Breeze past notoriously long Colosseum entrance queues with a skip-the-line admission ticket that includes VIP access to the underground level and arena. In addition to explaining the meaning of the often unmarked ruins, your guide provides facts, anecdotes, and background often unheard by visitors about the arena’s gory history. Then continue for a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
Enjoy access to restricted areas as well as the first and second tiers
Personal headsets ensure you hear every word of the tour
Avoid wasting time in long lines with priority admission
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
What To Expect
By joining this Official Colosseum underground tour, you will be provided with 'skip the line' entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in ticket lines.
As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. This tour gives you access also to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past, with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind, bringing to life the walls that surround you.
Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.
The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill area.
Meeting place: Via del Colosseo 24 (just a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum metro stop)
All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the Colosseum.
The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is comfortable clothing
The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum or Palatine hill area.
The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.
The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and have various meeting times throughout the day.
These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
Near public transportation
Please let us know if possible your Hotel name in Rome.
Please provide an active phone number during the booking process in order to be contacted about last minute changing.
Most travelers can participate
Pets are not allowed inside the venue
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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.Learn more about cancellations.
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