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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 10:45am and departs at 11:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:45am and departs at 9:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 9:45am and departs at 10:00am
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Overview
The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
What to Expect
After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Very thorough tour of lower and upper levels of Colosseum

Very thorough tour of lower and upper levels of Colosseum, and about an hour in the Roman Forum, which allowed and overview. Very knowledgeable guides supplied by the tour and the Colosseum organization.

Thank Marv B
Reviewed 5 days ago
Colosseum and Forum Tour with Rachel

My wife and I had a great tour with Rachel! She was extremely knowledgeable and very open to any questions. I would very much recommend this tour! Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable time!

Thank brian h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Underground Colosseum tour

Highly recommend, this was totally worth the money. Excellent tour, lovely staff, no queues and a small group (5 people). One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank LMBbath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is a very good and comprehensive tour with a very good guide.

You will go to the lower levels, which is essential and also go to the higher levels, which are not available to everyone. The forum gets busy so faster entry with a group tour is welcome. Our guide was an archaeology scholar and very informative...More

1  Thank Alexgran63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it

The tour was great. Ariana was a great story teller and kept a great pace. The 3 1/2 hours went by quickly. The underground of the Colosseum was fascinating. The Forum and Palatine Hill so awesome. My teens loved it, came home and wrote a...More

3  Thank Torie D
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cathie1330
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Response from LMBbath | Reviewed this property |
3.5 hours - start at the colosseum and then to the forum. Both were wonderful, quality of tour excellent
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I believe 20 is max in a group.
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