Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator’s Entrance & Arena Floor
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Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator’s Entrance & Arena Floor

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1.5 h. / 2.45 h. / Flexible
25, Flexible
Meeting Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi
Start Time
07:10, 08:20, 08:45, 10:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:00
Operating Days
per adult

Your Options

Express Colosseum

Experience a unique introduction to Rome’s most famous monument without the usual crowds. Our special access allows you to walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you enter directly through the Colosseum’s “back door”.

Explore on your own with reserved, Skip the Line tickets.
From $39.72per adult
Small groups of 25 people or less and audio headsets.
From $59.01per adult

Express Colosseum with VIP Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious, American-style breakfast with jaw-dropping views overlooking the Roman Forum. Then, make your way to the Colosseum to be one of the first to enter when it opens.

Small groups of 15 people or less and audio headsets.
From $119.16per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line at the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Unique entry through the Colosseum’s ‘back door’: the Gladiator’s Entrance
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators with exclusive access to the awe-inspiring Arena Floor
  • Hear captivating commentary that brings ancient Rome to life from an expert on our guided tour
  • Enjoy Skip the Line Access to the Roman Forum
  • Enhance your experience with an optional breakfast overlooking the Roman Forum


Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and stand where gladiators once stood on the Arena Floor. This amazing experience begins with reserved Skip the Line access through the coveted 'back door' of the Colosseum, open to select parties only. From here, walk directly out onto its infamous stage before exploring where the Emperor's box once stood. Complete your walk through ancient Rome with Skip the Line access to the Roman Forum.
Arena Colosseum Express

The Fast-Track to the Colosseum

This is the only tour that allows you to visit the Colosseum in half the time, thanks to privileged Skip the Line access directly onto the Arena Floor.

Tourists Arena Colosseum


On our guided tours, hear the stories that will turn the quiet ruins of this Ancient Roman amphitheater into a raucous arena of millennia past.

Guide Arena Colosseum


Be one of the few to enter the Colosseum through its ‘back door’ leading straight to the Arena Floor, where gladiators once battled for blood-thirsty crowds.

Tour Description

Experience the immensity of Rome’s most iconic symbol on our Express Colosseum Tour with privileged access to the Arena Floor through the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’. On this tour, you’ll be able to slip through the Colosseum’s ‘back door’ without the long lines and crowds that characterize the main entrances to the Eternal City’s top sight.

Rare Sights at the Colosseum

You will 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, you will have a spectacular view of the tiered ruins that were once filled with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.

Learn More with Our Expert Guides

On our guided tour, you will be accompanied the entire way by an expert, English-speaking guide who will bring the Colosseum to life with information about this impressive structure. From tales of mock sea battles to exotic staged hunts, the true stories behind the stadium will be even more impressive than what Hollywood has dreamed up.

Skip the Line into the Roman Forum

After your time in the Colosseum, you’ll have the option of continuing to the Roman Forum for Skip the Line Access to the site. Once inside, you will also be able to hike to the top of the Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye view of the Circus Maximus.

Add a VIP Breakfast Experience

Enhance your Express Colosseum tour with a delicious VIP breakfast buffet and the best views of the Roman Forum. If you select this option, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the morning light rising over these ancient ruins as you sample a selection of made to order eggs, bacon, sausages, fruit, pastries, yogurt, coffee, and juices. After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stroll past the Forum complete with expert commentary as you make your way to the Colosseum’s recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’.

No matter which option you select, our unique access to this ancient wonder will ensure your experience is unforgettable.

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What's Included

  • Privileged Colosseum Arena Access
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum ticket & reservation fees
  • Optional Skip the Line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum including Gladiators Arena Stage
  • Roman Forum (optional)
  • Palatine Hill (optional)

Important Notes

  • 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. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

  • Please note that for security reasons, random identity checks can be carried out at the Colosseum by their staff.
    Please make sure you carry an ID or Passport with you on tour to ensure you will be able to enter the venue.


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