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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

  • Spend no time waiting in line with admission through a reserved entranceway
  • See the Colosseum’s history come to life through colorful commentary
  • Catch all of your guide’s stories with the help of complimentary headphones
Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
From US$ 65.00
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Afternoon Tour at 3:15pm
Afternoon Tour in English at 3:15pm.
From US$ 64.97
Morning Tour at 9am
Morning Tour in English at 9am.
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See the Colosseum through the eyes of the gladiators with this tour that gives you entry through the Gladiator Gate. Bypassing the long lines that often snake around the ancient stadium, you’ll just step inside, straight onto the arena floor. Walk where the gladiatorial games once took place as you learn the stadium’s history, then visit the history-steeped ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
What to Expect
With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, you’ll follow your guide inside the Colosseum via a special side gate that opens onto the arena floor.

Stepping straight into the footsteps of the gladiators, you’ll walk around the arena floor itself, an area that’s normally out of bounds on standard Colosseum tour. As your guide brings the stadium’s history to life through tales of the gladiators, wild beasts, and emperors, you’ll explore the first tier and visit a vantage point to gaze down at the Roman Forum.

Continue your tour outside the amphitheater with a stroll to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. You’ll learn about daily life in the days of imperial Rome, and discover the history that harks back to the ruins’ glory days. Your tour ends after the Roman Forum visit.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Skip the Lines Colosseum, Roman Forum tour.

What a great tour with our guide Gigi. From his demonstration on how to cross the street in Rome like an Italian (hilarious) to his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the Colosseum and the Forum, Gigi made the tour especially enjoyable. I loved his...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great choice!

Marco is a knowledgeable, energetic, and engaging guide! He kept the tour moving at a good pace and answered all of our history questions. Also, he was mindful of the need for water breaks on an unusually warm day. Everyone in my family (teens and...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 days ago
Good value tour

Had a great tour with our guide Maria Teresa. She was very knowledgeable about everything and was able to answer everyone’s questions. She also was very flexible to the needs of the group regarding taking breaks etc. Arena access is well worth paying the extra...More

Thank Kate2950
Reviewed 1 week ago
best decision we took

seeing the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with Walks of Italy was the best decision that we took. it is not possible to really explore this vast area in totality in a few hours. It is also not possible to co-relate your research of history...More

1  Thank Bhavik68
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well organized, very knowledgeable

Mario was an excellent guide. His depth of expert knowledge about ancient Rome really came through, and he was an excellent storyteller. The headsets are essential and worked well. I highly recommend the Walks in Italy tours!

Thank johngodfrey66
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11 May 2018|
Response from tusgerardo | Reviewed this property |
Our tour lasted about 3.5 hours. Our guide was very informative and managed to cover a lot of history. We absolutely loved it! If you go enjoy!!
11 May 2018|
Response from Sashi_KD | Reviewed this property |
Starts exactly on time. Between 3-3.5 hours depending on our guide. Out guide was Gigi and he was very passionate and informative, so it took about 3.5 hours. The Colloseum is done first and then the Forum. You could leave... More
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