Rome Colosseum Guided Tour

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Discover the 1st and 2nd floors of Rome's Colosseum on a guided tour with an official tour guide. Learn about the Colosseum's bloody history before visiting the Forum and Palatine Hill on your own.


  • Journey back in time to Ancient Rome as you stroll through the massive Colosseum
  • Check out the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and explore them at your own pace
  • Hear about the Colosseum's disturbing history as you stand over the iconic arena
  • Learn the rules of the gladiator matches and hear how the building got its name
  • Discover how the Ancient Romans used special effects to increase the excitement


Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and venture inside. As you explore, learn about the largest Roman amphitheatre, where 60,000 screaming spectators would watch their favourite champions fight their opponents to the death. Stop to search for the names of Roman nobles carved into some of the seats. Continue through the Colosseum and learn about the wild animals hunting games and how 'special effects' were created with an ingenious system of machinery. As your guide explains the rules of gladiator matches, imagine what it would have been like at a match. After your guided tour of the Colosseum ends, walk with your guide to the entrance of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Explore these 2 fascinating areas on your own until 3:15 P.M. on the day of your tour.


Tour of the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd floors Guide Headsets

Important Information

  • Colosseum entry fees are not included. Before the tour, please go to the ticket office to purchase your ticket

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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