Colosseum Through The Back Door With Gladiator's Gate & Arena Floor

Roma, Italy

From $70.04

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The Colosseum has compelling restricted areas that are not always open to the general public. On this small-group tour, enter through the “Gladiator’s Entrance” and get full access to the restricted arena floor, where gladiators and animals once battled. Then, continue the tour by following your guide through the ground and first floors.
  • A small-group Colosseum tour with priority access
  • Enter through the exclusive “Gladiator’s Entrance”
  • Travel with a guide: Dive deep into ancient Roman history
  • Explore the arena floor plus the ground and first floors

What's Included

  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Small group tour
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Bottled water
  • Ancient Rome access free
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via del Colosseo, 24
    Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public museums in Italy will require all visitors above the age of 12 years old to show a valid ID and certification proving that you have either: Been vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNtech, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs; Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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15 reviews
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Fine tour worth some disorganization on tour company
Josh_P, Mar 2023
Tour guide was good - she explained many aspects of the Colosseum and tried to keep it interested. Main issue was tour company seemed disorganized and did not even have enough tickets for group at gate - this involved some scrambling and additional time waiting. Rest of your was good with headset to hear. Had to remind guide that we wanted our tickets for the forum and palentine hill.
25th Anniversary/50th Birthday
angelina_r, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable and kept the group engaged. Wish I would have purchased the full experience as there was so much more to explore.
Very poor customer service and management
princessindira, Nov 2022
Couldn’t locate your office which was the meeting point. Tried contacting the tour operator but kept getting an error message that the page doesn’t exist, no way to contact them to get information on meeting point. When we finally found it about 1.5 hours later but still 30 minutes before the tour start date. The desk staff was rude and dismissive when we arrived. Tour started late and the tour guide was not able to complete the tour, we were kicked out of the colosseum as it was closing. Do not recommend this tour operator Eddie’s Tours and Ultimate Italy Tours. Viator is an excellent platform that I have used for years but these tour operator are not of their caliber.
Worst non tour ever
wizjp, Oct 2022
The website gave us inexact information as to where to meet the tour. when we called the tour for 27 minutes no one answered the phone. When you tried to call you did not get thru. They made no attempt to contact us. When i finally got them they rudly brushed this off as my fault and they could not read book in the short time period. Abysmal fail at customer service, we got your cares about any issues after i got paid. I want my money back. We used Roman guy last time,and as we got near arrival time they used the phone to make sure we were on the way.
Wonderful experience
Shelley_H, Oct 2022
Fantastic experience. The guide was so much fun. I highly recommend the tour. So knowledgeable. She was very well informed
Save your money
Chris_L, Sep 2022
hard to understand, complete disorganization meeting with your group, and guide was missing. Started tour almost an hour late.
Historical Perspective
Sheri_T, Sep 2022
Very informative and interesting tour for a shorter timeframe! We learned the “why” certain things were done and created. Thank you!
Jan provided a great informative tour would recommend.
piraturcan, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Jan had so many interesting facts and stories about the colosseum. We loved the experience and tour. Had no issues find meeting place or guide
Good tour
Clarence_H, Jul 2022
Very hot that day English speaking tour guide was hard to understand so did not clearly understand the back story
Excelent colosseum experience!
isaac_a, Jul 2022
Very good tour with skip the line. Also very kind, we started right on time. Lot of information and overall it is a nice expirience trough the colosseum. Guide was very amicable and speak very fluent english.
Worth getting a guide
Laurann_K, Jul 2022
It was good to have a tour guide to explain the history. The weather was exceptionally hot on this day which made the tour a little uncomfortable. However, the tour guide did his best to bring some humour and was animated in explaining the history which kept us motivated!
Colleen_F, May 2022
This tour was awesome. We learned so much. It was my husbands favorite part of our trip so far! Definitely worth it!