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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 (123)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Worth doing

We did the gladiator gate and arena floor special access colosseum tour a few days ago. Our guide was Michael. He was a great guide who took the time to explain things in detail, while quietly moving the group along. There was about 8 of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nola P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colosseum Arena Floor Tour

Francesca was a fantastic tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate. She took her time with our group, encouraged questions and was always aware of everyone. We had a few families with young kids during our tour and she did a really good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kellywoods10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spend the extra and visit the dungeons and arena floor

We bought tickets outside the Colosseum, and bought the more expensive option which included entrance to the underground parts of the amphitheatre. Entrance was faster, and the underground areas provide a very special insight into life for the Gladiators. After this the tour continues to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jryder888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Felix was great! Got so much our of this tour!

This was the first time that I’ve ever done a guided tour and was incredible. I’ve told our family, and just today my coworkers, about what a great decision it was to do one. It was so worth it. Felix was truly excellent. I am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danielleeldridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Gladiator Gate Arena Floor Tour.

Booked spontaneously on the evening, however good to see paperwork all printed and names correct. The meeting place is used by multiple guides and as this was booked via trip advisor it was unclear who we were actually touring with. However guides sorted it so...More

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December 5, 2018|
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Response from jryder888 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it does. We went on this tour a couple of weeks ago, and had to pay no additional charges. It is well worth paying the extra for the tout that includes the Colosseum dungeons.
Jingle S
November 20, 2018|
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Response from Maps827614 | Reviewed this property |
No, the upper floors are closed for renovation. You can only go so far. The bottom (aka ground level) was not accessible either due to rain.
November 14, 2018|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dead easy. Each ground floor arch of the Colosseum is numbered in Roman numerals above the arch. Stand with your back to number 30/31 (xxx/xxxi). Look up across the road and there is a road going straight up, don't know... More