Guided tour

Colosseum: Private Tour with VIP Arena Access

4.7 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy

Colosseum: Private Tour with VIP Arena Access

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 65.48 per person

Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and access the Arena floor of the historic monument with a private guide in your preferred language. Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire and relive some of the epic battles of the mighty amphitheater.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Russian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to access the best parts of the Colosseum
  • Marvel as Ancient Rome is brought to life by your guide
  • See the underground level from the reconstructed Arena
  • Choose between private or small-group VIP tours
Full description
Save precious time on a private 1.5-hour guided tour of the Colosseum. Take panoramic photos of the Roman arena and surrounding area before going inside through a VIP entrance.    Marvel as Ancient Rome is brought to life before your eyes, and get a better appreciation of the sheer magnitude of the greatest amphitheater of the Roman Republic. Look down at the underground level from the Arena to see where the gladiators would prepare to go into battle. Explore the ground floor level and 2nd tier, where the crowds would roar at the spectacular entertainments.  Learn about the different games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed, and get help from your guide to find the best spots to take perfect souvenir photos.
  • English, Spanish, German or Russian-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Access to the reconstructed Arena
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office at Via Del Colosseo 24. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • There are no cloakrooms available at the Colosseum
  •  Delays may occur to the departure time due to the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security checks. The capacity regulations may also influence the smooth running of the tour, especially on national holidays and days with special events
  • Food and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 reviews

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I was in coliseum many times. This time , I just wanted to to the arena . I have been looking for an entrance tickets 3 month in advance, but no availability. I found the tickets at FindYourGuide and booked it right away. The local tour company is competent and lead well.

July 1, 2022

This private guided tour of the Colosseum was an adventure from start to finish. We had been to the Colosseum on a previous trip, but never knew the fascinating details of the history of Rome. Our guide, Andrea answered all questions and helped us understand what we were observing. His English was excellent. We entered separate from crowds and ventured deep into the ruins. A great experience.

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May 18, 2018


This was a must do tour! Our guide was Ferdinand I believe and he was so informative. I walked into the Roman Coliseum knowing nothing and walked out the best history lesson I have EVER learned. He should be made into a golden statue for sharing his knowledge in a way that you felt you were actually at the arena when it all took place.

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April 24, 2018

Product ID: 145227