Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum and Gladiator Gate with Arena Floor

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Rome: Colosseum and Gladiator Gate with Arena Floor

From $92.74 per person

Colosseum & Gladiator Gate is the catch-all Colosseum tour for busy tourists! Walk in the footsteps of emperors, slaves, gladiators and perhaps even the Gods which ruled Rome and the Roman Empire in antiquity.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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  • See ancient Rome's most famous sights, including all the structures inside the Roman Forum
  • Learn the history of ancient Rome from an expert guide
  • Skip the long lines to admire the vast arena of the Colosseum inside
  • Stay inside the Colosseum until closing time
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover Rome on a 1.5-hour guided tour of Ancient Rome, with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum so that you spend more time admiring the sights and less time waiting in line. Meet your guide at Trajan's Column, by the wedding cake monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Then, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, Renaissance artists and everyday Roman citizens. Enjoy fast track entry to the vast Colosseum, once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators. Work on the arena began in 72 AD and took 8 years to complete. Imagine the gladiatorial spectacles of the Roman Empire’s most impressive arena. Walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum to see where Romans elected their leaders. See the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill, where Romulus and Remus were found by a she-wolf before Romulus grew up to found Rome.
  • Fast track Colosseum ticket
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum circumference
  • Reserved entrance through the Gladiator's Gate
  • Colosseum arena floor tour
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers to and from Piazza Venezia
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before the tour departure time you have booked, beneath Trajan's Column at 10:30 AM (Foro Traiano, 89, 00187 Roma RM, Italia). It stands 50 meters from Piazza Venezia on the left-hand side as you face the white "wedding cake" building. Your guide will be holding a sign with the local supplier's name on and/or a red umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Currently due to COVID-19 measures, the Arena Floor and Gladiator Gate are off limits. Your visit will include the Main Arena.
  • Please note that for security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags and luggage items are not permitted inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. There are no cloakroom facilities available on site so please do not bring such items along with you
  • Please note, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

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we absolutely loved the tour of the coliseum! Our guide was fantastic, we were worried the rain would make it less enjoyable but he had us hanging off every word he said! We learnt a lot and have told family and friends some of the stories we were told. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Rome. We had a very disappointing tour in the afternoon by a different company, that really made us realise how good the colosseum one was! Thank you!

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May 6, 2019

The visit was great !

The visit was wonderful but we only regret it was a little bit too short, maybe for three hours, it would be better, we didn't visit all the Roman Forum and didn't visit the Mont Palatin . The guide, Robert was wonderful , professional and very nice . We didn't need to wait. We recommand this tour .

May 3, 2019

Our guide was fantastic, he brought the Collosseum & the Forum to life

Our guide Dario (sp!) was really engaging and excited by the subject matter, our kids were disappointed that a two hour history lesson was over and rated the tour higher than ten days on the beach! The randomness of finding an Italian guide who majored in Samuel Beckett and rated Thin Lizzy as the best rock band along with Rory Gallagher was a brilliant bonus!!!

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August 2, 2017

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