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Rome: Special Access Colosseum Arena Floor Tour

Product ID: 160914
Walk through the Gladiator's entrance into the Colosseum, and directly onto the partially reconstructed Arena floor. Skip the line and marvel at ancient Rome's most iconic monument.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator's entrance
  • Experience walking onto the Colosseum Arena floor
  • Skip the long ticket lines
Full description
Join this special access Colosseum arena tour where you will experience the wonder of the monument from an amazing vantage point on the Arena floor. Standing on the floor you will have an amazing view of the arena as a whole and get a closer look at the ruins of the underground tunnels which housed the various wild animals which would be brought up for battle.

Following a brief introduction from the outside of the Colosseum, your professional guide will then take you on an exciting journey through the history of this magnificent monument. Learn about its design and creation, the variety of battles which took place here and who had the best seats in the house, all whilst reliving the experience of the gladiators from this exclusive perspective. 

Your tour guide will then take you through the rest of the monument, bringing to life ruins around you, with stories of political drama and intrigue as well as daily life in ancient Rome, as you visit the first and second levels. 

What could be more unforgettable than entering ancient Rome’s most majestic monument through the special gladiator’s gate, taking you directly onto the arena floor. Be the envy of the thousands of other visitors looking down on you from the crowds above! 

  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Skip the long ticket lines
  • Professional tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Access to the Colosseum underground
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the local supplier's office, Via Cavour, 301, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Colosseum Arena Floor is a restricted area, visitors must provide their full name, date of birth, and a valid ID upon entry to the monument
• Those that are booked at the reduced price ticket for ages 2 to 15 years old will also be required to show ID
• This tour operates in all weather conditions
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From £45.40 £36.32 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 542 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It was a fantastic. However, the app ticket told us to meet at the office (which was closed) and the paper ticket told us to meet by the metro. After we visit IWD the colosseum we were told to meet our next guide for the forum. We we’re told he was tall, had a beard, was wearing a green jumper and had stickers on his bag. He had non of those things and didn’t have a sign. Imagine trying to find the guide in a crowd of hundreds of people. To be fair, once we had found him, the guide was very knowledgeable and we had an incredible time.

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November 3, 2019

We loved this tour. The tour guides were fun and entertaining! We started off by entering straight into the Colosseum, barely waiting at all. The tour was a great pace and had good information. We were then able to explore the Colosseum by ourselves before meeting up with our second guide to walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Our guide, Angela, was so passionate about the history and walked us through all the main area, then left us to explore the rest ourselves with recommendations on where to go and what to see. Worth every cent!

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September 29, 2019

It was good, but too short

We had prefer to have more time to spent in colleseum self. At the end we need to change of guide. We haven 't seen the person. It was a discribin of him. And we almost miss him because we didn't see the spot that was arranged. When we came outside of the museum, we need to come together at stairs. But we didn't see him. Luckely, we found another guide and she knows the guide and she bring us to there. We were in total with 4 people of the 12 that didn't found this guide. And came alright, but it was very close to can't do the tour anymore!

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September 26, 2019

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Product ID: 160914