Guided tour

Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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Skip the lines at the Colosseum on this Gladiator Arena Tour. Explore the restricted-access area with a professional guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the long lines and enter the Colosseum without delay
  • Tour the iconic amphitheater with a professional guide
  • Explore the extraordinary and normally restricted gladiator areas
Full description

Skip the lines and enter the Colosseum through a restricted-access entrance to the Gladiator Arena. During the tour, your guide will walk you through the Colosseum, while explaining the true brilliance behind its engineering. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman citizens, to stage various forms of entertainment and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the rest of the world. The Colosseum featured over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. When the Colosseum was in active use, festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days.

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Crown Tours office about 100 meters from the Colosseum. Go upstairs to the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station and cross the pedestrian bridge. Continue about 50 meters and look for the purple flag that says Crown Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • No suitcase compartment available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 781 reviews

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We had the best guided tour with Maya, she was very cheerful & knew all the details, her attitude was the best to keep the group having a good time under a very hot day! Definitely the best tour guide I had on my trip to Rome. I book several tours but she was the best one by far!

June 29, 2022

This was a good experience. Guide explained as much as possible in 3 hours. As there are many things to explore, we need to move fast. You need to catch your guide as they walk really fast. Headsets are provided, so you can hear your guide from distance. Not enough time outside the collosium but you will get enough time inside. Overall its was a good experience.

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June 28, 2022

Our tour guide Marcello made the trip, the information and knowledge he had was second to none. He was funny and really interacted with the whole group. As we visited on a very hot day he took the time to do several water stops, got us shade as and when possible. He also made sure all of the members of the group stayed together (doing several head counts throughout the trip!). You need the tour guide to help visualise how it was back then and MARCELLO done that! Worth every single penny and would do it again.

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June 28, 2022

Product ID: 146430