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Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator’s Entrance & Arena Floor

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Visit three of Rome's most popular tourist hotspots on this guided tour with exclusive escorted entry to these attractions. You will enter from the Gladiator's Entrance and have special access to the Arena Floor, allowing you to see this famous attraction like never before. Also included with these tickets is exclusive, skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.


  • Enter the Colosseum from the Gladiator's Entrance and see one of Rome's most iconic attractions from a different vantage point.
  • With special access to the Arena Floor and the Colosseum's backstage (which is where the gladiators prepared for battle) you will see the Colosseum like never before.
  • An expert guide will accompany you and regale you with interesting stories and facts about the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • These tickets avail you to skip the line at the entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, saving you the time you might have spent standing in long queues to explore these attractions instead.
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Your Experience

The Gladiator's Entrance: A Unique Perspective of the Colosseum

You will enter the iconic monument from the newly-opened Gladiator's Entrance, giving you a unique vantage point of the Colosseum. This allows you to slip past the long lines at the main entrances and enter from the back. Marvel at the impressive architecture as you walk past the Arena Floor, just like the gladiators who stepped out there for fights to the death. The partial reconstruction of the arena floor gives you a stunning view of the tiered ruins from where up to 80,000 spectators once cheered on for these gory fights.

Revel in Stories About the Colosseum from Your Expert Guide

An expert English-speaking guide will accompany you and regale you with stories about the Colosseum. Varying from exotic staged hunts and mock sea battles, the true stories about this impressive monument are what legends are made of.

Skip the Line to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

After exploring the Colosseum, hike to the top of Palatine Hill to get an exquisite bird's eye-view over the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the beautiful city of Rome.

Sights Covered

Colosseum, including Gladiator's Arena Stage | Roman Forum | Palatine Hill

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  • Express entry through Gladiator's Entrance.
  • Privileged Colosseum Arena Access, including the Gladiator's Arena Stage.
  • Skip-the-Line entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert English-speaking guide.
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

At the Colosseum, please use the priority entrance line on the left for the mandatory security check.

You can only enter on the date and time you choose when booking this experience.

You can visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at any time within operating hours.

Timings and Availability


You can enter the Colosseum from the Gladiator's Entrance at 7:10 AM, 8:20 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:10 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

The Colosseum closes at 6:00 PM. This tour lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

This is not a timed entry ticket. You will have to pass security to enter the Colosseum.

Please note that entry to the Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Opens at 8:30 AM and closes one hour before sunset.

Getting There

The tour begins at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, which is located above the 2nd floor of the metro line.

By Metro

The closest metro station is Colosseo, which is a 3-minute walk (via Nicola Salvi) to Largo Gaetana Agnesi.

It takes about 4 minutes to walk from Largo Gaetana Agnesi (via Piazza del Colosseo) to the Colosseum. The City Wonders staff will assist you at Largo Gaetana Agnesi and accompany you to the Gladiator's Entrance.


The expert guide who will accompany you on this tour speaks English.


For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available.

You MUST carry valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.

You can, however, take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel these tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
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Vladimir Pryjdun
Reviewed in April, 2019

Great guy!

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You will receive an email with your Express Gladiator Entry: Colosseum Arena Access, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets shortly. You may display your ticket on your mobile phone on the day of the tour at the meeting point.

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