With this special-access Colosseum arena floor tour you get a chance to step out of the highly-trafficked areas of Rome's most famous attraction. First, you’ll enter the Colosseum through the ‘Gladiator’s Gate’. This was the side entrance which was once exclusively used by gladiators. Through this VIP entrance, you not only get the quickest way to enter the Colosseum but it also gives you the full gladiator-eye-view of what it was like to enter the combat-driven amphitheater nearly 2,000 years ago.
Embark on an in-depth Colosseum Arena Floor tour once you are inside. For the most amazing 360-degree views of the Colosseum, you’ll have to stand on a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. Due to the fact that this area is closed to the general public, it makes it one of the best places to soak up the magic of the building. With all this majesty surrounding you, your guide will tell you stories about the famous blood sports that once took place on the very spot upon which you stand.
After the Colosseum arena floor portion of the tour is finished, you will have access to the general areas of this monumental building with your guide. You'll get to see the first and second tiers over the course of an hour which includes a balcony with a great view over the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine.
There will also be the option of a guided tour of the center of ancient Rome - the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (depending on the itinerary, tours may sometimes start in ancient Rome before entering the Colosseum). These attractions can sometimes be difficult to decipher as they are active archeological sites, but an expert guide will make everything worthwhile. The ruins will come to life. Some of the highlights include the Senate buildings, cremation point of Julius Caesar, opulent palaces, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. If you are interested in these areas, make sure you book the Colosseum Arena Floor tour that includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.