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

2734 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 2734 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Our tour guide made our tour of the coliseum extremely interesting and fun. It was way better than expected!
Byron · Oct 06, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Eddy was amazing. So much knowledge and so enjoyable to listen to.
Michael · Oct 05, 2022 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Our tour guide Anna Butterworth made all the difference with this tour. She did an amazing job and made the tour so informative and enjoyable.
Amanda · Oct 05, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Excellent
Eddy was the best tour guide. Incredibly knowledgeable and engaging.
Michael · Oct 05, 2022 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
Great
Marco was our guide. Incredibly knowledgeable, and people friendly! WOUld rec'd Marco as a guide to others. THe venue was very crowded, which I expected, but he was strategic in guiding our group. I would rec'd this tour to a friend.
Kelley · Oct 05, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 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

Can I use a wheelchair on this tour?
Yes, but we require advance notice in order to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. After booking, please contact us so that we can organize a private tour for you. If we cannot find a guide to lead you that day we'll offer you the same tour on the next available date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.
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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