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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers and the arena floor. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. You’ll have the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
  • 3.5-hour Rome Colosseum tour with skip-the-line ticket
  • Enjoy access to all areas of the Colosseum, including places normally off-limits
  • Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers and see where wild animals were caged
  • Step into the arena where gladiators once fought
  • Visit the Roman Forum, walk up Palatine Hill and enjoy views of Nero's Circus Maximus

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See the 3rd tier and secure access to the underground chambers and arena floor.
Your tour starts outside the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide, a Roman history enthusiast, and skip the entrance line with your fast-track ticket.
Inside, begin below ground to explore the Colosseum’s tunnels, chambers and pits. This section of the amphitheater is only open to a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this exclusive chance to see more than most people do. While you walk through the underground passageways, listen to stories about the wild animals who were held down here and the Roman gladiators who prepared for their battles here.
Next, head upward, stopping on the arena floor level. Most visitors are restricted to walk only around the edge, but you have access to walk on the floor itself, standing on the same spot where the battles took place. Not much of the original floor remains, but you can peer down through the gaps to see the underground chambers. 
Upon exiting the Colosseum, walk with your guide over to the Roman Forum, once the political heart of the city. Take in the sprawl of ancient ruins, and walk up Palatine Hill, once home to Ancient Rome’s wealthy residents, for a view of Circus Maximus, where chariot races took place. Your tour ends on Via Sacra, the main street of Ancient Rome that links the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill.
Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.  

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, Mar 2019

We toured the Coliseum from the very bottom to the very top. Amazing sites. Great tour guides. If you like historical sites this is the one to see.

, Mar 2019

Booked this tour with a two year old. The guide was very good and was patient if we were ever lagging behind. There was lots of steps but the whole group was brilliant at letting the little one take his time. Overall very informative tour with great views.

, Mar 2019

Francesca was knowledgeable and thoughtful with her guidance. Great tour! I would definitely recommend her to friends in the future! We had a few long waits, but she handled them like a pro!

, Mar 2019

Overall I loved this tour and would recommend doing it. It was worth the money. It was awesome to experience every level of the Colosseum. The views from the higher levels were just breathtaking.

, Feb 2019

Fantastic! Sylvia our guide was knowledgeable fun and interactive
Fully briefed about our needs
Time for questions
Able to have a break and look around the souvenir shop briefly

, Jan 2019

According to me, this tour was great. Our guide was friendly and informative and guided us expertly through the tourist throng. More stories of people rather than buildings would have been nice but overall an excellent experience.

, Jan 2019

Excellent tour. Our guide was very friendly and is a scholarly of the history of Rome. Highly recommended.

, Jan 2019

Very good tour, access to arena floor and underground. Extremely busy so suggest early tour! We had Fabrazio as tour guide through City Wonders and he spoke good English and was very knowledgeable. Skip the line was great, group of around 20. Would definitely recommend this tour.

, Dec 2018

We booked this tour thinking it was going to be great, but it exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Sev was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and humorous. He kept our attention the entire time. This is a MUST if you are visiting the Colloseum for the first time.

, Dec 2018

Both guides were wonderful and very well educated, we are so very glad that we choose this tour. We felt like it was well worth the money. We were able to see what we really wanted to see and we have brought back some very fond memories. Dean and Sherry

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