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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour

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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 Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour
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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 12:45pm and departs at 1:00pm
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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.
Reviews (3,049)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
One of our favorite tours...

We booked the Underground tour. It was nice n there was only 6 of us, including our guide. So our guide was very personal. Very informative, very interesting...cool to see the Lift n the Trap door n hard to imagine it was built so long...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Colosseum and Forum tour

Our tour guide, Rosa, led us on a very informative 4-hour tour of the Colosseum and Forum. She had a great sense of humor and kept us moving, while also pausing for picture taking and time for soaking it all in. Suggest going early in...More

1  Thank ChristieaD
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Horrible.

If I could give 0 stars I would. I was scheduled to do this tour on October 12th, 2018 at 12pm. The day of our tour there was a strike on transportation making traffic insane. My husband and I made sure to take a taxi...More

Thank Yisbel
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Yisbel, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you missed your tour due to the transportation strike. We understand that it was not your fault, but we hope you appreciate that we were also not responsible for the strike. For all...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
great guides with this company

We did 4 tours on our Italian trip, this was by far the best. Our guides for both city Wonders and within the Colosseum were excellent. It was truely a skip the line, well organized ( they gave perfect directions for meeting up), and knowledgeable...More

Thank Cjm819
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Experience

No crowd at night made this tour extra nice. There is a bit of a creepy vibe while in the bottom looking at the excavation of the spaces and elevators used to bring animals up to the main floor. Really interesting! Be aware that a...More

Thank Pamela E
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Road511155
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 3 hour tour
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Response from LukeE612 | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 in our group.
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire area surrounding the Colliseum, Palatine Hill, Forum. Then we roamed afterwards for another two hours. Most important is that the guide new her history.
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