Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From $24.07

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of Ancient Rome’s gladiators during this Colosseum express tour. Skip the line and enter the Roman arena through the same entrance gladiators used and learn about their lives from a local guide. Stand on the central arena stage, typically closed to the general public.
  • Priority, skip-the-line access through a separate entrance
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from a local guide
  • Stand on the same arena stage as the gladiators
  • Visit part of the Colosseum normally closed to the public

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line Colosseum
  • Headsets (8 pax or more)
  • 1 hour small group tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Take the metro line B and get off at Cavour station, take the exit to Via Cavour. Walk down on Via Cavour and turn left on via del Colosseo, carry on until you will see a little square with the restaurant and our office. This is Via Frangipane 30.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring a copy of your ID or driver license since it is necessary for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Departure timing may vary. Please check the timing on the tour option you booked to know at what time you have to be at the meeting place.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If you arrive late you might loose the tour
  • The meeting time might have a slight change. In this case we will inform you in advance
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

There are quite a lot of steps to negotiate and uneven surfaces, so this would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues (there is a lift which was not highlighted by the guide).
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Highly recommend
suzanne_s, Nov 2022
Besides waiting for the tour guide to arrive a little longer than we had expected since he was finishing up another tour, this experience was well worth the cost and excellent. The guide was informative, entertaining, and witty. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
Donna_B, Nov 2022
Brilliant guide, office is easy to find, if you use google maps or apple maps. Office staff are brilliant too. We loved the tour it was amazing and the guide brought the whole experience alive. Most go with these guys. We found the office before our tour, there was a restaurant right opposite the office so we have a bite to eat and then had a walk around plenty to see before your tour.
Michael_M, Oct 2022
Disappointed that this was not a small group tour as advertised. The guide was great and very knowledgeable.
Rob_C, Oct 2022
Michela was amazing and very knowledgeable! The language barrier can sometimes be an issue but she had clear pronunciation. We had a group of about 12 and it was the perfect size! The skip the line and guided tour is a MUST! We learned so much and loved the pre tour history so we knew what we were about to see. The breakfast was also very good! Highly recommend!
Excellent tour with Dennis!!
Casey_J, Sep 2022
Dennis is the man! First off, let me say that my partner and I are not fans of tours. But, when in Rome.. Anyhow, we looked for the shortest tour avail, which was an hour. Perfect amount of time. Now, onto Dennis: what a great guide! He went above and beyond, and was super friendly with tons of interesting tidbits beyond what we’ve all seen in *Liz Taylor voice* “Gladiator!!” Can’t recommend this tour enough!
Quick Access, not a small group.
Michael_K, Aug 2022
We had about 20 people in our group so I wouldn't call it small. Our guide was engaged and we had a good time. Worth it to never wait for anything. Wish we could have gone to the lower level.
Louise_M, Jul 2022
Booked tour for 5 o'clock on the 9th july got a message changeing the time not very convienent,couldnt find there office showed address to the police that were on duty didn't have a clue were the office was ?asked to restaurant owners they didn't know were it was when i finally got hold of them on the phone they said tour had already started so unlucky [.CON] L MELLOR
Highly recommended!
Sofia_B, Jun 2022
We had an amazing tour with Yuri. He was very incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic tour around the Colosseum. Thank you.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you Sofia for your valuable recommendation! Sharing your beautiful experience means a lot to us
good pricing and a fun experience
Y_Y, Mar 2022
good pricing. the tour meeting spot was close to the colosseum.. guide was knowledgeable and handled things efficiently
Colosseum Visit
Kellie_B, Sep 2021
Marzia, our guide, was terrific. We were traveling with my elderly mother and Marzia put her arm thru my mom’s and set a bit slower pace to accommodate her speed. Marzia was informative and a joyful person to spend time with.
Zoe_J, Aug 2019
Our guide was amazing! So much knowledge on this attraction as well as Rome. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you for highly recommending our Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance!
Great Guide
Angela_B, Apr 2019
The hardest part of trhis tour was finding the meeting point which is the tour operators office in a small side street outside the Colisseum. It didn't help that we visited on the day of the Rome Marathon which added to the normal crowds. Organisation at the meeting point was a bit chaotic with several groups being organised at the same time, but once we set off the tour moved fairly briskly into the Coliseum with only a small amount of queuing to get inside. There are quite a lot of steps to negotiate and uneven surfaces, so this would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues (there is a lift which was not highlighted by the guide). The guide was very clear and gave detailed and interesting information on the history, the audio guides provided meant it was easy to hear what was being said. Good tour overall
Dennis was an amazing guide...
Mary U, Aug 2018
Dennis was an amazing guide, knowledgable and engaging with a group that ranged from a couple with a baby stroller to my 83-year-old father. His love of history and of his city was evident throughout the tour.