View of the Interior of the Colosseum in Rome
guided tour on the arena floor of the colosseum
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Colosseum Guided Tour with Gladiator's Entrance, Arena Floor Access, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Several Departure Times

  • Enter the Colosseum’s Arena Floor through the Gladiator’s Entrance to see Rome’s most iconic landmark from an awe-inspiring perspective
  • Feel what the gladiators felt when they entered the ancient world’s largest amphitheater
  • Catch a unique glimpse at the workings of the Colosseum’s underground ‘backstage’ from the partially reconstructed arena
  • Enjoy captivating commentary from our local expert guide with the option of a Semi-Private Group tour (up to 10 people) and a Small Group tour (up to 15 people).
  • Guided Tours of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Expert, English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Semi-private Tour limited to 10 visitors (If Chosen)
  • Small Group Tour limited to 15 visitors (If Chosen)
  • Reserved entrance for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • All-inclusive access to the Colosseum (24€)
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum including Gladiators Arena Stage
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill

Experience the profound significance of arguably Rome’s most iconic symbol, the Colosseum, with the experts at City Wonders’ who have been exploring its walls for nearly two decades.

Experience the Colosseum as a Gladiator

Feel the glory and majesty of Ancient 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 the 50,000-80,000 spectators who held your fate in the balance.
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You are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes scan the structure’s magnificence from below, and your mind is boggled by the engineering prowess of what was once the largest amphitheater in the world, all from a unique 360-degree perspective. You won’t be alone either, as a local expert guide steeps you in the archaeology and dramatic chronicles of the building’s purpose in a narrative beyond anything Hollywood has ever dreamt of.

See the Arena from Above and Below

Home to gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts, theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this Colosseum tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring panorama, up-close views of the underground ‘backstage’ where the spectacles were brought to life, and a look at where the Emperor’s Box once stood, all special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see.

Your guide will lead you to the second level to see what massive crowds of screaming and cheering Romans once saw. An experience that will allow you to feel what it must have been like when the stands were packed, the crowds were roaring, and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.

Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

No other itinerary allows you to see the Colosseum from its two most impressive above and below viewpoints, moreover after the tour you will follow your guide for visits to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Here you will be taken to one of Rome’s best vantage points. Once inside and having explored the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill is a brief uphill walk to finish your tour with an exceptional view of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum – Rome in all its glory.

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