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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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Morning Tour at 9am
Morning Tour in English at 9am.
Afternoon Tour at 3:15pm
Afternoon Tour in English at 3:15pm.
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
Not worthy - go elsewhere

We attended the gladiator tour this morning. The tour was awful. The guide's explanation was boring and disjointed. The information conveyed was not chronological , enlightening or interesting. She seemed to just want to end the tour. Halfway way through the tour a group of...More

1  Thank Iris L
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing veiws and excellent guide

Our guide (Michaela) spoke excellent english and was very knowledgeable. She brought the tour to life by providing a lot of excellent information and including the children in the tour in some of her explanations which was great fun for them. Although it was incredibly...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 6 days ago
Skip the lines, the crowds, and the heat of the day with the after hours Colosseum tour!

As a rule, I do not go on guided group tours unless they offer expert knowledge or exclusivity. In the case of the after-hours Colosseum tour, we got both. Plus, the alternative is waiting for hours in the heat of the day alongside thousands of...More

Thank Cait B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely amazing. Worth the cost for sure!

The guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable not only of the Colosseum, but Rome and history as well. Very easy to understand. Tour was very smooth - never felt rushed nor crowded. Timing of tour groups was managed really well. I would absolutely recommend...More

Thank stacyrogers522
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great value tour and very interesting

Our guide had so much knowledge and passion for Roman history, and he really made it come alive. I was a history teacher (though not ancient history) and he really knew how to hook people into the story of the Colosseum and Forum. He brought...More

Thank tessedwards67
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May 11, 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!!
May 11, 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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