Semi-private Colosseum tour with access to the Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Attractions & guided tours

Semi-private Colosseum tour with access to the Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Skip the long lines and enter the Colosseum through the former Gladiator's entrance
  • Take advantage of the immediate access to the coveted Arena Floor and other areas closed to regular ticket holders
  • Spend more time inside the Colosseum or follow your guide for having skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
What to expect

Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena floor through the recently opened Gladiator’s entrance, without the lines, crowding and long security checks.

Feel the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat. Here, you are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes are drawn upward, your body turns and your mind is boggled by the elegance and engineering prowess of what was once the largest structure of its kind in the world.

Home to the gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this 1.5-hour Colosseum tour explores the Arena floor with all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see. In addition, you will follow your guide up to the second level to see what the crowds saw, tracing the Colosseum’s circumference in an effort to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.

After the tour you will also have the option of staying inside the Colosseum to continue your exploration, or follow your guide for skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum. Here you will be taken to the best vantage point for a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own, enriched by your guide’s expert knowledge. You will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Privileged Colosseum Arena access
    • 1.5-hour guided tour of the Colosseum
    • Optional skip-the-line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (when not mentioned in the inclusions)
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-1 years): free
    • Children (2-14 years): reduced
    Where

    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop 'Colosseo'. Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition

    What to remember
    • Mandatory temperature checks are in place
    • A safety distance of 1-1.5m is to be maintained at all times
    • Please note that you'll have to wear a face mask. Masks are not provided on site, so please bring your own
    • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
    • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
    • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour
    • Group sizes will be limited to no more than 10 people to ensure that the tour is both intimate and unforgettable
    • You will be taken to a brief introduction on the history of the Roman Forum and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own
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    When
    • This tour runs daily at 3.20pm

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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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