With pre-reserved admission tickets, skip notoriously long lines at Rome’s top landmarks: the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Going with a guide ensures you learn more about the ancient ruins than you could from a guidebook, as well as grants you VIP access to areas of the Colosseum that are closed to the general public. Upgrade to include a visit to the nearby Palatine Hill.
Skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Discover the history of ancient Rome from your guide
Enjoy special access to usually restricted areas of the Colosseum
Upgrade to include a guided visit to Palatine Hill
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Get special access to the Colosseum's underground levels, with 24 people or less.
VIP Access to Colosseum Underground & Arena (closed to the general public)
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Departure & Return
Arch of Constantine, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
What To Expect
In ancient times, the public did not see the underground area of the Colosseum, as it was a staging area where animals were caged and gladiators sharpened their swords and prepared themselves for the games. The Gladiators’ Dungeons have been opened to the public only recently and you’ll have the opportunity to see them with an official guide, who will show you the working of the underground system from below the arena, and on the arena floor itself.
Walk on the same paths as Julius Caesar and get the complete guide to Ancient Rome’s wealthiest citizens as your make your way to the top of Palatine Hill. Here, you’ll have awe-inspiring views of the Forum and Colosseum as your tour guide lets you in on the secrets of the rich and famous as your meander your way through the ruins of their extravagant villas.
At the Roman Forum, you’ll be surrounded by famous ancient structures such as the Rostra, upon which Marc Antony delivered Caesar’s funeral eulogy, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus, to name just a few.
Your guide will tell you about the history of the Forum, the purposes of the temples, arches, and monuments and describe the activities that took place in this sacred part of ancient Rome, which was the epicenter of Roman life.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Check-in closes 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour. Departures are on-time and there are no refunds or exchanges if you arrive after the departure time.
Due to security regulations at the Colosseum, each person on your booking is required to have his/her ID which shows both name and date of birth. Without this, you may not be permitted entry to the Colosseum.
Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in. Knives and other dangerous materials will be confiscated. Please arrive to the meeting point as lightly as possible to avoid any problems with security.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.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.Learn more about cancellations.
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