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Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Roman Forum

  • 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
Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Roman Forum
From USD 81.20
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Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Roman Forum
From USD 81.20
Enjoy an introduction to Rome’s most significant ancient landmarks on this afternoon tour. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum, where skip-the-line entry will help you beat the crowds and save time. Learn more about the Colosseum's history from your guide, and explore areas of the landmark that are typically off-limits to visitors, including the arena floor. Then, head to the Roman Forum, where you’ll see ruins ranging from the Temple of Julius Caesar to the Senate House, before continuing to the Palatine Hill.
What to Expect
Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets
Avoid the crowds as you walk out onto the coolest restricted area of the Colosseum – the reconstructed Arena Floor. Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators. Facing death at the hands of a human or animal opponents, gladiators fought surrounded by 60,000 screaming spectators. Visit the opening to the reconstructed trap door and let your imagination will go wild, as your guide describes the types of wild animals that also once contributed to the Colosseum's popularity and significance in ancient Roman society.

Roman Colosseum Pictures
Get your Cameras ready! The Arena Floor is the best place in the Colosseum for photo opportunities. Our guided tour includes plenty of time to take pictures of you acting like a victorious gladiator to show your family and friends back home. And while you pose, members of the general public will look down at your tour group and wonder “ How did they get there?”. This is because the Arena Floor is not accessible to regular Colosseum ticket holders.

Roman Colosseum History
After the Arena Floor, go on a journey to the Colosseum's first and second levels. See where Emperors sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum and more. After spending a total of 1.5 hours inside of the Colosseum, begin your guided Roman Forum tour.

Guided Roman Forum Tour
The Roman Guy’s Colosseum Arena Floor tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided tour of the ancient ruins inside. All our professional guides are trained as both Colosseum and Roman Forum tour guides. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient City", is a Roman archeological site that was once the location of downtown Ancient Rome. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and more. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman Emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill
When your Colosseum Arena Floor with Roman Forum tour concludes, you have free reign to wander around on your own. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus, relax in the Farnese Gardens, or simply perch on an ancient piece of marble and take in the beautiful surroundings. By the end of the tour, leave the Colosseum and forum with a camera full of incredible pictures of the Colosseum and a mind full of knowledge about ancient Roman life.
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Reviews (167)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
The Colosseum and so much more ...

We are not historians by any means but have a keen interest in the Roman Empire history so this 3.5hour tour was perfect. The meeting point was easy to find and the guides arrived on time. Franco was a top guide with excellent knowledge and...More

Thank NatB75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Informational

Used The Roman Guy for Colosseum tour. Our guide was great and gave such detailed information. Did not feel rushed. Would recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank McSeeit
Colleen L, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie mille for your review! We are happy to hear your guide did a great job and you enjoyed the Colosseum with us. If you're back in Rome in the future, we'd love to welcome you back on another tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must-do for new visitors to Rome

My wife and I absolutely loved this tour, it was the favorite part of our trip. Our guide for the Roman Forum / Palatine Hill was a great mix of knowledgable and personable, with a very unique perspective as he is an archeologist. We learned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TaylorKP
kaylaschorr, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Taylor! Grazie mille for your review. It's always great to have an intelligent and engaging guide. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your tour, and we hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour

This tour was very interesting and informative. I would recommend this to anyone going to Rome and would like a great Tour about the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Duane G
kaylaschorr, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Duane! Grazie mille for your review. It's always great to enjoy your tour of the Colosseum and Forum, as these are some of the most important landmarks in Rome. We hope to welcome you back to the Eternal City soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Senate Forum guide/tour with Lucina was terrific, but Colosseum guide/tour was lackluster

Lucina was the name of the guide who took us through the Senate forums; she was very knowledgeable and able to intelligently answer any of the many questions that the group asked her. I don't know the name of the second guide, who guided us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. Glade you enjoyed your TRG guide! The Colosseum guides unfortunately are sometimes not up to par with guides from tour companies. We wish we could have given you the entire tour! We hope to welcome you back to Rome...More

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16 October 2018|
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Response from rlgilligan | Reviewed this property |
We chose the tour of the main level and underground. The upper tiers are included in tours that usually don't include the underground. The underground tour does not go throughout the entire underground, but was definitely... More
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29 August 2018|
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Response from S E | Reviewed this property |
Ours most certainly included the forum.