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Colosseum with Arena Access and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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Join this small-group tour to experience a real journey through time: you will experience a noteworthy visit to the Colosseum, making your way in directly onto the Arena and proceed to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You and your group (maximum 24 participants) will skip all the lines and access the Colosseum through very same entrance gladiators used before the combats. Here, you will enjoy a spectacular view over the Arena and the Dungeons. Tour both in English and in Spanish, with licensed guides that will entertain your group for 3 hours. The itinerary includes not only the Colosseum (Arena, first and second rings) but also the amazing ruins of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, with its stunning view over the Circus Maximus.
  • Priority access into the Colosseum
  • Utilize a special entrance that leads directly to the Arena floor
  • Small group size offers personal service
  • Learn about the history of Ancient Rome
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group (24 people or less) outside the Colosseum and enter with skip-the-line priority access tickets. A special entrance opens directly into the Arena floor where gladiators once fought. Seeing the Colosseum from the Arena floor offers a unique perspective, including views into the Dungeons of the Colosseum where both gladiators and animals were held before the fights. Your guide leads the way from the Arena up into the stands, telling stories about the history of this landmark as you explore. After the Colosseum, your tour continues with a visit to Palatine Hill. One of the seven famous hills of Rome, Palatine Hill offers a sweeping view over the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. The final stop of this tour is the ruins of the Roman Forum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
1: Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
2: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Guided tour in English
  • English speaking guide for 3 hours
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normal sized backpacks are permitted as huge backpacks will not be admitted.
  • Small group tour will average 16 people (with a maximum of 25 people).
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance at the Colosseum or a part of the tour
  • The order of the visit of the itinerary might change
  • There might be a slight change in the departure timing. In this case we will call you in advance.
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Note: In some areas the stroller must be carried by yourself due to architectural restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that due to summer heatwaves the duration of the tour may vary slightly depending on the needs of the group.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today

This tour offered so much and was excellent value for money. Our guide, Dennis, was simply brilliant - whatever anyone asked him he was able to provide a full response with all background information. We've been to all these sites before (Colosseum, Palatine Hill and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very impressed with our knowledgeable guide. She had a great relaxed and engaging manner and with the aid of the comfortable headset was easy to hear and understand. Well worth the investment for access and information on these amazing sites. Highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Craig L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great and super interesting tour. Tour guide was amazingly informative. Was friendly and answered all questions.

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank miker1994
Reviewed yesterday

We’re trying to hit the highlights of Rome while visiting for a few days. This tour exceeded our expectation. Matt is an outstanding guide. Local to Rome, extremely knowledgeable, passionate about his country and the history. Friendly and easy going too. It was a hot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
4  Thank Mike F
Reviewed yesterday

It was a hot day in Rome in September, but my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the guided to tour with Alice (or Alisha?). She was very knowledgeable about subjects and even brought some pictures to give us better idea about ancient Roman life and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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18 September 2019|
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Response from Craig L | Reviewed this property |
Yes you get access to and some guided commentary around Palestine Hill and the Forum. The tour commentary ends at Palestine Hill and you can either walk back to the start of the tour with the guide or (as we did) stay in the... More
14 September 2019|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
As said you will have to ask for your ticket from the company, when you leave you will have to re-enter so I think you will need your ticket Which the guide has,our guide left us in the forum after the tour had finished so... More
10 September 2019|
Response from heatherbK3526BQ | Reviewed this property |
Hi, our guide did the tour in English, but the company might have Spanish speaking guides too.
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