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

2815 reviews

3 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you enter the Colosseum through the 'Gladiator's Gate'
  • Experience ancient amphitheatre from the arena floor
  • Skip-the-line at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Hear the stories of blood, sand, spectacle and mayhem from your passionate guide
  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Tour Includes
  • 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)

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators with arena floor access

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9 /5
based on 2815 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Gigi was amazing. He was a wealth of knowledge and answered all questions in a way that could be understood. Laid out the tour where all the information became a full circle to better understand Rome and why and how the roman empire rose and collapsed. Excellent tour and would highly recommend. Your company is very lucky to have someone like Gigi.
Shawn · Dec 06, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Excellent tour, English speaking guide. She had great knowledge of the Coliseum and Roman history. Highly recommend.
Karalee · Dec 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Whilst in Rome for 9 days, I booked three separate tours with Walks and every tour was exceptional. Clear and easy booking process. Very clear instructions on meeting your guide and the expectations of the day. Very good tour group size. Whilst in Rome we saw huge tour groups (sometimes 40 people in a group), but these groups are small and feel more personal. Good quality headsets for listening to the guide. But without doubt, it was the excellent quality of the tour guides who made the experience. Full of knowledge, often relating the information to storytelling, bringing the subjects alive. You felt like you were being greeted by an old friend. There is plenty of time for pictures and questions. The guide ensured everyone was included in the dialogue throughout. The full access onto the arena floor was worth the extra price to be standing in the shadows of the gladiators. I would highly recommend Walks and will be booking with them again in the near future. Thank you to the team at Walks for providing such a wonderful experience of Rome. Dr Julie Riggs
Dr. Julie · Nov 28, 2022 · United Kingdom · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
A nice high level overview of the history, legends, myths and people who lived and frequented the Colloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Paolo was my tour guide and was pleasant, not rushed and made sure to squeeze us into the best viewing spots. I did not hesitate booking another tour with this company.
Andrea · Nov 28, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the area. Wonderful experience!
Matthew · Nov 27, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at [email protected]
Does Skip the Line Access mean no waiting?
During busy periods (May - October) there is sometimes a short wait to get inside the Colosseum. This is because the Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. It's rare that we have to wait for more than a few minutes but if we do, it's unavoidable.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is there anything I should bring/wear on my tour?
Because there is a lot of walking on this tour, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in particular, so we would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter. As there are water fountains with (delicious) drinking water dotted throughout the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, we would highly recommend bringing a bottle that you can refill.
Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.

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