Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family
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Join a guided walking tour and get exclusive access to the Colosseum arena to discover 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

Visit one of Rome's most iconic attractions on a guided tour of the Colosseum. Learn about the rich history of this place, hear tales about the games that took place here, and enter through the gladiator gate to access the arena floor.

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.

  • Tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance fee for the Colosseum
  • Access Colosseum Arena
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local provider's office at the address provided. The office is located above the metro station and just around the corner from Caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
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based on 820 reviews

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It was fantastic to have such quick / amazing access to the coliseum. Valentina was such a great guide and very funny ! , she was very informative telling us in great detail about all things rome / coliseum . I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone !

March 27, 2023

Informative tour with a friendly, personable & knowledgeable guide. This was a child friendly tour & our guide was good at answering both the kids and adults questions. It’s quite a bit of money for an hour & a half but that amount of time was plenty for the younger ones. It was also a smaller group- 2 families & another person, think it was 15 people max which was nice as the colosseum is busy, with a lot of tour groups, so I imagine if it was a bigger group, it can be more difficult to keep up and stay together. We had 3 kids ranging for 8-14 with us and they seem to stay engaged. The 8 year old reached his max attention span not long before the tour ended. I’ve been to the colosseum before without a tour & certainly think the tour makes a big difference. If you’re wanting to go to tick it off your list and take some pictures, then no need for a tour but if you want to know more, a tour is certainly worth it. If you don’t have kids, it’s probably worth doing a longer tour.

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March 27, 2023

Our colosseum tour was amazing really good views and access to the gladiator arena. Our guide Valentina was lovely, very knowledgeable, helpful and kind. She involved everyone in the group and made us feel welcome. Easy location to find. Also had access to Roman forum.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 406423