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Rome: Colosseum Dungeon, Forum & Palantine Hill VIP Tour

Product ID: 250757
Discover the best of Ancient Rome on this guided tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enjoy exclusive access to the amphitheater’s arena floor and underground area, and explore the ruins of Ancient Rome.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum arena floor and underground passages
  • See the Colosseum from a gladiator’s perspective as you stand where they stood
  • Explore the remains of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover Ancient Rome
  • Enrich your understanding with an expert tour guide by your side
Full description
No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the iconic Colosseum and the neighboring Forum and Palatine Hill. On this guided tour you will see the sites with the added experience of seeing the Colosseum through the eyes of the gladiators on the arena floor and in the underground passages.

Learn about the history and architecture of the Colosseum that has been standing for nearly two millennia. See the first two tiers of the amphitheater, stand on the arena floor and look up around you into the stands as the gladiators would have done, surrounded by cheering spectators.

Then, explore the underground passageways that lie beneath the arena, where wild animals were kept and gladiators prepared themselves for battles. This is where much of the behind-the-scenes action took place, unknown even to most Roman citizens at the time.

Then in the Forum you will see where the public life unfolded. Amongst the remains of offices, temples, shrines and the senate house your guide will enthrall you with stories of the lives of citizens, senators and slaves. On the Palatine Hill you will walk through the palaces of emperors where the legendary Romulus supposedly founded the great city.
  • Fast-track entrance
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Small-group tour
  • Admission fee
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet by the Arch of Constantine in Colosseum Square, the grounds outside the Colosseum. Your host will be waiting right next to the arch with a big white ‘Nicom Tours’ flag. If arriving from Colosseo Metro or Via dei Fori Imperiali, follow the curve of the Colosseum round to the right to reach the meeting point at the arch. Please be at the meeting point 25 minutes before your departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• In the case of inclement weather (rain, snow, frost), the arena floor may be closed off without any further
notice. Entry through the gladiators’ gate will not be affected but access onto the arena floor
will be prohibited. In these instances, refunds cannot be provided.
• A copy of ID is required to enter the Colosseum
• This tour is not wheelchair-friendly
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Operates in all weather conditions – please bring appropriate clothing and water
• The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, we will call/text you in advance
• Aerosols, sharp objects, and large backpacks will not be allowed
• Adult prices apply to all travelers
• If you are late to arrive at the meeting point, you will not be able to join your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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This was a good tour, it started a little later than scheduled and finished later as well but we were fine with that. Our guide for the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill was great, friendly, answered all questions and showed us all the top places. The underground Colosseum tour was awesome too and our guide for that was an actual archeologists and you cold really tell she was passionate about it. Both guides gave us so much insights that you wouldn’t learn from anywhere else it was well worth it.

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October 26, 2019

Thought the tour was great! Gives good background of history. The dungeon area seemed to be shorter then the rest of our tour but good to see. Mircea was our tour guide for the second part of our booking of the Palatine Hill and he was one of the best tour guides we had had regarding background information of sites. Definitely dedicated to the history of Rome and we had a great experience!

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October 23, 2019

Great guides in both the sections of the tour

Barbara for the Hill & Forum (2+approx)was informative, fantastic and lively with a group of 6. With the small group we covered a lot of ground and a wealth of information. Coliseum Dungeon section was new to us, and worth it. Extremely knowledgeable guide in a group of 24. Tours and guides were outstanding. Before tour make sure you have active communication available- ie phone , WhatsApp, email?. 2of the 3 couples had signed up for 4 pm over 2weeks before tour- then got 24 hours notices that tour time changed to 2 pm. This has to do with the dungeon section is very limited and time slots are difficult to get. Luckily I saw a what’s app message at 10am, being I was at sea before hand. Also do be there 25 minutes beforehand and use GPS/ google look for Nicotours white banner.

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October 20, 2019

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Product ID: 250757