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Visit one of Rome's most iconic structures and delve into its hidden chambers on an exclusive and thrilling tour. Enjoy privileged access to the massive amphitheater's lower levels to see where gladiators awaited their turns on the floor, listening to the roar of the crowds. See the dungeons where hungry wolves and lions were kept and criminals pondered their fates. Then ascend to the Colosseum's typically off-limits Third Tier and view the structure from an entirely new perspective. Afterward explore the nearby ruins of the Ancient Forum and Palatine Hill.


  • Exclusive tour of the Colosseum's off-limit areas, with visits to the Ancient Forum and Palantine Hill
  • Experience where few visitors get to go and see
  • Descend into the underground chambers of Rome's Colosseum and see where gladiators awaited their turns and the remains of elevators used to hoist hungry wolves and tigers into the arena
  • Get a glimpse into the lives of ancient gladiators through the stories and facts told by an expert guide
  • Ascend to the Colosseum's upper-most level for a entirely new view of the arena
  • Visit the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palentine Hill, one of the most ancient area's of the city

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Steven F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Tiberio was the most amazing guide I and #39;ve had on any trip thus far. He was very passionate about the history and the stories and very enthusiastic. I and #39;d highly recommend this tour you will love it and the guide!

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic tour! Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Access to the underground and top levels was more than worth the extra cost. You see so much in such a short time, it's fascinating!
This tour company very much impressed me: I had left my wallet in the taxi on the way to the tour office. Two priests found it and gave it to the charming female driver who contacted the tour office. At my request, they paid her quite a lot of money out of their own till as a thank you I paid them back of course later when I retrieved my wallet but they really didn't have to do that and I very much appreciated it. They were extremely reassuring and made it clear that their priority was our enjoyment of the tour. They took care of everything and we didn't have to wait or worry. We did enjoy the tour very much. I would recommend any tour by the considerate and conscientious tour company and bless that taxi driver!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing as was our tour guide and it's worth paying extra to see the underground Arena. Highly highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour is excellent - Fabio was an amazing guide and we couldn't be happier with our experience. He was very knowledgeable, funny, and you could tell this was a huge passion of his. Having VIP access to the lower and upper floors are well worth the additional money. Would do it again and recommend it to anyone!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic experience, tons of information, leisurely pace, and our guide Fabio was fantastic. Walked by everyone in line and gained access to limited areas. Fantastic!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

very informative. I have been before without without a guide to the forum and general Colosseum but seeing the underground and the rim and having narrative too was a better experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Fabio, was excellent - personable and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour which exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this tour.

Jaime B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fabio was funny, informative and passionate of the Roman ruins.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Have to say this was a great tour our guide was hilarious and he knew his stuff he brought colosseum alive with his stories
This tour is worth every penny as you get brought in special gates to see things most people don and #39;t see it was amazing
Ancient Rome tour was just a lovely walk very informativ

Katherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was fantastic - really enthusiastic with a great knowledge of both the forum and the colosseum. Felt everyone else in the colosseum being very jealous of our group as we toured the exclusive areas of the site - such a great and unique experience of an amazing place.

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