Guided tour

Colosseum: Priority Access with Guide to Gladiator's Arena

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Colosseum: Priority Access with Guide to Gladiator's Arena

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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Skip the lines at the Colosseum on this Gladiator Arena Tour. Explore the restricted-access area with a professional guide.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the long lines and enter the Colosseum without delay
  • Tour the iconic amphitheater with a professional guide
  • Explore the extraordinary and normally restricted gladiator areas
Full description

Skip the lines and enter the Colosseum through a restricted-access entrance to the Gladiator Arena. During the tour, your guide will walk you through the Colosseum, while explaining the true brilliance behind its engineering. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman citizens, to stage various forms of entertainment and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the rest of the world. The Colosseum featured over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. When the Colosseum was in active use, festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days.

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Crown Tours office about 100 meters from the Colosseum. Go upstairs to the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station and cross the pedestrian bridge. Continue about 50 meters and look for the purple flag that says Crown Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • No suitcase compartment available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1608 reviews

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Great tour! Long, but it's worth it because there is so much to see. The audio quality (we all wore an ear bud and the guide had a microphone) could have been better. It kept cutting out and wasn't always loud enough, especially when walking. They did do their best to resolve this, however.

September 25, 2022

Jessica took us on the best tour. She was so informative, funny and taught us so much. There were multiple people at the possible meeting spots for crown tours in purple shirts, so it was super easy to find. Highly recommend this tour. And especially being able to go on the stage floor. The view the amazing

September 24, 2022

The tour company was fantastic - we got lost on the way to the office and we’re late for our start time of 1030 by about 5-10mins which was very stressful but the team were able to allocate us all to a slightly later tour of 1045hrs. Additionally, when we were lost outside the Colosseum we spoke to a staff member wearing the Crown Tours (Tour Provider) shirt as we recognised it from our booking and asked for directions to the office - this member of staff was super helpful and showed us the way to the office so we could meet the group. Group size was 25 (24 adults + 1 minor) which was a perfect size! Marie was our guide and she was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable about all things Rome (ancient or otherwise!). She gave us our best day out of our trip so far and plenty of tips on how to make the city more enjoyable. Thank you so much for this tour - we learnt a lot and will definitely be coming back for another tour next time we are in Rome. Thank you very much

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September 22, 2022

Product ID: 146430