• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Visit a lesser-known part of Rome’s Colosseum on a 4-hour walking tour of ancient Roman sites that includes access to the underground Colosseum. Learn about life in the ancient city as you walk through the below-ground area where gladiators waited for battle, then continue to the arena. Keep exploring Roman history in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where you’ll see temples, arches, and landmarks from the Roman Republic and Empire.


  • 4-hour ancient Rome tour
  • Visit limited-access parts of the Colosseum
  • Tour the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Step into the ancient world on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly

What You Can Expect

Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour


Make your way to a meeting point by the Colosseum for an 8:30am start time, then follow your guide into a limited-access area below the building. You’ll be retracing the footsteps of Roman gladiators as your guide shares stories and facts from the city’s history; from the Colosseum underground, continue to the arena and the third level, perfect for snapping interior photos of the Colosseum.

After 1.5 hours in the Colosseum, continue to the adjacent Roman Forum, following the Via Sacra that was ancient Rome’s main street. This was the city’s main religious and political center, and you’ll see the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the Arch of Constantine.

Walk as far as Palatine Hill, the most ancient part of Rome, where the guide will share the story of the city’s mythical founders, Romulus and Remus. This 4-hour ancient Rome tour concludes back at the Colosseum, close to public transit, restaurants, and attractions.

Customer Reviews

Millie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The 1st part of this tour was awesome. Guide was wonderful and had a great personality. The underground porti kn is handed off to another group and guide. There radios were horrible and the guide talked so fast i got little out of it. Our 1st guide indicated his company was mot authorized to do the under ground part. So sad. He actually hung around until we were done to help 1 couple get to where they needed to be.

wendy b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing tour would definitely recommend!!!!
English speaking guide Cecilia who was really informative and very attentive to the incredible History we were witnessing.
A Must Do in Rome!!!

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Cannot recommend this tour enough. We went on an early tour 8.30 which was ideal the place was cooler and wasn't too busy. Our guide was fab he really bought ancient Rome to life you could easily transport yourself. I totally recommend the whole tour of the Colosseum the under ground part was the highlight for me. The only down side was we couldn't go on the arena floor as they were setting up a concert for Andrea Bocelli. But totally loved it!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour guide was great! We were lucky to be in a small group of about 12 people. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The worst part of the tour was the tour guide assigned to us by the Colosseum not part of this tour company, but works for the Colosseum. She seemed put out to have to take us around.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was wonderful. I have done a tour of the middle levels before but this tour was far more interesting. the guides were very informative and personable. We toured all levels including the underground as well as the Roman forums. Very comprehensive and well paced

raydepa United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic! Our guide was very knowledgeable and interested in making sure we had a great time.

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing tour. Our small group of 8 saw and walked everything!!! We went from the underground to the top tier the 5th tier. Our guide was outstanding. She made the history of the Colosseum come alive. The views from the Forum and Pallatine Hill were incredible. Wear comfortable shoes... it is a lot of steps! A Highlight of our trip!!!

arlene g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

excellent!!! the experience being on the 5th tier was unforgettable, thank you! Would definitely use Viator again

Bruce A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour guide was really great. There were only 5 people in the tour and we went slowly enough that she was able to explain the history and significance of what we where seeing. Her tour of the Capitoline Hill and Forum were actually more interesting than the Colossuem which was packed with people. Although the tour was to have included the up to the 3rd level our group was allowed up to the 4th and 5th level which had opened 2 days before. The best thing about the 3rd, 4th and 5th level was that not crowded as the public was not allowed on those levels without a guide.

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour, the guide was very good and so knowledgeable. I would recommend it to anyone. You just need some stamina as it was none stop for 4 hours

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