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  • Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    1. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. 

    Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a bett...

    I loved the tour of Colosseum and our guide. I just wish I had more time to experience the Palatine Hill before it closed.

  • 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 Under the Moonlight

    4. Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

    Meet outside the Colosseum metro station to take some wide angle photos of the monument before going inside. Skip the long lines to enter the theater and get an immediate sense of its vast size.   Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and stand in the arena to get stunning views of the underground area. Head below ground to explore the subterranean chambers and hear stories about the fierce battles between the gladiators and wild animals. Marvel as the past is brought to life through stories of ferocious games. and see where the emperor sat above the arena floor as you take a tour of the circumference.

    The guide outside the colosseum was great Her knowledge was amazing and she spoke very good English She gave a good background for beginners like us in Roman history. The colosseum at night is beautiful and overwhelming. I didn’t enjoy the explanations. The English of the guide was not very clear and it wasn’t coherent. It jumped from subject to subject It is not very important but it said in the description of the tour that we will be offered aperitif and snacks. We didn’t get any It is not necessary for the tour to have but don’t write what we don’t get I’m giving five star for the first guide And three star for the second guide

  • 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!

  • Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

    6. 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 Tour with Priority Access

    7. Colosseum Underground Tour with Priority Access

    Your tour starts steps away from the Colosseum, where you will meet your guide, a Roman history enthusiast. After an introductory tour of the structure from outside you’ll proceed to the skip-the-line entrance, for privileged access. Once inside, begin your tour below ground and explore the Colosseum’s tunnels, chambers and pits. This section of the Colosseum is restricted to the public and only allows a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this exclusive chance to see more than most people do. Admire the engineering of the 88 elevators that brought to life Rome’s best spectacle. Next you will head to the arena floor. Most visitors are restricted to walking around the edge, but you have access to walk on the floor itself, standing in the exact spot where the battles took place. After the tour of the Colosseum is over you’ll be left inside to enjoy some free time and really take...

    To experience the areas that the Gladiators did, was something we had always wanted to do and it did not disappoint. Very atmospheric and much more what we wanted than simply walking where the spectators did.

  • Rome: Fast-Track Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Emperor's Palace

    8. Rome: Fast-Track Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Emperor's Palace

    Skip the long lines in front of the Colosseum with an exclusive fast-track access ticket. Follow your expert guide and explore the first and second levels of one of the world's greatest attractions. Get up close to the dungeon of the undergrounds and learn about the gruesome stories that dominate this monument's past. Learn everything from the life of the gladiators to the political manipulation of the games. Then, head to one of Rome's most impressive, yet underrated monuments - The Emperor's Palace on Palatine Hill. Discover the traces from Rome's genesis as a civilization to the 20th century with Mussolini. Listen to the mind-blowing history and stories of interfamily feuds, crime, and gossip. Your journey ends on top of the Belvedere Terrace overlooking the Roman Forum and the rest of the Eternal City, arguably the most beautiful place to stand in Rome. Here you'll be able to take ...

    Friendly guide, great details, kept a good eye on everyone. Some information could have been provided in a more differentiated, objective kind of way that would fit today's view on history better.

  • Rome: Fast-Track Access Colosseum Underground Tour

    9. Rome: Fast-Track Access Colosseum Underground 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.

    Good tour. Informative guide. Seemed a little long but it was a very hot day maybe that's why.

  • Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

    10. Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

    Enter the monumental Colosseum and learn about the spectacular entertainments held in the arena during the days of the Roman Empire. Discover how the Romans built the icon of their republic and hear about the legendary fights between the famous gladiators and wild animals.  Descend to the underground area to see the original 5th-century structure amongst the tunnels and rooms where the gladiators prepared to go into battle. Discover the ruins of temples and markets on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum, where Caesar's centurions marched after their return from countless battles and conquests during the days of the Roman Republic. Get panoramic views from Palatine Hill and hear the legend of how Romulus and Remus fought against each other, leading to the birth of Rome.

    Our guide was friendly, informative and worked hard to answer all our questions. Super interesting information. It was awesome!

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,152 reviews

More informative, thrilling and exciting than expected! Big compliments to Berk, great information is also accompanied by pictures, seems very well informed and can pass on his knowledge well. Organizationally great too! Definitely recommendable! The package with underground is worth booking if you are interested in the subject!

We were very happy with Sylvia, our German-speaking tour guide. We can only recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit the Coliseum from bottom to top and wants to be fully informed. I also recommend booking the Palatino Hill with a guide. Thanks again to Silvia our tour guide for this successful tour.

This tour is highly recommended if you want to fully explore the Colosseum. Our guide Zenda took us on an excellent journey through the underground sections and to the arena and upper levels. She provided lots of info and made the tour extremely enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

Fantastic tour of the Colosseum, the underground Colosseum, Roman Forum etc. A lot told in an interesting way by our guide Serena!

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