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Colosseum Arena Floor Access & Forum with VR | Semi Private & Private Options

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Experience the Colosseum and Ancient Rome in virtual reality on this 3-hour Viator Exclusive tour. Skip the long lines at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, where you'll listen to your guide's engaging narrative, accompanied by 360° reconstructions of the sites with your phone and the provided cardboard headset. This small-group tour includes just 6 participants per group for guaranteed personal attention from your guide and can only be booked through Viator.
  • 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome with virtual reality reconstructions
  • Small group of just 6 people guarantees personalized attention
  • Skip the line access to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Explore the ancient structures, then slip on the headset to see the reconstructions
  • Viator Exclusive tour can only be booked here
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Tour in a Safe and Semi Private Group of MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
Professional, local, expert guide
Skip the long lines and enjoy direct access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Private Tour Option available!
Access to the Arena Floor through the Gladiator's Gate entrance
Food and drinks
Piazza del Colosseo , Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

In front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper level and ground level: we meet at the GROUND floor SOS sign, right across the street from and on the same street level as the Colosseum itself. Your guide will be holding a LivTour sign.

This activity will end right where it started.
Find your way to Rome's famous Colosseum at 9:30am to meet your guide and small group of just 6 participants. Upon booking the tour, your confirmation email will invite you to download a simple app. Bring your phone to the tour, and your guide will gift you a cardboard headset, yours to keep. After a brief introduction, slip your phone into the headset and get your fist peek of the magic of virtual reality: a reconstruction of the Colosseum and the surrounding valley from the outside.

Breeze past the often-long entrance lines and proceed directly into the Colosseum. Explore the first two rings of the arena while you listen to stories of Caesar, gladiators, games, and entertainment. Learn about the architecture and engineering of the arena, then don your glasses to view what it must have been like on the arena level and on Caesar's balcony. 

Continue on to Palatine Hill, climbing as you hear about the origins of ancient Rome, including Livia and the House of Augustus. Get a view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be, then don your glasses to see the reconstruction of Circus Maxiumus. 

Descend into the valley to visit the Roman Forum, where you'll see the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Antonino and Faustina. Once you reach the main square, you'll learn about the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Rostra, the Basilica Aemilia, and the Temple of Jupiter atop Capitoline Hill. After your guide fills you in on the history and architecture of the important structures, slip on your VR glasses, you'll be able to see some of the structures reconstructed in their original glory.
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Begin your tour with Skip the Line entry into the Colosseum, the world's most famous arena, after admiring incredible state of the art VR reconstructions to really give you a real life sense of how the Colosseum used to look 2000 years ago. Right away you will see the benefits of a TRULY small group of ONLY 6 people max, guaranteed. If you wish to book a private tour instead, we also offer that option as well for this tour! As you enter the Colosseum, you will enjoy exclusive access to the Arena Floor and the Gladiator Entrance, right where the gladiators used to stand and the bloody battles and games took place. Take incredible pictures and feel the grandiosity of the Colosseum from the arena floor and have a taste of what the gladiators must have felt gazing at the audience above them. Then climb onto the first tier and enjoy incredible views as your Private Tour Guide tells you everything you have always wanted to know of the world's most famous arena.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
Continue down into the valley of the magical Roman Forum, the once upon a time heart center of the bustling city of Ancient Rome. Here, admire the incredible remains of the ancient Temples that used to stand right on these grounds, along with the Ancient Roman Governmental buildings, including the Senate. Lear all about what happened in these streets, as you walk on the same stones as the Romans once did.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
Climb up the breathtaking Palatine Hill, the locus of major imperial villas, most notable of Augustus' expansive and incredibly ambitious Imperial Home. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Circus Maximus and of the Aventine Hill and marvel at the incredibly well preserved remains of this once upon a time extremely rich hill.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware, due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for this part of the tour.
  • The colosseum currently guarantees special access to the arena floor which is off limits to the general public. The arena area is where the gladiator fights took place and also gives you the closest view of the underground area possible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LivTours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum Arena Floor Access & Forum with VR | Semi Private & Private Options?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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The best tour
, Apr 2022
A wonderful guide; Dario Bartoli gave us a very lively and engaging event both at the Colosseum and at Forum Romanum.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The knowledge The tour...
, Sep 2021
The knowledge The tour guide had was amazing, very interactive, took her time to explain. Our second time Taking this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We're so glad that you enjoyed your Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour and that you enjoyed our guide and our special VR presentation. Thank you for your great review and high rating. All best wishes Angelo and Kristin
Excellent customer service
, Oct 2020
Fantastic experience with a very knowledgable guide. I couldn’t recommend enough and it is definitely worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Many thanks for your great review of your Colosseum and Roman Forum tour with Virtual Reality. We’re so glad to know that you enjoyed the tour, the guide and had fun with our VR glasses. Thanks also for your endorsement of our company and our services. With all best wishes, Angelo and Kristin
Great Coloseum Tour
Christine S
, Oct 2019
Silvia was a great guide - very knowledgeable and amusing. A little bit of walking but that helped work off the great food we ate in Rome! Great tour!
Wish we could give more stars!! Giulia was the BEST!!!
, Jun 2019
We had the best experience throughout the whole tour - every place was amazing but what really made the tour so great was Giulia! She was so welcoming to our group and paid attention to what we were interested in and wanted to see. We can't say enough great things about her! The Virtual Reality was very cool because it helped you to visualize what it would have looked like back in time. Overall, it was the best tour we had in Italy!
Excellent tour. Although wed been...
Irv G
, Nov 2017
Excellent tour. Although wed been to the Colosseum before we learned so much more about Ancient Rome. Having only 6 in our group made it easier to ask questions. Highly recommend.
Very small group, very knowledgeable...
, Nov 2017
Very small group, very knowledgeable guide, plus we got to skip the really long lines. There's actually no virtual reality during the tour apparentl it's been forbidden or something, but we did get the VR glasses at the end of the tour.
Skipping the line is a must! Make...
Rita B
, Aug 2017
Skipping the line is a must! Make sure you are in the right spot for the tour. We were where they said, but apparently there is an upper and lower floor and we were waiting at the wrong spot. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable and it was all very interesting. However, the virtual reality was not worth it at all. Don't do it. Totally useless. And, our guide, while very knowledgeable, was very hard to understand.
We loved everything of this tour! The...
, May 2017
We loved everything of this tour! The group is so small that it looks like you're simply going around with your friends and the guide is one of them. We skipped the long lines and enjoyed every moment. It's very interesting to be into the Colosseum and check how it was back in the days with the virtual reality glasses. I especially enjoyed the view from the Palatine Hill. Highly recommended!
Experiência belíssima
, Jul 2019
Fiquei muito impressionado com a organização. Quando chegamos nossa guia Rafa já estava nos esperando. Tour muito bom e extremamente educativo.

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