Colosseum & Gladiator Gate

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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4.3 out of 5

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The catch-all Colosseum tour in 90 minutes for busy tourists! Enter through the famous Gladiator's Gate and walk in the footsteps of emperors, slaves, gladiators and perhaps even the Gods which ruled Rome and the Roman Empire in antiquity. The Colosseum Arena floor is included, where men and beasts battled to the end!
We meet on the steps beside Trajan's mighty column, recalling his victory in the Dacian Wars. It's stood in the same spot since AD 113 and is the perfect place to set out towards the Colosseum. Indeed, Trajan's Column merits a tour in itself, so many stories wrap around it's pictorial spiral bas-relief. With so much to see in so little time, we walk straight into the soul of ancient Rome and wander through the most important temples, shrines and basilicas which make the Roman Forum such an amazing place. Every building, still standing or ruined in part connects over 2,500 years of history which our local expert archaeologist will bring to life for you!With the Roman Forum behind you, we'll whisk you away from the busy main Colosseum entrance to the hugely impressive Gladiator Gate, an alternative entrance reserved for just a few tour operators and their small groups of travelers.Once past the Gladiator's Gate we approach the arena floor, where gladiators killed and survived, or died for the pleasure of others. This brutal place in history is now the perfect spot to glance all around at the sheer scale and beauty of the Colosseum. It must have been terrifying in AD 80, but this is something we can reflect on rather than worry about!Your guide will deliver a brief history of the arena floor and Colosseum interior before leaving you inside to wander at your leisure. There is no waiting and no worry on this 90 minutes fast-track tour of restricted access areas inside the Colosseum. It includes priority Colosseum ticket entry and tour inside plus easy access into the Roman Forum with an expert local archaeologist guide.

What’s included

  • Expert Archaeologist guide
  • Roman Forum tour
  • Gladiator Gate
  • Colosseum Arena Floor Tour
  • Unlimited free time on own inside Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors