Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

Fast Track: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome VIP Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators on this unique tour of the Colosseum and its arena floor. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
Small group available


  • Enter the Colosseum like a gladiator onto the arena floor
  • Learn about the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as you walk through the remains
  • Skip the line with fast track access tickets
Full description
Discover unseen facets of the Colosseum on this exclusive skip-the-line tour with an expert guide. Access the arena floor through the gladiators’ gate and imagine what they would have experienced as they stepped out under the gaze of thousands of noisy spectators. Look down into the dungeons where they would have been preparing themselves beforehand and wild animals would have been kept. Across the way in the Forum, the political, social and religious core of the city, find the remains of public buildings, temples, the sacred dwelling of the Vestal Virgins and much more. Your guide will enthrall you with stories of the political dramas that played out there and the daily lives of people who lived over 2000 years ago. Last but not least will be the Palatine Hill, the supposed spot chosen by Romulus to found his new city. It then became the home of the rich and powerful during the Republic and the emperors during the Empire, and the impressive remains of some of their palaces are what is still visible to this day.
  • Official live guide
  • Admission fees
  • Fast-track entrance (Gladiator Door)
  • 3-hour tour
  • Headsets
  • Restricted area access (Colosseum Arena)
  • Food & drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sprays or Aerosols

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates in all weather conditions – please bring appropriate clothing and water
    • In the case of inclement weather (rain, snow, frost…), the arena floor may be closed off without notice. Entry through the gladiators’ gate will not be affected but access onto the arena floor will be prohibited. In these instances, refunds cannot be provided
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1006 reviews

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    My boyfriend and I decided to go on the Colosseum and Roman Forum tour. Our guide was Maria - an absolutely lovely lady. And with a degree in history and a natural flair and passion for the History of Rome, we we’re escorted back in time. This was an absolutely amazing experience - and thank you so much, Maria, for your time.

    July 22, 2021

    Magnificent, to do absolutely! The monuments of ancient history marvelously told by our French guide who did not count his time exceeding 30 'the time provided to answer everyone's questions. Excellent quality / price ratio: without a guide we would have just seen the little that remains of the time !!

    July 12, 2021

    Such an incredible tour! Our guide, Claudia, did not rush us anywhere along the trip, giving us time to truly appreciate and digest what we were witnessing. She provided so much historical context for everything that we were seeing, which enriched our tour immensely. I can't imagine visiting these locations in any other way. The small size of the group was greatly appreciated. Highly recommend.

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    June 24, 2021

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