Rome: Colosseum Arena Access and Ancient Rome Guided Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators on a tour of the Colosseum with special access to the arena floor. Hear tales of famous battles and follow your guide into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.


  • Stand on the arena floor of the ancient stadium
  • Walk the ancient roads and explore the most important buildings of Rome
  • Explore the houses of the emperors in the Imperial Palaces on Palatine Hill


Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and stand on the Arena Floor of the Colosseum. Follow your guide to enter the ancient stadium of the Colosseum. Go ont to the restricted access area where you can walk through the gladiator gates and stand on the reconstructed arena floor. See the scene of the famous games and gladiator battles which is open to you for a whole new viewpoint in the Colosseum. Your incredible guide will tell you all about the styles of gladiators, the famous battles, and the other games and entertainment that took place in this magnificent stadium. Head to the vantage point from where the spectators would have sat and cheered for their favorites to win. Learn from your guide not only the amazing history of this monument, but also where to get the best photo opportunities for you and your family. Follow your guide into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to see the very heart of Ancient Rome. Ascend Palatine Hill to see the ruins of the palaces. View Circus Maximus and the Stadium of Domitian before heading over to the Farnese Aviaries to see the Forum laid out below. Descend into the Forum. Walk in the footsteps of Romans and emperors as your guide takes you past the Temple of Romulus, the Temple and House of the Vestals, and Julius Caesar’s Temple. See the Senate House, and learn about how the Forum functioned in the Romans’ day-to-day life.


Entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill (€24) Guided tour Headsets when needed

Important Information

  • Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours Proof of identification may be required, so please bring a valid form of photo ID for each guest Tours will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons There will be a security check upon entering the Colosseum, any weapons, sharp objects, glass or aerosol containers will be confiscated, so please do not bring these items to the tour ***Depending on the start time, the tour route may begin at the Forum/Palatine Hill and end with the Colosseum.***

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This activity is non-refundable


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