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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour provided by Walks of Italy

Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
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About
See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators on this tour that gives you entry through the Gladiator Gate. Bypassing the long lines that often snake around the ancient stadium, just step inside, straight onto the arena floor. Walk where the gladiatorial games once took place, as you learn the stadium’s history and then visit the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • No waiting at the Colosseum with admission through a reserved entranceway
  • Learn the Colosseum’s history through your guide’s commentary
  • Catch all of your guide’s stories with the help of provided headphones
  • Skip the line at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to spend more time inside
What to expect
  • With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, follow your guide inside the Colosseum via a special side gate that opens onto the arena floor. Stepping straight into the footsteps of the gladiators, walk around the arena floor itself, an area that’s normally out of bounds on standard Colosseum tours. As you learn the stadium’s history through tales of gladiators, wild beasts, and emperors, explore the first tier and visit a vantage point to gaze down at the Roman Forum. Continue your tour outside the amphitheater with a stroll to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Learn about daily life in the days of Imperial Rome, and discover the history that harks back to the ruins’ glory days. Your tour ends after the Roman Forum visit. 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 are not allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • No waiting at the Colosseum with admission through a reserved entranceway
  • Learn the Colosseum’s history through your guide’s commentary
  • Catch all of your guide’s stories with the help of provided headphones
  • Skip the line at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to spend more time inside
What to expect
  • With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, follow your guide inside the Colosseum via a special side gate that opens onto the arena floor. Stepping straight into the footsteps of the gladiators, walk around the arena floor itself, an area that’s normally out of bounds on standard Colosseum tours. As you learn the stadium’s history through tales of gladiators, wild beasts, and emperors, explore the first tier and visit a vantage point to gaze down at the Roman Forum. Continue your tour outside the amphitheater with a stroll to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Learn about daily life in the days of Imperial Rome, and discover the history that harks back to the ruins’ glory days. Your tour ends after the Roman Forum visit. 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 are not allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15693P36
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 19 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
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
  • Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Colosseum/Roman Forum
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Comfortable shoes are reccomended
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 19 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
Departure details
  • Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
  • Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Colosseum/Roman Forum
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Colosseum/Roman Forum
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
  • Comfortable shoes are reccomended
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: -Group size and/or tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 73
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Arco di Costantino
  • You'll end at
    Foro Romano
    Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Colosseum/Roman Forum
    See address & details
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J Moore
1 contribution
Incredible Experience
Aug 2021
This is my second time doing this tour and I absolutely loved it. The friendliness, knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour guide made it such a memorable and worthwhile experience. The awesome site of these ruins was only improved by our guide's, Davide, colorful anecdotes. I had to email the company to make a change to the date and time of our tour just a few days before it was scheduled and the response time and service was incredible. If you are a first time visitor to Rome or travel there frequently, you really must to use this company to help you appreciate all that the city has to offer!
Written 24 August 2021
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Daniel N
2 contributions
More than excellent!!!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was definitely the best guided tour there is. The greatest guide that left nothing unsaid!! It passed through all of the important sites, definitely a must go!
Written 10 August 2021
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hagdoc
Fort Lauderdale, FL32 contributions
A fantastic tour and brand new access
Jul 2021
What a fantastic experience. The newly opened lower levels of the Colisseum give an amazing insight into what it must have been like for the people behind the scenes. When I visited there 40 years ago none of this was open and the guided experience brought it all to life. Our tour guide was fantastic and a wealth of historical information. Being in a smaller group allowed everyone to interact with him, which was great. I did a couple of tours with Walks of Italy and cannot recommend them highly enough. I had booked the wrong tour at first and they were extremely helpful in rebooking me. Meeting the guide was easy, the equipment worked perfectly.
Written 23 July 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Hello Hagdoc, Thank you so much for joining a Walks tour and for taking the time to share such glowing feedback. Delighted to hear that you are happy with your experience with Walks across the board and we really hope to have you with us again soon, in Italy or our other destinations.
Written 26 July 2021
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70Vivke
Lanalua7 contributions
Wonderful tour
Great tour with a very nice tour guide
We had a lovely time and did see a lot
Also to learn about the history was nice
It was my second time in the arena but the first time with a guide
Written 21 July 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Hi Vivke, Wonderful review! Thank you so much - Walks put a huge effort into our guides and our content and it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed it so much. Thank you!
Written 27 July 2021
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Jay S
6 contributions
Coliseum experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
Andrea, our guide, was very thorough and pleasant. Highly recommend. All questions were answered and time given to take photos.
Written 1 July 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Hi Jays, Thank you for much for the 5-star review, and will definitely pass your comments on to Andrea.
Written 26 July 2021
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Christian O
4 contributions
Great Tour
Sep 2020
The guide was helpful and informative. He was interesting and made the tour fun and engaging. I would definitely recommend it.
Written 10 September 2020
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LMR22
West Yorkshire, UK50 contributions
A must when in Rome
Aug 2020 • Family
Fantastic tour my family went on today. Our guide was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure. Glad we booked and would recommend to anyone.
Written 25 August 2020
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Skye
Chelmsford, UK2 contributions
highly recommended
Aug 2020 • Couples
The tour was amazing, the tour guide spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable told us many things we didn't know. It was really nice to take a step in to history :)
Written 23 August 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Dear skyesurry85, Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you had a lovely time with our guide. All the best, The Walks Team
Written 27 August 2020
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Diane
1 contribution
Do not use this company
Jun 2020
I had to cancel my tour due to Covid-19. It took me 3 MONTHS to get my refund! They would not answer the phone nor emails. I finally had to get my credit card company to help me get my "guaranteed" refund. This is a very unbusiness-like business!
Written 10 July 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Dear wvunot, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to learn about your negative experience thus far. We take customer reviews seriously and we always seek to find effective solutions. That is why we kindly ask that you reach out to us at info@takewalks.com referencing your TripAdvisor username, and we will ensure your case is resolved promptly. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
Written 12 July 2020
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kgilbert78
Columbus, OH2,455 contributions
Highlight of Our Trip
Jul 2019
May have been the best part of our trip to Italy. Mauro was a knowledgeable guide (he's written a good book about the Colosseum, which we purchased when we got home). He had good explanations, good stories, and had a picture guide with him that helped us see what things were like when this area was new. Highly recommended. The sites here are just too large to see and interpret without a guide. My only caveat is that I wish we had about 10-15 min more in the forum (tour also covered the Palatine Hill and Forum), but the area is so crowded, that our guide did the best he could.
Written 27 June 2020
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TakeWalksSF
Hello kgilbert78, Thank you for your glowing review. Learning that our tour may have been the best part of your trip is truly heartwarming and makes us all the more proud of the work that we do. We will be sure forward your review to Mauro as it will certainly make his day just as it did ours. We hope that you will get the opportunity to share another walk with us soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
Written 29 June 2020
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