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Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Virtual Reality Domus Aurea Visit

  • Exclusive, skip-the-line access into the Colosseum

  • Learn about the lives of gladiators and ancient Romans

  • Explore the Colosseum, including the arena floor

Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Virtual Reality Domus Aurea Visit
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Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Virtual Reality Domus Aurea Visit

Skip the line for quick access into the Colosseum with this walking tour, complete with a virtual reality experience. Learn about the history of this 2,000 year old landmark and visit the arena floor where gladiators once fought. A virtual reality tour brings Domus Aurea, an ancient villa built by Emperor Nero, to life.

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Virtual Reality Domus Aurea Tour

Two thousand years ago, this labyrinth, now under the city of Rome, was the sprawling home of Emperor Nero. Stretching the size of three football fields, the palace took three years to finish. While the unsuspecting site might look like just a pile of rocks now, inside it’s a completely different story. With the help of cutting-edge virtual reality technology, experience the colors and opulence of the palace as it once existed. The Domus Aurea is a work-in-progress archaeological site, so we provide you with a hard hat upon entry.

Gladiator Training School

Once you exit the Domus Aurea, pass by the Ludus Magnus on the way to the Colosseum. Most visitors to Rome aren't aware of what this site is, and simply walk by unaware. But not you - learn about how this the site of the biggest gladiatorial school in Ancient Rome. Historians claim that over 1,000 gladiators could be housed in the school at the one time. Men would train intensely for two years before they fought in front of the roaring crowds on the Colosseum's Arena Floor. 

Skip the Line Colosseum Tour

Used for gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal hunts and fights, mythology drama shows and even public executions, The Roman Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome. Witness the incredible history of this 2,000 year old building up close and personal on a skip the line Colosseum tour. Use a separate entrance than the general public and go straight inside the Colosseum with no wait at all. Visit the first and second levels of the Colosseum. All our tour guides are experts in the archeology and history behind the historic sites we visit - including the Colosseum. 

Walk through the Heart of Downtown Ancient Rome

After you’ve explored the Golden House, enjoyed a birds-eye view down into the gladiator school, now it's time to leisurely stroll through the ancient Roman Forum. If you want to explore the Roman Forum, follow your guide and skip the line to enter the archeological remains of downtown ancient Rome. Then, after a brief introduction to the site, bid farewell to your guide and enjoy the Roman Forum at your own pace. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and much more. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman philosophers and emperors.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018
Best Tour I Have Ever Been On

My wife and I did the Colosseum tour that included the underground complete with trap doors and first century lifts. I highly recommend spending the extra money and booking with The Roman Guy, particularly this specific tour. Our guide, Giulia, had a degree in art...More

Thank Nick D
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Ciao Nick. Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great Colosseum tour with lovely Giulia. There is so much history and stories to hear about this amazing amphitheater and happy to read you are equally as passionate! We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile
Colosseum Tour

As part of our short break to Rome we had pre booked the tour.....fabulous tour of the Colosseun in a small group, our guide Flamina was very friendly and extremely informative. If you are planning a trip to Rome would definitely recommend to pre-book a...More

Thank Julie R
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Ciao Julie! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad you had a great time on your Colosseum tour with Flamina! You should definitely book your tickets in advance to avoid standing and waiting in a queue! We hope you had...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Great Save

When we received a call from Gabriela that our tour guide was sick and the Colosseum floor was closed, what could have been a disaster turned into a major save. Gabriela kept our booking for the Domus and then found a competitor to take us...More

Thank Jennifer E
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Ciao Jennifer! We really appreciate your review. Unexpected situations are unavoidable but we really don't want you to miss out on your Colosseum experience. Gabriela is a superstar and will be happy to read your feedback. We're glad we were able to find an alternative...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018
This is a must see!

We were fortunate enough to have Eleanor as our guide on this outstanding tour. Her knowledge and passion for this time in history helped us to feel what life was really like. However history remembers Nero, his vision in creating Domus Aurea was way ahead...More

Thank Panamared4
Francesca T, Client relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Ciao! Grazie for your review! Sounds like you had a fabulous time on your Colosseum Tour with Domus Aurea visit with Eleanora. The virtual reality in the Domus Aurea experience is amazing and gives you a real life-like view of what it must have been...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018
The best Colosseum experience

If you want the detailed history of what went on in the Colosseum, this tour is a must! it includes going below the arena floor where the public cannot go, to see where the animals and gladiators were kept waiting for their time on the...More

Thank Mike B
Francesca-TRG, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Ciao Mike. Thank you for your review. Going onto the arena floor and underground area of the Colosseum is an amazing experience and gives you a whole new perspective of the Colosseum. We're glad you had a fabulous time with Alessandra and hope you had...More

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