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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

2. Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator.  Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena. Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Find out about the triumphs of engineering that made the Colosseum so remarkable, too. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights, and gain a different perspective on this iconic amphitheater. 

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Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

3. Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum with an English-speaking guide. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds! Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue to Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena, and much more!

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Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

4. Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

A special tour to visit the underground of the Colosseum. Enter the Colosseum and learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in the ancient times. Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tier and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your tour guide will keep you entertained telling and showing you about the sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which the Gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions and the excitement of the spectators, and the fantastic and expensive games of all human history. Descend to the underground, find the original structure from 5th century A.D., and explore all the tunnels and rooms where gladiators were preparing to face the fight. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions.

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Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

5. Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

Enter the monumental Colosseum and learn about the spectacular entertainments held in the arena during the days of the Roman Empire. Discover how the Romans built the icon of their republic and hear about the legendary fights between the famous gladiators and wild animals.  Descend to the underground area to see the original 5th-century structure amongst the tunnels and rooms where the gladiators prepared to go into battle. Discover the ruins of temples and markets on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum, where Caesar's centurions marched after their return from countless battles and conquests during the days of the Roman Republic. Get panoramic views from Palatine Hill and hear the legend of how Romulus and Remus fought against each other, leading to the birth of Rome.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome 3-Hour Private Tour

6. Colosseum and Ancient Rome 3-Hour Private Tour

Step back in time on a 3-hour private tour of Rome’s most important archeological sites. Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with an expert guide. Hear how the Colosseum was opened with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats, wild animal fights, hunts, public executions and even larger combats such as mock naval engagements. Next, visit the ruins, basilicas and temples at the Roman Forum site and see the former palaces. Learn about life in ancient Rome. Head up the Palatine Hill and take in views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held.

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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Private Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Private Tour

Skip the ticket line and marvel at the remains of some of the greatest monuments of the Roman Republic on a private guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enter the Amphitheater by getting to the corridor dividing the second by the third tier. See the interior and the vast surroundings of the Colosseum as your guide brings its history to life. Entering from the arch of Titus, take a gentle climb to Palatine Hill to view the terraces at different heights and get a breathtaking panoramic view at the very top overlooking the Valley of the Forum.

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Rome: Colosseum Underground Tour with Forum & Palatine Entry

8. Rome: Colosseum Underground Tour with Forum & Palatine Entry

Start your experience at the local partner's office, where you will pick up your tickets and enjoy a multimedia video about ancient Rome. Afterward, visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum. With your reserved entrance, take the Colosseum Underground guided tour with an expert guide. As you go through the immense amphitheater, imagine the gladiator fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena. Touch centuries of history and important events with your own hands. After visiting the undergrounds with your guide, you are free to explore the Colosseum on your own. Take the opportunity to enter the arena floor, where gladiators fought, and admire the Colosseum around you. From the Colosseum, head to the Roman Forum where everyday Roman citizens used to live to see the tomb of emperor Julius Caesar. Walk through the ancient ruins at your own pace. Your ticket also includes entrance to Palatine Hill, the site of the foundation of Rome, and the settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 626 reviews

Great guide! So knowledgeable! She is an archaeologist, so I felt like we got incredible information. We got to tour the inner underground workings of the colosseum as well as the arena floor and all of the regular places as well. Such an amazing tour! Absolutely loved it. We chose to stop there and tour the Roman Forum by ourselves, but I’m sure it would’ve been amazing!

Our tour guide was excellent! The amount of knowledge he has on the colosseum and Roman history was overwhelming. My wife and I learned so much that we never expected. His analogies to explain certain things was awesome. And he made the experience fun with little jokes that he had for certain parts of the tour. We will definitely use your company again when we come back.

Really good tour, and Giovanni was very nice person and he has explained everthing clearly.

Fantastische tour, super enthousiaste gids Zenda! Ze wist ons zoveel te vertellen.

This was a great tour that included the full experience of the colosseum.