Undergrounds Areas Colosseum and Roman Forum Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Delve into the inner workings of Rome's famed Colosseum on an exclusive skip-the-line access visit to this largest amphitheater ever built. Head into the Colosseum's lower dungeons—typically off-limits—and see where gladiators awaited their turn in front of the crowds. Imagine what must have been going through the minds of these prized fighters while your guide regales you with fascinating facts and stories. Then ascend to the building's Third Tier for a whole new Colosseum perspective. Afterward, spend time exploring the nearby Roman Forum, the ancient city's social and political hub.
  • Exclusive access tour of the Colosseum's restricted areas, with a visit to the Roman Forum
  • Head into the Colosseum's underground chambers—typically off-limits to visitors—to experience the inner workings of the world's largest amphitheater
  • Imagine what it was like as a gladiator to hear the roar of the crowds above and see animals such as lions and wolves where held before fights
  • Learn about the lives of gladiators from an expert guide
  • Ascend to the restricted Third Tier to view the Colosseum floor from an entirely different perspective
  • Tour the ruins of the Roman Forum, Ancient Rome's social and political meeting place

Special access to the arena and underground of the Colosseum
Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Headsets for the tour (if the group is more than 10 people)
Entry/Admission - Colosseum
Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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You will meet your guide and the rest of your small, friendly group at our office, conveniently located near the entrance to the Roman Forum and about 5 minutes walk from the Colosseum. Your group will receive headsets to ensure you that you can clearly hear your guide at all times. Your enthusiastic, licensed guide will then begin with a short introduction to Ancient Rome whilst your group heads to the Colosseum, to ensure every member of the group is up to speed! At the Colosseum you will enter through a skip-the-line group entrance, avoiding the long queue for tickets. Once inside, a member of staff will be on-hand to open the restricted areas of the Colosseum (the dungeons, the arena) just for your group! Like the gladiators of Ancient Rome, you will step out onto the arena. With your guide to explain the spectacles that took place in this magnificent theater you will almost be able to hear the roars of the crowd! However, the life of a gladiator was not all fame and glory. You will also learn about the more gory aspects of their lives. Where better to view this than in the dungeons, where they and the animals were held before the famous combats? Here you will be able to imagine the pre-game nerves and also explore the fascinating architecture and mechanisms in the Colosseum that made the different shows that took place possible. After your visit to the restricted areas your tour will continue to the regular areas of the Colosseum, where your guide will continue to fascinate you with anecdotes of this amazing structure and the people that frequented it.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill: here you can find emperor’s houses and a beautiful view on the city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Roman Forum: the ancient down town where the public, commercial and political life were located. Tomb of Julio Cesar
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If you arrive late you might lose the entrance or a part of the tour
  • In case of extreme weather the underground / arena of the Colosseum might be closed
  • A current valid passport or ID document is required on the day of the tour for the entrance at the Colosseum
  • Please note: the order of the itinerary might change. It is possible that you will visit first the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill and then the Colosseum
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for any persons with disabilities.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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