Privileged Entrance Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

Gain Exclusive Access to the Arena Floor where Gladiators Fought

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 236 Reviews · 2.50h 10 max · 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 guide explains the history with stories creating memories forever. Admission Included.

Tour Details
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Create Awesome memories
  • Restricted Access
  • Arena Floor without the Crowds
  • 1st and 2nd Levels:
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine:
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
  • Temple of Antoninus & Faustina:
  • Vestal Virgins
  • Senate House
  • Arch of Septimius Severus

This Exclusive Access Colosseum & Forum guided tour not only includes skip-the-line access tickets. 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 “Gladiator Gate”. Make your experience more memorable as your guide unveils the secrets of the past. This tour lasts 2.5 hours and includes the following:

  • A local and Knowledgable English-speaking professional guide

  • Skip the line Colosseum tickets

  • Exclusive Access to the Arena Floor of the Colosseum

  • Guided Tour of the Roman Forum

  • A maximum group size of 10

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Avoid the crowds as you walk out onto the most sought after restricted area of the Colosseum, not available to regular Colosseum ticket holders - the Arena Floor. Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators. Visit the opening to the reconstructed trap door and let your imagination 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.

Roman Colosseum History

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.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

This Colosseum Arena Floor tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided tour of the ruins inside. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient Downtown", is a Roman archaeological 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.

Climb Palatine Hill 

When your Colosseum Arena Floor with Roman Forum tour concludes, you are free 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.

What you get with this tour
English-Speaking Guide
Colosseum tickets included
Restricted Access
Skip the Line
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11/14/2021
Raf was such an awesome guide

From the moment she greeted me at the meeting point, she has been very inclusive and cheerful even though it was a relatively small group of three. Not just a guide that runs through the motions of the tour, Raf was obviously very passionate about history and architecture and it shows through her explanations of the sights and details I would have missed if I went on my own. Being Asian, I have had some uncomfortable experiences on my trip but I faced none of that from Raf or any of the Colosseum staff. Thumbs up and fully recommend this tour! Also appreciate Craig’s help to arrange for both my Colosseum and Vatican tours.

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Sabrina Chew
10/25/2021
Amazing!

Fabiola was our guide. She was very informative. You could tell she loved her job and provided the group with so much knowledge. It was a visit we will never forget!

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Reviewed by
Phillip Dominick
10/25/2021
Wonderful tour with Serena!!

Highly recommend this tour, Serena brought the colosseum to life for us as it was back in its day. A great experience to go to ground level. We did multiple tours while in Rome with the tour/Roman guy tour company and had 5 star experiences each time!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. 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 so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months.

What if the Arena Floor is Closed?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes 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.

What if I'm not sure about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Colosseum Tour.

Does my tour still run if it rains?

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.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months.

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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