You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour will include some light hiking up the hill and walking on uneven terrain.
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.
This is the biggest triumphal arch in Rome! This 21 meter high arch celebrates Emperor Constantine's victory over Maxentius and the legalization of Christianity in Ancient Rome.
Once home to the Roman Emperors and situated on one of the 7 "founding hills of Rome”, you’ll visit Ancient Rome’s most exclusive neighborhood. The panoramic views of Rome are plentiful from up here!
It's no secret that Romans loved to be entertained, and Emperors were no exception, they just did it with more style. Your guide will take you to Emperor Domitian's own private chariot racing track!
Walk the streets of the political, economical and religious center of Ancient Rome on this Colosseum Tour. A place that was once the pounding heart of the Roman Empire!
The Arch of Titus is home to one of the earliest carved reliefs of the Menorah. During this Ancient Roman tour you'll learn about the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans in 70AD and its consequences.
Your guide will show you the temple where Rome's eternal flame once burned. Hear how the Vestal Virgins, whose privileges were matched with extreme sacrifices, kept this flame burning and why.
Vestal Virgins were well respected in the Roman society and lived privileged lives in comparison to other women. You'll be shown their statues that stand in the garden of the temple.
Buildings that still stand in the Ancient Forum remind us of some of the greatest men that ever lived, like the Temple of Antoninus & Faustina or the Senate House where Julius Caesar had his funeral.
A building where many of the world's most important decisions at the time were made, your guide will tell you about the Senate House. Imagine if these walls could speak!
Once the largest building in the forum, this cathedral is a marvel of Roman architecture. Towering above all other buildings in the area, it is hard to miss!
This Temple was built in honor of Julius Caesar, where legend has it his body was burned. There is a strange feeling at these ruins and your guide will tell you Caesar's story.
Enter Areas that are Restricted from Most Visitors
Passionate Local English-Speaking Guide
Skip the Line VIP Admission Included
Used for gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal fights, mythology drama shows and even public executions, the Roman Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome. Witness the incredible history of this 2,000 year old structure up close on our exclusive skip the line Colosseum Underground Tour. Very few visitors get the chance to visit the underground area. Colosseum Underground tickets sell out fast. Plus,Gain behind the scenes access to the restricted Arena Floor, take a guided stroll through the Roman Forum and climb Palantine Hill. This 3.5 hour includes the following:
The first stop on our tour is the Colosseum Underground or Dungeons. Used for storing slaves and animals, the "Hypogeum" featured two levels and entire networks of tunnels. This is where gladiators and wild animals awaited their gruesome fate. Led by a professional English-speaking guide, explore this behind the scenes area.
Next, walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or the Gate of Death and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor. This is the heart of the Colosseum and where the savage games took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because all deceased gladiators and animals were removed from the Colosseum through this exit. As you trace the footsteps of gladiators, imagine the deafening screams of 60,000 spectators.
Visit the first and second levels of the Colosseum. The views from these parts of the Colosseum provide an excellent opportunity for more photos. As you snap away on your phone or camera, learn more about the brutal games the Colosseum once witnessed. All our tour guides are experts in the archeology and history behind the historic sites we visit - including the Colosseum. Learn why the "Colosseum" is just a nickname, why women didn't sit with men and the "modern" device that kept everyone protected from the sun.
Once you’ve had your fill of gory Colosseum history, explore the heart of Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum. Your Colosseum tour tickets also include skip the line tickets and a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. Get a front-row seat to Ancient Roman history as you take a guided walk through the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and much more.
Your guide will bring it all back to life with tales of Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and more. And last but not least, sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, is the Palatine Hill. This awe-inspiring area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins and unparalleled views was where Romulus was said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. This is also where Rome's emperors lived in opulent luxury.
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Q: Is it possible The Roman Guy will change this tour time?
A: Yes! It is super possible. This tour is highly coveted and the reservations are hard to get. This is an industry challenge for tour companies. Times often change by a few hours and we will almost always update you at least 7 days before your tour. We really want you to be happy as a traveler and will do our best to meet the needs of your schedule. That being said, we are limited by a very low supply from the Colosseum.
Q: Can my tour be canceled or moved to a different day?
A: Yes. Obtaining reservations for this tour is a complicated process, but we are the best at doing it! However, we don't always get every day. While this is rare, it happens. We will let you know at least 7 days prior to your tour if this is the case for you. You'd be entitled to 100% refund and we would do our best to move you to another one of our incredible restricted access tours! We got you covered!
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Rain happens, but the show must go on. We'll run our Colosseum Tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy the Colosseum management will sometimes close the restricted areas for safety reasons. In this case, the case these areas are closed we will offer an 18€ refund to compensate for not accessing the areas, but we'll still take you inside the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum.
Q: I have issues walking. Is this tour for me?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Colosseum private tour.
Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entry.
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The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour 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.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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Purchased the Underground Colosseum tour, Palestine Hill, and Roman Forum tour through this company. Tour guide was excellent and kept a positive attiPurchased the Underground Colosseum tour, Palestine Hill, and Roman Forum tour through this company. Tour guide was excellent and kept a positive attitude despite the huge crowds at the Colosseum during the high tourist season. Amplified headsets are provided, so that helped ensure we could hear everything being said without the guide having to shout or having to crowd around. One of my all-time favorite tours...more
We booked with The Roman Guy for the Colosseum Underground tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Our guide Elaine (I'm almost positive that was her nWe booked with The Roman Guy for the Colosseum Underground tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Our guide Elaine (I'm almost positive that was her name) was really informative. We packed a lot into that 3 1/2 hour long tour, all of it well worth the price of the tour - and the underground portion was fascinating...more
We took this tour with RAF as our guide. She was wonderful and answered all our questions and not once did she appear rushed. The group of only 24 wasWe took this tour with RAF as our guide. She was wonderful and answered all our questions and not once did she appear rushed. The group of only 24 was a perfect size, the headsets made her commentary easy to follow. Of course the incredible Colosseum and the Palantine Hill were awesome. We especially enjoyed the tour of the lower level in the Colosseum. Thank you for making this a highlight of our Roman Adventure...more
We went on the Colosseum tour with underground access, plus the Forum and Palatine Hill. We loved it! From the moment we booked to the time of our touWe went on the Colosseum tour with underground access, plus the Forum and Palatine Hill. We loved it! From the moment we booked to the time of our tour, the Roman Guy had great communication with us. The instructions on where to meet were very clear and our guide was SUPER knowledgeable about everything. She made everything come to life and was always able to answer our questions in detail. We stayed the perfect amount of time at each place and went at a comfortable pace. The headphones were comfortable and we were able to hear clearly, and our guide spoke English fluently. We couldn’t be happier with this tour and highly recommend it to everyone. Well worth the cost!..more
Great Tour with fantastic guide. You definitely need to book your tour in advance for any major tourist attraction. We got in very easily and avoideGreat Tour with fantastic guide. You definitely need to book your tour in advance for any major tourist attraction. We got in very easily and avoided lines. I recommend The Roman Guy tours...more