Private Colosseum Tour, Exclusive Arena Access, Gladiators Gate & Ancient City

3 hrs
Refundable booking
colosseum guided tour

Discover Ancient Rome and the Gladiatorial Games on this private tour of the mighty Colosseum, the most famous monument of the ancient world, the Palatine Hill where the Roman emperors lived, and the Roman Forum – filled with ancient temples and basilicas, where daily life happened two thousand years ago. Enjoy skip-the-line access and walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans and Gladiators as you enter into the step on to the arena floor via the original Gladiators’ Gate!


  • Enjoy LivTours skip-the-line tickets for the majestic Colosseum
  • Walk through Gladiator’s Gate and onto the exclusive Arena floor
  • Visit the Colosseum, Palatine, and Forum on a fascinating private tour
  • Hear about the epic gladiator battles, and daily life in Imperial Rome

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

**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.**

Discover the ancient world of Imperial Rome on this fascinating private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Meet your expert private guide outside the iconic Colosseum, where you’ll be escorted past long and confusing lines, through security, and straight into the most famous ancient amphitheater in the world! Pass through the Gladiator’s Gate and walk straight onto the exclusive Arena Floor. 

From the Arena, you’ll have an amazing view of the stands where 80,000 spectators once sat cheering loudly, and also of the eerie underground passages; dungeons where the animals and gladiators waited to be lifted onto the stage, and where the shows were managed. Next, you’ll walk up to the second floor and gaze down and around the incredible interior of the Colosseum from Caesar’s balcony – where you’ll be regaled with jaw-dropping stories of the games and shows. Imagine the roar of the crowd and the wild animals, the adrenaline of the combatants about to meet their fate! 

Next, you’ll head to the Palatine and Roman Forum. On the Palatine you’ll wander around the truly magnificent ruins of the imperial palaces – built for the Emperors of Ancient Rome. Considered the birthplace of Rome, you’ll hear the myths and legends of Romulus and Remus, while admiring the romantic ruins of the palaces, and see the Circus Maximus, the largest chariot race track in the world.

Lastly, walk down the hill to the Forum, the political, spiritual, and commercial heart of Ancient Rome, breathtaking in its size and beauty – evocative of an ancient past. See the many temples to Roman gods and goddesses, pass the House of the Vestal Virgins and their Temple to Vesta; see the impressive temples to Saturn, Jupiter, Castor and Pollux, flanked by imperial Triumphal Arches and mighty basilicas. 

Hear about the daily life of the toga-clad Romans, of spectacular military parades, of Senators’ noisy debates in the Curia, and the opulent lifestyles of the emperors. With the fascinating stories from your guide bringing it all back to life – this is truly a magical experience. 


  • Skip the line Colosseum & Roman Forum tickets
  • VIP Gladiator Gate & Arena Floor Access and tour
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Ancient City & Imperial Forum guided tour

  • Please note that all Colosseum tour starting times are subject to change based on ticket availability.
  • 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 above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot.

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!

Gladiator School Experience for Kids
Add the incredible experience offered by the Official Gladiator School on the Appian Way. The experience includes a visit to the Gladiator Museum and a hands-on training of the fighting techniques of ancient gladiators in a reconstructed ludus magni arena. Includes roundtrip transfer. NOTE: Add-on duration is 3-4 hours in total, 2 hour gladiator school, and 1-2 hour return transport (>30 minutes each way). Please note: gladiator school experiences are available in the afternoon only, therefore, depending on the time of your tour, you may have a break to enjoy lunch explore the city between your tour and your Gladiator booking. In such cases, our operations team will advise you on a time and convenient place to meet your chauffeur.
575 €
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.
85 €

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.