Express Colosseum Gladiators Gate & Arena Floor | Exclusive Private Tour

1 hr 30 mins
Refundable booking
Colosseum Tour

Explore the mighty Colosseum, most famous monument of Ancient Rome, with an expert private guide and exclusive, priority access to the Gladiators gate and restricted Arena Floor. You’ll also get gifted a pair of LivTours Cardboard googles so you have the opportunity to enjoy reconstructions of the Colosseum as it looked in ancient times!

Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators as you step out onto the stage under the Roman skies; look up to the stands and imagine the roaring crowds of 80,000 spectators, all dressed in togas, cheering you on!

Your private guide will show you past the long lines of huge, unwieldy groups into the Colosseum. You’ll be able to wander around the different levels, learning the history of the building and the gory events that took place here over a period of 500 years.

You’ll also enjoy exclusive priority access to the Arena floor… where you will stand where the gladiators stood! You will relive history as your guide brings the stories of two thousand years ago, vividly to life. 


  • Enjoy priority tickets to skip the long line for the Colosseum
  • Step onto the Arena floor with exclusive access
  • Enjoy a private expert guide
  • Use your LivTours cardboard googles to enjoy virtual reconstructions
  • Hear all the the exciting and bloody stories of the Colosseum
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Gladiators in the restricted areas!

Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

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

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Walk in the footsteps of the Roman Gladiators on this express tour of the Colosseum with exclusive priority access to the restricted Arena Floor and Gladiators Gate with Virtual Reconstructions through your new LivTours cardboard goggles! 

Enjoy the expert personalised attention of your private guide, skip the long and confusing lines into the Colosseum and wander around the most famous ancient amphitheatre in the world in awe and wonder! You’ll be able to view the Colosseum from all angles – look down on the stage from the second floor, and look up to the ruins of the stands from… the Arena Floor! This is not open to everyone, so this is truly a moment to breathe in the very special atmosphere of the amphitheatre. 

Originally called the Flavaian Amphitheatre, after the dynasty of emperors who built it in the 1st Century AD, the Colosseum could seat up to 80,000 spectators! It was used for spectacles of public entertainment, from stage plays to staged naval battles, and of course very real and bloody combat between Gladiators and ferocious wild animals. As you walk onto that Arena floor, just imagine the crowds cheering you on, the deafening roar of the animals that you might be about to face and feel the spine tingling fear, adrenaline and excitement! 

The Colosseum has symbolised the power, wealth and culture of the Ancient Romans for centuries. Despite years of neglect, dismantling and earth quake – it is still standing! As you walk around the fallen pillars and ruins of the interior structure, your guide will bring the events of the dead and distant past vividly back to life for you. Hear about famous gladiators, where they lived, trained and what they ate. Hear about the trade in wild animals from Africa, and the snack foods you could buy in the stands as refreshment!  You’ll hear tales of different emperors and gladiators, moments of heroism and brutality, you’ll learn of the slaves, vestal virgins and the 100 days of games that launched the Colosseum back in 80 AD.

Your tour will finish inside the Colosseum for you to explore at your own leisure. 


  • Expert English speaking Private guide
  • Priority access to restricted Arena floor
  • Exclusive Gladiator Gate entrance
  • Skip the line Colosseum tickets
  • A pair of LivTours Cardboard goggles for VR
  • 90 minute comprehensive Colosseum tour

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.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

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 75 €

By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.