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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour

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  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:45am and departs at 9:00am
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Overview
The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
What to Expect
After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.
Reviews (3,043)
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Reviewed today
great guides with this company

We did 4 tours on our Italian trip, this was by far the best. Our guides for both city Wonders and within the Colosseum were excellent. It was truely a skip the line, well organized ( they gave perfect directions for meeting up), and knowledgeable...More

Thank Cjm819
Reviewed today via mobile
Great Experience

No crowd at night made this tour extra nice. There is a bit of a creepy vibe while in the bottom looking at the excavation of the spaces and elevators used to bring animals up to the main floor. Really interesting! Be aware that a...More

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Adele was great

Adele was our guide and she her knowledge really added to the overall experience. She has an extensive educational background to draw from and helped add a lot of depth to what we were seeing. I would recommend this to anyone coming to visit

Thank jasonrI7620PL
Reviewed 1 week ago
The Colosseum is, of course, amazing and the view from the top of Palatine Hill is spectacular.

We had two guides - one inside the Colosseum and one out side and up Palatine Hill. Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and the tours were excellent. The only reason I didn't give this a five star review was because the guides were SO knowledgeable...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 1 week ago
An amazing experience

This was by far one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Our guide Jabra was passionate about the history of his city and a mine of information about both the forum and the Colosseum. He brought the history alive for us.

Thank janicemarytillett
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Road511155
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 3 hour tour
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There were 12 in our group.
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire area surrounding the Colliseum, Palatine Hill, Forum. Then we roamed afterwards for another two hours. Most important is that the guide new her history.
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