The Official Colosseum Dungeons & Palatine Hill Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Get up close and personal with the Colosseum—and explore areas of the UNESCO-listed landmark that most visitors miss—on this small-group tour. Beat the crowds, and save a great deal of time, with skip-the-line access. Once inside, go on an in-depth exploration of the site. Visit its arena floors, where gladiators once battled, discover its underground chambers, go to Palatine Hill, and see the Roman Forum too. As you go, learn all about the Colosseum’s history from your guide.
  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way of seeing the sights
  • Save hours of waiting time with skip-the-line admission
  • Discover special areas of the Colosseum that many visitors miss
  • Audio headsets are included to ensure you don’t miss a single word

Professional guide
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Stop At:  
Colosseum Tours | Explore Italy Tours
The Official Colosseum Underground tour permits you to enter through an exclusive side door entrance. This tour has limited availability, and the starting time can vary. You will start the tour at our office only steps from the Colosseum. Here, before the tour you will see excellent views of the Colosseum and surrounding areas and can take great panoramic photographs before the tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, there is a regularly long ticket line. By joining this Official Colosseum dungeons tour, you will be provided with 'skip the line' entrance tickets. As soon as you enter, you will understand the importance and significance of this ancient historic monument. The tour also gives you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over-looking the dungeons and then down in to the dungeons area under the Colosseum. Your expert guide will take you on the ground floor and second level and help you to understand the events and stories of the past here at the Colosseum including Gladiator battles and other historic events and stories that may well be shocking to you. With these detailed facts provided by your guide, you will leave the Colosseum excited to tell your friends of the interesting stories and secrets that you had learned. Our guide will also let you know the places within the Colosseum for you to take the best photos. Learn about the types of games and crazy battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. You will learn where the emperor used to sit, high above the battle ground, ready to decide the destiny of another gladiator as he stood before a cheering Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best spots to take the perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the entirety of this incredible monument!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will also last approximately 90 minutes 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
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 hour in the Roman Forum and Palatine hill area.
  • The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.
  • The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will also last approximately 1 hour 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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

Cancellation policy

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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