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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

  • 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
Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
From US$64.46
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See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators with 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.
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.
Reviews (102)
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Reviewed today via mobile
Amazing tour

We were very impressed with this tour. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. If was a small group and we entered through a side entrance of the Colosseum escaping the crowds. We also had a wonderful experience on Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum...More

Thank juliemrainbird1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great experience and well worth it!

We were so glad to have booked this tour with Walks of Italy. The tour guide was so knowledgeable, engaging and responsive to all questions. He was able to give a good review of the entire Colosseum taking us right back to the creation of...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 6 days ago
GiGi was Awesome

Probably the best tour I have ever been on. GiGi (guide) was not only extremely knowledgeable, he was passionate about what he was doing. I recommend this to everyone. It was a great experience.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 6 days ago
The Amazing Gladiator Gate Experience

This experience is well worth the extra money,as you experience what it was like to enter the colloseum through the eyes of a gladiator. It is visually spectacular and our guide Gigi made the experience come alive with his engaging delivery of the tour. Our...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Highly Recommend - Great Guides & Customer Service

My wife & I work in the tourism industry and we were both VERY impressed by Walks from start to finish. We actually booked 4 tours with them - Colosseum, Pristine Sistine, Pompeii & Amalfi Coast, and Best of Florence - and all were fantastic....More

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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Tallchick2015 | Reviewed this property |
You don't go down into where the animals were kept, but you look down from the arena level (they have removed some of that level so you can look down into the areas that were below the arena level.
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
Other tiers! The arena floor is just special access- you can only get down there with special tickets. Can’t recommend this tour enough we had a blast!
September 4, 2018|
Response from Marie G | Reviewed this property |
The walks of Italy tour we did went to the colesseum first and then to palantine hill and the Roman forum The whole tour lasted about 3.5 hours and you could have left after the colesseum but I would highly recommend... More