Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access, Guide, & Gladiator's Arena

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access, Guide, & Gladiator's Arena

Activity provider: Crown Tours
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Skip the lines at the Colosseum on this Gladiator Arena Tour. Explore the restricted-access area with a professional guide. Choose from multiple tour options with visits that include Palantine Hill and the Forum.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French


  • Skip the long lines and enter the Colosseum without delay
  • Tour the iconic amphitheater with a professional guide
  • Explore the extraordinary and normally restricted gladiator areas
Full description

Skip the lines and enter the Colosseum through a restricted-access entrance to the Gladiator Arena. During the tour, your guide will walk you through the Colosseum, while explaining the true brilliance behind its engineering. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman citizens, to stage various forms of entertainment and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the rest of the world. The Colosseum featured over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. When the Colosseum was in active use, festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days.

Choose from tour options that include the Palantine Hill and the Forum as well if you wish to expand your visit.

  • Colosseum and Gladiator Arena skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Palatine Hill and Roman Forum entry ticket
  • Guide
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Access to the Underground area

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Crown Tours office about 100 meters from the Colosseum. Go upstairs to the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station and cross the pedestrian bridge. Continue about 50 meters and look for the purple flag that says Crown Tours.

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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

  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • No suitcase compartment available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 2179 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide, Jan, was excellent. You could tell he knew a lot about the city and was very passionate about it. We learned a lot thanks to him. He was also always paying attention to the group, and making sure no one got left behind. I definitely recommend the tour and the guide.

January 10, 2023

Amazing guide and even had our guides dad join us to help out! Both were fantastic and knew so much of Romes history without reading off a sheet. Very hot day and no shade so was nice to have little water breaks. Recommend hats and Spanish fans! Fantastic place to visit, wasn’t that fussed about visiting Roman forum but in fact that was the best part. Fantastic view points and amazing history behind the area

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December 31, 2022

Our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. The tour was up to 30 people but there were only 4 of us which was great. We had the opportunity to look at everything we would have wanted to and I highly recommend paying the extra to enter the gladiator arena. It was an amazing experience made better by our fabulous guide. Would definitely recommend.

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December 17, 2022

Product ID: 146430