Rome: Gladiator’s Arena and Palatine Hill Small Group Tour

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Enjoy exclusive access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum on an insightful guided tour. Explore Rome's most iconic complex, including the Arena, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.


  • Travel back in time with a visit to the ancient Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the restricted areas of the Colosseum
  • Relive and learn about the glorious days of the gladiators with an English-speaking guide
  • Admire the impressive Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the powerful Ancient Roman Empire


Dive into ancient history with an expert guide on an unmatchable tour of the Colosseum's restricted areas. Relive the glory days of one of the most important monumental complexes in history. Enjoy access to the Arena, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. This tour that will accompany you to the most iconic sights of Rome, will directly lead you to the spectacular arena floor, the sand floor on which gladiators fought for life and glory. Secondly, you will be taken to witness the beauty of the views from the Palatine Hills and then explore the Roman Forum and dive into the history and the stories behind the life in Ancient Rome, also known as the Eternal city. Please note, the tour may start with the Arena or Palatine Hill Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Arch of Constantine, before enjoying your express, skip-the-line access to the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum. This incredible monument can boast with several records: it is the biggest, best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world and its tiers could host up to 75 thousand people. It is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage, along with the ancient centre of Rome and officially in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This tour will bring you to the first and second tier of the Colosseum, but you will also have the chance to enter and walk on the floor of the arena, a privilege most visitors don’t get to have). Here, gladiators fought bloody battles to entertain the cheering crowds during incredible shows offered by the emperors to their people. The Arena is considered the most vital part of the Colosseum, games, battles and shows took place. In addition to gladiator flights, in fact, death sentences were carried out in the arena, representation of haunting scenes with ferocious animals and navel battles, with the arena being flooded to reproduce a small lake where boats could be turned. Be ready to become a Roman Spectator by listening to the vivid description of your guide, who will explain in detail how these shows were prepared and why they were so important for the Romans, while revealing the true stories and secrets about some of the famous characters of Roman history. Once outside the Colosseum, admire the triumphant Arch of Constantine, dating back to the 4th century and symbolizes the moment in which the namesake emperor made Christianity the religion of the Empire. Then head to the beating heart of the city, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the eternal city.Learn about politics, religion and the everyday life of a Roman citizen, while hearing the story of the she-wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus, founders of the city. Join us for a journey back in time, to the glorious days of what was once a great empire and experience the glory of living like a true Roman.


Entrance fees Headsets Professional art historian guide Tour of the restricted areas of the Colosseum and the Arena 20 minutes on the sand floor Access to both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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  • ID documents ae mandatory for children 14 years old and younger.

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