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Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

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Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

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Skip the lines at the Colosseum on this 1-hour Gladiator Arena Tour. Explore the restricted-access area with a professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, German
Small group available


  • 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 1 hour and 30-minute 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.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line access
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station. The local partner’s staff will be wearing purple t-shirts by the upper exit of the Metro Station. Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way upstairs. Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Our guide Maya was amazing, she explained everything perfectly and with a lot of detail and it was lovely to see the passion she brings on the visit! Thank you for the perfect tour!! I am pregnant with seven months and Maya was always caring to know if I was doing ok, thank you!

October 31, 2021

The tour was very informative. Our guide Maya brought a lot of background knowledge with him. It is often given the opportunity to fill up your own water bottles at the Nasoni. If you want to book a tour at short notice, you should look for an English-speaking tour, as German-speaking ones are usually fully booked. The English-speaking tour is also easy to understand. Open questions are also gladly answered by the guide.

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August 21, 2021

Guide (guy with an M) was really informative. Group size was good. Very interesting to hear all of the facts of what we were seeing.

August 26, 2020

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