Privileged Entrance Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

From the Gate of Death to the Arena Floor

5 / 5 See All 212 Reviews · 2.5h 15 max · Rome, Italy

Enter the Colosseum through the back door entrance, avoiding lines and crowds. Then, enter the Gate of Death to step out onto the Colosseum Arena Floor, where ancient Roman gladiators fought to the death.

Tour Details
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum
  • Julius Caesar's Temple
  • The Eternal Flame
  • Vestal Virgin Atrium
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Senate House
  • Basilica of Antoninus & Faustina
  • Basilica of Maxentius & Constantine
  • Arch of Titus
  • Colosseum Stern Entrance
  • First and Second Levels

This guided Roman Colosseum and Forum tour not only includes skip the line access tickets, but you'll also use a different entrance from members of the general public. Go back in time on an authentic gladiator experience as you enter the reconstructed Arena Floor through the “Death Gate”.  This tour lasts 2.5 hours and includes the following:

  • A local English-speaking professional guide
  • Skip the line Colosseum tickets
  • Guided Tour of the Roman Forum
  • A maximum group size of 15

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Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Avoid the crowds as you walk out onto the coolest restricted area of the Colosseum, not available to regular Colosseum ticket holders - the Arena Floor. Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators. Visit the opening to the reconstructed trap door and let your imagination go wild, as your guide describes the types of wild animals that also once contributed to the Colosseum's popularity and significance in ancient Roman society.

Roman Colosseum History

After the Arena Floor, go on a journey to the Colosseum's first and second levels. See where Emperors sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum and more.  After spending a total of 1.5 hours inside of the Colosseum, begin your guided Roman Forum tour.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

This Colosseum Arena Floor tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided tour of the ruins inside. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient City", is a Roman archaeological site that was once the location of downtown Ancient Rome. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and more. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman Emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill 

When your Colosseum Arena Floor with Roman Forum tour concludes, you have free reign to wander around on your own. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus, relax in the Farnese Gardens, or simply perch on an ancient piece of marble and take in the beautiful surroundings. By the end of the tour, leave the Colosseum and forum with a camera full of incredible pictures of the Colosseum and a mind full of knowledge about life in ancient Roman.

What you get with this tour
English-Speaking Guide
Colosseum tickets included
Restricted Access
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3/8/2020
AWESOME experience!!

You MUST book this company for your tours in Rome. Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t ask for more. She was detailed, knowledgeable, entertaining, and personable. I’m writing this review late and unfortunately can’t remember her name but our tour was of the Colosseum at 1300 on Dec 4th. Again, she was excellent!!!

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Reviewed by
Christine Mcleese
3/1/2020
Fantastic Tour

We booked this tour after watching videos on YouTube from the Roman Guy. We got so lucky throughout. The weather was perfect, there were not many tourists around for some reason and our guide, who is a trained archeologist, managed to get us a little extra on top of the standard tour as she could get into areas that others may not have. Absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed by
Alasdair Savage
2/22/2020
Once in a Lifetime Experience...

Wow! Never in my life did I expect to find myself walking through the colosseum and experiencing the RICH history that it has to offer. Our guide provided us with a great array of knowledge about the area we were in and also shocked me with new and interesting facts about the Roman fours that as a Historian I had never known before! Not only was our guide great at touring us through the area but also he gave us very helpful tips about how to navigate the maze that is Rome. He helped us find books on the subjects we toured, places to eat, and dangers to avoid as tourist. He was charming and intelligent and I would highly recommend him if you find yourself in Rome! Muchas gracias from my mother and I as Mexican-Americans in California! ♥️

J
Reviewed by
Josue Quezada-Camarena

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months.

What if the Arena Floor is Closed?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes down access to restricted areas with very little notice. This could be due to rain or some sort of repair going on. In this case, we will visit other areas and the tour will run with the same duration. Sorry, but we do not offer a refund if the Arena Floor is closed.

What if I'm not sure about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Colosseum Tour.

Does my tour still run if it rains?

The Roman Guy runs guided tours rain or shine. In cases of heavy rainfall, the Colosseum management may close the Arena Floor at the last minute for safety. We do our best to make alternate Arena Floor arrangements, but we cannot guarantee a substitute date. If your group is subject to closures by the Colosseum and does not get access to the Arena Floor, we still continue on a 2.5-hour tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There is no refund given if the arena is closed for this tour.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months.

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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