Colosseum Special Access on Gladiator's Arena Floor, with Roman Forum & Palaces

Roma, Italy
Small Group Colosseum and Ancient City Tour with Skip The Line Tickets
  • 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience over 2,000 years of history with this half-day special access tour of the Colosseum. You'll be able to enter the Gladiator's Arena Floor—just like blood-thirsty Romans did long ago. Discover all its secrets while taking the same steps that emperors walked and prisoners dreadfully took before their doom. You'll also get to visit Cesar’s Palace, where you can learn more about what made Ancient Rome so powerful from your experienced guide.
  • Small-group tour for an intimate experience
  • Discover picturesque ruins from Ancient Roman history
  • Your expert guide brings the past to life through storytelling
  • Convenient central meeting point, close to public transport

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • The price includes €25 entry ticket.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Arch of Constantine
      Via di S. Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

      We'll meet at the beautiful Arch of Constantine, directly next to the Colosseum. A representative from Atlas Tours & Experiences will be at the side of the arch furthest away from the Colosseum with an "Atlas" sign or umbrella so we're easy to recognize.

    End point

    • Roman Forum
      Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

      We'll conclude the tour in the center of the Ancient City, the Roman Forum. The Forum is conveniently located in the center of the modern city, leaving easy access to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, and walking distance to most sites of importance in Rome.

    What To Expect


    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Palatine Hill

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Roman Forum

    45 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
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Operated by Atlas Tours & Experiences

    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.

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        184 reviews
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        Canceled before trip and never received refund
        Khushbu_P, Nov 2023
        Couldn't make the trip and tried to get a refund. My card was refunded and then charged again for a family of 6 almost 2 months later for $568.98. I was never able to receive this service.
        Great tour in Rome!
        Dan_R, Nov 2023
        Our tour guide, Andrei, was fantastic. He had a ton of knowledge to share and made the tour fun and interactive. The Colosseum and Forum are amazing places to visit. Definitely recommend!
        Must do tour
        John_M, Nov 2023
        We booked the tour for 1400 and later found out that would not work due to winter hours, a 0900 tour was offered, however that would not work with our schedule. Sarah was able to rearrange the schedule for us to start at 1300. Sarah provided transportation suggestions how to get to the meeting spot, the meeting spot was well explained with directions and a photograph. Vilaerro (spelling might be wrong) was on time and was our tour guide. The tour started in the Roman Forum and Palaces. We skipped the line and entered right away. We could have spent the entire tour there as Vilaerro was so knowledgeable and informative. Then off to the Colosseum where we again skipped the line and entered right away. Vilaerro explained every detail about the Colosseum construction and activities that occurred there. This is a must do tour as if you go there and walk by yourself you will miss so much about the area. A morning tour would allow more time at the Colosseum as staff was pushing everyone out to close for the day.
        Clients could not find...
        Katrina_M, Nov 2023
        Clients could not find the guide and as it turned out the guide was running VERY late nearly an hour. No call was made to clients advising them even though you had their phone number. They tried ringing your contact number from Rome and I also tried from Australia as continuously engaged. It was also pouring with rain and there was no shelter at the pick-up point. This is just not good enough when you are charging the prices that you do. You need to take a look at you customer experience and service procedures.
        Courtne_D, Nov 2023
        The tour was very accommodating. Our shuttle was delayed which caused us to be 15 minutes late and they were kind enough to wait for us. Skipping the line and being part of a tour group I 100% recommend as it’s very hard and long to get in on your own. Lots of walking which was expected. My only negative remark is the guide was a bit long winded which had most of us ready for them to keep it moving along.
        American Gladiators
        Nicole_C, Oct 2023
        Loved this tour! It was surreal seeing the colosseum in real life. Our guide was knowledgeable and clear. She gave us time to explore the ruins and answered all the questions we had. Highly recommend.
        Wonderful tour
        Karl_M, Oct 2023
        A must when visiting Rome. Our guide provided a rich history of Rome and each of the sites. It adds so much more than just seeing each of the sites.
        Patient Guide Who Also Enlightens
        Kate_M, Oct 2023
        Chaotic a bit, but our guide worked tirelessly to keep us together. She was smart, kind, and patient.
        Our tour guide was...
        Brian_D, Oct 2023
        Our tour guide was wonderful, informative and pleasant. Only complaint is that the tour was delayed 45 minutes, and I didn't get communication of that from Viator until more than a day *AFTER* the tour.
        A must do!
        Erin_M, Oct 2023
        Stefano was a wonderful tour guide! Very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. What a sight to see! It is absolutely a must do while in Rome.
        Must do!
        Sarah_D, Oct 2023
        It was very crowded and hot but our guide kept us all together and taught us so much. Very enjoyable tour. Employee had to ask which group was ours at the meeting point because many groups use the same spot and it was a bit confusing. Our guide was very nice and made sure to take care of everyone. I learned so much. Highly recommend
        Brilliant Tour
        Pam_G, Oct 2023
        The whole tour was fascinating from start to finish. Our guide,Andre, was exceptional. He was so knowledgeable, the amount of information he gave us was staggering.
        Missed the tour because I could not find the group, very disappointed.
        Evelyn_B, Oct 2023
        We could not find the group and missed the tour. I asked for a refund but have not had a response. I was looking forward to this tour and was very disappointed.
        Atlas tours and Clara did a great job.
        ellen_r, Oct 2023
        Our guide, Clara, was great. She was so knowledgeable, gave us time to look around and ensured no one was left behind. We had the arena floor tickets which is a must. Atlas tours starting point was easy to locate and the sign in person was visable.
        Sarah was awesome
        Tucker_T, Oct 2023
        Sarah, our guide was superb. Very knowledgeable & passionate, was an enjoyable 3 hours. Would recommend
        Ralph_K, Oct 2023
        Actually bing on the floor of the Colosseum was incredible. Learning it was a raised floor, the Romans were geniuses. Just to see all the history was a lifetime experience.
        Ernesto_D, Oct 2023
        The entire tour was fantastic. We loved the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Also, Carlotta was the best tour guide ever.
        Don’t waste your money
        Blas_G, Sep 2023
        Not recommended. Logistics were a mess. We got kicked out of the Coliseum after waiting for almost 1 hour outside because tour agency send double the amount of people allowed per group/guide.
        Response from Host, Oct 2023
        Hi Blas, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. We're sorry for the confusion and that you were unable to link up with Antonio inside the Colosseum on 23/9, this was a communication mistake on our part. Our sincere apologies.
        Ray_F, Sep 2023
        Great experience. We received a new guide one we were in the colosseum and he was amazing. Very informative of all Rome history.
        18,000 steps in 3.5 hrs :) - great tour
        Dale_C, Sep 2023
        Be prepared for a LOT of walking. Our tour guide was good, English was good, moved very quick through all the sites. We got to skip all the lines and tour some access only areas in the Roman Forum. Highly recommend
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