Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Access

Exclusive Access to the Arena Floor where Gladiators Fought with Private Guide

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 31 Reviews · 3.00h custom · Rome, Italy

Enter the Colosseum through the back door entrance, avoiding lines and crowds. Then, enter the Gate of Death to step out onto the Colosseum Arena Floor, where ancient Roman gladiators fought to the death. Be amazed and amused at the same time while your knowledgeable, private guide explains the history with stories creating memories forever. Admission Included

Tour Details
  • Private Tour
  • Arena Floor
  • Roman Colosseum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Caesar
  • Senate House
  • Palatine Hill

Used for gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal hunts and fights, mythology drama shows, and even public executions, the Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome. Witness the incredible history of this 2,000-year-old structure up close on a private skip-the-line Colosseum tour. Go back in time on an authentic gladiator experience as you enter the reconstructed Arena Floor through the “Gate of Death”. Plus, take a guided stroll through the Roman Forum and climb Palatine Hill. This 3-hour includes the following:

  • A private skip-the-line- Colosseum Arena Floor tour

  • A guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • A private and professional English-speaking guide

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of Gladiators. Walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or "Gate of Death" and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor, where the savage games once took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because only the dead passed through this exit after losing their lives in battle.

Facing death at the hands of ferocious human or animal opponents, gladiators fought surrounded by 60,000 screaming spectators. Most Colosseum visitors aren’t allowed on the Arena Floor, but this private tour includes privileged access.

A Guided Roman Forum Tour

The Roman Guy’s Colosseum Arena Floor tour includes a guided tour of the Roman Forum. Walk past the long line of people and skip the line to go directly inside with your private guide. Full of incredible ruins, the Roman Forum is the former site of downtown ancient Rome.

Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Temple of Vesta, and the Roman Senate House. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman Emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill

Learn about the larger-than-life characters Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and more. And last but not least, sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, is the Palatine Hill. This awe-inspiring area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins, and unparalleled views were where Romulus was said to have founded Rome in 753 B.C.

This is also where Rome's emperors lived in opulent luxury. Once one of ancient Rome’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Palatine Hill is still an awe-inspiring place. With views of Circus Maximus and the Forum, don’t miss this incredible photo opportunity.

What you get with this tour
Your own Private Group Tour Experience
Passionate Local English-Speaking Guide
Skip the Line Colosseum Tickets
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11/22/2021
Carolina Rocks Rome!

After having a wonderful Driving Tour of Rome with Carolina on Sunday, I can't tell you how delighted my group was to see her again at the Coliseum and Roman Forum on Monday! Carolina made our private tours in Rome something to treasure on so many levels. Her depth of knowledge, sense of humor and passion for Rome was infectious, making a trip of a lifetime even more memorable. Thanks to The Roman Guys for offering an exceptional service as the world starts to reopen to international travel again!

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Lynn Martindale
11/1/2021
Amazing

Frank was such a great. Our tour was interrupted by the G20 summit and Frank went out of his way to make it the best tour possible.

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Kate Schroeder
10/13/2021

Loretta was an excellent guide and highly recommended. She kept our small group of 4 engaged throughout the entire 3 hours. Her passion for the history of Rome was very apparent...will definitely book again when we return.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain. We like sandals and dress shoes too, but recommends comfortable sneakers for this experience! Also bring sunscreen & water bottle in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

I have issues walking. Is this tour for me?

Yes, if you have doubts about your mobility, taking a private tour is your best bet.

What happens if it rains?

Rain happens, but the show must go on. We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled or moved to a different day?

Yes. Obtaining reservations for this tour is a complicated process, but we are the best at doing it. However, we don't always get every day. While this is rare, it happens. We will let you know at least 7 days prior to your tour if this is the case for you. You'd be entitled to 100% refund and we will do our best to accommodate you at a new time or day. We have you covered.

Does this tour include access to the Colosseum Underground/Dungeons?

This tour doesn't include the Colosseum Underground, but we do offer a small group tour with access to the Underground.

I don't see any availability, can I still book a private tour?

Just get in touch with us, we'll do our best to accommodate your group.

What time/s can I go on this tour?

If there is a specific time you'd like to start your tour, please contact us by phone or email. Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain. We like sandals and dress shoes too, but recommends comfortable sneakers for this experience! Also bring sunscreen & water bottle in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

Where to meet?

Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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