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Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour of the Colosseum with Entrance from the Arena

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Highlights
  • 3-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour with special access
  • Enter the Colosseum directly from the arena floor, a rare privilege
  • Skip the main entrance line
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Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour of the Colosseum with Entrance from the Arena
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3 hours 30 minutes small group tour with English-speaking guide: visit the Colosseum entering from the Arena stage, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Skip-the-line reservation included.
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3 hours 30 minutes small group tour with English-speaking guide: visit the Colosseum entering from the Arena stage, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Skip-the-line reservation included.
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3 hours 30 minutes small group tour with English-speaking guide: visit the Colosseum entering from the Arena stage, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Skip-the-line reservation included.
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Overview
See the Colosseum on a 3-hour tour that gives you special access to enter the amphitheater on the arena, the same entrance that gladiators once used for their battles. This also allows you to skip the line at the main public entrance. Once inside, explore the ancient landmark with a guide, and then head outside to tour the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
What to Expect
Your tour begins by meeting your guide at the local tour office near the Colosseum; then walk to the special entrance reserved for members of this tour. 

Skip the regular lines and maximize your time at the Colosseum as you enter the amphitheater directly onto the arena floor, where gladiators and wild animals engaged in bloody fights. Visit the ring overlooking the underground sections of the Colosseum, and learn about its history from your guide, who has a degree in either art history or archaeology. Listen to anecdotes about the glory days of the arena and the lives of the emperors and senators of the time. 

Next, leave the Colosseum and walk to Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, where emperors and other wealthy residents lived. Take in the view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, and then walk down the hill to explore the ruins of the forum, where your guide shares more stories and uses books and 3D pictures to show you how the site looked during the days of Ancient Rome. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.
Reviews (87)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Gladiators entrance

We had Francesca today and she was very friendly and also knowledgable. Shared lot of information about the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. We got lucky today with the weather as it was sunny outside and cool but not really cold. I'd recommend this tour...More

1  Thank Vangie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing - Recommended for any History buffs

We absolutely enjoyed our time during this tour, it was fun, informative and a fantastic way to view some of the greatest attractions in Rome. Our guide Julia was brilliant, full of interesting tidbits about the places we were visiting, it was obvious that she...More

1  Thank Buddikit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guided Tour?

This was more like a guided talk. We had actually paid for the half day tour of all, but decided to leave it after the Colosseum tour. We were stood in a corner and told about the Colosseum, then told to look around and meet...More

4  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour!

We had a great experience with this tour. George was our guide. He was very informative and gave us plenty of time to take pictures. I highly recommend this tour!

Thank Curious826296
VivianaMaggio, Owner at Rome Private Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, thank you for sharing with us your experience! George is very passionate about Ancient Rome and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! Best regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stunning Rome

Breath taking place, guided tour was great value, so informative and so easy beating all the queues. Be aware that there are quite a few steps to navigate, but the guide went at the slowest persons pace.

1  Thank whatsitallabout2017
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Response from Maritza O | Reviewed this property |
I would get there 15 minutes ahead of time to sign in, get your headset and get started on time. Follow the directions to get to the ticket office when you buy the passes. It is not outside the Colosseum or the Forum. It's... More
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Marceline H
9 October 2018|
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Agree with Geoffdoyle!!
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3 September 2018|
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I wouldn’t take a child so young on this tour. It’s long and hot with lots of steps, no fun for a little one nor his parent having to haul a stroller around!!
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