Small Group Colosseum Guided Tour with Arena Floor and Roman Forum

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Discover the origin and the soul of Rome taking an essential, no-frills visit inside the most famous Roman landmarks, the Colosseum and its Arena, with the expertise of our art history licensed guide and the comfort of a small group tour.

Our guide to Small Group Colosseum Guided Tour with Arena Floor and Roman Forum

Meet your guide to enter the world's most ancient, best preserved, and most photographed Arena. Our expert history guide will give you an introduction to the History of the Colosseum, the reason why it was built, the story of the famous “Roman Games” to celebrate victories over enemies, overseas conquers and the grandeur of the emperors, or simply keeping people’s minds busy during famines and hash times and will share stories of fights and famous fighters.

Discover the legends of the Gladiators as you visit the tribunes and imagine being an excited spectator or an Emperor while watching wild beasts or slave-turned-heroes fighting, deciding whether or not your winning bet had to “finalise” the defeated rival or let him die, just upon your thumb command.. up or down for life or death. After the classic visit inside the Colosseum, it will be time to take an authentic insider’s view of its majestic architecture by following your small group tour guide along the tiers and learning about the animals and gladiators.

Get to know the details of its enthralling brutal history: what mainly excited the crowds were the fights between gladiators, frequently slaves, criminals, or prisoners of war fighting for rich prizes or their freedom. Then enjoy a beautiful walk into the Roman Forum, the arch of Titus, the temple of Saturn, Vespasian, and Antoninus Pius are just some of the highlights.. an immense display of evocative ruins that used to be the social, political, and commercial hub of the Roman empire and as you wander through this impressive district of temples, basilicas and vibrant public spaces, immerse yourselves in the 2000 ago daily life and customs life of the biggest, powerful emperor of all times, learning the history of its fast rise and faster fall.

Our tour will end with a climb up to the – according to legend – founding spot of Rome, the Palatine hill where Romulus decided to build his Palace (a word coming from Palatine, in fact). 

Start Time: 3.00pm

Duration: 3 hours

Departure: COLOSSEUM - Meet the tour leader in front of the “Arco di Costantino”, looking at the Colosseum from the short side of the arch


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Small Group Colosseum Guided Tour with Arena Floor and Roman Forum

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • Large bags are not permitted inside the Colosseum so please leave these at your accommodation.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • Children under 18 years must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • This tour has a maximum of 16 guests.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or reduced mobility.
  • All visitors must have photo ID for security check.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended. 
  • There is a compulsory security check which may cause some delays.
  • Tours depart precisely at the scheduled tour start time. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refund requests are not honoured per policy. For most tours, it is not logistically possible to join the group after it has started.
  • This tour takes approximately 3 hours 
  • Please note that the departure time of this tour is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management. All the bookings made from 15th December 2023 until further notice are considered as not refundable.
  • Cancellation Policy: This tour is non-refundable. 100% cancellation charges will apply.