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  • Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    1. Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    Meet your tour guide outside the Colosseum and head back in time to Ancient Rome on a guided tour. Skip the long lines to this magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the events that took place inside its walls.

    Learn about the technological advancements Roman engineers used to build their impressive structures. Find out how the Colosseum delighted emperors and roaring crowds. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

    Enjoy free time after your tour to explore the site at your leisure.

    Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    2. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    This incredible tour goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below.

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    3. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. 

    Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a bett...

    I loved the tour of Colosseum and our guide. I just wish I had more time to experience the Palatine Hill before it closed.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    4. Colosseum: Tour with Underground and Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills and an unmissable photo opportunity.

  • Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

    5. Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

    Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator.  Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena. Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights.

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

    6. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

    Skip the line and long queues as you enter the Colosseum. Get exclusive access to areas not included in regular visits. See the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Dip into ancient history, get an amazing view over the arena, learn the games and walk the path of Gladiators! Find yourself backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome and walk the steps of the Gladiators before the fights. Be surprised by the behind-the-scene logistics and technology. Descend into the Underground section with an archeologist and see the ongoing excavations. Go up to ground level and learn about the innovative building techniques used by the ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse into the history of Ancient Rome and find out about the social and political function of this mighty amphitheater. Complete your Colosseum experience by going further up to the 1st tier from where you'll be ...

    Catalina (i think that was her name) as our guide was amazing. She was extremely passionat about the topic. Spoke very well English and was easy to understand. The whole tour is much recommended.

  • Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

    7. Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

    Meet outside the Colosseum metro station to take some wide angle photos of the monument before going inside. Skip the long lines to enter the theater and get an immediate sense of its vast size.   Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and stand in the arena to get stunning views of the underground area. Head below ground to explore the subterranean chambers and hear stories about the fierce battles between the gladiators and wild animals. Marvel as the past is brought to life through stories of ferocious games. and see where the emperor sat above the arena floor as you take a tour of the circumference.

    The guide outside the colosseum was great Her knowledge was amazing and she spoke very good English She gave a good background for beginners like us in Roman history. The colosseum at night is beautiful and overwhelming. I didn’t enjoy the explanations. The English of the guide was not very clear and it wasn’t coherent. It jumped from subject to subject It is not very important but it said in the description of the tour that we will be offered aperitif and snacks. We didn’t get any It is not necessary for the tour to have but don’t write what we don’t get I’m giving five star for the first guide And three star for the second guide

  • Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    8. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

    Interesting tour. The guide was very experienced and used a nice amount of humor explaining the history of ancient Rome

  • Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    9. Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

    Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground. As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Get an up-close view of where the emperor, with a single gesture, would decide the fate of the warriors waiting below. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train. Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor, to the surprise of gladiators and the delight of spectators. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum, Ancient Rome’s city center, followed by ...

    Amanda was the best!!! Highly recommend. She had so much information, was very funny, and cared for the guests above and beyond. She even gave us restaurant recommendations nearby. Best pasta ever!

  • Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

    10. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

    Skip the line to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on this guided walking tour. Learn all about the history of these iconic attractions from your expert guide. Visit the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from above. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a wide collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Explore the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,288 reviews

More informative, thrilling and exciting than expected! Big compliments to Berk, great information is also accompanied by pictures, seems very well informed and can pass on his knowledge well. Organizationally great too! Definitely recommendable! The package with underground is worth booking if you are interested in the subject!

This tour is highly recommended if you want to fully explore the Colosseum. Our guide Zenda took us on an excellent journey through the underground sections and to the arena and upper levels. She provided lots of info and made the tour extremely enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

Fantastic tour of the Colosseum, the underground Colosseum, Roman Forum etc. A lot told in an interesting way by our guide Serena!

What an amazing experience, our guide Sylvia brought the ancient world to life!