Tour of the Colosseum with access to the arena floor
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Tour of the Colosseum with access to the arena floor

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Access the arena floor of the Colosseum where gladiators' fights took place
  • Enjoy free time to wander in the amphitheater and take incredible photos
  • Find out more about the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill importance from your guide
What to expect

Want to step foot on the very soil that the gladiators fought on? Pick the Colosseum arena tour to add this extra, restricted area to your route. While most tours only explore the edges of the arena, choosing this option will allow you to enter and explore it, just like the warriors and beasts of Ancient Rome.

The most famous of Rome’s many ancient sights, the Colosseum is an imposing, incredible structure, that transports you back in time to the Roman Empire’s powerful past. Your friendly and professional guide will delve into the mystery that shrouds the games held there and the fascinating stories of the famous gladiators who thrilled the crowds with their brutish fighting. Enter the arena floor, where all the juicy action happened. On a big day of festivities, this 87x55m patch of dust was the beating heart of Ancient Rome. This part of the tour takes roughly 45 minutes and finishes inside the ticketed area, after which you will have about 30 minutes of free time to explore on your own.

After this break, you'll embark upon the second part of the tour, reaching Palatine Hill. This, among the seven hills surrounding the city, was chosen by Romulus as the sacred place to found Rome, in 753 BC. Nowadays, it features ruins of several Roman palaces and offers panoramic views over the city and the archeological area. The last stop of your tour will be the Roman Forum, the very center of Ancient Rome's political, social and economic life. At the end of the tour, you can choose to continue exploring the Forum on your own.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Expert guide
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Roman Forum
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Child (5-17 years old): reduced
    • Infant (0-4 years old): free
    Where

    Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

    Meeting point:

    By the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a 'Carpe Diem Rome' sign

    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
    • Only small bags are allowed inside the Colosseum. Prohibited items include scissors, pocket knives, aerosols and liquids, even if less than 100ml (except for water)
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water and jacket or umbrella if rain is forecast
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Carpe Diem Rome
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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