Get a head-to-toe introduction of the world’s most famous gladiatorial arena during this small-group, VIP Colosseum tour. Follow in the footsteps of ancient fighters with exclusive access to the underground dungeons and arena floor—once a staging area for gladiators. Skip-the-line guided tours also include a stop at the Roman Forum for a peek at everyday life in the imperial capital.
A VIP, skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with underground access
Understand the hidden workings of the arena’s underground system
Get in-depth background on the history and culture of ancient Rome from your guide
Beat the rush with guaranteed fast-track admission, and avoid waiting in line
Skip the line tickets
Hands-free headsets to hear your guide clearly
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
Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum with skip the line tickets on this expertly guided tour. Your tour will begin in the general access areas, where your guide will set the scene and transport you back in time to the lively atmosphere of Ancient Rome.
After this, you’ll get exclusive access to the underground and arena floor of the Colosseum in the company of a local, licensed tour guide. Exclusive access means just that, for the duration that you are in each of the restricted areas, only your group will be allowed access, while thousands of visitors to the regular areas of the Colosseum look on enviously!
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, in addition to 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.
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, you’ll experience the grandeur and luxury of Ancient Rome first hand. 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, epicenter of Ancient Roman life.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
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
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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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