Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Arena and Roman Forum Tour

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Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Arena and Roman Forum Tour

From $75.34 per person

Receive privileged entrance to the Colosseum directly onto the Arena floor, where gladiators gave their performances. You will hear fascinating stories of combat throughout the first and second ring, before then exploring the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Enjoy special entrance from the gladiator's access at the Porta Libitinaria
  • Gain views directly above the underground from the arena floor
  • Marvel at the ruins of temples and markets in the Roman Forum
  • Go to Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded
Full description
Receive direct access to the Gladiators' Gate without suffering the heat and struggling with the large crowds. With this truly exclusive guided tour, you can get directly inside the Colosseum from the Gladiator's Gate, allowing you to arrive directly to the middle of the arena's fighting floor. You can enjoy a special perspective of the Colosseum, where you will feel like a true gladiator did during a “Ludus Gladiatorius”. Your guide will tell you all about gladiators' combats, as well as many stories about fool emperors who played in the arena as gladiators against wild beasts. From the Arena floor, you will also have a view directly above the undergrounds. Your guided tour will continue with the Colosseum's first and second rings, admiring the incredible engineering genius of the Romans and their skill to build this legendary monument. Later, walk through the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide, who will be an art and archaeology expert.
  • All fees and taxes
  • Colosseum and Ancient Rome guided walking tour
  • Direct access from the Galdiator's Entrance
  • Small group of 25 people or less
  • Headset system
  • Professional tour guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation to and from the attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of the "Oppio Caffe" on Via delle Terme di Tito, on the corner with Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will hold a sign with "Tour in the city / Explore Italy tours" on it.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
    •  Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
    •  Large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted, and there is no cloakroom at the Colosseum (you are permitted to bring small bags)
    •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule unless you pay for the activity again (you will not be entitled to a refund)
    • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Please be advised that the Colosseum’s capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure (this could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 17 reviews

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    This is a very long tour which covered the coliseum for over an hour and we were stood around listening to the guide for long periods! Make sure you are prepared for the weather as I was cold for most of it. Lots of people left early but we did stick it out. The sites were amazing not to be missed maybe the guide could shorten her bit and allow people to take photos? The Roman forum was definitely the best part of the tour more time could be spent exploring here but still feel 3 hours is too long

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    February 20, 2020


    Large organization, from various sites, messy with large groups. Italians who speak English are always harder to understand. Group of Colloseum 20pers. No 16. Then transferred to another forum and Palestinian guide. The guides were unraveling and were called on the spot how far they were due to a new group. Furthermore, nice tour, clear explanation with guide.

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    June 3, 2019

    The tour was awesome and enjoyed our energetic guide who provided us with lots of information and time to take pictures of the locations. Also recommend the skip the line along with the Gladiator entrance experience! It really paid off!

    January 4, 2020

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