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Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Go underground with this Colosseum tour, and explore the gladiator chambers and arena floor, which are often off-limits to the general public and standard tours. After you skip the main entrance line to enter, you'll descend to the lower levels to hear stories about life as a gladiator in Ancient Rome. Finish up with a walk around the ruined monuments of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as you learn more about the emperors and senators of the ancient city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour

Breeze past notoriously long Colosseum entrance queues with a skip-the-line admission ticket that includes VIP access to the underground level and arena. In addition to explaining the meaning of the often unmarked ruins, your guide provides facts, anecdotes, and background often unheard by visitors about the arena’s gory history. Personal headsets ensure you hear every word of the tour no matter where you are in the group.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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All in One Tour: Belvedere, Colosseum Underground, Ancient City

Explore several landmarks of Ancient Rome with this combination, half-day walking tour. Priority access tickets offer skip-the-line entry at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hall. See the recently opened Belvedere, or 4th and 5th tiers of the Colosseum, with a local guide. This small group tour is limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Underground Rome Including Crypts and Catacombs

See the darker side of Rome on this 3.5-hour private tour to the Appian Way, the Catacomb of San Callisto, and the Basilica of San Clemente. You'll also see the 'Bone Church,' where the skulls of Capuchin friars cover the walls. The tour ends at Piazza Barberini; hotel pickup is included but not drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Discover the wonders of the Colosseum—and see sides of the UNESCO-listed landmark that most visitors miss—on this introductory tour. Meet your guide and, with skip-the-line access, make your way inside. You’ll learn about the Colosseum and see the arena before exploring the underground areas that few travelers get to see. Next, the tour also includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. See the sights with your guide and, once the tour ends, choose to explore further if you wish.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Official Colosseum Dungeons Tour

Get up close and personal with the Colosseum—and explore areas of the UNESCO-listed landmark that most visitors miss—on this small-group tour. Beat the crowds, and save a great deal of time, with skip-the-line access. Once inside, you’ll go on an in-depth exploration of the site. Visit its arena floors, where gladiators once battled, and even discover its underground chambers. As you go, learn all about the Colosseum’s history from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Underground Rome Tour

Visit the underground attractions of Rome on a 4-hour private tour. The comprehensive itinerary would be difficult to complete in one day by public transit or taxi. Instead, start from your hotel and let your private driver comfortably transport you to a number of locations. Explore each attraction independently, including the Catacombs of St. Callixtus and Capuchin Crypt. Listen as your driver explains monuments you pass along the way.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rome Underground Catacombs and Crypts

Save precious time while visiting Rome by booking a skip-the-line underground catacombs and crypts tour in advance. Discover Rome’s eerie past as you venture deep into the underground tunnels and burial sites just outside the city walls. Learn about the burial traditions of Rome’s early Christians during this fascinating trip into the history of Ancient Rome.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rome Underground Secrets & Mysteries

Escape the crowds and explore the secrets buried beneath Rome on a tour of underground landmarks, from the Basilica of San Clemente to buried Roman houses. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little–known facts and anecdotes often unheard by visitors. For round–trip transport from your Rome accommodations, select the upgrade option.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Piazza Navona Underground: Stadium of Domitian Admission Ticket

Many people know Rome's Piazza Navona, but few know about its underground treasures. Descend below the famous square to visit the Stadium of Domitian, a Roman archaeological dig, only open to the public since 2014. Now on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the underground site contains the ruins of a masonry stadium, which is thought to be the only one built in Ancient Rome. Explore at your own pace and make use of an audio guide to understand the stadium's history.
  • Duration: 40 to 50 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 to 50 minutes
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VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Tour

With pre–reserved admission tickets, skip notoriously long lines at three of Rome’s top landmarks: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Going with a guide ensures you learn more about the ancient ruins than you could from a guidebook, as well as grants you VIP access to areas of the Colosseum that are closed to the general public.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ancient Catacombs and Underground Rome Small Group Tour

Go underground in Rome and explore the city’s ancient catacombs with this small group walking tour. In a group limited to six people, follow your guide through narrow passageways to see tombs of some of Rome’s first Christian citizens. Learn about artwork on the walls and hear stories about the rituals once held in these spooky spaces.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Access and Rooftop Terrace Best View

Breeze past Colosseum entrance queues with a pre-reserved admission ticket and tour that includes areas inaccessible to the general public. Going with a guide ensures you see points of interest often missed by visitors, as well as learn little-known stories about the arena’s construction and gory past. A small group size ensures the full attention of your guide and a personal experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente

Discover a side of Rome that most visitors overlook: venture below street level and explore the city’s hidden, subterranean highlights. On this small-group tour, you’ll encounter catacombs, ancient churches, pagan temples, and other underground sights, and will learn more about Rome’s wealth of history. Meet your guide in a central location in the afternoon; entry costs for all venues are included in the ticket price.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Colosseum Tour with Arena and Hypogeum. Hotel Pick up and Drop off Included

Enjoy skip-the-line access at Rome's most famous monument with this private 3.5-hour tour of the Colosseum. Explore from the underground level of the Colosseum to the Third Tier, where you get one of Rome's best views. See where gladiators, prisoners, and wild animals waited to face their fate in the arena above. Visit the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill as well.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Core of the Colosseum - Self-Guided Underground Experience

Discover the ancient sights of Rome your way on a self-guided tour. Save potentially hours of time and skip the long ticket line at the Colosseum. Get VIP access to the arena floor and take a deeper look into the lives of Gladiators. Your special ticket also grants entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Enjoy time to explore each location independently.
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
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Private Tour of Underground Rome

Ideal for in-the-know travelers who have already ticked off the Eternal City’s main sights, this out-of-the-box historical tour shows you Rome’s underground attractions—literally. Get far off the beaten track with a visit to a little-known crypt, where you can see rooms made entirely of bones. You’ll also head underneath the iconic Trevi Fountain for a peek at the first Roman aqueduct.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Underground and The Best of Rome Special Walking Tour

UNESCO–listed Rome is famous for the Colosseum and the Forum, but beneath the city streets lie ancient ruins hiding secrets many visitors miss. On this tour, follow winding alleyways to attractions including the Pantheon with your guide. Then, delve below street level to explore hidden caverns beneath Navona Square and the Trevi Fountain. Through Rome’s ancient subterranean architecture, gain unrivaled insight into life under Roman Empire rule.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tomb of Scipios - Underground Rome

Veer from the well-beaten tourist path and discover the Tomb of Scipios during a private 1-hour tour. Make a reservation at a time that works for you, then enjoy exclusive access to the ancient archeological site. Listen and engage with your guide as you receive insider information on this lesser known attraction. You’re free to roam the area independently and take unobstructed photos of the tomb.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Rome Underground Tour

Most travelers have little idea of what lies beneath Rome’s bustling streets. Go underground with a guide to explore the secrets of the city, including a buried church, an apartment building with well-preserved frescoes, and a 1700-year-old water fountain. Your guide gives you necessary context as you walk through archaeological sites hidden from the public eye.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Underground and Michelangelo with final Wine Tasting

Go underground in Rome with this art-focused tour, complete with an Italian wine tasting. Learn about the frescoes lining the walls beneath San Clemente Church and see Michelangelo’s Moses statue at San Pietro Church. A sommelier leads a wine tasting with both white and red wines paired with local cheeses and cured meats. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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2 in 1 Gladiator for a Day: Gladiator Gate & Colosseum Over the Underground

Discover the excitement and intrigue of Ancient Rome on a 4-hour gladiator tour. Save potentially hours of precious vacation time with express admission when you arrive at the Colosseum. Enjoy immersive guided visits around the arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. But don’t just imagine what gladiator life was like. See for yourself when you race a chariot around Circus Maximus and face off against fellow fighters using a virtual reality headset.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Navona Underground Pantheon and Trevi' Fountain Walking Tour

Explore Rome without the hassle of navigating on a tour that stops at a few of the city’s top landmarks, from Trevi Fountain to Navona Square. The tour includes an admission ticket to Navona Square’s underground archaeological site, where you explore after the ruins are closed to the public. At each stop on the itinerary, your guide provides stories and facts often unheard by visitors.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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