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Skip-the-Line Tickets: Colosseum with Access to the Restricted Arena Floor

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

    The Colosseum of Ancient Rome is yours to explore. Bypass the long lines, access areas most tours aren’t allowed to see, and take your time investigating this symbol of Roman culture from top to bottom.

    Your ticket allows you privileged entry through the Gladiator’s Gate: the ‘stage door’ of the Colosseum, not generally open to the public. The gate leads you directly onto the partially reconstructed Arena Floor, where gladiators performed in wild hunts and deadly duels for the entertainment of a blood-thirsty crowd.

    Stand on high where the Emperor’s box once stood, then descend into the Underground: the backstage area where gladiators prepared themselves for battle. These areas, all off-limits to most tours, let you experience the vastly different perspectives and tiers of society that mixed at the Colosseum – without navigating crowds of tourists.

    Of course, you also have access to the more public areas of the Colosseum, including the tiers of stands where audiences hungrily awaited the violent spectacles staged for their pleasure.


    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Take your time exploring or continue to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where your ticket lets you skip the line. The Forum is another place where all walks of Roman life crossed paths, from traders and soldiers to Vestal Virgins. A hike up the Palatine Hill, birthplace of the Eternal City, provides spectacular views over Rome, including a bird’s-eye view of the Circus Maximus chariot arena.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Take your time exploring or continue to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where your ticket lets you skip the line. The Forum is another place where all walks of Roman life crossed paths, from traders and soldiers to Vestal Virgins. A hike up the Palatine Hill, birthplace of the Eternal City, provides spectacular views over Rome, including a bird’s-eye view of the Circus Maximus chariot arena.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I had booked my tickets with city wonders 3 months ago, to revive a text two days before my visit that my tour has been cancelled! When I spoke to the person on the phone she poorly informed me that when I booked the tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Shannon P
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Shannon P, Thank you for leaving City Wonders your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about the rejection of your booking. Unfortunately however, if the tour had been full when you booked initially, this was an issue that was outside of our control....More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The tour was sold as self guided with the benefit of skipping the lines to go inside the Colosseum. The guide did provide some basic information about the history of the Colosseum which was greatly appreciated despite it officially being a self guided tour. At...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Really nice knowledgeable guide, Colosseum and Forum well worth paying skip the line. Absolutely stunning.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Samantha M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I choose to buy the tickets for visiting the colosseum in Rome. The service was done by service partner called City Wonders. The title of this service was: Skip The Line Colosseum Tickets With Arena Access - General Admission from Headout I really dislike the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Djm11111
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Unfortunately I think city wonders have tried to maximize profit at the detriment to their customers. We arrived 15 minutes early at our meeting spot, which is in the middle of an open square, in baking heat. We were told to wait a while longer,...More

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    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear hayleywatson28, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about the trouble you experienced during your scheduled tour. For all our tours, we do have a designated meeting point for the tour, which is very...More

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    24 June 2019|
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    Response from Departure254980 |
    The arena floor is the same as the gladiator entrance. This is not a self guided tour. There is a tour guide as well as a a colosseum guide who monitors where you may walk. I was disappointed as it was very disorganized. It... More
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    15 June 2019|
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    Response from 37NicolaS | Reviewed this property |
    This tour only allowed 30 min access to the arena floor & then unlimited time in the upper floors. When we were looking at tours there were other tours that allowed underground to the holding pens below the arena but this... More
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    Response from NikkiM338 | Reviewed this property |
    We met at the Collosseum Metro station
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