Colosseum Underground Guided Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

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.

Itinerary
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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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

The Roman 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
  • Access to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Dedicated audio headsets so you don't miss a thing
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • 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.
  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures.
  • 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 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Group size of 12 people max
Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

a.j.key

16 Sep, 2020

Really enjoyable tour lead by Marco. Fascinating to hear and see first hand how Rome evolved with a superb guide. A must do in Rome with a reliable company.

Lisa S

11 Sep, 2020

The guide was very experienced and gave us an amazing overview of Rome back in the days. His English was amazing and he was able to answer all questions in a great and engaging way. We got a bit lost in terms of finding the start of the tour but the tour operator and guide helped us out a lot here which was super nice. I would definitely recommend this tour!

chollowell

02 Mar, 2020

Tour guide was wonderful,
Be advised it is a lot of area to cover in 3.5 hours so you will be moving quickly. But guide was great!

a.vanaalderen

02 Mar, 2020

Amazing tour! The guide knew everything about Rome and she was very enthousiastic. It was brilliant! Definitely take this tour, you will love it!!

Shelley P

02 Mar, 2020

Excellent tour! Very informative and well conducted! The tour guides were very knowledgeable, and we enjoyed seeing both the Colosseum and the Forum!

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