Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum to the Gladiator's Arena

Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum to the Gladiator's Arena

From US$ 69.55 per person

Have privileged entrance from the Porta Libitinaria and avoid the crowds. Enter the Colosseum directly into the arena where gladiators gave their performances, hear fascinating stories of combat, and visit the first and second ring.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • Visit the Colosseum while avoiding crowds
  • Enjoy a special entrance from the gladiator's access at the Porta Libitinaria
  • Have a view directly above the undergrounds from the arena floor
Full description
Experience a walking tour through ancient Rome and the Colosseum, the most imposing of all Roman monuments, where thousands of men and wild animals were put to death before a bloodthirsty audience.  This is a truly exclusive guided tour. Avoid lines and crowds, and get directly inside the Colosseum arena from the Porta Libitinaria, arriving in the middle of the arena. Enjoy a special perspective of the Colosseum, where you can feel like a real gladiator during the ludus gladiatorius. Your guide will tell you all about gladiators' combats and will tell 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 exclusive guided tour will continue with the Colosseum's first and second rings. Admire the incredible engineering genius of the Romans and hear about the incredible speed at which they were able to build this structure.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip-the-line, special access from the gladiator's entrance
  • Colosseum ticket
  • Headsets
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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 be waiting next to the park entrance holding a sign with "Tour in the city" or "Explore Italy" on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be in a group of maximum 25 persons
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All visitors must have a photo ID for the security check
  • You cannot get into the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks or suitcases. It is possible to take small bags only. The Colosseum does not provide a bag check, so you cannot carry this kind of article inside the Colosseum
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point. Please expect to wait 20 to 30 minutes to clear security
  • Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 318 reviews

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Absolutely first class tours. Had booked this one but as there were spaces on the more comprehensive/expensive one (Rome was very quiet due to Coronavirus panic) we were upgraded for free. The guide within the Colosseum was excellent, very interesting commentary (with headphones) accompanied by pictures, gave just the right amount of time and happy to answer questions and allow time for photos. Really enjoyable. We then met another guide outside for the tour of Palentine Hill. Again an excellent, funny but very educational tour with great commentary and interaction with the group (only 6 in the group and 5 were in our party so almost a private tour!). The guy was very knowledgeable and really brought the area to life, also suggested other areas to visit. One of the best things we did and would definitely recommend using this company.

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April 1, 2023

I was overwhelmed with all the ticket options available online for the Colosseum. My partner really wanted access to the arena area so I was grateful to find reasonably priced tickets with a guide via this site at short notice. The app is fantastic and the automatic email confirmation were really helpful. It gave me peace of mind knowing we had a set meeting point and they would take care of the rest. Very professional company and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The group was small which made it an intimate experience. Our guide Serena was so knowledgeable and funny - she kept our attention by showing us some reconstruction images of the various sites via her ipad.

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April 1, 2023

An informative tour. The guide gave a good insight in to the life and times of the Roman age contestants. Attending the gladiator arena area was worthwhile and gave the added extra experience. The earphones worked well. Our 9 year old son enjoyed himself. The pick up point was close to the Colluseum and went smoothly.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 120399