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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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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
3h
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers 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 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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BettyMartha31 wrote a review May 2020
Kernersville, North Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
Cancelled two tours booked with this company due to CO19. Asked me if I wanted a credit. I said no. Asked me again. My answer didn't change. Two months later and I still don't have my refund of almost $700. They've quit responding to my emails requesting an update.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Giles Family wrote a review May 2020
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We booked this tour for our family of 5 back in 2019 for a trip to Italy in May 2020. Unfortunately, COVID caused the cancellation of our flights and cruise, and we were forced to cancel this tour. We read the cancellation policy which stated it was fully refundable, and so in
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Y8959QIjackr, We are terribly sorry for the delay in your refund request. Unfortunately, with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis causing massive shifts in travel around the world, in virtually every one of our markets, many of our guests have had to cancel which has consequently resulted in a backlog, but please rest assured that your refund will be processed as per our cancellation policy. We work so hard to ensure our clients have the best possible experience and always strive to find a solution. If you're interested in discussing this matter further with our feedback team feel free to reach out at info@takewalks.com. All the best, The Walks Team
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happy birthday wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
we Booked this tour and on the morning of the tour we were informed that musuems and such were closed. We had the offer to cancel or take the revised tour, which we did. We walked around the colosseum then the tour guide took us through the city streets to a number of other
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 28 Mar 2020
Hi bpop12, We are thrilled to learn that our guide was able to provide you with the excellent customer experience that we always strive to achieve despite the circumstances. We hope that you had a fantastic time in Rome and that you are keeping safe. We look forward to touring with you soon. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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gilly r wrote a review Mar 2020
Skokie, Illinois5 contributions3 helpful votes
I highly recommend the Gladiator Special Access Tour of the Colosseum and Forum. I have been on other walking tours of this nature, and this one was by far superior! Our guide Julia was absolutely delightful. So much interesting and fascinating information. Easy to book,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear gillyr_ 11, Thank you for taking the time to post such lovely review on our Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor. We are extremely happy to hear you found this walking tour to be far superior than any other service you booked, both thanks to our wonderful guide Julia as well as our easy check in process. We work extremely hard to deliver only the best possible services, and cannot express how happy it makes us to hear we have succeeded in making your time with us so special. Looking forward to walking again with you soon! Sincerely, The Walks Team
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Passenger822077 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Tour guide had exceptional knowledge and clearly loves what she does. Group was small enough to make it feel personal and the speed was just right for everyone, young and old.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Passenger822077, Thank you for taking the time to share how great your experience on our Gladiator Gate was! We are extremely happy to hear you enjoyed the guide and small group size so much, and found it added a personal touch to the tour, as it means we have succeeded in our goal! We hope your time in Rome was lovely, and that we will have the chance to walk with you again soon! All our best, The Walks Team
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