Colosseum Express Tour With Gladiators Entrance And Arena Floor - Rome

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Overview

Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’, without the lines, crowding and long security checks that characterize the other entrances!

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Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Feel the glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial combat, treading in their footsteps out onto a partial reconstruction of the arena floor, looking up at the tiered ruins that were once filled with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.

You are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes are drawn upward, your body turns and your mind is boggled by the elegance and engineering prowess of what was once the largest structure of its kind in the world, all from this unique 360° view, as a local expert guide reminds you of its dramatic purpose in a narrative that goes beyond anything Hollywood could dream up.

Home to the gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this 1.5-hour Colosseum tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring perspective, up-close views of the underground area where the spectacle was brought to life, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see.

In addition, you will follow your guide up to the second level to see what the crowds saw, tracing the Colosseum’s circumference in an effort to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.

No other itinerary allows you to see the Colosseum from the two most impressive above and below viewpoints in such a compact time frame. After the tour you will also have the option of staying inside the Colosseum to continue your exploration, or follow your guide for Skip the Line access to the Roman Forum at no additional cost. Here you will be taken to the best vantage point for a short introduction into its history and most famous monuments before visiting them on your own, enriched by your guide’s expert knowledge. You will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum and Circus Maximus.  

The Colosseum has fascinated visitors throughout history, evoking images of fierce gladiators, roaring crowds, as well as wild lions and tigers springing from their cages. For the first time you can now access this awe-inspiring edifice's Arena Floor directly for a truly indelible imprint of the wonder that was ancient Rome.

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Inclusions for Colosseum Express Tour With Gladiators Entrance And Arena Floor

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide

  • Privileged Colosseum Arena Access

  • 1.5hr guided tour of the Colosseum

  • Optional Skip the Line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

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Exclusions for Colosseum Express Tour With Gladiators Entrance And Arena Floor

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food/Beverage (when not mentioned in the Inclusions)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

**Please note that the Arena will not be visitable from 28 August 2017 until 10 September 2017. We will offer an extended tour of the Colosseum instead.

This service ends outside the Colosseum.

Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.

Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in Versailles. Only very small bags are allowed. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.

It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • Skip the line was amazing. We didn't wait at all. Entered through a private entrance onto the Coloseum floor which may have been the best part - a lot less crowded than the other parts of the Coloseum and it's great to see the entire structure from the middle. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate and allowed us free time to roam around.

  • This was great as you got to see the colosseum in super quick time as the heat builds in the day and saw everything I wanted to see. Also included tickets into the Roman Forum which was great. If your other tours have been long this is a great option. Very good guide too!!

  • Very interesting tour to discover the architecture and history of the Colosseum.
    Our guide was great, and the tour was extremely well organized !

  • The tour guide was very good and the colosseum was one of the highlights of the trip. If you go in the summer, make sure you bring plenty of water.

  • The tour was exactly as expected and booked. the tour guide Sabrina was fantastic in explaining the history around the Colosseum. Her knowledge brought the experience to life and created a wonderful atmosphere. the tour provided us with information we wouldn't have gained otherwise, our guide Sabrina was friendly and made us feel very welcome and special. I would definitely recommend this tour and this company. the whole service was easy to follow and arrange and extremely professional.

  • Our tour guide was very good and informative. Being able to go to the floor of the colosseum was a unique perspective that most people don't get to experience. The duration of the tour was just right! After the colosseum the guide got us into Palantine Hill. Nice to be able to skip that long line.

  • Cool way to visit the Coliseum floor The tour is well organized and the small groups makes it easy to stay together.
    It was an awesome experience!

  • A very impressive tour around the Colosseum with our guide Chiara. Good welcome from the tour co-coordinator and easy to find guide. It was very nice to be able to pop in around the back of the building away from other large groups. It was little effort to pass the security and be shown the arena floor away from the crowds. Good visual aids were shown which helped us see the past. Thoroughly enjoyable throughout and never felt rushed.

  • This tour was amazing!! We went into the Colosseum early and were the first on arena floor. It was great to enter through death's entrance and our tour guide Alessandra was amazing!

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