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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
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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 (118)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guides name was Sev... he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Rome ..he described events that would have taken place at the colosseum and how the building looked in its heyday and how it became the ruin we see today...More

Thank love-the-sun59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide suzanna was so passionate about the things we were seeing and gave plenty of opportunities for questions. She also gave great insight into the culture that existed at the time these monuments were used. She was also...More

Thank DeniseC4495
Reviewed 1 week ago
Colosseum Walking Tour

Marcella our guide was a professional archaeologist. She was excellent. She had a folder with pictures of the Collosseum as it was today and then did an overlay as to how it looked in its day. She provided so much information that I was unaware...More

Thank H2273LNchristinep
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Guides make these fun!

We took 3 tours with Walks and Francesca’s tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill was the best! Our other guides were great too but her enthusiam for her city/country really shine through. Very informative and fun tour! All of our tours with Walks...More

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Birthday Getaway

The best tour to date! Selena (from Naples) was our guide and what a great! Great voice, engaging, funny and had answers and pictures to explain all of our questions. Totally worth the money and time very well spent time.

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14 November 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Yes really easy
3 October 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.
26 September 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!
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