Experience the Colosseum like a real Gladiator: enter the building from the Arena Stage, skip all the lines and enjoy our guide's explanation in a group of maximum 24 people! You will visit also the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
Join Rome Private Guide’s small group tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome with a twist! With our 3.5 hour Colosseum Arena Small Group Tour you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Yet will also have the added bonus of entering the Colosseum through the special Gladiator entrance and enter directly onto the arena floor, usually closed-off to the general public. With this tour you will literally follow in the footsteps of the Gladiators - you can’t ask for a more authentic experience of Ancient Rome!
Of course you will enjoy all the usual benefits of our small group tour. Your group will be a maximum of 24 participants and you will be accompanied by an enthusiastic and friendly licensed guide. We offer this small group tour in both English and Spanish. You will bypass the long lines of people waiting to enter the Colosseum as you head over to the other side of the Colosseum. Here you will enter through a very special reserved access point. Stop for a second to take in the moment as you enter the Colosseum through the very same entrance the Gladiators used over 2000s years ago before their lethal combats. You will be able to feel the anticipation and imagine the roar of the crowd as you step out onto the reconstructed arena stage of the Colosseum.
The Colosseum’s arena is a restricted area of the Colosseum, usually out of bounds to the general public. What’s more, from here you will be able to enjoy unrivaled views over the dungeons of the Colosseum, where lions and other ferocious and exotic beasts were once stored!
Your Colosseum arena small group tour will continue to the first and second levels of the Colosseum where your guide will continue to fascinate you with anecdotes of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. Next, you will visit the Palatine Hill, where the Emperors once built their houses. It’s a bit of a climb up but well worth it to get a real feel of Imperial Rome and also enjoy a stunning view over Circus Maximus!
Finally, you will go to the Roman Forum. The hub of Ancient Rome, it is here that you will feel at one with everyday Romans. As you stumble across marketplaces and temples your guide will transport you back to Ancient Rome as they explain to you how the Roman’s worshipped, what they ate and what they got up to in their free time!
Step back in time to Ancient Rome and be a Gladiator for the day with our Colosseum Arena Small Group Tour.
Via Frangipane 30, near the Colosseum
Please note: the Arena of the Colosseum will not be accessible from August 28th to September 10th. The rest of the itinerary at the Colosseum remains unchanged.
Small group tour average in a group 16 people, no more than 25 people. Priority entrance, no waiting in line. In a tour with over 9 participants you will receive headsets that will provide a better listening.
SECURITY CHECKS: When accessing the monument the Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked tickets or vouchers.
NOT ALLOWED: Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed big umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you. Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum.
BAGS: Back bags are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.
This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.