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
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 67.85 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 local partner's office at Via del Colosseo 24. 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

4.7 /5

based on 222 reviews

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It was a really friendly tour and we learned loads about the coliseum! The only downside was we couldn’t find the office although we arrived super early and when we eventually found it was 5 minutes to our start time and the man in the office made a cheeky comment about us being late which was a bit rude in my opinion!

June 21, 2022

There are so many tours to choose from which was overwhelming but I think any one would be a great Experience. This one was one of the least expensive ones compared to others and for the value, it was short and sweet and learnt so much within 1.5 hours ! It was so hot and the guide made sure we always stayed under some shade as much as possible. Would definitely recommend !

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June 9, 2022

Our guide Flavio was knowledgeable, passionate, funny, and good at keeping us herded. He added life to the Colosseum in a way I didn't expect. He included us by asking questions and ensured people were still feeling well/engaged. Given that I booked this at the last minute, I couldn't have been happier.

May 31, 2022

Product ID: 406423