5 Ways to Experience the Colosseum

As the long-standing (literally) symbol of Rome, the Colosseum is one of the city’s most popular landmarks and tourist attractions. With multiple ways to experience and explore it, today’s post is dedicated to 5 entertaining Colosseum tours.

Colosseum from outside

1. Colosseum Group Tour

You’ll learn a lot from the Colosseum Group Tour, specifically several centuries worth of history relating to what occurred at the Colosseum. With battles, politics and animal fights, this venue has a lot of rich history to leaf through and reimagine. While exploring this colossal venue, your expert guide will provide a coordinating commentary, bringing the city of Rome to life with their expert knowledge and insight. On top of seeing Rome’s most famous monument, you’ll also get to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Bonus! Palatine Hill is the famous spot where Romulus and Remus fought to the death over who would be the founder of Rome, while the Roman Forum was the ancient heart of Rome, presenting the city only at its finest.

Colosseum underground area

2. Colosseum Underground Experience

The Colosseum Underground Experience allows you to explore more of the Colosseum than ever before. On this tour, you’ll traverse the Colosseum from both above and below – the underground, the arena floor, and the upper levels too. Descending to the underground will allow you to envisage the gladiators and animals awaiting their destiny before battle, while climbing to the upper levels will reward you with the most stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. You’ll then continue on from here to the Roman Forum, Via Sacra and the Palatine Hill. All in all, it sounds like a win-win to us!

Colosseum upper level

3. Colosseum Express Tour

Perfect for those on the run or with little time, the Colosseum Express Tour crams in all of the essentials in a speedy 90 minutes. You’ll see all of the highlights of this glorious venue as you enter through the unique Gladiator’s Entrance, onto the stage where years of bloodshed and battle occurred. You’ll tread in the footsteps of the gladiators as they surveyed the arena, filled with over 50,000 screaming spectators. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll venture through the highs and lows of this incredible venue, as well as traveling to the Roman Forum for further exploration. Why not add a VIP breakfast to your tour experience? The option is a part of this tour, and we might as well treat ourselves when in Rome, are we right?

Colosseum from above

4. Colosseum & Best of Rome Combo

The Colosseum & Best of Rome Combo Tour will present to you the very best of the city of Rome. Along with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill experiences, you’ll be treated to much more too! Following a quick break from sight-seeing for lunch, you’ll venture on to some of Rome’s best Renaissance landmarks, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers. Along with Piazza Navona and the incredible Pantheon, you’ll be treated to an espresso or gelato to continue your tour happy, refreshed and alert. It truly is the little things!

Colosseum, Rome

5. Colosseum/Vatican Combo

This full-day tour combines Rome’s two most famous sites and our two best-selling tours – the Colosseum and the Vatican. On this tour, you’ll have Skip the Line Access at both venues, spending a half day at each site. Though it might seem like a full-on day, in reality you’ll save time and see some of the most incredible sights that Rome has to offer, all in one magical day. With options available to take a guided tour or go it alone with just tickets, this tour is perfect for Rome newbies and natives alike. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for all of the walking involved, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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