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Colosseum Express Tour with Gladiators Privileged Entrance and Arena Floor

  • Save your previous vacation time with an express tour of the Colosseum
  • Skip general entrance lines and enter through the privileged Gladiator Gate
  • See the stadium through the eyes of gladiators, emperors, and spectators
Colosseum Express Tour with Gladiators Privileged Entrance and Arena Floor
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Ancient and history-rich, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s best-loved and busiest attractions. Waste no time with this skip-the-line tour, entering straight into the arena via the Gladiator Gate. Visit parts of the complex normally off limits to standard tours, such as the site of the emperors’ box, and hear the history of the gladiators, too. Continue to the Roman Forum at no extra cost, or opt to stay longer inside the stadium.
What to Expect
Choose a start time to suit your schedule and then meet your guide near the Colosseo metro stop. Together, pass the long lines outside the ancient stadium and enter via the special Gladiator Gate.

Step straight out into the arena, just as the gladiators did millennia ago, and gaze up at the ancient tiers where thousands of Romans gathered to watch the gory games. As you listen to stories of the battles, walk from the arena floor to the spot where the emperors’ box once stood and then up to the second level to see the stadium from a spectator’s view.

Opt to stay behind and explore the Colosseum more at your own pace or follow your guide to the nearby Roman Forum. Skip-the-line entry to the forum is included; plus, get the lowdown on its key ruins and a stroll up Palatine Hill.
Reviews (64)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing tour organised exceptionally well by Citywonders from start to finish. The guide was brilliant, a wealth of information, I could have listened to her all day. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Companion57776
Reviewed 1 week ago
Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill tour (1/7/19)

This was an excellent experience. We were privileged to be guided by a local archaeologist around the Colosseum and ruins in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 7. I could spend days in the ruins alone. We will definitely book through City Wonders again on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LostOwl118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Did not get the tour we paid for.

Upon arrival at the designated location this morning, we were informed that the tour that we had pre-paid and booked, the "Colosseum Express" was not available today. However, we were offered to do the standard tour (with no guided tour) with the group of people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Harwood42
CityWondersCS, SCC agent at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Harwood42, Thanks for your time in writing a review. We are really sorry to hear this tour did not meet your expectations. Our team is always trying to do their best if for any reason, sometimes out of out control, the tour cannot go...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Amazing Colloseum tour.

We booked a Colloseum tour through City Wonders, and we were definitely not disappointed. Our tour guide was a lovely lady called Amil, she was very funny, friendly and great to talk to. Throughout the day we asked lots of questions which Amil answered with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misscatzi
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Francesca was excellent. She was informative, enthusiastic with injections of humour along the way. If you’re going to visit these historic sites I would urge you book a tour because without a guide like Francesca you would miss...More

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6 January 2019|
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Response from Mick B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and we had the tour, then privileged access through the entrance the gladiators would have taken. The tour then concluded at the Forum which you are free to explore yourself.
Audrey T
19 September 2018|
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Response from cj25987 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You get to go on the floor. You can view the underground, but in the massive amount of people I saw no people down there. I hope this might help. Nevertheless, the tour we had was very good.
26 August 2018|
Response from Nic_ann_F | Reviewed this property |
The tour ticket price includes entry to the Colosseum and the gladiators entrance. Our tour had the option to stay in the Colosseum if you did not want to go to the Roman Forum.
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