deep into the ruins. A great experience.

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May 18, 2018


This was a must do tour! Our guide was Ferdinand I believe and he was so informative. I walked into the Roman Coliseum knowing nothing and walked out the best history lesson I have EVER learned. He should be made into a golden statue for sharing his knowledge in a way that you felt you were actually at the arena when it all took place.

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April 24, 2018

An amazing tour of The Colosseum with Jay,our private tour guide.We definitely learned so much more of the history and structure of the Colosseum!Definitely worthwhile!

June 11, 2018

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