Privileged Entrance Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

Enter the Colosseum faster and step onto the Arena Floor like a true gladiator

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 244 Reviews · 3.00h 15 max · Rome, Italy

Want to see the Colosseum from a new angle? On this tour, you'll have access to the reconstructed Arena Floor plus the first and second tiers of the Colosseum. You'll enjoy perks that regular ticket holders don't have: skip-the-line access and three areas of the Colosseum in one tour. After learning about Rome's history at the Colosseum from your knowledgeable guide, you'll head over to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill where you can imagine what downtown ancient Rome must have been like.

Tour Details
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Create Awesome memories
  • Restricted Access
  • Arena Floor without the Crowds
  • 1st and 2nd Levels
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
  • Temple of Antoninus & Faustina
  • Vestal Virgins
  • Senate House
  • Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Palatine Hill
  • Best Views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus

Meet your guide and small group of 15 or fewer people at the green souvenir kiosk near the Colosseum metro stop. There you'll learn the day's itinerary before heading off to your skip-the-line entry at the Colosseum where you can walk on the Arena Floor that most tourists don't access. You'll listen to your passionate guide (who might be an archeologist!) share in-depth information about this ancient Roman attraction as they lead you to the first and second tiers for epic views. Finally, enjoy a short walk to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill where your guide will help bring to life the ancient city of Rome where the wealthy citizens lived. Your 2.5-hour tour includes:

  • A local English-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets

  • Exclusive access to the Arena Floor of the Colosseum

  • First and second tier access at the Colosseum

  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • A maximum group size of 15

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Avoid the crowds as you walk onto a popular area of the Colosseum that's 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 hear your guide describe the types of wild animals that once contributed to the Colosseum's popularity 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, plus many more interesting facts. You'll spend an amazing 1.5 hours exploring the top attraction in Rome with a passionate guide.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

Not far from the Colosseum sits the Roman Forum, and your guide will walk you to these ancient ruins for a guided walking tour. This Roman archaeological site 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. Re-live ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill 

From the ancient downtown, your guide will lead you to the Beverly Hills of Ancient Rome. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus. Explore the 2,000 year old palaces learning stories of Rome's rich and famous. 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 Rome.

What you get with this tour
Colosseum tickets included
Skip the Line
English-Speaking Guide
Restricted Access
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Loved it
26 May 2022
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Our tour guide, Sandra was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and I’m so glad we visited the Colosseum with a guide!

Amazing experience
26 April 2022
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Alina Rossi

Having a tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum was amazing. Our tour guide, Marco, was so informative & knowledgeable and really presented the information in an easy-to-digest manner, while adding lots of humor to it. He did a great job of holding the entire groups attention. The small number in the group was also a plus because it made it much easier to navigate the sites. You’re not going to get all you can out of these sites without a tour because the guides are so full of information that you wouldn’t get otherwise. Highly recommend!!

Fantastico!
15 April 2022
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Alicia Giacalone

This was the way to go. We enjoyed our tour with Lucina very much. She was very informative and the pictures she brought really helped imagine the grandeur of the structure. Also it was great to have someone to answer your questions! Going on a tour added so much to this experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet at the 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 have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

Does the Arena Floor ever close to the public?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes access to the more restricted areas with little notice. This usually happens in cases of heavy rainfall or an emergency repair. If this happens, we will visit other areas of the Colosseum, and the tour will continue with the same duration. As the Arena Floor is only a portion of this tour, there are no refunds if Colosseum Management closes it at short notice.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest taking Private Colosseum Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

Does my tour still run if it rains?

The Tour 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 the tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There is no refund given if the Arena Floor portion of the tour is closed.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

Where to meet?

Meet at the 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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