Colosseum Underground, Gladiator’s Arena & Ancient Rome Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Explore the Colosseum from bottom to top with this in-depth guided tour that includes exclusive access to the underground warren of narrow corridors and tunnels beneath the arena floor. Take in this hidden area with your guide before moving on to the arena, where gladiator battles and other elaborate events took place. Climb to the third tier for a bird’s-eye view of the amphitheater before moving on to the Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Skip-the-line entrance gives you time to explore each level of the Colosseum
  • Visit the area below the arena floor, the heart of the ancient amphitheater
  • Enter the arena through the "libitinaria", or Gate of Death
  • Guided walks through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill after the Colosseum

Entry/Admission: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
Professional Guide
Headsets (linked with guide)
Food and Drinks
Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Descend into the deepest heart of the Colosseum and discover a complete new world of narrow corridors, tunnels and complex mechanisms. Walking through the Undergrounds you will be able to witness the ingenuity of the Romans. The Undergrounds, a recently restored area might seem a bit dark and unwelcoming,but it actually represented the beating heart of the amphitheatre and the popular shows that took place in it. In fact, in the undergrounds slaves moved and created incredible stage effects without anybody noticing, beasts from all over the Empire were prepared for the games and hoisted on the arena and gladiators awaited their moment of glory before the battle. While visiting this area, your guide will reveal these and many other incredible details about the long lost days of the Colosseum. After the Arena Floor, go on a journey to the Colosseum’s first and second levels. See where Emperors sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum and more.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
The most beautiful and important of Romes seven hills is the Palatine Hill. Discover the founding point of one of the greatest civilizations and explore the ancient ruins of the Imperial palace; let our guides unveil this spectacular archaeological site where the ruins, the towering pine trees and the spectacular views over the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum make it a once in a lifetime experience!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
The political, social, and commercial heart of downtown Rome is not to be missed! Walk the original roman roads (the via sacra and via nova) and weave between ornate arches, towering temples, and lots more! Although there is less than half of the forum complete today, let our guides do a fantastic job of filling in the blanks for you and restore the city to its former glory.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.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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