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Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Parisa - Guided Tours Rome

From US$ 115.65 per person

Discover the history of ancient Rome on this guided tour with skip-the-line entry. Explore the Colosseum underground, the arena floor, and the Roman Forum.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Partake in a unique experience underground
  • Hear tales that shock and entertain at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy the advantage of privileged entrance, small groups, and excellent guides
  • Enter the Colosseum's arena through the access that the gladiators used
  • Learn about the culture of ancient Rome through historical accounts
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Explore the one-time stomping grounds of the Roman gladiators on a guided tour of the original ruins. At the underground level, experience firsthand where the gladiators and animals were once kept before they were hoisted up to the arena. Admire the technology behind the spectacle.

Begin your tour with a skip-the-line entrance. Your guide will take you to the underground level and recount the customs surrounding the Colosseum. Hear accounts of the real lives of gladiators as you tour the original ruins beneath the arena floor and see reconstructions for better context.

Continue on to the Roman Forum, ancient Rome's political epicenter. Take in the views of the ruins and learn about the ruling classes and political elite in this archaeological park.

Next, see where the rulers of ancient Rome lived in untold luxury as you climb to the residential area known as Palatine Hill. On the hill where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C., take a moment to gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • English-speaking guide
  • Exclusive access to the arena floor
  • Exclusive access to the underground
  • VIP Access to the gladiators' tunnels
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Private transportation
  • Food

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The time of the tour may vary due to the security and entrance of the Colosseum
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We had an amazing experience on this small group tour with Roberto, who shared a lot of fascinating history about Rome and the Colosseum. We were able to skip the line and access the underground, arena floor, and the second floor. The tickets also gave us access to the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill, but the guided tour is exclusively for the Colosseum. We only had 9 people in our group, which was nice, and they provided each of us with an ear piece so we can hear what our tour guide was saying even if we weren't right next to him. The only thing to be aware of is, if you book the underground tour, there may be a chance that they move the time of your tour because that's what happened to us - they changed it from 12pm to 1:15pm. Apparently, the Colosseum security may change the time of access and I guess the tour guide cannot do anything about it. Luckily, we were able to make it and had a wonderful experience.

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