Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

4.3 / 5

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Colosseum: Gladiator Arena Guided Tour

From $64.17 per person

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
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • 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 pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

Customers 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
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be at the upper-level exit of the Colosseum Metro Station in Largo Gaetana Agnesi. As you exit, you will find your guide on your left wearing a purple shirt with a "Crown Tours" logo on it.

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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

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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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

Mike, the guide, did a great job making the tour interesting anf funny

July 25, 2020

Not worth it

Our 1st disappointment was that the meeting time was simply the time to meet to be escorted to the other mtg point across the street where we waited another half hour. This meant that this cut into our daylight to see other sites even more than we'd realized. The line to enter in January was shorter than our wait time. The view we would have had from general admission was at a gate only 3 ft away. The general entrance is the winners' exit rather than the carrion. The guide's spiel was everything you'd "learn" if you googled myths about the colosseum which are probably false. The historic references were grossly oversimplified (ex. The Romans didn't conquer Scotland because it was cold.) The true facts were things regularly read in 1 page entries of a guide book for free.

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January 24, 2019

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