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Colosseum with Arena Access and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Rome’s Colosseum is one of the most famous Roman monuments in the world, but with four million annual visitors, lines can be long in peak season. This tour ensures a hassle-free visit with skip-the-line entrance; access to the Arena and the gladiator stage; plus a walking tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
  • Skip-the-line access to Rome's Colosseum
  • Head straight into the Arena, where gladiators once fought
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get access to the arena floor on this priority tour, which includes the Forum and Palatine Hill.

Traveler Tips

  • "We certainly covered some ground so wear comfortable walking shoes and I daresay in summer it would get very hot so hats and water would be a necessity." See review
  • "Make sure you have good walking shoes on and are in good physical condition as one will be going up and down multiple steps and hills" See review
  • "It is a lot of history to know in a short period of time, so I recommend seeking small groups, which will make me return to know more and enjoy the guide's knowledge." See review


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Wonderful tour
, Mar 2020
Wonderful tour with excellent tour guide Flavia. Very informative, took in all the amazing history & archeological highlights of Rome.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good morning! we love to read when our tour guides meet your expectations and you end the tour happy, that is one of our goals. All our guides are very professional and enthusiastic. Thank you very much for your comment!
, Feb 2020
Renata was amazing!! I highly recommend getting her as your guide. She’s very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. She explainer way more than I would have ever thought. Lots of walking so be prepared wear comfy shoes
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind review. Renata is indeed a very fun person who loves to show tourists around and help them to better understand the history of Rome. We'll make sure she knows you enjoyed very much with her. Indeed, this city was made for walking, the best way to explore it to the fullest. Thanks for trusting us when in Rome!
, Feb 2020
AMAZING. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and made it relatable definitely would recommend and would visit again. He made us reenact different characters and made us engage with other members in the group which made it extremely fun.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good morning! we are glad you loved our guide. Indeed they are all very professional, engaging and knowledgeable. Next time, do not forget to write the name so we can congratulate them for their good job! Thank you!
, Feb 2020
Love this tour. Fi was a brilliant tour guide. She has so much information and allowed time for pictures and just to take it all in. Thanks!!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Ruth_C, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review! To provide the best experience to our customers, we choose to collaborate only with the best local guides, and Fi is one of them! We'll make sure she gets your kind words. Thank you for choosing our services and we hope to see you soon again!
Standing in the colosseum.
, Feb 2020
The guides always make any tour worthwhile, and when you have someone who is actually enthusiastic about what they are showing you, it brings the experience to life. It would have been hard to enjoy the sights as much as I did without all the stories that bring the ancient rock to life.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We would have loved to know who the guide was to congratulate them but we are happy you enjoyed the tour with us. Thank you for choosing our company. All our guides have many years of experience teaching customers about our lovely city. Thank you for your kind review.
Ancient Roman tour in English.
, Jan 2020
Our tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Forum with Fe was a wonderful way to dive into the history of Rome. Fe is a passionate & knowledgeable guide who delivers her tour in an entertaining manner while challenging you to think about what you’re seeing at the same time. I’d be happy to recommend Fe’s tour for anyone wanting a tour of this area in English.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We are thankful for your words and glad you liked Fe, we also love her! all our tour guides are multilingual, fun and will make you see the tour with different eyes.
Fabulous tour with Mat!
, Jan 2020
This was an awesome 3 hour tour lead by the very personable and knowledgeable Matej (Mat). We struck a beautiful sunny winter's day which made for fabulous blue sky photos of such amazing and awe inspiring places like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Paletine Hill that we'd only ever seen on tv before. We certainly covered some ground so wear comfortable walking shoes and I daresay in summer it would get very hot so hats and water would be a necessity. Slight issue with the microphone/headphone on occasion but heard all the important stuff!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear vhargreaves, What an amazing review! Because your experience is our priority, we choose to work only with the best guides. Matt will be very happy to read your kind words! Thanks for pointing out the issues with the mic and headphones: we treasure such notes since they help us make our services better. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you soon again!
Great way to see the sights
, Jan 2020
Our guide Diego was very informative and friendly, we loved seeing and learning about these magnificent sites, highly recommend!
Unbelievable this part of history.
, Dec 2019
Only a personal visit on-site, to really understand this part of our story. Books, photos, videos do not transmit the real grandeur of this period, which they built, the size of these monuments. Our guide gave us a lot of knowledge. It is a lot of history to know in a short period of time, so I recommend seeking small groups, which will make me return to know more and enjoy the guide's knowledge.
Excellent Tour
, Dec 2019
We entered through the gladiator's gate and got right onto the arena floor. We explored Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Forum Romano. Our guide Giulio was terrific. He showed us so many interesting things and sights, told so many remarkable stories and details, and answered many questions about not only Colosseum but all aspects of ancient Rome. It was pleasure to listen to him. We truly enjoyed this tour.

Product code: 41348P23

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