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Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor and Prison of St. Peter Tour

Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor and Prison of St. Peter Tour

From US$ 100.95 per person

Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum with an expert archaeologist guide. Walk in the footsteps of Gladiators and Caesars who inhabited Roma Caput Mundi, followed by a visit to the site where St. Peter himself was imprisoned before his crucifixion.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Skip-the-line access means you bypass queues at the Colosseum AND Roman Forum
  • Learn the meaning of “Caput Mundi,” what’s all the fuss about a she-wolf, and why is St. Peter so important in Roman History?
  • A fully guided tour followed by an interactive video guide provide the best of both worlds
Full description
Begin by meeting your expert guide in the heart of ancient Rome, from where you wander through the Roman Forum. This is the area where Rome really grew into a thriving city, outside of its origins at Palatine Hill. Following that, journey into the Colosseum by traveling straight on to the original Arena Floor. Enter through the Gladiator Gate, the precise location where gladiators came face-to-face with the crowd, their opponents, armed men ready to kill and maim, or wild animals ready to rip flesh. The brutality of contest inside the Colosseum can still well and truly be felt to this day. A tour of the Colosseum follows, throughout which you see the Arena Floor from every angle whilst ascending to the stalls where common Romans cheered and jeered the competitors below. Upon exiting the Colosseum, make your way back around the Roman Forum to Carcer Tullianum, which was the underground prison cell where St. Peter was held.
  • Priority access tickets to the Colosseum
  • Fully guided tour inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Entry tickets and video guide to the Mamertine Prison
  • Small groups of max 20 participants
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Live guide inside the Mamertine Prison
  • Personal extras
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

· Largo Gaetana Agnesi , above the Colosseo Metro Station · Metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". · Once inside the Colosseo Metro station main level, take the escalator or walk up the steps to the upper level, Largo Gaetana Agnesi · Look for a representative holding a WHEN IN ROME TOURS sign. · Maps link:

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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We had an excellent guide for the Colosseum tour, Robert. He was very knowledgable and friendly. He seemed to enjoy taking our questions and had a wealth of information to share! (5 stars for this part!) We also enjoyed seeing the Prison of St. Peter. However, we did not have a tour guide for this, instead we were given a tablet with some information. Somehow, I expected a guide and the ability to ask some questions there as well. However, the people who worked there were quite friendly and I enjoyed the historical significance of the location!

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September 7, 2021

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