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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 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 8:05am and departs at 8:20am
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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Cancelled my Tour

I booked my September 2018 tour in March 2018. I had a specific itinerary in which I had a tour scheduled for the afternoon. The company contacts me and states they need to change my tour times because they didn’t have enough tickets. Given I...More

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CityWondersCS, General Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Crystal G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I sincerely apologize for the cancellation of your tour. We do not tend to cancel tours, unfortunately we have received some cancellations and we always trying to reschedule our clients to the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Night time tour of Closseum and area

Just amazing. It was so surreal to be where I had learned about in school. Our tour guide was amazing and had a wealth of knowledge.

Thank DenaPeavler
Reviewed 4 days ago
So disapointed

Please do not let this happen to you! We are experienced travelers and have taken many day and 1/2 tours. We had 2 tours scheduled this day with an hour and a half between each one. When we finished our first one we knew we...More

Thank zipit80
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Zipit80, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m disappointed to hear that you were unable to join us on your second scheduled tour. We always encourage our guests to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time to avoid missing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic!

This tour is fantastic and worth the money. The guides are so professional, super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. Going to where they keep the animals and gladiators was incredible. Going to the highest point of the colosseum was special. It was so interesting to learn...More

1  Thank LupinToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Encouraged questions. She was very attentive to the group, making sure that we were following along/had enough water. In general, very glad we decided to go with this tour. Allows you to see many otherwise restricted parts of...More

Thank Valentina D
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Mary Kay M
3 August 2018|
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Response from Luke E | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 in our group.
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27 July 2018|
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Response from softballguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, your fee includes entry to the Forum and Palatine Hill. However, because we did so much standing around, we didn’t get to tour Palatine Hill with the guide, only the Forum.
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30 June 2018|
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Don't know, the jurks cancelled two days before tour
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