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Colosseum Tour with Gladiators Privileged Entrance and Arena Floor Access

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Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’, without the lines, crowding and long security checks that characterize the other entrances!
  • Save your previous vacation time with an express tour of the Colosseum
  • Skip general entrance lines and enter through the privileged Gladiator Gate
  • See the stadium through the eyes of gladiators, emperors, and spectators
  • Choose to stay inside the stadium or continue to the Roman Forum ruins
What to Expect
Choose a start time to suit your schedule and then meet your guide near the Colosseo metro stop. Together, pass the long lines outside the ancient stadium and enter via the special Gladiator Gate. Step straight out into the arena, just as the gladiators did millennia ago, and gaze up at the ancient tiers where thousands of Romans gathered to watch the gory games. As you listen to stories of the battles, walk from the arena floor to the spot where the emperors’ box once stood and then up to the second level to see the stadium from a spectator’s view. Opt to stay behind and explore the Colosseum more at your own pace or follow your guide to the nearby Roman Forum. Skip-the-line entry to the forum is included; plus, get the lowdown on its key ruins and a stroll up Palatine Hill.
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Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
1h 30m
Return Details
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Privileged Colosseum Arena Access
  • 1.5hr guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Optional Skip the Line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Beverage (when not mentioned in the Inclusions)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in Versailles. Only very small bags are allowed. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.
  • This activity is not accessible for individuals with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance.
  • This activity is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, customers are offered an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
  • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a PASSPORT OR VALID ID DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY to join this tour. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid document with you on tour. Passengers who fail to provide a valid proof of identity will be denied entry
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing we did after landing in Rome was our express Colosseum tour. The tour included skip the line entrance through the Gladiator gate to the Colosseum Arena floor as well as skip the line entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. After...More

Thank Saaliha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour to the floor is well worth the extra money! Jessica, our guide, was so full of information and did a wonderful job explaining as we walked, and at each space. She gave plenty of time in each crazy location for photos and to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sp673256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My main disappointment doesn’t come from the tour itself, but the colosseum. There was scaffolding throughout the floor which really took away from the experience. The outside is better than the inside, in my opinion, but if you’re in Rome you should go just because...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Garrett A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alain was our angel today. I made a mistake on my online booking (entirely my fault) but he was sooooo helpful in trying to find alternative options for us. He was efficient and effective at solving the issue, even though it was my own fault....More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe I misunderstood the "Arena Floor" portion of the tour. I was at the colosseum 2 summers ago and guests were touring what I thought was the floor level. (I have photos). I thought I was signing up for that tour. Since we had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cheron P
CityWondersCS, Guest Relations Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Cheron P, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're really sorry to hear that your tour did not meet your expectations. Kindly note that the tour you are describing is our Colosseum Express tour which includes a 1 hour guided...More

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6 January 2019|
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Response from Mick B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and we had the tour, then privileged access through the entrance the gladiators would have taken. The tour then concluded at the Forum which you are free to explore yourself.
19 September 2018|
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Response from cj25987 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You get to go on the floor. You can view the underground, but in the massive amount of people I saw no people down there. I hope this might help. Nevertheless, the tour we had was very good.
26 August 2018|
Response from Nic_ann_F | Reviewed this property |
The tour ticket price includes entry to the Colosseum and the gladiators entrance. Our tour had the option to stay in the Colosseum if you did not want to go to the Roman Forum.
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