Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Don’t see the Colosseum like a tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip the line group entrance. See it like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide avoid any lines and enter through the side gate once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Instant Confirmation

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

You’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Step off the tourist track in the Colosseum and get a gladiator’s-eye-view by using their special entrance and stepping onto the normally off-limits arena floor. You can’t get closer to the action than this.

The arena floor is where people actually fought and died in the Colosseum. While most visitors only ever see it from the stands, you’ll bypass long, general entrance lines and step directly onto it via the special Gladiator’s Gate. As you marvel at the great amphitheater around you, your expert guide will tell stories to transport back nearly 2,000 years, when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome.

During your tour you’ll also explore the rest of the Colosseum, including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

You’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

Arch of Constatine

Inclusions
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert English speaking licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • No-wait entrance to the Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Anne B

Though we went in the middle of summer in peak hotness and business, this tour was perfect. Getting walk the same walk as the gladiators was amazing. Getting to first walk through the forum and explore the area like a true Roman was wonderful. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions on the forum, Colosseum, and general Italian culture from the time. Skipping the line is more than valuable especially during peak tourism season. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get a full experience of the forum and Colosseum.

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Lynn D

We had a wonderful tour. The experience of entering on the arena floor gave the tour a special flair. Our tour guide made the experience come alive for each of us. Highest praise for this tour. Would definitely take this again!

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Joel C

Julia the guide was very knowledgeable and an amazing guide. Full of history and little stories to make the tour flow well. Totally recommend to anyone going. Best bit was special entrance and onto the gladiator platform

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Sally W

Mario gave us such a fantastic tour. Good information alongside his good humour. He kept us interested and entertained for the whole 3 hours.
Fascinating to hear the history of the Colosseum and we also enjoyed the trip up Palestine Hill and the Roman Forum.
We used another company for another tour and didn’t have such a good experience. Wish we had used La Vacanza Travel and had Mario for that too!
Really recommend this tour of gladiator gate and arena.

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John S

This was an amazing tour!! Our guide was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable and was willing and able to answer questions. She kept everyone’s attention. The information she gave us was interesting and made the experience meaningful and memorable. The ear-pieces were comfortable and easy to use. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking for an expedited entrance to the Colosseum along with a strong historical presentation.

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