You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour will include climbing large steps and walking on uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour.
Walk out onto the reconstructed Colosseum Arena Floor in the heart of the Colosseum through the “Gate of Death”.
Visit the epicenter of the ancient Roman Empire - the Roman Forum.
As you walk on the same roads once used by emperors, visit sights that include Julius Caesar's Temple and the Arch of Titus.
Learn how a group of women was responsible for keeping a flame eternally lit in their sacred temple.
Visit the statues of the Vestal Virgins that stand in the garden of the temple, and learn why these women were so highly respected in ancient Roman society.
This is the biggest triumphal arch in Rome. At 21 meters high, it celebrates Emperor Constantine's victory over Maxentius and reminds us of the Emperor who legalized Christianity in Rome.
The Senate House was the place where the most important decisions in Ancient Rome were made.
The ancient temple was saved from destruction, because the later church San Lorenzo in Miranda was built into it: This why this building constitutes one of the best-preserved ancient temples of Rome.
Towering above all other buildings in the area, it is impossible to miss the ruins of this incredible cathedral.
Visit this Arch of Titus, one of the earliest carved reliefs of the Menorah. Learn about the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans in 70AD.
Access the Restricted Arena Floor
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Skip the Line Colosseum Tickets
This guided Roman Colosseum and Forum tour not only includes skip the line tickets, but you'll also use a different entrance from members of the general public. Go back in time on an authentic gladiator experience as you enter the reconstructed Arena Floor through the “Death Gate”. While our bestselling tour includes access to the restricted Arena Floor, it does not include the Colosseum underground and third ring. If you are looking for one of our Rome tours with access to the Colosseum Underground, we have you covered! This tour lasts 2.5 hours and includes the following:
Avoid the crowds as you walk out onto the coolest restricted area of the Colosseum – the reconstructed Arena Floor. Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators. Facing death at the hands of a human or animal opponents, gladiators fought surrounded by 60,000 screaming spectators. Visit the opening to the reconstructed trap door and let your imagination will go wild, as your guide describes the types of wild animals that also once contributed to the Colosseum's popularity and significance in ancient Roman society.
Get your Cameras ready! The Arena Floor is the best place in the Colosseum for photo opportunities. Our guided tour includes plenty of time to take pictures of you acting like a victorious gladiator to show your family and friends back home. And while you pose, members of the general public will look down at your tour group and wonder “How did they get there?”. This is because the Arena Floor is not accessible to regular Colosseum ticket holders.
After the Arena Floor, go on a journey to the Colosseum's first and second levels. See where Emperors sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum and more. After spending a total of 1.5 hours inside of the Colosseum, begin your guided Roman Forum tour.
This Colosseum Arena Floor tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided ancient Rome tour of the ruins inside. All our professional guides are trained as both Colosseum and Roman Forum tour guides. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient City", is a Roman archeological site that was once the location of downtown Ancient Rome. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and more. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman Emperors and philosophers.
When your Colosseum Arena Floor with Roman Forum tour concludes, you have free reign to wander around on your own. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus, relax in the Farnese Gardens, or simply perch on an ancient piece of marble and take in the beautiful surroundings. By the end of the tour, leave the Colosseum and forum with a camera full of incredible pictures of the Colosseum and a mind full of knowledge about life in ancient Roman.
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Q: What happens after I book this tour?
A: Upon booking, we send you an email requesting the dates of birth and names of all members in your party. If you have children under the age of 18 in your party, please send us a copy of their passports for proof of age so we can purchase their tickets in advance.
Q: Does my tour still run if it rains?
A: The Roman Guy runs guided tours rain or shine. In cases of heavy rainfall, the Colosseum management may close the Arena Floor at the last minute for safety. We do our best to make alternate Arena Floor arrangements, but we cannot guarantee a substitute date. If your group is subject to closures by the Colosseum and does not get access to the Arena Floor, we still continue on a 2.5-hour tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There is no refund given if the arena is closed for this tour.
Q: What if I'm not sure about my mobility?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Colosseum Tour.
Q: What if the Arena Floor is Closed?
A: Sometimes the Colosseum closing down access to restricted areas with very little notice. This could be due to rain or some sort of repair going on. In this case, we will visit other areas and the tour will run with the same duration. Sorry, but we do not offer a refund if the Arena Floor is closed.
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The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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Eleanor was the perfect guide to the Colosseum! She was so knowledgeable about not only the Colosseum, but all of Rome and its marvelous history. It wEleanor was the perfect guide to the Colosseum! She was so knowledgeable about not only the Colosseum, but all of Rome and its marvelous history. It was fascinating to hear the tales of Gladiators, Emperors, Popes and others while seeing these incredible pieces of history. The pictures of what these buildings looked like in their prime was also amazing. Eleanor took the time to make sure we were all well looked after. She even walked me to a taxi stand and made sure to tell the taxi driver exactly where I needed to go so that I would not miss my next tour. Eleanor going that extra mile meant the world to me. It is tour guides like her that make the Roman Guy my go to in Italy. Thanks Eleanor!!..more
Rome is a Lazagna of the ages. The core of old Rome is brought back to life with the help of a well prepared and knowledgeable guide. Our guide was a Rome is a Lazagna of the ages. The core of old Rome is brought back to life with the help of a well prepared and knowledgeable guide. Our guide was a delight. An Architect by training, we learned more about the construction and evolution of the Colosseum and Foram than we had on three past visits. It was informative and delivered with pride and a passion for the subject. Well done...more
Serena led our group. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and gladly answered questions. She was also very Italian which was a real bonus. We have neSerena led our group. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and gladly answered questions. She was also very Italian which was a real bonus. We have new appreciation and respect for the Colosseum and history...more
Tour guide was excellent and very friendly. Provided very good commentary. I would recommend this tour.