Colosseum Arena Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

  • 3 hrs
  • 15
  • Flexible Travel Due to limited ticket sales and the allocation of a single ticket linked to each person, All sales on Colosseum products are final.
  • Sustainable Tour
  • Flexible Travel Due to limited ticket sales and the allocation of a single ticket linked to each person, All sales on Colosseum products are final.
  • Sustainable Tour
  • 15
  • 3 hrs
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Skip the line, and access the arena!


  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum & Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Licensed guide who knows everything there is to know

Tour Description

Channel your inner-Maximus as you step out onto the Colosseum arena floor and access this recently reopened area of the world famous amphitheatre. Then, explore the rest of the heart of Ancient Rome, with a friendly, expert guide!

It doesn’t get much closer than this…

Unlike regular tours of the Colosseum, our Colosseum Arena Tour gets you straight inside the ancient amphitheatre and out onto the arena floor through the Gladiator’s Gate. This is the route the gladiators themselves took almost 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment they left the gates, and were greeted by the cheers and jeers of 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators.

Your expert guide will transport you back in time to the height of the Roman Empire when the Colosseum was constructed. These were times when Rome was ruled by all-powerful emperors (sometimes wise, sometimes wacky), the city was flooded with exotic riches from around the world, and the Colosseum acted as the city’s main stage for showing off the animals and people that Rome had conquered and captured.

After a short 30-minute break, we’ll head off on the next part of the tour…

Discover the luxury residences of the Palatine Hill

Next, we’ll climb the Palatine Hill, where the ancient city was founded. The Palatine Hill is a real archaeological wonder, home to settlements from the Iron Age to the 16th century. Gaze upon such sites as the Hut of Romulus, Rome’s legendary founder, and the Imperial Palace, where the emperors in their family engaged in ruling, politicking, and scheming. Get your phones and selfie sticks at the ready – you really can’t beat these views!

Immerse yourself in Roman history in the Forum

The final destination on our skip-the-line tour is the Roman Forum. As the beating heart of ancient Rome, the Roman Forum was once a bustling hub of markets, law courts, temples, and more. It was here that Julius Caesar was cremated, where victorious Triumphs marched with the spoils of Roman conquests, here where two disgraced emperors were murdered in 69 AD, and here where Cicero delivered the speeches that shaped western culture for centuries.

When our tour is over, feel free to stay and explore the Forum at your own pace.

Book the total, Ancient Roman package today with our Colosseum Arena Tour!

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Colosseum Arena Tour Highlights

  • Exclusive, skip-the-line access to the Colosseum’s infamous Arena floor
  • An in-depth experience of the whole Colosseum
  • An immersive, informative tour with a licensed tour guide
  • Access to restricted areas not available through regular tours
  • Free time after the tour to explore the Roman Forum and take incredible photos
  • Includes skip-the-line tickets worth €22.00 with access to the Arena floor, Palatine & Roman Forum

Meet beneath the Arch of Constantine

Meet in the shadow of the emperor Constantine’s ancient triumphal arch.

Colosseum Arena Floor

Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators as you step through the ancient Porta Sanavivaria (Gate of the Living) and onto the arena floor. You’ve never seen a view quite like this.


Explore the upper-tiers of the world’s most iconic ancient amphitheatre and discover its stories and secrets.

Palatine Hill

Climb the picturesque Palatine Hill, the site upon which Rome was founded.

Explore the Roman Forum

Your tour finishes in the Roman Forum, the bustling centre of the ancient world’s mightiest empire.

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Know Before You Go

  • Please be in the area 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time
  • Look out for a member of our team holding a Carpe Diem Rome sign
  • Our Colosseum guided tour will operate whatever the weather! We do not offer refunds
  • Only small bags will be allowed inside
  • Prohibited items include scissors, pocket knives, aerosols and liquids, even if less than 100ml (except for water)
  • Please bring/wear: comfortable walking shoes, a jacket or umbrella if rain is forecast, and a water bottle
  • Colosseum tickets & Palatine Hill and Roman Forum tickets are included

Please note: We will either start with the Colosseum or the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill depending on the time of tickets we are able to purchase.

Due to limited ticket sales and the allocation of a single ticket linked to each person, all sales on Colosseum products are final.