Experience the immensity of Rome’s most iconic symbol on our Express Colosseum Tour with privileged access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’. On this tour, you’ll be able to slip through the Colosseum’s ‘back door’ without the long lines and crowds that characterize the main entrances to the Eternal City’s top sight.
You will feel the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat. Treading in their footsteps, out onto a partial reconstruction of the arena floor, you will have a spectacular view of the tiered ruins that were once filled with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.
On our guided tour, you will be accompanied the entire way by an expert, English-speaking guide who will bring the Colosseum to life with information about this impressive structure. From tales of mock sea battles to exotic staged hunts, the true stories behind the stadium will be even more impressive than what Hollywood has dreamed up.
After your time in the Colosseum, you’ll have the option of continuing to the Roman Forum for Skip the Line Access to the site. Once inside, you will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye view of the Circus Maximus.
Enhance your Express Colosseum tour with a delicious VIP breakfast buffet and the best views of the Roman Forum. If you select this option, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the morning light rising over these ancient ruins as you sample a selection of made to order eggs, bacon, sausages, fruit, pastries, yogurt, coffee, and juices. After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stroll past the Forum complete with expert commentary as you make your way to the Colosseum’s recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’.
No matter which option you select, our unique access to this ancient wonder will ensure your experience is unforgettable.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
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Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.
We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.
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