Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Colosseum &
Roman Forum Tour

The Key Facts

Private Tour

Daily at 9.00am & 2.00pm *

* These are the times that are bookable instantly from our website. To request a different departure time, please send us a request via the Request a Quotepage. 

Semi-Private Tour

Daily at 9.00am

Group Sizes:

Private Tour: 1-12 people **

** For groups larger than 12 people, please send us a request via the Request a Quote page. 

Semi-Private Tour: 2-6 people

Duration: 3 Hours

* If you would like a longer/shorter tour, please send us a request via the 
Request a Quote page. 
  • Avoid long waits with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • See where gladiators and animals fought in the Ancient Games.
  • Get an in-depth look into life in Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Admire the impressive Colosseum where animals and gladiators fought.
  • Optional Extra: Upgrade to the Gladiator’s Gate entrance and walk on the Arena Floor where the Roman Gladiators stood!
  • Learn about the brutal games where gladiators and animals fought, from your local expert historian tour guide
  • Get an in-depth look into life in Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, with the unique storytelling style of your Real Rome Tours guide
  • Enjoy the amazing views from the Palatine Hill, looking down over the Roman Forum from where the Roman Emperors and nobles once lived
  • Bookable as a private tour, or you can join a handful of other people in a semi-private tour of only 6 people maximum.

For Private Tours only … 

Make your tour your own with these add-ons. 

Just click the link below to book a private tour, and check the appropriate box to add the option you want.

For other requests, please request a quote for a custom tour that we will tailor to your specific needs and preferences!

Add entrance tickets to the Colosseum Arena
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You can optionally add entrance tickets to the Colosseum Arena, and stand on the floor where the gladiators did battle in the infamous Games. 

Entrance is through the “Gladiator’s Gate”, as seen in the Gladiator movie

Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Tour

Make the most out of your Colosseum visit with a special entry to the underground area, where gladiators, wild animals and stage settings were all kept in storage before being hoisted on to the arena via a special system of trapdoors which can still be traced today by your expert guide.


Important Note: Due to the limited number of tickets available to this confined area and the immense popularity of this visit, it is not possible to guarantee this addition until the tickets have actually been released by the Colosseum, which is one month prior to the date of your tour. We are quite good at securing these tickets, enjoying a 95% success rate, but because we cannot guarantee the tickets until we have them in hand, we will not charge you for this option until we have actually have secured them for you. 

 

The additional fee for this extra option is €45 per adult and €30 per child, and it adds 30 minutes to the tour duration. By selecting this option, you authorise us to apply this additional charge to the credit card you use when booking the tour, once we have secured the Colosseum Underground tickets. 

 

If you have added the Arena tickets to your booking, the cost of the Colosseum Underground option is reduced by the amount you have already been charged for this option, as the Arena entrance is also included with the Colosseum Underground tickets.

Private Tour

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Just you and your guide
  • Base Price *: €425
  • Additional Adult: €50
  • Additional Child **:  €25
  • Infants: Free

Semi-Private Tour

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Only 6 people per tour
  • Adult: €135
  • Child (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €100
Notes on Private Tour Pricing:
  • Base Price is for the first two people on the tour. 
  • ** Children aged 5-17 on the day of the tour
  • *** Infants aged 0-4 on the day of the tour
  • Prices are for groups of up to 12 people. For groups larger than 12 people, please send us a request via the Request a Quote page. 
 

YOUR FULL TOUR

Description

If you love the drama and excitement of the ancient Roman gladiators, then our Skip the Line Colosseum Arena Floor Tour is for you! With all the thrill and no waiting in lines you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Not everyone can say that they have stood where the gladiators used to fight, but with this privileged entrance floor Colosseum tour you will be able to.

Start your guided tour at the Colosseum and explore the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Roman citizens and emperors. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events and debunk some popular myths along the way.

With all the thrill and no waiting in lines you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Not everyone can say that they have stood where the gladiators used to fight, but with the option of adding the privileged entrance floor Colosseum tour you will be able to.

Stroll through the Roman Forum, where Romans lived out their daily lives. Here, politics, business, state funerals, and military parades all took centre stage.

See the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero made their speeches.

Learn the history of Ancient Rome as you walk among 2000 year old ruins
See the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero made their speeches.

Take a look at the remains of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus.

Listen to your guide’s explanations about the history of the Forum and what the temples, arches, and monuments were used for.

Hear about all the activities that took place in this sacred part of Ancient Rome during the days of the Roman Republic.

Visit the Palatine Hill, which was home to the wealthiest of Rome’s noble citizens during the time of the Republic, and later, exclusively the emperor.

Today, you can still see remains of some of the imperial palace’s former splendour.

The Palatine Hill looked over the Roman Forum, and it was no accident that the elite ruling class of Rome resided there, eventually becoming home to the Emperors, who built such large residences that the word “palace” takes its name from the hill. Another reason for the importance of this hill was its legendary connection with the birth of Rome.

A visit to the Palatine Hill is a must if you want to understand how the Romans felt about their city.

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