Guided tour

Rome: Gladiator’s Gate and Arena Special Colosseum Access

Rome: Gladiator’s Gate and Arena Special Colosseum Access

Activity provider: Walks of Italy
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From US$ 62.45 per person

Enter the Colosseum without the wait by the Gladiator's Gate. Tour the amphitheater with your guide before visiting the Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Get special access to the arena floor of the Colosseum
  • Avoid the lines and enter the Colosseum via the no-wait Gladiator’s Gate
  • Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert guide
Full description
Get a gladiator’s eye view of the Colosseum from a special entrance and step directly onto the arena floor. Bypass the long lines, entering the amphitheater by the Gladiator’s Gate. Marvel at the vast amphitheater as the expert guide transports you back nearly 2,000 years when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome. Explore the rest of the Colosseum, including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook. Next on this 3-hour tour, head to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill to learn more about the history of Imperial Rome. Through your guide’s stories you’ll easily imagine what life was like in the heyday of this incredible civilization.
  • No-wait admission to the Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Skip-the-line access at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Groups of 19 or fewer people
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Oppio Caffè located on Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy (near the Colosseum). Oppio caffè is on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Wheelchairs and strollers and visitors with mobility impairments cannot be accommodated on this tour
  • There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-sized handbags are allowed inside. Those with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and everyone must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of this and informs the operator the day before a given closure. Please provide the tour operator with detailed contact information in case there is a need to reschedule your tour
  • Gratuities for guides are appreciated but never obligatory
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide Davide, who has a PH.D. In Italian Cultural History was amazing! Professional, informative, engaging and even funny. Though I have seen some of these sights before, I learned many new things. Being part of a small group versus large group tour makes all the difference. Thank you, Davide

May 5, 2022

We had a really informative tour with our guide Michele who really brought the Coliseum and Forum to life for us! Its quite a long tour (3 hours) but with plenty of opportunities to stop and take photographs and rest. We would definitely recommend using a tour to see these sites.

April 20, 2022

Our guide Jaber was great. Super informative, interesting, and was a very nice person. Did the tour and also gave us free time in between so we could take pictures and see this for ourselves. He was fantastic and definitely deserves the 5 stars. Love it when people are super passionate about what they do and do a great job at it.

October 18, 2019

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