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Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators on this unique tour of the Colosseum & its arena floor. Explore the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with a guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
Small group available


  • Enter the Colosseum like a gladiator onto the arena floor
  • Learn about the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as you walk through the remains
  • Skip the line with fast track access tickets
Full description

Discover unseen facets of the Colosseum on this exclusive skip-the-line tour with an expert guide. Access the arena floor through the gladiators’ gate and imagine what they would’ve experienced as they stepped out under the gaze of thousands of noisy spectators.

From the arena, look down into the dungeons where the gladiators would prepare themselves beforehand and wild animals were kept.

Across the way in the Forum, the political, social and religious core of the city, find the remains of public buildings, temples, the sacred dwelling of the Vestal Virgins, and much more.

Listen to your guide as they share stories of the political dramas that played out there and the daily lives of people who lived over 2000 years ago.

Finally, head to Palatine Hill, the supposed spot chosen by Romulus to found his new city. It became the home of the rich and powerful during the Republic during the Empire. The remains of some of their palaces are still visible to this day.

  • Official live guide
  • Admission fees
  • Fast-track entrance (Gladiator Door)
  • 3-hour tour
  • Headsets
  • Restricted area access (Colosseum Arena)
  • Food & drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions – please bring appropriate clothing and water
  • In the case of inclement weather (rain, snow, frost…), the arena floor may be closed off without notice. Entry through the gladiators’ gate will not be affected but access onto the arena floor will be prohibited. In these instances, refunds cannot be provided
Customer reviews

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based on 1486 reviews

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Claudia was a very knowledgable guide who took us through the forum romanum, the Palestine hill and the coliseum. If you want to see and explore every detail of it you should come back and bring more time since the tour „just“ gives you an overview. The guide was especially helpful in the forum romanum pointing out which building stood where and what the history of those places were.

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September 30, 2021

This tour covers 3 major historical places in Rome. You get to skip the lines and your price covers all the entries. We walked by all of the people waiting in line! Marcius was a great guide and knew all the history. We wore an earbud with an amplifier and could hear everything clearly. It was a lot of walking—through the whole colosseum, up the Palatine hill and Forum. We walked the entire 3 hours but that is what it takes to see this in a day. Great views of everything! Bring water! You can get it at the fountain at the Palatine hill but it’s not bottled if you are used to that. We thought it was a semi-private tour, told there were 8 people and there were over 15 and some were quite slow. We were told to be there 25 min before but the slow people were also late which was unfortunate. I would have liked the tour guide to remind people to stay with the group and keep up because I think things were missed due to the inconsiderate nature of some. All in all it was a good tour.

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September 28, 2021

Marcius was so engaging and just radiated excitement. You can tell he absolutely just loves giving this tour. An infectious teacher. Our group had some older folks who didn’t expect to walk as much so it slowed us down, but Marcius was great at adapting and tried to make sure we still saw everything. Only regret is he said his goodbyes and disappeared like a magician while I was looking for money to tip him. Great tour. Very informative.

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September 18, 2021

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