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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
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Afternoon Tour at 3:15pmMost Popular
Afternoon Tour in English at 3:15pm.
Morning Tour at 9am
Morning Tour in English at 9am.
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 3 days ago
Colosseum, Palatine Hill, The Forum

An excellent tour with the very knowledgeable Mr T as our guide. No waiting in line and special access was also a big bonus. Highly recommended!

Thank Nicky L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome tour guide

We had a great guide and she provided us with an amazing tour! If you go you must get a tour with access to the arena floor, it's an amazing view point of the whole colosseum. Elisabetta, our guide, was so knowledgeable and made the...More

Thank AmandA I
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Informative Tour

Our tour group was lucky to have Archaeologist "Giggi" as our guide. Giggs speaks great english and has worked on digs at the Palatine Hill. This tour was great. you get what you pay for.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colosseum Tour

Excellent tour with great tour guide! My entire family really enjoyed including my kids -16 and 22. I unfortunately can't remember our guides name but she was extremely knowledgeable. We really enjoyed seeing the Colosseum from the perspective of the Gladiators as well as the...More

Thank luvtravel060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect overview of historical Rome

Giulia Alfieri was our guide and she was great! Giulia really brought to life the history of the colloseum, palatine hill and roman forum. She was very knowledgeable. She was attentive to our tour needs and levels of interest. Lots of opportunities for great pictures,...More

Thank Gloria P
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Jessica J
15 August 2018|
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Response from tusgerardo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we did 1.5 hrs at Colosseo & 1.5 at Palatine Hill/Forum. Our guide was very informative and good at pointing out details along the way. After tour we were free to stay and walk all around Palantine and Forum for... More
Jessica J
15 August 2018|
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Response from TinaH45 | Reviewed this property |
For the tour we did, Palatine Hill and the Forum took almost as long as the Colosseum. We were VERY glad we did both. Very informative, plus also time for plenty of pictures.
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