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Semi-Private Colosseum Underground Tour with Gladiator Arena & Roman Forum

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    Several departure times

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Colosseo Metro Stop. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Colosseum underground where the wild animals were held before fights
  • Exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum that are often unexplored
  • Small groups of 10 people or fewer
  • No need to wait in long ticket lines
  • Audio headsets when required so that you don’t miss a thing!
  • Best time to take the tour: Crowds are significantly lesser and safety measures are in place
  • Learn history of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill from your English-speaking guide
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Experience more of Rome’s most iconic monument with the Skip-the-line Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour. Your tour also includes priority access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Visit the Colosseum Underground with a professional guide. The tour starts at the special entrance to the “backstage” of the Colosseum. This is where the gladiators would wait to go out to battle, and where the many animals used by the Roman Empire were held. Descend under the arena level and discover what lied beneath. Imagine the tunnels full of animal cages and Gladiators trained. Enjoy live commentary by your guide as you explore the immense amphitheater — the largest ever built by the Roman Empire and recreate in your mind’s eye the gruesome gladiator fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena.

Explore the tiers where the spectators would be watching the bloody battles and take in the magnitude of the amphitheater from where gladiators faced their foes.

Visit the Roman Forum where Roman citizens used to live, see the tomb of emperor Julius Caesar and explore the ancient ruins at your own pace. Visit Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet away from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome.

Inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 10 people or fewer 
  • Skip-the-Line at the Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • All entrance tickets & reservation fees
  • Dedicated audio headsets so you don't miss a thing

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Hotel pick up/ drop

Please note

Voucher information: Show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions and new safety policies, all customers will be required to wear a mask on the tours. Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C you will unfortunately not be able to attend the tour. 

On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. 

Please note that for security reasons, random identity checks can be carried out at the Colosseum by their staff.

Please make sure you carry an ID or Passport with you on tour to ensure you will be able to enter the venue.

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