Gladiator’s Gate: Special Access Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor

Highlights

  • Special access to arena floor not usually open to public.

  • Skip-the-line entry to Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate.

  • Tour with an expert guide.

  • Opportunity to explore the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

  • Incredible tales of war, politics & betrayal in ancient Rome.

  • Expert tour guide to share facts & commentary via headsets.

Summary

Enter the Colosseum without the wait by the Gladiator's Gate. Tour the amphitheater with your guide before visiting the Forum and Palatine Hill. 

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
25
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-120 years)
€64.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€59.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Adult: (15-120 years)
€59.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€54.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, (Oppio Caffè), Rome, Lazio, 00184, IT

Dropoff location

(Near the Roman Forum), Rome, 00186, IT

Why take this tour?

Stand in the spot where gladiators once clashed swords and battles raged before throngs of spectators as you visit the mighty Colosseum and get special access to the arena floor. Afterward, learn what daily life was like in ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of everyday citizens among the ruins of the Roman Forum. 
  
Meet your guide near the formidable hulk of the Colosseum, the gigantic arena that drew Romans of all walks of life to watch violent fights between gladiators and beasts. Skip the long line to head inside, and enter the Colosseum through a special gate once used by gladiators themselves. Walk right onto the arena floor—an area not usually accessible to the public—and learn about the harrowing events that took place here for entertainment's sake centuries ago. 
  
Spend a full hour exploring the rest of the Colosseum, from the ground floor up to the top, where you can see the Roman Forum from a distance before making your way across to Palatine Hill. Bypass the lines at this storied collection of ruins, and listen to your guide rebuild ancient Rome from the ground up through captivating stories. Hear tales of war, politics, and betrayal, and get introduced to some of the ancient world's larger-than-life characters as you roam around the markets, roads, and temples where the empire's citizens once lived, played, and prayed. 
 

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum (via Gladiator's Gate)

  • Special access ticket to Colosseum Arena Floor

  • Skip-the-line ticket for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Headset (groups over 6 people)

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • The ancient sites on this tour are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. Please contact us for alternative options.

  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.

  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website

Before you go

  • This tour is in English.

  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

  • 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.

  • If you cannot join your tour at the last minute (running late, etc), please contact us. We may be able to reschedule your tour with a small amendment fee depending on availability.

  • All guests (including children) must bring ID on the day of their tour.

  • All guests must pass through security. No weapons or large items will be permitted.

  • Only small backpacks and handbags are allowed inside (no bag check).

  • The ancient sites on this tour are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. Please contact us for alternative options.

  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 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.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.