Extended Colosseum and Roman Forum with Arena Access & Exclusive SUPER Sites

4 hrs
Refundable booking

​​Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators, emperors, vestal virgins, slaves, soldiers, senators, and everyday Romans on this in-depth Colosseum and Roman Forum tour with exclusive SUPER Sites access. 

With a top-rated guide, you’ll start your tour at the most iconic monument of the ancient world: the Colosseum including VIP access to the Arena Floor.

Next, explore some of the fascinating archaeological SUPER sites of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: the imperial palaces, the underground Aula Isiaca, a richly frescoed hall dedicated to the goddess Isis, and more. Fully immerse yourself in the daily life and famous events of the Ancient Romans. 


  • Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors on the Arena Floor
  • Explore the SUPER sites of the Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Witness the beauty and luxurious lifestyle of the Imperial elites
  • Admire the stunning frescoes and architectural wonders of Ancient Rome

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Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Meet your expert, English speaking tour guide outside the Colosseum and enjoy priority entrance to the Colosseum, the most iconic monument of Ancient Rome. With special VIP access to the Arena Floor, you will stand where the Gladiators stood. Breathe in the spine-tingling atmosphere and enjoy unparalleled views of the tiered rows that could seat up to 80,000 cheering spectators. Look down to the eerie underground network of passages and elevators where ferocious beasts and gladiators would wait to make their grand entrance.

You’ll learn all about the famously bloody games, theatrical performances, criminal punishments, wild beast hunts, and of course the gladiatorial combats that took place on the stage upon which you stand.

After the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the Forum and Palatine Hill, the political, cultural and spiritual heart of Ancient Rome. Here, you will explore the ancient ruins of the majestic palaces where the emperors lived and ruled. Walk the halls where the senators gave rousing speeches, and learn about the fascinating politics of Ancient Rome. You’ll also walk the cobbled streets where people socialized, worked, and worshiped their many gods and goddesses.

Your tour explores some of the most fascinating archaeological SUPER sites of the Roman Forum that bring the past vividly back to life. Depending upon the day of the week and ongoing restoration efforts, your tour will include a selection of the following SUPER sites:

Visit the newly opened House of the Emperor Tiberius; it offers unique insight into the luxurious lifestyle enjoyed by Rome’s elite. It also boasts magnificent views over the Roman Forum.

Head underground to the extraordinary Aula Isiaca, a hall with stunning frescoes dating back to the first century BC. Admire the miraculously well-preserved 2000-year old paintings dedicated to the goddess Isis, including lotus flowers, snakes, vases, and garlands of roses. Just next door, explore the Loggia Mattei, a glorious Renaissance era structure decorated with classical frescoes of Hercules and Hebe, Cupid and Psyche, and the Muses.

Visit the interior of Santa Maria Antiqua, a 6th century church, nestled at the base of the Palatine Hill. Its early Christian frescoes provide an incredible insight into the bridge between pagan and Christian Rome.

See the majestic ruins of the famous temples of Vesta, Jupiter, Saturn, Castor and Pollux, as well as the triumphal arches of Titus and Septimius Severus. Your tour will end in the Forum, also called the Valley of the Gods, close to where Julius Caesar was laid to rest after his brutal assassination, and where flowers are still laid to this day on the anniversary of the Ides of March.

From the Caesars to the slaves, this tour is an in-depth and unique experience of Ancient Rome.


  • Expert English-speaking private Guide
  • Colosseum with VIP Arena access
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Palatine hill
  • Santa Maria Antiqua
  • Domus Tiberiana (exhibition rooms)
  • Palatine Museum
  • Aula Isiaca and Loggia Mattei

  • **All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.**
  • The itinerary described above is a suggested order and indication of the various experiences. These may slightly vary according to the day of the week and ongoing restoration efforts
  • On Mondays the House of Augustus is closed and will be substituted with a visit to the curia
  • Tours run rain or shine. We recommend coming prepared if rainy weather is expected
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


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One Way Pick-Up Transfer Service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 85 €

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