Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family

Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family

From US$ 62.60 per person

Get exclusive access to the Colosseum arena where your guide will introduce you to the wonders of the ancient Roman games. Enjoy the Colosseum’s ground floor level and the second tier as well.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Avoid the crowd and enter the Colosseum through the back door entrance leading straight to the arena floor
  • Feel the majesty of ancient Rome as you follow the footsteps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat
  • Listen to your guide tell entertaining and engaging stories and legends about these sites
Full description

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away.

Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators.

Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine.

Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entrance fee for the Colosseum
  • Special access to the restricted area of the Colosseum Arena
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Italy With Family office. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from Caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 550 reviews

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Everything was great, except for the fact that the guide did not give us the tickets to Palantine. I recomend to remind the guide to give you the tickets at the end of the tour, because the entrence to the Forum and the Palantine is included, but you need the ticket. The qr code you get for the tour is not enough.

September 24, 2022

Gigi was our guide today and he was amazing. He was so full of knowledge, which he delivered with charisma and wit. I would recommend asking for him in particular if you want a lovely blend of intellect and cheek!! Even kept our 16 year olds engaged- no mean feat!

September 21, 2022

It's the only way to see the Colosseo... The benefits of having a guided tour is you skip the long lines, you have a knowledgeable guide with dates and interesting facts about the colosseo that you probably won't get on your own. Don't waste your time on trying to go it on your own. Besides, you are probably only in Rome once in a lifetime, so get the most out of your experience so relax let someone else be your guide..

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September 20, 2022

Product ID: 406423