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  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    1. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    This incredible tour goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    2. Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills and an unmissable photo opportunity.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

    3. Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

    Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator.  Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena. Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights.

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

    4. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

    Skip the line and long queues as you enter the Colosseum. Get exclusive access to areas not included in regular visits. See the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Dip into ancient history, get an amazing view over the arena, learn the games and walk the path of Gladiators! Find yourself backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome and walk the steps of the Gladiators before the fights. Be surprised by the behind-the-scene logistics and technology. Descend into the Underground section with an archeologist and see the ongoing excavations. Go up to ground level and learn about the innovative building techniques used by the ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse into the history of Ancient Rome and find out about the social and political function of this mighty amphitheater. Complete your Colosseum experience by going further up to the 1st tier from where you'll be ...

    Catalina (i think that was her name) as our guide was amazing. She was extremely passionat about the topic. Spoke very well English and was easy to understand. The whole tour is much recommended.

  • Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    5. Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground. As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Get an up-close view of where the emperor, with a single gesture, would decide the fate of the warriors waiting below. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train. Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor, to the surprise of gladiators and the delight of spectators. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum, Ancient Rome’s city center, followed by ...

    Amanda was the best!!! Highly recommend. She had so much information, was very funny, and cared for the guests above and beyond. She even gave us restaurant recommendations nearby. Best pasta ever!

  • Colosseum Skip-the-Line at the Gladiator's Entrance

    6. Colosseum Skip-the-Line at the Gladiator's Entrance

    Follow in the footsteps of the fearless gladiators of Ancient Rome and enter the Colosseum through a reserved entrance with no need to wait in line. Explore the magnificent amphitheater in a small group of no more than 20 people and benefit from complimentary headphones to ensure you can clearly hear your guide. Step back in time and imagine life in the Roman Republic more than 2,000 years ago. Enter directly onto the center stage of the Colosseum, usually closed to the general public. Continue to the 2 main tiers of the mighty monument as your guide brings the Roman Empire back to life. Listen to engaging tales about the history of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome during an amazing 2-hour experience that you will never forget!

    Excellent guide! Amazing knowledge about history and area. Gide like him make you go back all the time.

  • Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

    7. Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

    A special tour to visit the underground of the Colosseum. Enter the Colosseum and learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in the ancient times. Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tier and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your tour guide will keep you entertained telling and showing you about the sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which the Gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions and the excitement of the spectators, and the fantastic and expensive games of all human history. Descend to the underground,...

    Great guide! So knowledgeable! She is an archaeologist, so I felt like we got incredible information. We got to tour the inner underground workings of the colosseum as well as the arena floor and all of the regular places as well. Such an amazing tour! Absolutely loved it. We chose to stop there and tour the Roman Forum by ourselves, but I’m sure it would’ve been amazing!

  • Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    8. Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    This is the ultimate experience at the Colosseum with limited availability and the starting times can vary. After meeting your guide, you will be able to take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, you will regularly find a long ticket line at the Colosseum. By joining this Colosseum Underground tour, you will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. This tour will also give you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. ...

    We found that all SAY skip the line, but not all deliver. The one delivered booth times we used them. They ran a little behind schedule but I think that was because of the care they have groups before us. I will look for the Get Your Guide company anywhere I go.

  • Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour by Night

    9. Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour by Night

    Meet your English-speaking guide outside the monumental Colosseum and get an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire from an expert on Roman history. Skip the line for a privileged look at the arena floor and an exclusive chance to stand on the same spot that the gladiators stood over 2,000 years ago. Continue to the underground tunnels and chambers, which is restricted to a selected few visitors each day. Marvel at the engineering skills of the Romans as you see the remains of the 88 elevators that lead up to the arena floor. Continue your tour to the first levels of the Colosseum to learn more about the heart of the ancient city and the gruesome stories of the gladiators that entertained thousands of people.

    Was a great experience - very low crowd level, very enjoyable - would definitely recommend

  • Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

    10. Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

    The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society. Benefit from fast track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political hear...

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Amazing tour so much history and information! Our guide was so amazing and knowledgeable. The underground was so cool to see and there was hardly any waiting. Make sure to bring a water bottle to fill up at the aqueduct fountains.

Catalina (i think that was her name) as our guide was amazing. She was extremely passionat about the topic. Spoke very well English and was easy to understand. The whole tour is much recommended.

Simply amazing! Had the best time, and our tour guide was a diamond in the rough! She was great all day long. Had jokes, informative, knowledgeable. Loved being asked questions.

Breathtaking tour with an amazing guide Amanda. She was very informative, but not boring, and made this tour interesting and funny.

What an amazing experience, our guide Sylvia brought the ancient world to life!