Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • 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.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Return Details

1: Colosseum, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
2: 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 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

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natalian2

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!

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shopnfly

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.

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AF

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!

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Susan S

Our Guide Damien was superb, he was extremely knowledgeable and clearly loved the subject with a passion

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Rebecca S

The Colosseum is a must to see when in Rome. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend this tour!

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