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

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 45 reviews
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£84.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Get special access to the arena floor
  • Enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator's Gate
  • Continue your tour at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Explore in the company of a knowledgeable guide
What to expect

Stand in the spot where gladiators once clashed swords and battles raged before throngs of spectators as you visit the Colosseum and get special access to the arena floor. Afterward, learn what daily life was like in ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of everyday citizens among the ruins of the Roman Forum.

Meet your guide near the Colosseum, the gigantic arena that drew Romans from all walks of life to watch violent fights between gladiators and beasts. Bypass the crowds and head straight inside, entering the Colosseum through a special gate once used by gladiators themselves. Walk right onto the arena floor—an area not usually accessible to the public—and learn about the harrowing events that took place here for entertainment's sake centuries ago.

Spend a full hour exploring the rest of the Colosseum, from the ground floor up to the second tier, where you can see the Roman Forum from a distance before making your way across to Palatine Hill. You'll also get ahead of the crowds at this storied collection of ruins and listen to your guide rebuild ancient Rome from the ground up through captivating stories. Hear tales of war, politics, and betrayal, and get introduced to some of the ancient world's larger-than-life characters as you roam around the markets, roads, and temples where the empire's citizens once lived, played, and prayed.

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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Entrance ticket
  • check Local guide
  • check Small group experience
What's not included
  • x_not_included Tips (optional)
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Via delle Terme di Tito 72, Rome, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet your guide at the entrance of Colle Oppio Park on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Guests with mobility impairments or wheelchair users
  • Strollers

Not allowed:

  • Large bags are not allowed inside the Colosseum as there are no storage facilities

Know in advance:

  • The full names of all participants must be provided at the time of booking and must match the names on the ID/Passport. Name changes are not permitted
  • Headsets are available for groups of over 6 people
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the starting time chosen. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for latecomers or no-shows
  • The Colosseum is subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, the local tour operator will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time
  • Walks / Devour complies with all local government regulations. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
  • Note that for the 9.00 am tour only: You'll join a small group of maximum eight guests for an intimate and personalized journey through history

Remember to bring:

  • A government-issued ID or passport for every participant (including children). Failure to bring an ID can result in the security staff refusing your entrance to the monument
  • Comfortable walking shoes
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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 45 reviews from verified customers

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  • Maria

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Great experience. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Did not feel rushed. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - September 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Vita was full on knowledge. She was friendly and easy to talk to. Our tour was really interesting and you could tell she enjoyed her work.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. No waiting in line to get into the colosseum. The meeting spot was close by.

  • Yvonne

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Emily was a great guide and gave a comprehensive history all through the tour whilst always considering shade and photo opportunities. It was hot and ...

  • Stacy

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Very knowledgeable guide who didn’t rush us through the experience

  • Hilde Eyland

    From Belgium - April 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    55 - 64 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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