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Guided tour of Colosseum Gladiator's Gate and Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English
Availability: Daily (depending on season)
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Enjoy a full skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert local guide

Enter the Arena floor of the Colosseum and walk the ground where gladiators and lions once battled

Avoid long lines and enter the Colosseum through the no-wait Gladiator's Gate

What to expect

Don’t see the Colosseum like a normal tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip-the-line group entrance. See it like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide will avoid any lines and will enter through the side gate, once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the Arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards, you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.

Step off the tourist track in the Colosseum and get a gladiator’s perspective by using their special entrance and stepping onto the Arena floor which is usually off-limits. You can’t get closer to the action than this. The Arena floor is where people actually fought and died in the Colosseum. While most visitors only ever see it from the stands, you’ll bypass the long, general entrance lines and step directly onto it via the special Gladiator’s Gate. As you marvel at the great amphitheater around you, your expert guide will tell stories to transport you back to nearly 2,000 years ago, when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome. During your tour, you’ll also explore the rest of the Colosseum including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook.

Then, you’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization. Our fully licensed expert guides, instead of giving you a boring history lesson, will catapult you into the epic history of Rome and allow you to relive it with them, one step at a time.

Sites Visited:

  • Colosseum
  • Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

What’s included

No-wait entrance to the Colosseum via the Gladiator's Gate

Skip-the-line access at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Expert licensed tour guides

Headsets for every guest

Groups of 25 people or fewer

What’s not included


Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Via delle Terme di Tito 72, Rome, Italy

Meeting point:

Outside of Oppio Caffè located on Via delle Terme di Tito, 72 (near the Colosseum).


  • Please select a specific date to see the time option
  • Morning tours at 8.30am, 9.00am, 10.00am
  • Afternoon tours at 1.30pm, 3.15pm


Walks of Italy

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended