Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

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Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour
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Get a unique gladiator’s-eye view of Rome’s iconic Colosseum, in a Skip-the-Line tour that delves backstage into areas that are normally off-limits to the public. Explore the Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for battle, and walk in their footsteps on a partially reconstructed arena stage. All this, plus the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum: all the most significant surviving remnants of Ancient Rome, in one fascinating tour.
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In Brief

Location:
Roma, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Likely to Sell Out
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Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Begin your tour of Rome’s most iconic monument with Skip-the-Line access directly through the Gladiator’s Gate. Once the main exit for defeated contenders, this special entrance leads you directly to the parts of the Colosseum most tourists don’t get to see.

Your first stop is the Colosseum Underground – the backstage area where gladiators prepared for battle. Here, your expert, English-speaking guide will call on their historical and archaeological expertise to let you imagine the space as it once was. Scenery and caged wild animals stood ready to be hoisted into the arena by ingenious pulleys. You’ll practically feel the gladiators’ tense anticipation and hear the roar of the blood-thirsty crowd.

Then, walk in the gladiators’ footsteps on a partially reconstructed arena stage – a unique and amazing photo opportunity. And unlike the gladiators, you’ll get to ascend from the Arena Floor to the Colosseum’s second tier, where fans cheered the violent spectacles below.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The next stop on the tour takes you back to the very beginning. The Palatine Hill is the spot Romulus chose to found the city that would become Rome in 753 BC – a decision that ended in tragedy for his brother Remus. Here, steeped in history, you’ll enjoy a spectacular preview of your next destination: the Roman Forum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The Forum and the Via Sacra, the Sacred Way, were the heart of Ancient Rome. All of Roman life could be found in this bustling marketplace: commerce and trade, political rallies, military parades, and the sacred ceremonies of the Vestal Virgins.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2: Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Returns To

1: Colosseum, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
2: Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • WE ARE UANBLE TO ACCOMMODATE GUEST BELOW 6 YEARS OLD DUE TO VENUE SECURITY REASON FOR TOUR AFTER 5PM
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a PASSPORT OR VALID ID DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY to join this tour. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid document with you on tour. Passengers who fail to provide a valid proof of identity will be denied entry.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very Knowledgeable Guide! Alain was fantastic, and he made the tour exciting and worthy of the time and money required!
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
Our overall tour guide, Emmanuela, was amazing. Her knowledge, friendliness, and care of the group was amazing. In the Colosseum, we had an official guide from the Colosseum take over for that portion, her name was Laura. Laura was late, talked very fast, and when an elderly woman asked her to repeat some information, Laura was borderline rude. But Emmanuella took over for the remainder of our tour and we can't say enough good things about her and the tour!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
Def consider taking a tour! The history and knowledge you get with the tour makes the colosseum that much more amazing!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
This tour provides extended access to the colosseum, which is nice. The tour was informative and flexible for what you want!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
The Coliseum at night is spectacular ! Our guides were knowledgeable, articulate as well as humorous. Despite the many steps (there is a lift available) we loved seeing the ruin from three different levels at night. The lighting was stunning. They have incorporated technology, too. A must see during your visit!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Loved this visit, the wealth of knowledge provided by Nick was amazing!! His insight was spot on and his ability to entertain the crowd was very much appreciated.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Our children enjoyed the tour with Nick during the pantheon/colosseum morning tour. He was very friendly, informative and joyful. He seems to really enjoys his job. However in the after we had the underground tour with Laura and she did not seem to really enjoy her job. She was not as friendly and joyful as Nick. She was going through the tour really fast which made it difficult to understand.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2019
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken! Our Guide, Amil, made it fun and very informative. The time flew by and we would do it again! Thank you for making this available to tourists❤️
• Submitted 27 Nov 2019
The visit at the forum was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable. Very nice tour at the Colosseum with their guide as well; very passionate.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
We booked this small group tour expecting no more than 12 other participants. We got lucky as there were only 6 of us! Our guide's deep knowledge made this an exceptional tour for us. He knew so much more than just the facts. He told interesting stories and pointed out many things in the Forum that would have gone unnoticed without him. It was fantastic to be able to go to the top of the Colosseum to an area kept under lock and key - we were the only ones there! The Arena floor is a must see. We highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
It was a well planned tour to the Colosseum, our Guide Viviana is an archaeologist who is very friendly and knowledgeable, it was a raining day, but that didn't stop her from giving every pieces of the related history information that helped to make the visit so fun and satisfactory.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
This was a great experience. Not only did we get a chance to walk around the Colosseum but underneath as well. Our tour guide Marco was great before throughout and even prior to entering the Colosseum. The history lessons were fantastic. His depth of knowledge was evident throughout. After the Colosseum we were led through the Roman Forum and given a similarly and informative tour of the Roman Forum. Marco was a fount of knowledge throughout. Great tour.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
A great day out experiencing this amazing Colosseum both from above and below. We had a great tour guide.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
This is the only way to see the Colosseum! Skipping lines, but also access to areas others don't go. The information from the guides is invaluable--we learned so much! SO worth the time!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Our guide was Roseanna. She was brilliant. She had so much information! She is patient and kind and had an excellent pace. Our group that day was small, but had some strong personalities.. she handled it all with grace and class. Ask for her, she is amazing.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Great tour!! Special access to the underground area (the best part of the tour) you go up and down the stairs to see the different levels. Great content. I would say no need to do the forum or hill unless you really are interested. Getting in the Colosseum and underground area is good enough. You will see some of the Forum from outside while you're walking. If there's an underground tour and arena access only, book that one. This is great too anyway you can always leave from the group anytime, just let them know. This is worth it!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Our Guide Damien was superb, he was extremely knowledgeable and clearly loved the subject with a passion
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
The Colosseum is a must to see when in Rome. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend this tour!
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
My husband Andy I both really enjoyed this tour. We had been to the Colosseum before but never on all three levels. The explanations by our two guides were excellent. We had a woman who’s name I did not get that took us to the underground. She was very knowledgeable and interesting. Our other tour guide was Dony who was also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this tour when visiting Rome.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
In fact, we had two good guide but Mary Louise Kennedy was about the best guide i've ever had (and i am 68 !) Good, accurate stories without the traditional year this end year that. Excellent background information about Rome around the year 0 and later. Well, Nero....
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Guide Nick was fantastic! Unique experience to go underground and also up to the 3rd level. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Vasco was our guide and was great, easy to understand and answered all our questions. There is a lot of walking on uneven ground and climbing of stairs so wear comfy shoes for sure.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Our tour of the Coliseum and the Forum was fantastic! The guides/interpretors were knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend this tour to individuals/families wanting to learn about ancient Rome. So glad we participated.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
Fabrizio the guide, whom is also a PhD in archeology, was fantastic in telling us all the historical facts of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. His knowledge and expertise educated us beyond what we already knew about these ruins. If you decide to book a tour, this is the tour to book and be sure to request “Fabrizio the Guide!”
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019

In Brief

Location:
Roma, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Likely to Sell Out