Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Roma, Italy
Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Roman Forum
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an introduction to Rome’s most significant ancient landmarks on this afternoon tour. Use your skip-the-line ticket to entrance through a back entrance and explore areas that are typically off-limits to visitors, including the arena floor. Learn more about the Colosseum's history from your guide then, head to the Roman Forum, where you see ruins ranging from the Temple of Julius Caesar to the Senate House, before continuing to the Palatine Hill on your own.
  • Visit three of Rome’s most important ancient landmarks, all in one tour
  • Skip the line at the Colosseum, and see areas that are normally off-limits
  • Explore the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Learn the stories behind the sights from your guide’s commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Experience the Colosseum from the eyes of gladiators with special entry to the arena floor, only accessible to tours.

What's Included

  • Access to the restricted Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Access to the 1st & 2nd outer Tier of the Colosseum
  • A local, English-speaking professional guide
  • Small Group of Maximum 18
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early. We meet between the 2 green souvenir kiosks in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower-level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with ''The Tour Guy'' on it.

End point

  • Via della Salara Vecchia, 1385
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 1385, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    This tour ends in the Colosseum Area. Depending on the entrance time of the Colosseum tickets we might visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill before heading to the Colosseum.

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a walking tour, so comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any walking impairments that require special assistance on our group tours. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    A Window Into The Past
    James_M, Nov 2023
    History you think you know and history you may have never known. The truth about the gladiator experience and a revealing look at the beauty of Palintine Hill.
    A great tour with a great guide.
    Sarah_M, Nov 2023
    The guide Serena was so knowledgeable. She made it very fun and her love for the colesuem and forum shines through when she talks about it. Tours only work if you have a good guide and she was.
    It was fine
    michael_a, Nov 2023
    It was OK there earbuds worked most of the time. Our guide was busy chatting with people answering personal calls just not super good at her job like others we've been on
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you Michael for your Feedback! I believe I know what you mean by your description. I will pass this critique to Lucina so she can better herself. I do hope your remaining time in Rome went great!
    Overwhelmed by all the...
    Marilyn_M, Nov 2023
    Overwhelmed by all the amazing ruins in Rome, everywhere you look, PLUS! Arena floor a must to include on this tour. Our guide Paolo was very knowledgeable and professional.
    Amazing tour! Well worth the cost!
    Alexander_S, Oct 2023
    Phenomenal tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Well worth the money for both the ability to skip lines as well as all the detail the tour leader (Serena) provided us. Super easy meet up point right outside the metro station. The access to the colosseum floor was so neat to experience. Ample time was provided at all the locations to explore, listen, learn, take photos. Would highly recommend to any visitors (first time or experienced) to Rome.
    Well worth it!
    Sara_C, Oct 2023
    Visiting the colosseum arena made the tour extra special and that part of the colosseum is a little less busy. Very knowledgeable guide and great to be able to see diagrams of what all the ruins would have looked like in ancient times. Well worth it!
    Samantha_K, Oct 2023
    This tour was incredible! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Once in a lifetime trip. I highly recommend.
    Colosseum tour
    Steven_S, Oct 2023
    Mary our tour guide was excellent extremely informative and enthusiastic . She kept group engaged and interested.
    Awe inspiring
    Eric_V, Oct 2023
    Our guide was great. She was very informative and funny to keep us all engaged. Being on the stage was awesome. I’d recommend this tour of the colosseum to anyone.
    Awesome tour of Colosseum, Forum and Palantone Hill
    Patricia_D, Oct 2023
    This tour was very informative, interesting and well run. We breezed through the throngs and security lines at the Colosseum. Our guide was brilliant and entertaining. Touring the Forum and Palatine Hill is a must do too. There is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and slopes so be prepared with proper shoes. Have a hat or visor handy for sun protection. IMO a bottle of water and sunscreen are must haves on this tour.
    Well worth the money
    John_B, Oct 2023
    The guide did an amazing job and was a huge help when we had trouble locating the meeting spot. He was very informative and thoughtful about the heat and the tiredness of some of the group.
    Highly recommend
    Melisa_C, Oct 2023
    Stefano our tour guide was great! He was very knowledgeable and his upbeat personality made the tour so much more enjoyable. Great experience overall and definitely would recommend
    Outstanding way to spend an afternoon learning.
    Eric_M, Oct 2023
    Outstanding guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm for the ruins of Italy. Wish the tour was even longer than the already elongated time it was given.
    Amazing !
    Maria_J, Oct 2023
    Really amazing the experience ! Gaby was amazing as our tour guide, explaining everything with details and funny, I liked that she was attentive to the group all the time. Just perfect all !
    Fantastic Rome experience! Very pro!
    Robin_S, Sep 2023
    Our guide was absolutely fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Rome & the sites. She also made sure to schedule restroom breaks, water breaks which was great. She also made sure to do many headcounts and did need to go get a person who lost the group. This tour was by far the best tour on our Rome trip.
    Linda_H, Sep 2023
    Very unorganized organization. Meeting point location given was very generic, not identified clearly. Tickets were for 1:15 pm, thankfully we were there early as they had us on a 1 pm tour. Will not book thru them again
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Hi Linda, thank you for your information! We understand that those who book Viator via 3rd party seem not to get the full details needed for the meeting point. Unfortunately, this problem Viator has yet to fix.
    Educational and Interesting!
    Lynn_M, Sep 2023
    Very educational and interesting. I have seen the forum before but didn’t know what all of the ruins were. Great experience!
    Fun and bring walking shoes
    Princess_G, Sep 2023
    Our tour guide was funny and super knowledgeable. She made the tour fun and even was there to take pictures of us if you needed that . My one advice to everyone bring your walking shoes aka sneakers . You will need them . We walked and climbed stairs throughout the day . I wasn’t too tired but be ready for this part . The whole tour went seamlessly , the guide lost her flag ( included picture) RIP to the tour flag .
    Sunday Forum tour
    John_D, Sep 2023
    Our female guide was excellent, not only did she talk about Roman Forum history, she talked about local Roman food and what foods to consider when going to local restaurants. (Sorry, do not remember her name.) Again, it was very hot in Rome during our tour. My wife became overheated so we had to leave the tour early. Our guide was wonderful. She pointed out the quickest and easiest exit so we could get a taxi back to our hotel.
    A must see in ROME!
    natalie_W, Sep 2023
    Tour guide was at location stated on ticket and easy to find. Tour guide was knowledge and shared many stories of the times.
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