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

2686 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 2686 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
our guide was fantastic with my grand boys age 9 and 7. the boys asked many questions and the guide answered them with respect and patience.
kathy · Sep 26, 2022 · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
Our tour guide, Barbara, was knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend this tour and tour company
Barbara · Sep 26, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
This “Skip the Line” Vatican tour was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend this tour and company
Barbara · Sep 26, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
Sabrina was an excellent and enthusiastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and fun and kept the tour moving with energy. The tour was a good length as it covered the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum. She was smart to point out places to get water and find restrooms. The information regarding where to meet up for the tour was concise. The online booking was easy and the online support people were great to help with some questions I had. Great tour all around!
Steffani · Sep 25, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Good
Although skipping the lines at Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum was helpful, we did not think that the tour itself was anything special. Even with general admission ticket, you can be at the same level as the arena floor. At times guide went too slow and other too fast so we were out of range to hear his comments (it was also very crowded so difficult to catch up). Information provided did not seem more than you can get from free audio guides.
Cheryl · Sep 25, 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! However please be aware that guides can not push wheelchairs so do ensure that you can operate your own chair or have someone to operate it for you.
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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