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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

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  • 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
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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
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Overview
See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators with 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.
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.
Reviews (126)
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Reviewed yesterday
Highly recommend this tour

We did the Gladiator’s Gate: Special Access Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor. The meeting spot was easy to find and right where they said it would be. Our tour guide was Anna. She was a great guide who was very knowledgeable. There were 23 of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alyk248
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Average: VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Like the Tour at Vatican, this tour is slightly overrated. Perhaps Walks of Italy is tailored for people of late forties and above, not sure. What surprised me was, the moment we were inside the Colosseum, we were handed over to another guide, which was...More

1  Thank kirin_lai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Time Warp!

Once you make it past the crowds - because you were a smart traveler and purchased a Skip the Line ticket - you enter where the Galdiator's came into the arena. Think of the sounds and the crowds and the cheering. Think of the unexpected...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TLSGetaways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worth doing

We did the gladiator gate and arena floor special access colosseum tour a few days ago. Our guide was Michael. He was a great guide who took the time to explain things in detail, while quietly moving the group along. There was about 8 of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nola P
Reviewed 5 December 2018
Colosseum Arena Floor Tour

Francesca was a fantastic tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate. She took her time with our group, encouraged questions and was always aware of everyone. We had a few families with young kids during our tour and she did a really good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DeniseF4
5 December 2018|
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Response from jryder888 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it does. We went on this tour a couple of weeks ago, and had to pay no additional charges. It is well worth paying the extra for the tout that includes the Colosseum dungeons.
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Jingle S
20 November 2018|
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Response from Maps827614 | Reviewed this property |
No, the upper floors are closed for renovation. You can only go so far. The bottom (aka ground level) was not accessible either due to rain.
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LeanneBagridge
14 November 2018|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dead easy. Each ground floor arch of the Colosseum is numbered in Roman numerals above the arch. Stand with your back to number 30/31 (xxx/xxxi). Look up across the road and there is a road going straight up, don't know... More
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