Don’t see the Colosseum like a normal tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip-the-line group entrance. See it like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide will avoid any lines and will enter through the side gate, once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the Arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards, you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.
Step off the tourist track in the Colosseum and get a gladiator’s perspective by using their special entrance and stepping onto the Arena floor which is usually off-limits. You can’t get closer to the action than this. The Arena floor is where people actually fought and died in the Colosseum. While most visitors only ever see it from the stands, you’ll bypass the long, general entrance lines and step directly onto it via the special Gladiator’s Gate. As you marvel at the great amphitheater around you, your expert guide will tell stories to transport you back to nearly 2,000 years ago, when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome. During your tour, you’ll also explore the rest of the Colosseum including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook.
Then, you’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization. Our fully licensed expert guides, instead of giving you a boring history lesson, will catapult you into the epic history of Rome and allow you to relive it with them, one step at a time.
- Arena Floor
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill