Smart Colosseum: Guided Small Group Tour

starting from 69
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Priority access
  • Photos allowed
  • Guided tour


A three-hour legendary Colosseum tour for Gladiators. Learn about the history. The signature Colosseum tour is straightforward and high quality— it takes no more than a few hours yet leaves you with an unforgettable experience at one of Rome's most famous landmarks and arenas. Let yourself be guided by an art history licensed expert who will lead you through this legendary place as if you were back in Roman times, all while enjoying the small group tour privileges and comforts. Say hello to your escort at the Colosseum and get ready to plunge into the history of ancient Romans tradition! You are about to step inside the world's most ancient amphitheater, best preserved ever and photographed more than any other. Experience a brief overview of the Colosseum's history: discover the purpose behind its construction and delve into the details of the renowned "Roman Games" that were organized as a show of victory, conquests over foreign lands, imperial grandeur— or even as entertainment during times of famine and adversity. Legendary combats and notable gladiators await your discovery! Embark on a journey through the legends of Gladiators at the tribunes— picture yourself as a thrill-seeking spectator or even an Emperor presiding over the brutal spectacle. Visualize wild beasts pitted against enslaved heroes while you make life-or-death decisions based on wagers; your simple thumb gesture determining the fate of another soul, all at your command. An exceptional tour of the Colosseum, where you are able to get a full immersion into the history and anecdotes, and feel the atmosphere of this incomparable Roman monument like never before. Throughout your journey, the Roman forums will be freely available to you; therefore, if you have additional time at hand you could either roam inside the Arena or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Roman forums. Take this opportunity to observe the Arch of Titus and the numerous other ruins such as the temple of Vespasian, Saturn, and Antonius Pius — each with their own unique grandeur — located at the emperor sites on ground level. Ideal for supplementing our walking excursion or accommodating time-restricted individuals— or perhaps those desiring autonomy post-guide induction. Thumbs up for our Colosseum tour!

Further Details

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Intimate group tour through the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Skip the line entrance to Colosseum and Roman Forum

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies are to be followed strictly for this tour; the reservation becomes 100% non-refundable once booked.

Meeting Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Rome (RM)

Meet our tour leader in front of the “Arco di Costantino”, looking at the Colosseum from the short side of the arch.
Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

  • Please note that the departure time is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management. All the bookings made from 15th December 2023 until further notice are considered as not refundable!
  • Clients are kindly encouraged to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time.
  • We kindly request that you factor this into your travel plans. Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any delays, no matter how brief, and we regret to inform you that failing to attend the experience will not qualify for a refund, including partial refunds.
  • Children and teenagers under 18 years of age should always be accompanied by at least one adult. In the event that this requirement is not met, we retain the right to exclude the underage participant, and unfortunately, no refund will be provided.
  • Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
  • Shorts, big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
  • There is alwys a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
  • PLEASE NOTE: in order to purchase the Colosseum tickets, we kindly need to receive in advance the names of all participants (accordingly to the ID card).
  • Please note that the departure time of this tour is subjected to change, awaiting further information from the Colosseum management