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This tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

The Best of Colosseum & Ancient Rome With Exclusive Arena Access | Semi-Private Tour

Max 6 people
3 hrs
Refundable booking
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LivTours Colosseum & Roman Forum tour has exclusive arena access making it the perfect way to explore Ancient Rome. You will get to special access onto the restricted Arena floor and feel what it felt like to walk out 2,000 years ago.

Your tour will take you through the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum with an expert guide in a semi-private group with a maximum of six people.

**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.**


  • Pass through the Gladiator Gate and walk on the Colosseum's exclusive arena floor
  • Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill on this semi-private tour
  • Enjoy LivTours' special access into the iconic Colosseum
  • Hear about the epic battles and stories that have shaped the Eternal City
  • Get a bird's-eye-view of the Colosseum's underground tunnels
  • Live the experience as seen on National Geographic and CONDÉ NAST Travel

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

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

Your Colosseum & Roman Forum tour begins at the iconic Colosseum where you will have priority access inside, with just a quick stop for the security check. You will then pass through the Gladiators Gate to the Colosseum’s exclusive arena floor and step out directly onto the same level where the gladiators would fight. It’s an incredible perspective and the perfect place for your guide to share stories from ancient times.

From the restricted arena floor, you will also be close to the Colosseum underground, having a near unobstructed birds eye view of the fascinating dungeons where the shows were managed and coordinated.

Once you have enjoyed the arena, your guide will lead you up to the second floor where you can enjoy the view from Caesar’s balcony. Here you will hear amazing stories and anecdotes and get a better picture of what it all looked like thousands of years ago.

After concluding your visit to the Colosseum, you will move on to another magnificent archaeological site – the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Learn about the origins of Rome and the strategy that helped this ancient power grow. Climbing to the very top of this beautiful archeological park you will admire one of the most stunning views of the Circus Maximus.

Next, it is on to visit the political and commercial center of ancient Rome – the Roman Forum. The sheer size of the excavation site and the fascinating ruins of basilicas, political buildings, temples and more will stimulate your imagination of the Roman life. Your guide will delight you with stories of emperors and the over-the-top lifestyles of ancient Rome’s rich and famous.


  • Colosseum & Arena Floor Access and tour
  • Priority Access Colosseum & Roman Forum tickets
  • Main Floor & 1st Tier Colosseum visits
  • 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.
  • Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this semi-private tour. In order to ensure a tour with alternative routes, please inquire with our customer support team and we will find you a barrier-free 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.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




  • Great experience for all ages

    Our tour at the Colosseum with Dario was truly amazing. I would recommend Dario as guide to anyone and in particular anyone with younger children and teenagers. Dario made the tour very personal in an engaging and fun way. Really 10/10. I would recommend this tour with Dario to anyone any day of the week. Thank you so much for a great experience!!!

    - Maria D.
  • Favorite part of our trip

    Our guide, Sev, was amazing and very knowledgeable! He kept the tour light and fun!! We loved the small group and the chance to be a part of it. The Colosseum was probably our favorite part of the trip and Sev was one reason why!

    - Marianna
  • 100/100

    Can not say enough about our guide Luca. He was amazing, made experience an amazing one!!! I rate him 100!!!!

    - Beatriz
  • Highlight of our trip!

    I just wanted to say the tour we had with Dario was one of the big highlights of our trip. He was really engaging and knowledgeable. I will definitely use your small group tours if we go on any further trips.

    - Sophie
  • Highlight of our trip!

    The whole experience was the highlight of our trip and one of our favorite tours of Europe. Thanks for your high quality tour guides with small size of tours! Keep up the great work.

    - Jordan
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