Semi-Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Arena Floor, Gladiator Entrance and Virtual Reality

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy our 3 hrs small group tour of max 6 participants of Ancient Rome and its amazing reconstructions with Virtual Reality and skip-the-line tickets. With our local passionate guide you will visit the wonders of the archaeological park of Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Also as of June 1st, you will gain access to the arena floor through the Gladiator entrance where battles took place! Throughout the tour you will be given cardboard glasses, gifted to you at the end, in which you will be able to admire at 360°, full reconstructions of Ancient Rome, all to help your guide’s explanation and enhance your final experience. You will literally be traveling back in time, we are sure you will be blown away!


  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

As of June 1st all participants are required to bring a valid form of ID to enter the restricted areas of the Colosseum (passport, drivers license or government ID). Photo copies are acceptable. 

After a brief intro, you can place your phone inside the VR glasses and your guide will explain where to use them throughout the tour to enjoy reconstructions of the ancient world and bring the past back to life! With skip-the-line access, bypass all the lines and enter directly into the Colosseum through the Gladiator entrance. Then you will enjoy the first two rings of this wonderful arena. Stories of gladiators, Caesars, games and entertainment, along with thorough explanations of its architecture and flawless engineering will be provided by your expert guide. 

After reliving the most famous gladiator’s amphitheater of the world, icon of Rome, your Ancient Rome tour will continue to Palatine Hill. After climbing the hill at the very top you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of the valley between the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill where Circus Maximus used to be. 

Walk through the pinecone trees, learn fun anecdotes with our top-rated guides and descend into the most famous valley of the world: the Roman Forum. Here you will enjoy the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina and when at the bottom you will be standing in the main square, surrounded by some of the most important architectural icons of ancient Rome. The view is spectacular, the explanations and descriptions provided by your guide are immersing you into history, but for a moment, put your glasses on, and see it all come to life in front of you!


One pair of LivItaly original VR cardboard glasses will be distributed and gifted to every two people on tour. In order to use the glasses, you are required to download the LivItaly app (via Apple or Android store) prior to the tour and bring the smartphone with the app on the day of the tour. Please note: VR cardboard glasses by no means replace your tour guides efforts and descriptions and serve only as an enhancement to the tour. They are in no way a video game, but instead offer 360-degree visual reconstructions of the architectural wonders that surround you.


When you book a small group tour you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. However, in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to separate families. You may also find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor when accommodating groups traveling together. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please note between June 4th and June 8th the arena level will have limited access due to an event being held in the Colosseum.
Departure Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Amber C

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!

Image - 14 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.

Image - 10 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.

Image - 02 Aug 2017 -

Rita B

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.

Image - 29 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!

User's Picture Gallery


Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

Some old fashioned 3D reconstruction powered by Thomas: amazing!


Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

The perfect day to enjoy the Colosseum


Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

How it is/ how it was


Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Virtual Reality

Like being with your friends, forget the headphones and enjoy the company of a very knowledgeable guide!


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