Colosseum Skip-the-Line with Arena Access plus Forum, Palatine

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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Make your visit to the Colosseum a unique one by entering the monument directly from the Arena, through the very same entrance gladiators used to join the fights. This special reservation will have you skip the line and access the amphitheater using a different entrance from the general public one. Your licensed guides will meet you in the tour office near the Colosseum and will bring your group (maximum 24 people) directly onto the Arena for a 3 hour tour that will go over, not only the Colosseum, but also the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and the panoramic Palatine Hill.
This 3 hour guided tour of the Colosseum is the ultimate way to visit the symbol of Rome. With multiple start times to choose from throughout the day,you will join a small group (maximum 24 people) and an English-speaking guide in the tour office near the Colosseum. From here, you will head to a special entrance of the Colosseum, reserved only for customers joining this tour. You will skip all the lines and thus maximize your time in Rome. This special reservation will let you enter the amphitheater directly onto the Arena, the very same stage Gladiators used to join the fights! From this stage you will visit the ring that overlooks the underground areas of the Colosseum. While you take in the amazing view, your guides will share their knowledge about the history of Ancient Rome and of the Colosseum in particular. The guides are all licensed and have a degree either in Art History or Archaeology, and enrich their explanation adding amazing anecdotes about the Colosseum, its spectators, the fights between wild beasts and gladiators, and the lives of the powerful Emperors and politicians of the time. Your tour of Ancient Rome will continue to the Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills. Here, emperors and wealthy families used to have their houses built, to enjoy the stunning view over the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum. Your group will then walk down the Palatine Hill and stroll among the ruins of the Roman Forum, an archaeological area that the guide will bring alive sharing more history and anecdotes about Ancient Rome. Our guides use overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how each column, temple and building used to look like at that time. You will understand what those ruins used to represent, linking them to the main characters and events of Ancient Rome’s history. At the end of the tour, you will return back to the starting point and from there can proceed with the rest of your day.

What’s included

  • Skip the line entrance fees
  • Guided tour in English
  • Entrance on the Colosseum's Arena
  • English speaking guide for 3 hours

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks


  • All entrance fees included
  • Skip the line
  • Ideal choice for families