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Adult ages 18-99
Child ages 6-17
Infant ages 0-5

From Gladiator Stomping Ground to the Heart of Baroque Rome

Join us on our “must see” tour of historic and ancient Rome with fast track Colosseum entrance through the Gladiator’s Gate! This extended tour visits all the major squares and fountains in the historic center, traverses the expanse of the ancient Roman Forum, and culminates deep inside the mighty Colosseum with a walkabout on the original gladiatorial arena floor!​​

Meet your guide in the heart of Baroque Rome and catch the best works of Bernini and Borromini! The Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Venezia come next with plenty of bustling Roman life and atmosphere en route!​​At Trajan’s Column, a commemorative monument to Emperor Hadrian’s victory in Dacia, beautifully represented in it’s serpentine bas-relief, we rest for a short while before continuing on with a stroll around the Roman Forum archaeological area. This is where you will learn about Rome’s rise to power and the inevitable fall of the Caput Mundi, the great ancient city of Rome.​

A short walk away lies the Icon of Rome, the Colosseum! Here, it is hard to avoid large groups of other travelers at any time of day, however, our experienced guide will steer you away from all of them and walk you around the circumference of the amphitheater, pointing out all the highlights and curiosities before leading you inside through the Gladiator’s Gate. A far less populous entrance with no waiting time and no stress.​

Behind the Gladiator’s Gate, you will find yourself standing on the original Colosseum arena floor where gladiators killed or were killed. You will have a bird’s-eye view of the entire edifice including the underground chambers which are better seen and understood from above. ​”Heart of Rome & the Colosseum Gladiator’s Gate” is the all-in-one ancient and historic Rome tour for cost-conscious travelers!


  • Skip-the-line access means you bypass queues at the Colosseum AND Roman Forum
  • So many takeaways! Learn the meaning of “Caput Mundi,” what’s all the fuss about a she-wolf, why is it important to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, and did all roads really lead to Rome?
  • Tick more than a dozen sites off your bucket list on this half-day tour


  • Priority access tickets to the Colosseum
  • Fully guided tour inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Guided tour of the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona
  • Small groups of max 20 participants


  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras


The ground in the Roman Forum is composed of large stone or dirt pathways that can be difficult to navigate with strollers or wheelchairs. Contact us to determine the best way to visit Ancient Rome with small children or guests confined to wheelchairs.

Only small bags or purses are allowed in the Colosseum. No large bags or weapons allowed, and there is no cloakroom available.

Tour departs rain or shine