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Colosseum and Gladiator's Gate

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From $ 59.10

Spend two hours exploring the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, not standing in line to get in. This time-saving tour might be relatively short, but you'll still get in-depth knowledge of these famous sites, thanks to your expert guide.


- Skip the line to the Colosseum
- Enter through the Gladiator's Gate
- Visit the Palatine Hill
- Learn about Rome from an archaeologist
- Get the 360° view from the Colosseum's arena floor

What can I expect?

This 2-hour tour gives you the opportunity to really discover ancient Rome. Thanks to skip-the-line access, you can spend your time inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, instead of standing in line under the hot sun.

Your guide, an archaeology expert, will meet you at Trajan's Column (a masterpiece in itself) and lead you seamlessly from point to point: no funny things happening on the way to the Forum! At this first stop, you'll learn about the ancient ruins that surround you. There are 2,500 years of history packed into these buildings (think about the age of the USA in comparison). Trust your savvy guide to deliver the high points and skip the boring stuff.

At the Colosseum, your group will enter via Gladiator's Gate, a side entrance reserved for certain tour operators. As the name suggests, this is where the gladiators themselves headed in. From the arena floor of the Colosseum, you get a remarkable view of both the underground chambers and the highest rows of seating. This ground has been walked by emperors, gladiators, and slaves—and, some would say, gods as well.

When the tour is over, you'll be well-versed in Ancient Rome, but if you want more, you'll be free to continue exploring the Colosseum. Your ticket also includes access to Palatine Hill, which is both prominent location in Roman myths and a prime photo op.

How does it work?

Your e-ticket will be emailed directly to you shortly after your booking is complete. Bring a printed copy with you on the tour.

Where does the tour begin?
The tour starts at Foro Traiano 89 (near Trajan's column).

Important information

- For security reasons backpacks, large backpacks, handbags, or other luggage pieces are not permitted inside the Colosseum or the Roman Forum.
- Due to uneven surfaces this tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility or those using a wheelchair.

Ticket categories

Adult (18+)
Child (6-17)
Infant (0-5): Free

Opening hours

Tour departs at 10:45 AM.

What’s not included?

- Tips
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Food and drinks


Instant confirmation

Mobile voucher accepted

Save time – Skip the line

Live guide

Running Time: 2 hours

What’s included?

- Skip the line-ticket through the Gladiator's Gate
- Knowledgeable archaeologist guide
- Roman Forum tour
- Colosseum arena floor tour
- Palatine Hill entrance.

Opening hours


The Best of Rome 2 hours

Via dei Fori Imperiali 1, 00187 Rome, Italy


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