Semi-Private Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor

Stand where gladiators fought on the Colosseum floor, then tour the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 35 Reviews · 3.00h · Rome, Italy

Looking to experience the Colosseum like never before? Our Semi-Private Colosseum Arena Floor Tour invites you to step through the gladiator’s gate and stand on the reconstructed Arena Floor where warriors once fought. Led by our expert tour guides, you'll explore the Colosseum’s first and second tiers, enjoying skip-the-line access and exclusive insights. After delving into the heart of ancient Rome, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the Roman Forum and climb Palatine Hill.

  • Meet your guide outside the Colosseum metro stop
  • Colosseum
  • Arena Floor
  • 1st Level
  • 2nd Level
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • End inside the Roman Forum

You will gather at the designated meeting spot near the Colosseum to meet your expert tour guide and fellow participants. Once everyone is assembled, your guide will provide an engaging overview of the day's adventure, filled with personal anecdotes and fascinating insights into the Colosseum’s rich history. Stepping onto the Arena Floor, you'll stand where gladiators once fought, exploring areas inaccessible to the general public. Imagine the roar of the crowd and the clash of swords as you take in this iconic site.

With your personalized expert guide and a group size of only 10 max, you’ll also explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, two of Rome’s oldest sites, offering sweeping views and historical treasures. Get ready to be mesmerized by the history and beauty that await you on this unforgettable journey through the heart of ancient Rome.

Semi-Private Colosseum Arena Floor Tour Description:

Your 3-tour includes:

  • Semi-Private Experience

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Access to Arena Floor

  • Guided Exploration of the Colosseum

  • Admission to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

  • Max group size of 10 people

Meet Your Guide

Gather at the designated meeting spot near the Colosseum, an iconic structure showcasing the advanced engineering of ancient Rome. Built between AD 70-80, this amphitheater once hosted spectacular contests featuring daring gladiators and deadly animals. When you arrive, trust you'll be walking in the path of their footsteps, led by your expert guide. Your guide will provide you and your semi-private group with an overview of the immersive exploration of ancient Rome’s most iconic landmarks that awaits.

Arena Floor Access of the Colosseum

Immerse yourself in history as you step onto the sands that once housed epic battles between gladiators, wild beasts, and criminals. Wander the same paths where victorious gladiators once stood and many met their end. Your guide will recount stories of bravery and rivalry, bringing this legendary battleground to life.

1st and 2nd Level of Colosseum

Climb to the upper levels of the Colosseum and enjoy wide views of the entire amphitheater and the surrounding cityscape. From this elevated perspective, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the architectural brilliance of this historic Roman site. Your guide will captivate you with stories about the daily lives of ancient Romans who once crowded these stands, eagerly anticipating their evening entertainment.

Roman Forum

Following your Colosseum tour, delve into the heart of ancient Rome with exclusive access to the Roman Forum. While walking among the ruins of temples, basilicas, and government buildings, you'll be immersed in the essence of Roman life. Wander through these historic streets, admire the remains of majestic temples and monuments, and immerse yourself in the era where emperors ruled, senators debated, and Romans went about their daily lives.

Palatine Hill

End your journey with a visit to Palatine Hill, the legendary birthplace of Rome and the home of its most influential citizens. Your guide will bring ancient Rome to life, sharing tales from the legendary founding by Romulus and Remus to the lavish palaces that once stood there. You'll uncover the insider secrets of Rome’s storied past, all expertly narrated by your knowledgeable guide.

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
Skip the line Colosseum tickets
Arena Floor access
1st & 2nd levels
Guided tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Max 10 people
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Coliseum Tour on 7/20/24
21 July 2024
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ANNA G. LAMATTINA

Eugenio was an EXCELLENT tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and informative and took the time to explain everything in great detail . Very kind and friendly guy ! Highly recommended.

09 July 2024
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Samuel Munayyer

Great all around

Very good tour
07 July 2024
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Elizabeth Johnston-O'Connor

Frederico offered a very good tour. It is difficult to comprehend just how cruel humans can be to other humans but the structure itself is fascinating, and Frederico is a good student of and teacher of history. The one issue that we take with the tour is not under Tour Guy’s control but perhaps Tour Guy in concert with other tour agencies can influence Rome to offer more rest rooms. A single restroom for the 12,000 visitors a day is woefully inadequate. Rome had better improve its facilities before the jubilee year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain, so wear comfortable sneakers. You can also bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. You might also want to bring a snack just in case you get hungry during your 3-hour tour.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

This tour does involve quite a lot of walking, and the terrain can be uneven at times. If you have any doubts about your mobility, check out our Private Colosseum Tour, which can be more easily tailored to your needs.

What to bring?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain, so wear comfortable sneakers. You can also bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. You might also want to bring a snack just in case you get hungry during your 3-hour tour.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

Does this tour include access to the Arena Floor?

Yes, this tour include access to the Arena Floor!

Will my tour time change?

Yes, the start time of your tour is likely to change. Please keep your day open. Your final start time will be sent 5 days before the date of your tour.

Can I cancel if my schedule changes?

No. This Semi-Private Colosseum Arena Floor Tour is a non-refundable tour.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point outside of the Colosseum entrance.

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