You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour will include a light walk through the historical center in the vicinity of the Colosseum, before entering the monument.
We will start this tour in the most iconic square in Rome. A perfect example of monumental architecture at the turn of the 20th century!
You'll be able to get the perfect pictures of the Roman Forum from here, before walking past Rome’s City Hall and stepping down a staircase, designed by the famous Michelangelo himself!
We will then continue by cruising down the road surrounded by the Ancient Imperial forums.
You will get to take some amazing photos of the famous ruins under a special light, and hear some cool things about the legendary emperors who built them!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! What better way to see the Colosseum than to have it for yourself!
Restricted Area! Venture into the Colosseum Underground where slaves, gladiators and wild animals were held before fighting to the death on the Arena floor that loomed above them.
Restricted Area! Retrace the last steps of a gladiator as you walk out onto the Arena Floor. Imagine the intense atmosphere of 60,000 roaring spectators surrounding you.
Seen both underground and from the Arena Floor, your guide will show you the reconstructions of mechanisms used to pull deadly wild animals onto the Arena Floor during gladiator battles.
After this visit, you can with certainty claim that you have seen one of the most amazing monuments ever made, in the best possible light one can imagine!
ENTER AREAS RESTRICTED TO ALL OTHER VISITORS DURING YOUR TOUR
SKIP THE LINE & AFTER HOURS VIP ADMISSION INCLUDED
PASSIONATE LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
This Colosseum tour is as EXCLUSIVE as you can imagine it! Not only will you access areas of the Colosseum that are restricted to the general public and regular tour groups, but you will also get to experience these place under the moonlight, after the gates of the Colosseum have closed for general public entry!
It is the duty of The Roman Guy to make sure our clients feel like VIPs at every monument or attraction their visit. With our professional English-speaking guides ready to show you one of the most important monuments of Ancient Rome in such an extraordinary way, you can be sure that this "Under the Moonlight" Colosseum experience will be one to remember.
Ancient Rome from Above
Your Colosseum tour starts with your guide setting the scene of Ancient Rome, by taking you to visit some important areas prior to entering the Colosseum. Your English speaking local guide will meet you in the city center of Rome, just down the road from the Colosseum.
You will be given a short introduction to the surrounding area, before getting familiar with ancient Roman life as you make your way to a spectacular viewpoint over the Ancient Roman Forum, or "Foro Romano". From above, your guide will help bring the ancient city back to life, with stories of how the epicenter of Rome once looked, who lived there, what buildings were once used for and why this collection of ruins is such an important part of Roman history.
We will continue down the road of the "Fori Imperiali" (Imperial Forums), as you get closer to the colosseum at the end of this fabulous street. You will hear from your guide the story behind the construction of this iconic street and how Benito Mussolini, the fascist leader of Italy, was the one who ordered it to be built.
Cameras at the ready! You will also get to take some stunning photos of the parts of the Roman Forum built by Emperors Augustus and Trajan along the way!
The Colosseum by Moonlight!
This is the part of the tour that will really blow you away. At the end of the street, you’ll arrive at Rome’s most iconic monument, the Colosseum. Your guide will bring you up to this Ancient Arena, where you will have a chance to take some amazing photos of the building before entering.
As you fill up your camera or smartphone with pictures, your guide will start to explain the history of this iconic arena. After that, your will be greeted by the Colosseum staff, who will escort you and your guide inside. Next stop, the “behind the scenes” restricted access areas.
VIP Restricted Areas
You'll descend underground into the "Hypogeum", commonly known as the Colosseum Underground or Colosseum Dungeons. This is where Gladiators and wild animals once awaited their fate! You'll get to go into this underground area with your guide, walking directly beneath the stage and getting the best view of what really went on behind the scenes during the ancient games at the Colosseum. You'll also get to visit a reconstructed "trap door" that was used to raise animals and gladiators form the dungeons up to the stage!
The Arena Floor
Next, your guide leads you into the heart of the Colosseum, as you walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or "Gate of Death" and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor. Only the dead passed through this gate after having fought for their lives on the Arena Floor.
Once inside the Arena, your expert guide will bring the roaring games back to life with tales, stories and facts from ancient times. But what kind of gladiator were you? Were you condemned to try and survive against savage and hungry animals like lions and tigers? Or were you a "Gladiator in shining armor" battling against other Gladiators? Either way, on the Arena floor you can almost hear the deafening sound of 60,000 spectators screaming your name as they lead you to victory over your opponent!
We will have a total of 75 minutes inside the Colosseum, so you will get a chance to explore many different parts of the building apart from the restricted areas. By the time the tour is over, you will be able to leave confidently, knowing you've really conquered the Colosseum in Rome.
We at The Roman Guy feel that this is the ULTIMATE VIP experience and we wouldn't want to offer you any other treatment. Afterall, we should all get to feel like emperors and empresses when in Rome!
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* If you have CHILDREN under the age of 18 in your party, immediately upon booking you must send us a copy of their passports for proof of age. Without a copy of the document we will not be able to reserve and purchase their entrance tickets in advance.** The Colosseum reserves the right to make changes to the start time of our reservations. In case the time of the tour changes, we will inform you immediately.*** The Colosseum management often close the restricted areas during heavy rain for reasons of safety. We will do our best to make other arrangements for you to see the restricted areas in this case, but cannot guarantee anything. The Roman Guy is learning how to control the weather, but has yet to perfect it.
Near the Colosseum - more details upon booking
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.)
Child (6 or under)
*Price Per Person
Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour. -$63.00
Same as above. -$73.00
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Senior (65+) [$74.00]
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.) [$69.00]
Youth (7-17) [$64.00]
Child (6 or under) [$39.00]
The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.