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


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.


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

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  • 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

  • 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

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3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 10 Sep 2019 -

Sonya K

We booked this tour as you get to go on the floor level of the Colosseum, not just the 1st floor like everyone else. Our guide Martina was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Entering this amazing, ancient building through the Gladiator’s Gate and looking up around you was awe-inspiring. You get about 10 min on the floor and then are taken to the 1st level. Martina ensured that everyone had time to take pictures. We then went to the Roman forum after which was cool as well. Highly recommended!

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Rachel P

Maria Teresa gave us an amazing tour! She was informative yet kept it fun and entertaining telling us about the history of Rome and the colosseum and telling us stories about the gladiators. She allowed time for photos at the very beginning when we first entered the colosseum offering to take them so that we would have an amazing reminder of our day! She was more than happy to answer any questions and kept the tour going at the pace we wanted. She allowed time for a toilet/refreshment break which given the 3 hour tour and heat was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this tour - it was the highlight of my holiday.

Image - 26 Aug 2019 -


It was exciting and beautiful to see the Colosseum. The tour guide was excellent in taking us around and talking about the history. Would defo recommend using this company to book your tours everything is spot on. Thank you

Image - 19 Aug 2019 -


Excellent tour. Thanks to our wonderful tour guide, whose knowledge of everything Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum was phenomenal. He was also very accommodating to all in the tour group. Additionally thanks for supplying good quality headsets.

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Rosa D

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! My husband and I took our 2 children (14 and 11 years) and we all learned a great deal! Our tour guide (Juliette) was amazing and she made this tour all the more entertaining and informative. She told us everything we could ever want to know in the form of a colourful story and she engaged with the group a great deal. Julietta is a historian so can answer any questions you may have.

The only issue with this tour was the heat, but this is obviously out of their control. If you have small children or are elderly this tour can be challenging to withstand due to length of time on your feet and in the sun.

Fantastic tour!!!!

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