Nice view of the Colosseum
man walking on the Arena of the Colosseum
tour guide with his group admiring the colosseum
street in the roman forum
Special Access

Colosseum Arena & Ancient Rome Express Tour with Restricted Sites

New Tour
Several Departure Times

  • Experience the Colosseum from a unique perspective with direct entry to the legendary Arena floor.
  • Enjoy in-depth insights and stories from our expert guide, bringing ancient history to life.
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace with our detailed site maps, providing a rich and personalized experience.
  • Gain access to areas of the Colosseum’s Archaeological Park that are typically off-limits, offering a unique look at Rome's ancient amphitheater.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • All-inclusive Access to the Colosseum Arena floor (18€)
  • Access to Archaeological Park of Colosseum's Restricted Areas
  • Guided Tour of the Colosseum
  • Self-guided Tour of Roman Forum
  • Self-guided Tour of Palatine Hill
  • Souvenir Site Maps
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum with Arena Floor Level
  • Colosseum's Restricted Areas and Exhibitions
  • The Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill

Our Unique Exploration of the Colosseum

Maximize your time in Rome and immerse yourself in history with our Express Colosseum Tour. For those on a time crunch, or explorers looking to see different aspects of the Colosseum, this is the perfect tour for you.

Begin your exploration with swift access to the amphitheater’s ground level via the exclusive Stern Spur entrance, where our expert guide will lead the way.

As you unlock the iconic arena floor, our special access allows you to follow in the storied pasts of the gladiators themselves. You will also receive access to the seasonal exhibitions located in the Colosseum’s private sections. Even for travelers that have visited the Colosseum before, this tour offers more than what you've already seen.

After uncovering the tales and secrets that live within the Colosseum’s Arena Floor and Restricted Areas, our tour continues with visits to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. With detailed maps in hand, you’ll explore these ancient sites at your leisure, making for a deeply personal and engaging experience. For larger groups, we provide radios and headsets to ensure your experience is uninterrupted!

This tour offers a unique look at the Colosseum’s Archeological Park, complete with expert insights and the chance to witness rare exhibitions. It’s a concise, yet fully comprehensive exploration of Rome’s birthplace, that will leave you with enduring memories of the Eternal City.

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  • Book with Confidence: Free cancellations up to 24 hours before the experience begins (local time).
  • Multilingual Customer Service: Talk to us, we are here to help.
  • No Hidden Costs: All taxes and fees included.

Get to Know Dark Rome

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special