Rome, Italy

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

See the secrets of the Colosseum on this small-group tour that takes you into the amphitheater’s underground chambers, which are off-limits to most of the public each day. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll skip the Colosseum’s long entrance line with priority admission, heading straight inside to see where wild animals were once held and stand where gladiators once stood. Then explore Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum. Limited to just six people, this tour provides a more intimate experience.
  • 3.5-hour tour of the Colosseum and the highlights of Ancient Rome
  • Skip the lines with priority entry to the Colosseum
  • Enjoy an all-access tour of the Colosseum, including places normally prohibited to visitors
  • Stroll up Palatine Hill and see where Rome’s wealthiest inhabitants once lived
  • Discover the many highlights of the Roman Forum, including the Arch of Titus
  • Small-group tour limited to six people provides a more personalized experience with a knowledgeable guide
After meeting your guide at the Colosseum Metro Station, head to the ancient amphitheater, Rome’s most legendary landmark. Cruise past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to waste no time inside this Roman icon, where gladiator battles once entertained more than 50,000 spectators.

With your guide, start your tour on the underground level, which is only open to a limited number of visitors each day. Walk through the maze of subterranean chambers to see where fierce animals were once caged, and listen to stories from your guide about the gruesome gladiator battles. Then walk up to the arena level, and follow your guide into the area where the battles were fought, instead of tracing the edge, as most visitors do. Tread lightly over pieces of the original floor as you look below through the gaps.

Then exit the Colosseum, taking a short break before continuing your tour with a walk up Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Wander through pine trees while learning from your guide about Ancient Rome’s origins, and see where the wealthiest Romans used to live.

Next, head down into the Roman Forum, following your guide around the ruins that once made up the city’s political and commercial heart. Hear about structures like the Arch of Titus and the Senate before your tour ends here, where you have the chance to stay longer, if you wish.

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C
, Nov 2018

Fabulous tour with a fantastically knowledgeable guide. We loved every minute. Only 5 in our group which made it feel very personal. Highly recommend

b
, Nov 2018

This was a great tour! Our guide was so knowledable! Skip the line was very helpful, but the guided tour with historical information was what really made the tour awesome. It it a must in Rome!

B
, Nov 2018

Melanie was amazing and the underground portion was well worth it. Book in advance they fill up and it’s a really small group!

B
, Oct 2018

Although we booked this tour especially for the Colosseum, the guide who walked us through the Forum and Palatine Hill (in addition to the Colosseum) was exceptional. Small group, 6 people. The whole tour ended up being great, not just the Colosseum visit (which was wonderful). He was very knowledgeable without talking too much about things we would probably already know. We were very pleased with this tour.

W
, Oct 2018

Great tour, great guide. So much history and so much fun. My son said it was the best experience in his life and my wife was so so happy

J
, Oct 2018

Rather disappointing I expected to see more considering the amount we paid, I wouldn't recommend the underground tour.

c
, Oct 2018

Helene was our guide and her experience as an archeologist only added to our perfect experience. This small group tour is worth the money especially after passing by larger tours with uncertified guides that clearly lacked knowledge and professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour if you want to truly have the best experience. My wife and I learned so much and took hundreds of photos - an experience of a lifetime for sure! Thank you Helene - you were absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

D
, Oct 2018

Our tour guide David was so knowledgeable, really enjoyed all the info and stories he shared. Tour was kept to 6 people as stated. The palatine palace was more interesting than expected. Only disappointment was not being able to go lower level of coliseum due to rain. Not tour companies fault.

i
, Oct 2018

Our guide Barbara was very knowledgeable and made the experience interesting from start to finish. She was able to answer all of our questions and really allowed us to understand how the colosseum would have been for all of the different groups of people who would have used the Colosseum. She made sure we were not rushed and had enough time to take everything in. Barbara also had a handy book which showed the Colosseum and Palantine hill as they would have been originally so we could compare our view with the past.

J
, Oct 2018

This was the best tour I have ever taken in my years of travel. Dario was beyond informed, answered every question and provided us with more insight than I could have learned from days of schooling! I can't say enough about this trip! He even kept my 12 year old son interested the entire 3 + hours!!!!!!


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