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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour provided by Walks of Italy

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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: -Group size and/or tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations
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Updated 20-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators on this tour that gives you entry through the Gladiator Gate. Bypassing the long lines that often snake around the ancient stadium, just step inside, straight onto the arena floor. Walk where the gladiatorial games once took place, as you learn the stadium’s history and then visit the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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You'll start at
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
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    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Arco di Costantino
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Foro Romano
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, ItalyColosseum/Roman Forum
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Highlights
  • 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 are not 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 19 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important Note: Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: - Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Important 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.
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Comfortable shoes are reccomended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christian O wrote a review Sep. 10
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The guide was helpful and informative. He was interesting and made the tour fun and engaging. I would definitely recommend it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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L M-R78 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Holmfirth, United Kingdom46 contributions29 helpful votes
Fantastic tour my family went on today. Our guide was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure. Glad we booked and would recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Skye wrote a review Aug. 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom2 contributions
The tour was amazing, the tour guide spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable told us many things we didn't know. It was really nice to take a step in to history :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear skyesurry85, Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you had a lovely time with our guide. All the best, The Walks Team
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Diane wrote a review Jul. 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I had to cancel my tour due to Covid-19. It took me 3 MONTHS to get my refund! They would not answer the phone nor emails. I finally had to get my credit card company to help me get my "guaranteed" refund. This is a very unbusiness-like business!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded Jul. 12, 2020
Dear wvunot, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to learn about your negative experience thus far. We take customer reviews seriously and we always seek to find effective solutions. That is why we kindly ask that you reach out to us at info@takewalks.com referencing your TripAdvisor username, and we will ensure your case is resolved promptly. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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kgilbert78 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Columbus, Ohio2,458 contributions242 helpful votes
May have been the best part of our trip to Italy. Mauro was a knowledgeable guide (he's written a good book about the Colosseum, which we purchased when we got home). He had good explanations, good stories, and had a picture guide with him that helped us see what things were
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded Jun. 29, 2020
Hello kgilbert78, Thank you for your glowing review. Learning that our tour may have been the best part of your trip is truly heartwarming and makes us all the more proud of the work that we do. We will be sure forward your review to Mauro as it will certainly make his day just as it did ours. We hope that you will get the opportunity to share another walk with us soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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