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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family
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Get exclusive access to the Colosseum arena where your guide will introduce you to the wonders of the ancient Roman games. Enjoy the Colosseum’s ground floor level and the second tier as well.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Avoid the crowd and enter the Colosseum through the back door entrance leading straight to the arena floor
  • Feel the majesty of ancient Rome as you follow the footsteps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat
  • Listen to your guide tell entertaining and engaging stories and legends about these sites
Full description

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away.

Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators.

Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine.

Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entrance fee for the Colosseum
  • Special access to the restricted area of the Colosseum Arena
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office at Via del Colosseo 24. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from Caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
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4.7 /5

based on 162 reviews

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Great experience! Took my partner for his 30th and he was in awe! George was our tour guide and had a lot of interesting history and facts to tell us! He also answered any questions we had with a vast range of knowledge behind everything he told us! The only thing I would say is take a drink with you as we finished our water prior to the tour and it was a hot day and there wasn’t anywhere to buy a drink. Other than that, it was a great and interesting experience. Many thanks to George, our guide!

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May 6, 2022

Tour organiser was on the ball. The pope was at the coliseum that day which always wrecks havoc, but the organizers were ready and rearranged what needed to be done. I was impressed and we made the most of everything. The tour guide was exceptional - enthusiastic, telling stories, engaging the group. I would recommend her in a heart beat.

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April 19, 2022

It was fun to learn about the history of this monument. I really enjoyed our tour guys explanation and how accommodating he was with my foot injury and with a lady who was pregnant and not able to go up many stairs. The tour guy arranged for a Colosseum worker to let us use the elevator.

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 406423