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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

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Don’t see the Colosseum like a tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip the line group entrance. See it like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide avoid any lines and enter through the side gate once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.
  • No waiting at the Colosseum with admission through a reserved entranceway
  • Learn the Colosseum’s history through your guide’s commentary
  • Catch all of your guide’s stories with the help of provided headphones
  • Skip the line at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to spend more time inside
What to Expect
With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, 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, walk around the arena floor itself, an area that’s normally out of bounds on standard Colosseum tours. As you learn the stadium’s history through tales of gladiators, wild beasts, and emperors, 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. 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. NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
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Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert English speaking licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • No-wait entrance to the Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gaston was a great tour guide very knowledgeable. We enjoyed his tour. Go on the morning of you are there during a warm weather month as the tour gets extremely hot!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DonnaMCBaker
Reviewed yesterday

This was really a disappointment. My wife and I have been to the Colosseum in the past. As I read the overview, we were going deeper into previously restricted areas. Not really true. We were there around 2006 and basically had the same tour with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank James J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entering through the gate onto the arena was a mind blowing experience, our guide was really informative and gave us a good vision of how it would have been!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kate H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Getting into the ground floor of the colosseum was an amazing experience. The tour has a LOT of walking, so be prepared. I would’ve liked to spend more time in the colosseum, as they have artifacts set up around the concourse, but that would have...More

Thank seanvdb01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tour was done very well. Guide did a great job and was friendly. I would recommend this tour to others.

Date of experience: September 2019
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10 September 2019|
Response from adamsY2506TI | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. No extra fees to pay
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I bought this in August in a high tourist season the day before I went .
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Response from J5822TAmariaf | Reviewed this property |
You get the gladiators entrance, the floor and the upper floors too. You also get the Palatine hill and the Roman fórum. However, there is also an underground tour that was sold out. I have not been, but I heard good things... More
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