Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Activity provider: Italy With Family

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 Italy With Family office. The office is located on the second floor near 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 794 reviews

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We were in a group of about 20 others on this walking tour. The guide to our surprise was our guide from the previous day, Valentina, and she was as fantastic on this tour as she had been at the Vatican City. Her knowledge is outstanding. We were able to visit the Gladiator arena on the tour, definitely the highlight as the view is spectacular.

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January 24, 2023

We had a wonderful tour of the Colosseum. The tour started on time and the guide was so informative. The one thing that was confusing os that I thought I was booking the underground tour, as advertised, but it turned out that it did not include the underground tour. I would double check the listing before booking.

December 22, 2022

I wish this survey had come earlier. Our tour guide’s name started with “F” and I cannot remember her name to save my life. She is also an archaeologist. That is unfortunate because she was INCREDIBLE! She was entertaining, informative, and funny. She was equally engaged with everyone in our tour group. Our visit to the colosseum and the tour would not have been the same without her. We learned so much and had a fantastic time.

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December 19, 2022

Product ID: 406423