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Rome: 3–Hour Colosseum Private Tour with Arena Floor Access

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Faberest

Rome: 3–Hour Colosseum Private Tour with Arena Floor Access

Activity provider: Faberest

From US$ 316.68 per group up to 2

Skip the long lines and enjoy direct access to the Colosseum's arena floor by the Gladiator's entrance. Listen to your private guide as they tell you everything about this majestic site, its fascinating history and importance all over the world.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group


  • Step inside the Colosseum and visit its arena with a private guide
  • Avoid waiting at the entrance thanks to your skip–the–line tickets
  • Learn all about this fascinating site: the gladiators fights, the emperors, its myths and legends
Full description
Take a private guided tour of the Colosseum with skip–the–line tickets, and use a different privileged entrance to get inside. Step into the reconstructed arena floor through the so–called Death Gate, and feel as though you have stepped back in time to an authentic gladiator experience. Imagine the roar of the crowds as combatants poised themselves to battle on the Colosseum floor, or when politicians and theater groups took center stage. The colosseum could hold more than 50,000 people, rivaling the size of today's modern football stadiums. Get to know more from the words and the knowledge of your expert private guide, and don't hesitate to ask them questions and clarifications.
  • Privileged Colosseum arena access
  • Skip–the–line ticket for the Colosseum arena
  • Private tour guide
  • Headphones (for groups larger than 5 people)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the newspaper stand at the exit to the Colosseum Metro station, Line B. Your guide will be holding a sign. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • This tour is partly accessible for people with limited mobility. It is possible to visit the entire building, but the archeological area is not fully accessible
  • Please note that large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted inside the Colosseum; only small bags will be allowed and there are no cloakrooms
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue
  • Strollers and baby carriers cannot be accommodated on this activity
  • Please note that, for safety reasons, in a few particular occasions the area of the arena can be inaccessible to the visitors. If that happens don't worry: you'll be able to do the tour anyway, getting very close to the central area of the arena (but without stepping inside)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Our guide, Valeria, was amazing! She is a former archeologist and is a native Romana. She provided a perspective that was so special to us. I was impressed by her connection to our 11 year old boy and her sunny disposition made his first steps in Rome so memorable! Thank you!

November 28, 2019

Great guide, great location

As Vicencio von Faberest we had a great and experienced guide. He was able to explain the sights very well and he has very good background knowledge about the individual points. In combination with him, the tour was an unforgettable experience. There was only one problem from the agency that organized the wrong tickets. However, the credit was processed without any problems. We had booked a more expensive tour, but the tickets in the Coloseum had only included the standard tour ... The refund is very quick and without problems.

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April 22, 2019

Wonderful Colosseum tour with Valarie

Valarie provide the family (wife, daughters (11 and 13) and myself) with an excellent tour of the Colosseum. Valarie was extremely well knowledged and made the experience both interesting and fun. Valerie used very good aides to assist in teaching the girls about the Colosseum and provided a good layered build up to fully understand what the Colosseum was. Was extremely pleased with the tour and a big thanks to Valarie.

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January 21, 2019

Product ID: 148073