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Colosseum & Arena Floor

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Start Time: Times vary. Please select a specific date to see availability.

Tour Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of Gladiators, as you explore the special-access Colosseum Arena Floor via the ‘Gladiator’s Gate’.

  • This is the most affordable special access Colosseum tour on the market.

  • Save time at the Colosseum bypassing even the small lines at the ‘skip the line’ entrance. You won’t wait in line at the Palatine Hill or Roman Forum either.
Use a special gate to enter the Colosseum The Colosseum arena floor is closed to the public Entering the Colosseum arena floor View from the Colosseum arena floor View from the Colosseum arena floor Balcony within the Colosseum overlooking the Forum View from the balcony of the Arch of Constantine The Arch of Constantine The Arch of Constantine The Palatine Hill Hear tales of early emperors on the Palatine Hill View of the Colosseum from the Palatine Hill Palatine Hill tour A church inside the Roman Forum A church inside the Roman Forum Get forum context from your guide



Step out of the highly-trafficked areas of Rome's most famous attraction with this special-access Colosseum arena floor tour. You’ll enter the Colosseum via the ‘Gladiator’s Gate’ – the side entrance once used exclusively by gladiators. This VIP entrance is not only the quickest way to get into the Colosseum; it gives you the full gladiator-eye-view of what it was like to enter the amphitheater for combat nearly 2,000 years ago.

Once inside, you'll embark on an in-depth Colosseum Arena Floor tour. Standing on a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor you'll have amazing, 360-degree views of the Colosseum. This area is Closed to the general public, so it's also one of the best places to soak up the majesty of the building and listen to your expert guide tell stories about the famous blood sports that once took place in the very place where you are standing. After your Colosseum arena floor tour you'll also get to explore the general access areas of monumental buidling with your guide and group of no more than 25 people. Over the course of an hour, you'll see the first and second tiers, including a balcony offering a great viewpoing over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine.


Leaving the Colosseum, you'll skip the line into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a fully-guided tour of the center of ancient Rome. Because they are active archeological sites, these attractions can be difficult to decipher, but with an expert guide to lead you the ruins will come to life. Highlights include the cremation point of Julius Caesar, Senate buildings, opulent palaces, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.


We've kept this tour affordable by increasing our group size to larger than our standard (although still smaller than a lot of other Colosseum tour operators). At 25 people or fewer, your tour will be a little less intimate than our Premium Colosseum Tour but it won't be cattle-herding either. We include headsets for every guest, so you won’t have to struggle to hear your guide, which is a good thing because they're well worth hearing. Throughout the tour, your guide will focus more on the stories and legends of these sites than a long list of dates and emperors, so you leave with a vivid picture of what life was like in Ancient Rome and a handful of stories you'll be repeating for years to come.

Sites visited

  • Colosseum arena floor
  • Colosseum general access areas
  • Palatine Hill
  • Roman Forum


  • Entrance to the Colosseum via the ‘Gladiator’s Gate’
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Skip the line entrance to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • All tickets
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets for every guest (on groups over 6 people)
  • Expert tour guide


5-stars from over 869 Customer Reviews

An excellent tour led by an enthusiastic and knowledge tour guide.
Great tour!
Maria is great!!

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

At the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill 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).

The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details at info@walksofitaly.com.

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An excellent tour led by an enthusiastic and knowledge tour guide.
Great tour!
Maria is great!!
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We loved the tour and our guide, Mr T, was excellent!
Guide was amazing! Thank you
The tour was amazing in large part to our guide Mauro! He was funny, informative, helpful, and a wealth of knowledge. I left completely in awe of the history held in these ruins. Bravo!!
GG was a FABULOUS tour guide. His wit, historical knowledge, patience and willingness to answer any and all questions made him our very best guide in Italy. Highly recommend.
Our guide was fantastic. Really enjoyed the tour even in the hot hot sun
Wonderful tour, fantastic guide - actually liked the Palantine and Forum aspects even better than the Coliseum!
He had really cool stories and he was really funny. We were able to connect with the history and architecture of the Colosseum and Rome through the information and insights he provided.
Incredible!! Our guide was very imformative. We by passed all lines and she stopped to talk at perfect picture spots. Her name escapes me at this moment, but I highly recommend Walks of Italy.
Very well timed and very interesting. The guide was very engaging. We spent half the time in the Colosseum and the other half at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The guide was very conscious of time and and getting enough break for bathrooms and pics. We very much enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend this tour.
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We had to wait in a line to enter. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but if there is a way to coordinate the tour arriving at the line in time to reduce wait times in the sun, that would be ideal. Gastone was great and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide or experience.
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Excellent guide & enjoyable tour
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Fantastic tour and a brilliant guide. Francesco was a fountain of knowledge, this tour really brought the Colosseum to life for us and was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Excellent company would definitely use again and Francesco as a guide was a credit to your company, friendly, attentive and very informative. Many thanks walk from Italy.
A very informative tour. Our guide not only new the obvious history, but she was able to add a lot of detail when the chance arose. She controlled the pace of the tour expertly, stopping to allow for photos and keeping the group together.
Great tour!
Given the heat, it was an exceptionally well done tour. The reverse lizard technique employed my Fabio kept up even cooler.
Susanna was an amazing guide who was informative as well as entertaining.
Vincenzo was a fabulous tour guide! He made our visit to the Colosseum very interesting and informative! We had a mixed group of children ranging from 7 to 13 as well as adults and senior citizens and he was sensitive to everyone's ability and interest level and adjusted accordingly. He successfully engaged with everyone in our varied group. We couldn't have been happier!
We really enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum with Michela.She was so knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. She was great at including our kids and even enlisted the youngest as a gladiator! Definitely recommend.
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We had a great guide and she provided us with an amazing tour!
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Our visit to the Coliseum was perfect. The views were perfect. The most important thing to mention about this agency is their tour guides. Ours was Hector, he was funny, charismatic, knowledgeable and with excellent communications skills. I rate his work with 5 stars. Definitely, a perfect choice to visit the incredible Coliseum.
Guido took his time to explain everything thoroughly. Despite the storm, he continue very professionally and maintained an optimistic attitude. I would definitely recommend this to others visiting the Rome area.
Vicenza who took our tour was brilliant. We were very impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm. He helped us understand what we were seeing. He paced things very well and looked after everyone in our group. We'll done Vincenzo
Claudia was amazing - full of helpful information and fun facts. She was a great guide and would highly recommend her! It was a Greta tour with just enough time at each location. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Gigi was our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic - one of the best guides we have ever had on a tour! He was very informative, engaging, funny, and accommodating to everyone in our group (including our family of six). He made our Colosseum experience very special and we are grateful that we had him as our guide.
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We had a great experience! Our guide, Bruno, was very helpful and knowledgeable. We learned so much and would definitely recommend this tour to others.
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Our guide was the best. Super funny and support knowledgeable. Literally booked another one because of him.
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Stefanie was friendly and approachable. Her knowledge of Roman history was admirable. Was a wonderful tour, thank you!
Our tour guide was AMAZING!!! She kept us all entertained even though it was a very hot. Great tour!!!!
Claudia was amazing. She was kind and so well informed. We learned so much. She made the tour so enjoyable.
Etore was fantastic! So knowledgeable and easy to understand. Never boring. We enjoyed his tour of the Colosseum very much!!
Dispite the group size the tour was amazing..😀
Giulia Alfieri was our guide and she was great! The check in was excellent and very conveniently located next to colloseum and perfect for picture taking. Giulia really brought to life the history of the colloseum, palatine hill and roman forum. Highly recommend this tour.
We loved, loved, loved this tour! The Colosseum was especially great. Also great was our guide Guido. Walks of Italy is cocistently excellent and the best tour company we’ve ever used.
Excellent tour. Our guide Gigi was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour and guide!!!