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Express Colosseum Gladiators Gate & Arena Floor | Exclusive Semi-Private Tour

Max 6 people
1 hr 30 mins
Refundable booking
colosseum gladiators gate guided tour

Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Roman Gladiators as you step out through the Gladiators Gate and onto the Arena floor on this guided, semi-private tour of the Colosseum. Enjoy skip the line entry into the mighty Colosseum – the most famous monument of the ancient world – and exclusive access to the Arena Floor on this express tour.

Breathe in the atmosphere of this ancient amphitheater, that once held up to 80,000 spectators for the Games and Gladiatorial combat. With your expert guide and a small group of no more than 6 people, you will skip the long and confusing lines, walk straight into this majestic place and walk around in wonder and awe at its sheer scale and beauty, absorbing its spine tingling history brought vividly to life.  


  • Enjoy skip the line entry to the Colosseum
  • Take advantage of exclusive access to the Arena floor
  • Enjoy an expert guide and small group of 6
  • Learn the exciting and bloody history of the Colosseum
  • Walk in the footsteps of slaves, beasts and gladiators on the Arena floor

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system

Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Millions of people every year visit the Flavian Amphitheater – more commonly known as the Colosseum. But not everyone will have the chance to truly walk in the footsteps of the Gladiators; on this tour you will! With LivTours’ priority access you will be able to step out onto the Arena floor, look up to the ruins of the stands and turn around you as you imagine an 80,000 strong crowd roaring and cheering you on!  

Your expert, English speaking guide will lead you past the long confusing lines of tourists with skip the line tickets. Once through security, you will wander through the mighty arches, and explore the most famous ancient monument in the world. 

The Colosseum was built in the 1st Century AD by the Flavian Emperors: Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was called the Flavian Amphitheater and acquired its nickname, ‘Colosseo’ because it stood next to a ‘colossal’ gold statue of the sun god Apollo.  For centuries the Colosseum came to symbolize the power, wealth and public entertainment of the Ancient Romans. On this 1.5 hour express tour that includes exclusive access to the Arena Floor – you’ll learn all about the history of this incredible place. From how the gladiators trained and fought, to what they ate to stay in shape and the kind of armor they wore and weapons they used. You’ll hear about the wild beast fights and legendary staged sea battles! You’ll hear tales of emperors and slaves, vestal virgins and famous gladiators.

During the tour, your guide will use visual aids to help recreate the ancient world. If you you wish, you can download our free LivTours app (via Apple or Android store) before the tour and then view our patented VR reconstructions with a pair of googles that will be provided by the guide.

Your tour ends inside the Colosseum, allowing you to continue to explore at your own leisure!


  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Semi-private group of 6 people
  • Gladiator Gate entrance
  • Skip the line Colosseum tickets
  • Arena floor priority access
  • Express tour of the Colosseum

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




Ancient Rome with Deborah

"Deborah was amazing. We had a lot of questions and Deborah answered all of them. Her knowledge of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum is amazing. I loved this tour."

Denise - UK


By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.