Rome: Gladiator’s Gate and Arena Special Colosseum Access

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Enter the Colosseum without the wait through the Gladiator's Gate. Tour the amphitheater with your guide before visiting the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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  • Marvel at the grand Colosseum with special access to the arena floor
  • Skip the line and enter through the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Continue your tour at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Hear tales of war, politics, and betrayal in ancient Rome
  • Explore in the company of a knowledgeable guide


Stand in the spot where gladiators once clashed swords and battles raged before throngs of spectators as you visit the mighty Colosseum and get special access to the arena floor. Afterward, learn what daily life was like in ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of everyday citizens among the ruins of the Roman Forum. Meet your guide near the formidable hulk of the Colosseum, the gigantic arena that drew Romans from all walks of life to watch violent fights between gladiators and beasts. Skip the long line to head inside, entering the Colosseum through a special gate once used by gladiators themselves. Walk right onto the arena floor—an area not usually accessible to the public—and learn about the harrowing events that took place here for entertainment's sake centuries ago. Spend a full hour exploring the rest of the Colosseum, from the ground floor up to the second tier, where you can see the Roman Forum from a distance before making your way across to Palatine Hill. Bypass the lines at this storied collection of ruins and listen to your guide rebuild ancient Rome from the ground up through captivating stories. Hear tales of war, politics, and betrayal, and get introduced to some of the ancient world's larger-than-life characters as you roam around the markets, roads, and temples where the empire's citizens once lived, played, and prayed.


Local guide Colosseum entry ticket Headset (for groups over 6 people)

Important Information

  • Unfortunately, due to the nature of this tour, it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments or for wheelchairs or strollers
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, you will be contacted prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.
  • All participants must pass through security. No weapons or large items permitted.
  • The full names of all participants must be provided at the time of booking and must match the names on the ID/Passport. Name changes are not permitted.
  • A government-issued ID/passport is required for every participant. Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument.
  • This tour is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to the event. Within 7 days, 100% non-refundable.
  • The meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. Late arrival will result in entry refusal and loss of tour cost.

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