A Complete Colosseum Guided Tour with Arena Gladiator Door Access – Ancient Rome Tour Experience

Take a Professional Colosseum Guided Tour including Skip-the-line Tickets to have an unmissable Rome experience

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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2.5 hours

Explore the Colosseum’s best attractions with your expert tour guide who will educate you and at the same time amaze you with all those unknown and interesting facts of Colosseum which make memorable tales of your Ancient Rome Colosseum journey.

Tour Itinerary


2.5 hours

Meeting Point:

Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma, RM, Italy

Meeting Time:

25 minutes before

Group Size:

25 people

Tour Guide:

Expert English, French, Italian, Spanish spoken Guide

Starting Time:

Traveler can choose their convenient time

Main Tour Attraction: Take a tour at colosseum hosted by certified Tour Guide

This tour has been adjusted to fit your tour guide’s requirements. With an expert tour guide, recollecting those ancient anecdotes and roman ruins will take you back to their time. And the skip line access of all three sites ensures you won’t miss a single moment waiting in the queue.

First Stop: Colosseum Guided Tour

The 2.5 hours tour starts with a special first track entry to Colosseum that lets you leave the crowd behind and explore the entire colosseum at your own pace. With the official Colosseum tour guide, explore Rome’s most remarkable monuments, which are 188 meter in length, 156 m in width and 57 m in height. Traveling this iconic landmark with the guided tour service lets you get a real close-up of background in history, art, and archaeology of ancient Rome. This structure holds the stories of famous gladiator battles which you can explore with a knowledgeable guide.

Here you will get the chance to enter through Gladiator’s entrance. The history of this historic building will surge through your veins as you step onto the Colosseum. Hearing the true narrative will give you a sense of what it was like to be a gladiator.

After the Colosseum Tour ends, you can take a visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill using our access ticket. The guided tour is not available there. We will say you should visit those places to get a complete experience of Ancient Rome.

Roman Forum: (Only Ticket)

Explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, once thriving city-centre of the Roman empire. Visiting here you can see the Temple of Julius Caesar and Arch of Titus in the heart of the Forum. Many ruins scatter around the Roman Forum including the funeral altar of Julius Caesar, House of Vestals, and many other important buildings. Visiting here with our tour tickets services, you will gain a clear understanding of the power of the Roman Empire.

Palatine Hill: (Only Ticket)

Discover the birthplace of Rome by visiting this hillside. No Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour will complete without exploring Palatine Hill. With the access ticket, you can now visit this site and know the stories of the warring brothers Remus and Romulus and how they fought over the land that gave birth to the ancient Rome city.

Tour Overview

Every traveler is looking for an opportunity to visit the Colosseum once in their lifetime. And if that opportunity comes with an expert certified tour guide then the tour simply gets better and more memorable. Our Colosseum guided tour lets you discover the biggest amphitheater that has ever been built. You can experience the power of the greatest ancient Roman Empire through the tour guide briefing. Take a walk in this beautiful ancient place by picking the tour guide in your chosen language. We have expert English, French, Italian, Spanish spoken tour guides.

Listen to your tour guide about the magnificent history of the Colosseum and how the Roman Emperor ruled in those ancient times. After a brief tour at Colosseum now experience the political, cultural, and religious influential centre of Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum with our entrance ticket. Here you take a tour on your own to explore every detail of this place and discover Palatine Hill which was founded over 3000 years ago. Visiting here you will have a clear understanding of every famous monument on Palatine Hill.

Don’t forget to take pictures during the tour to capture those lessons for lifelong. You simply can’t miss this most historical Colosseum visit with the informative tour guide.

Experience the outstanding history of the ancient Colosseum with the narration of a certified expert guide

Despite being damaged by the fire, earthquake, and lootings, this huge amphitheater is still standing high and surviving through the centuries. And still the most impressive site of the Roman era.

Colosseum is the oval amphitheater situated in the center of Rome city. It was used for the exhibition of exotic animals, prisoners’ executions, naval battle recreation, and gladiator fights to keep the Roman people entertained for centuries.

Originally it was named as Flavian Amphitheater later it changed into Colosseum due to the Statue of Nero that was located near the amphitheater entrance.

The emperor Titus inaugurated 100 days of brutal gladiator fights here, which took away more than 2000 gladiators’ lives. With the guide narration, your colosseum tour visit will be enriched with impressive historical explanations.

Outstanding History of Roman Forum (Only Ticket)

Roman Forum, also renowned as Forum Romanum located at the center of Rome. It has been used as an important religious, political, and social event. In 500 B.C. according to historians, the first public meeting occurred here. It was the place of many ancient temples and monuments such as the senate-house, the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, and so on. Exploring this site you will see many monuments which have been built here from different eras. The design and construction of those buildings symbolize the characters of each period. We are currently offering only the entrance ticket to visit the Roman Forum

Panoramic view from Palatine Hill (Only Ticket)

The story of Palatine Hill was born with a myth. According to Ancient Romans, Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, fought against each other which led to the birth of Rome.

During the Republic era, many temples and houses were built on the Palatine. And it became the aristocratic quarter of the Ancient Roman empire. With the fall of the empire, the architecture of Palatine also fell.

Exploring this place with our entrance ticket, you will know about those legends and Roman ruins history and can walk around with ease and wonder.

Tour Highlights

  • Fast track entry to Colosseum

  • Exclusive guided tour to explore the Colosseum

  • Privileged access to Colosseum to discover the centuries-old preserved archaeological sites in Ancient Rome.

  • Uncover the greatest Empire history in the Roman Forum on your own with only the entrance ticket

  • Discover ancient Colosseum through the narration of an Expert Tour guide

  • Visit Palatine Hill with our ticket and get the panoramic views

What is included

  • Fast priority access at your selected time to the Roman Colosseum

  • Professional Guide at Colosseum Tour only

  • Ticket to Roman Forum

  • Ticket to Palatine Hill

What is not included

  • Access to the Colosseum’s 4th and 5th floors

  • Access to the Underground and Arena Floor

  • Guided tour at Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Alex Ruiz


Enjoyed architecture and history at the same time

We booked a tour in advance to avoid long queues. It took a few minutes to get in. Visiting the Colosseum was a wonderful and great experience. Can you imagine that the gladiators go from the dark underbelly into the bright sunshine to fight for their life while the crowd seated above wanted to see blood!!! What a ferocious life they lived! It would be foolish not to visit this great place and amazing structure of the Colosseum if you are in Rome.



Stunning piece of history

Colosseum is absolutely stunning, magnificent and glorious historical sights. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Colosseum. I feel so proud to be able to walk around the shadow of the world's best and largest amphitheatre. Recommended tour to book.



My historical experience enriched a lot

Amazing place. You can’t leave Rome without visiting this place. Rome is such a city with so much history pouring in. It’s like allowing yourself to sink into the ancient era.



Well done!

Laura was wonderful. She had a wide experience in the backdrop of the Colosseum and its history. There was so much that we would have missed without her supervision and narration. I would highly recommend the Rome tour tickets to book your tour of the Colosseum. They provided excellent support for everything we asked for. Thank you for the great tour service!



The top tourist attraction for any visitor

I have taken a few trips with Rome tour tickets before and this was by far the most immeasurable one for me and my wife. The guide was very proficient and agreeable. She provided us a wonderful tour experience of the Colosseum, palatine hill, and roman forum. Thank you so much for making our trip to Rome a grand conclusion. We will definitely recommend you as a guide and your company as the best tour agency to plan any tour in Rome.



Colosseum - Refreshing Tour in Rome!

By visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, I felt really outstanding. It was the "Rome Tour Tickets agency" who treated me as an honorable guest and at the end of the day, I had experienced an refreshed tour. Thanks



Take a guided tour.

One of the marvels that you simply need to see it for your own eyes. It was so great and the design was just astonishing. We were there with a professional tour guide who did a superb job and gave us information about the historical background of the Colosseum. We gained such a great amount of knowledge from the trip.



Visiting roman historical places with one entry ticket

I got the chance to visit the Colosseum which is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. In this same tour we also visited two other places adjacent to Colosseum which are Palatine Hill and Roman forum. Our guide said Palatine Hill is called the first nucleus of the Roman Empire. I have learned and experienced a lot about the roman’s history of culture, belief and traditions. It was a great tour in the home of gladiators.

Stanley Fintor


Great place to visit

I’ve visited the Colosseum with my family. The meeting place was near public transportation so we easily reached the meeting point within 20 minutes before the tour started. It was excellent to stand in a building with so much history. We really enjoyed our tour at the colosseum.

Theo cantrell


It's impressive to see up close

Rome tour tickets suggested that I book this tour when I was in a chit-chat with them and they didn’t disappoint me. Colosseum is a fascinating place full of interesting facts. I'm still amazed at how this large building survived the test of time. So old, so big and so rich in history. It's now empty but the stories behind it make it as if I were in the time when it was first built. Stepped in the colosseum and learned about ancient history definitely not to be missed. Top-notch service had me hooked and made this tour more enjoyable!
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can book this tour from our website. The ‘book now’ button is right there. If you have any custom requirements, kindly call us at +39 06 2757630 (Available from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday). We will happy to make a Colosseum guided tour itinerary for you.

The group size of this colosseum guided tour is 25 people (maximum). We keep our group tour participants as limited as possible to give a pleasant tour experience.

This tour is available every day. If you are not sure whether we offer this tour on any particular day you select, kindly click on the ‘book now’ button to check this tour availability.

With this Colosseum guided tour, you will get a multilingual tour guide mainly English, French, Italian, Spanish, German spoken experts who are focusing on giving you high-quality tours. With the help of a guide, you will get the most authentic experience when you visit the Colosseum.

This tour allows you to choose a convenient time to start. We schedule the tour for you at any time of the day. Currently, this tour is available from 9:30 am to 15:30 Pm. Choose your convenient time frame between these options.

For certain tours, we depend on the opening hours of the places and sites. For that kindly click on the ‘book now’ button to check this tour availability.

Each of our tour guides is a certified professional.

To become a licensed tour guide in Italy, candidates must require to pass exams organized by EU public tourist authorities where their knowledge of history, geography, art, architecture, museum, and art galleries of the city are tested and assessed. And we scour up the deeply knowledgeable, reliable, and engaging tour guides who have in-depth insights about Italy and Rome tour. All of our tour guides undergo a strict screening process and must follow our Tour Guide Agreement. We always try our best to give you the best experience.

And don’t just rely on our words. Kindly read the unbiased reviews and rating sections by the travelers who have previously taken our tours.

Travelers who want to take this tour should have moderate physical fitness. During this tour, lots of physical activity is included. And the wheelchair is not accessible here.

Travelers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes during the tour. Must bring a valid photo ID with you for entering the Colosseum, such as student's ID, Driver’s License, Passport, or State ID for all work.

You are not allowed to take large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. Also not allowed to bring any glass bottles and containers. You may bring a small bag with all the essential items which you need to carry with you. Don’t bring any large bags as there is no cloakroom service inside to accommodate the large items.

You are also not allowed to take pets, drones, baby strollers, and any kind of sharp objects with you during this tour.

Yes, Our tour will continue in rain and shine. If there is no notice from the Colosseum Authority about the tour, we won’t cancel the tour.

But due to extreme weather conditions, there might be restrictions to visit certain areas for the safety of visitors. In that case, we will notify you accordingly or offer a different date.

This tour has a strict no-cancellation policy after you've made a reservation. If you cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled departure, we may be able to give you a spot at a later date if we have seats available. For further information, please contact us by phone or email.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Colosseum tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Colosseum ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

You must pay the full cost of the tour ticket in order to reserve a different tour time.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

According to new COVID-19 rules, now tourists don’t need to show a vaccination certificate, test certificate, or "Green Pass" to enter the Rome, Colosseum. Also, no certificate is required to enter restaurants, museums, historical places, etc.

  • When visiting the Colosseum, you must wear a mask. If you violate this rule, you can not enter the Colosseum.
  • At the entrance, your temperature will be taken; if it is higher than 37.5C (99.5F), entry will be refused.
  • While in the open-air areas of the Roman Forum / Palatine Hill, the mask requirement may be relaxed. However, you must wear a mask when entering the Roman Forum area.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

Things to know

Yes, 100%. There is no doubt that the Colosseum guided tour is worthwhile. By taking a tour, you can enter the famous Colosseum without waiting in line and can avoid the crowds and huge queues at the entrance. Additionally, your tour guide will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to hear tales and discover more about ancient Rome. Your entire Colosseum tour will be engaging and entertaining thanks to the captivating tale you'll learn from our guided tour.

The Colosseum guided tour prices vary depending on the experience you choose. There are various tour options available. Some tours give you the complete experience, while others give you access to underground chambers and arena floors. Based on this tour criteria you will get skip-the-line access through Gladiator’s entrance and get a close-up view of the Colosseum's interior. Plus it covers the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets. So this guided tour of the Colosseum cost is starting from €46 for young tourists and €59 for adults.

If you are planning for ancient monuments of Rome tour with skip-the-line pass and want to know how much time you need to complete the Colosseum tour. Then, this is the answer for you.

In all honesty, the entire experience—which includes the Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour — can be finished in no more than 2.5 hours. That implies it will take you around an hour to finish the Colosseum tour, which naturally includes time for taking selfies as well as a few pictures.

To enter the Colosseum Arena Floor, you must first need to book a Colosseum guided tour. The standard ticket gives you entrance to the first and second floors. But the ancient monuments of Rome tour with skip-the-line pass will grant you access to enter through the gladiators' entrance and step onto the restricted area of this famous structure “Arena Floor”.

Sorry, but you can’t take the colosseum guided tour for free. You have to pay for the colosseum forum and palatine hill tickets with skip-the-line pass and guide.

The following conditions apply to free and discounted tickets.

  • Children under the age of 6 are admitted free of charge.
  • Discounts are available for young visitors between the ages of 6 and 18.
  • EU citizens are eligible for Reduced ticket prices and EU complimentary tickets.

For more details, check out the FAQ section.

Colosseum is beautiful regardless of the time or day to choose. However, the best time to visit the Colosseum is immediately at the opening hours which is 8:30 AM or about an hour before closing time. But the time can change anytime in the year and is dependent on sunset time. So check out the Colosseum official website before booking the colosseum roman forum and palatine hill tour.

The greatest way to experience how much more to the Colosseum than bloody gladiator tales there is to take the guided tour of the Colosseum Arena floor. The interior of the Colosseum is exquisite, fascinating, and varied; it is a photographer's paradise and is probably going to remain the highlight of your entire vacation to Rome.

The Arena floor tour is the second-most significant feature of your whole Colosseum visit, right behind the underground tour. Previously, gladiators fought for their life on this floor, while beneath it, they were imprisoned. You will be transported to the era of the gladiator as you step onto the arena floor, and you can comprehend their perspective! It will offer you a vivid sense of how the interior appeared initially. Don't pass on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The Roman Forum is close to the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Tickets for the Roman Forum are frequently offered along with tours of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Throughout the year, the last entry of the Roman Forum can change. The last entry is usually one hour before the closing time.

Yes. The Palatine Hill is the route to take to get to the Forum Romanum. Keep note that the combo ticket for the Colosseum also allows access to the Forum Romanum and Palatine hill. The majority of tickets are sold online.

You pass by the numerous ancient ruins of the Forum Romanum while you are there. After the seventh century, earthquakes and looting harmed a lot of constructions. But still, the ruins here can introduce you to the history and many unknown facts of the Roman Empire. A journey to Rome would not be complete without seeing the Forum Romanum.

Forum Romanum opening hours:

  • From 2 January to 28 February: 9.00 - 16.30
  • From 1 March to 26 March: 9.00 - 17.30
  • From 27 March to 31 August: 9.00 am - 7.15 pm
  • From 1 September to 30 September: 9.00 - 19.00
  • From 1 October to 29 October: 9.00 - 18.30
  • From 30 October to 31 December: 9.00 - 16.30

Weekly time schedule:

  • Monday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • (All Saints' Day): Holiday hours
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 6:30 pm

This information is collected from the official website. Please be mindful that Roman Forum opening hours are subject to change at any time.

Yes, the Colosseum guided tour follows the exact itinerary shared on the website. With the exception of the private tour, which allows for customized tour experiences.

We are aware that seeing the Colosseum in Rome is at the top of your sightseeing priorities list. And we arrange your tour of the Colosseum in a way so that you can have a wholesome experience. Since we've been organizing Colosseum tours for so long, we've created this comprehensive program for you based on our knowledge and the time we spent visiting Rome. So you can have a great time exploring this incredible monument.

The arena floor functioned as the battle's "platform," where men and animals fought and were slaughtered for the enjoyment of Roman spectators. The Latin term for "sand" is the arena. It was composed of wood and coated in sand to soak up the blood of gladiators, animals, and criminals. Its oval form, 83 meters long and 48 meters wide, was designed to let the battle continue uninterrupted while providing spectators with the best view possible.

A tour of the Colosseum's arena floor provides a bird's eye view of the hypogeum, or underground.

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