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Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour

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Overview
See the Colosseum through the eyes of gladiators with this tour that gives you entry through the Gladiator Gate. Bypassing the long lines that often snake around the ancient stadium, just step inside, straight onto the arena floor. Walk where the gladiatorial games once took place, as you learn the stadium’s history and then visit the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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You'll start at
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyMeet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. The entrance is opposite Oppio caffè. Colle Oppio Park is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi. If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The caffè where we meet is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè on the corner and the entrance on the opposite side.
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    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Colosseum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Foro Romano
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, ItalyColosseum/Roman Forum
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Highlights
  • No waiting at the Colosseum with admission through a reserved entranceway
  • Learn the Colosseum’s history through your guide’s commentary
  • Catch all of your guide’s stories with the help of provided headphones
  • Skip the line at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to spend more time inside
What to Expect
With your skip-the-line ticket in hand, follow your guide inside the Colosseum via a special side gate that opens onto the arena floor. Stepping straight into the footsteps of the gladiators, walk around the arena floor itself, an area that’s normally out of bounds on standard Colosseum tours. As you learn the stadium’s history through tales of gladiators, wild beasts, and emperors, explore the first tier and visit a vantage point to gaze down at the Roman Forum. Continue your tour outside the amphitheater with a stroll to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Learn about daily life in the days of Imperial Rome, and discover the history that harks back to the ruins’ glory days. Your tour ends after the Roman Forum visit. NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Foro Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Skip the line access at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert English speaking licensed tour guides
  • Headsets for every guest
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • No-wait entrance to the Colosseum via the Gladiator’s Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Frannie55 wrote a review 8 Dec
17 contributions9 helpful votes
Mariella was the guide and I feel quite privileged to have had an archaeologist who had worked at major sites, including colosseum, forum and Pompeii. She was so knowledgable and kept the pace just right allowing time for questions and pictures. I thoroughly recommend this tour,
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Frannie55, Thank you so much for joining us for our Gladiator Gate Colosseum tour, we feel privileged to have had you walk with us! Mariell is definitely a wonderful asset to our company, and we are thrilled to work with passionate and educated guides like her. It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time in Rome, and we hope to welcome you back onto another tour soon. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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janfrommichigan wrote a review 6 Dec
107 contributions31 helpful votes
Our guide is a history and art history PhD candidates and knew a lot about all the sites. Pros: knowledge of guide, skip the line. Good headsets Cons: only con was unless you arrive via the metro, it was somewhat difficult to find the meeting point.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hello janfrommichigan, We are very pleased that you had a wonderful time with your guide in the Colosseum, as that is always our main aim! Our guests always receive the address for the meeting point and directions to it after booking one of our tours, and of course, we are ready and happy to direct any lost guests over the phone whenever necessary. We apologise if this was not completely clear for you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Italy soon. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Lauren G wrote a review 6 Dec
12 contributions
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My mother and I took this tour in early December. The starting location is a tiny bit off the beaten path, so make sure you know where it is ahead of time. Our tour guide was Julia. She was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and also quite funny. She did a great job
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hello mrsgeogleason, We are so happy to hear that both you and your mother enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum and the surrounding ruins. It is such an impressive area, and we think that it deserves a knowledgeable guide to bring it all to life! Thank you for choosing us to tour with, and for your kind review. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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bestfriendtraveler wrote a review Nov 2019
133 contributions47 helpful votes
Excellent tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. It's amazing to walk on the same ground as ancient Romans. It's even better to do it with a guide who is knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Public Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi bestfriendtraveler, Thank you for joining us for a walk through the Colosseum's past! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour, and can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip! Grazie Mille! The Walks Team
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Ron F wrote a review Nov 2019
21 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide, Anna, was a true pro and extremely impressive in her knowledge of the site and the history that goes with it. Due to the recent heavy rains we could not go to the arena floor but I was impressed with the details Anna shared with us about the Colosseum and especially
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Gladiator Gate and Arena Floor Special Access Colosseum Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi SterlingMAGuy, Thank you so much for your warm words for our guide Anna and our Gladiator's Gate Colosseum tour, we very much appreciate your feedback! It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed your time in Rome with us, as that is our main aim for our guests. We hope to see you again in another of our markets soon, and we are sure that our expert and passionate guides will be able to impress you once again. Grazie Mille! The Walks Team
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