Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour & Forum

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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Get special access to the arena floor of the Colosseum to walk the ground where gladiators and lions once battled.
Avoid long lines and enter the Colosseum the way the gladiators used to: through the no-wait Gladiator’s Gate.
Enjoy a full skip the line tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert local guide.
Immerse yourself in the stories of Ancient Rome at the Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill
Summary
Don’t see the Colosseum like a tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip the line group entrance. See it like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide avoid any lines and enter through the side gate once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life. 
Description
Step off the tourist track in the Colosseum and get a gladiator’s-eye-view by using their special entrance and stepping onto the normally off-limits arena floor. You can’t get closer to the action than this.

The arena floor is where people actually fought and died in the Colosseum. While most visitors only ever see it from the stands, you’ll bypass long, general entrance lines and step directly onto it via the special Gladiator’s Gate. As you marvel at the great amphitheater around you, your expert guide will tell stories to transport back nearly 2,000 years, when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome. 

During your tour you’ll also explore the rest of the Colosseum, including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook. Then you’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization. 

Our fully-licensed, expert guides are the best in the business. Far from giving you rote history lessons, they pull you into the epic story of Rome and allow you to relive it with them, one step at a time. 
Commentary English: Guide
Included No-wait entrance to the Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate
Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Expert licensed tour guides
Headsets for every guest
Groups of 25 people or fewer
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour.
All guests visiting the Colosseum must pass through a security and must present an original photo ID to enter. Please remember to BRING your ID (including children)
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
Please note that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside the Colosseum. 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 is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs us the day before or of a given closure. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to reschedule your tour.
Due to uneven pavements and the many steps involved we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.
Do not bring with you any sharp objects such as knives, or large bulky items such as big umbrellas
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Required to bring: Valid ID
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.8914177, 12.4924528
Address: Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=13ANPmM3sHcjjmxH0nabRmZbqhj8&ll=41.89074465776398%2C12.49625623456268&z=16
Notes: Meet 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.
End Location Address Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT
Start Location Notes Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.8924663, 12.4831363
Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT
Notes: Colosseum/ Roman Forum
End Location Address Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, 00186, IT
Start Location Notes Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, Rome, 00184, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-120 years €62.00 Available on request
Child 02-14 years €56.00 Available on request
Infant 0-01 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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