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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Head out on an incredible tour that goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill. Learn interesting facts and stories from your licensed guide as you walk through each attraction. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below. Marvel at all you've learned and discovered about ancient Rome at the end of your tour.

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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

2. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

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

3. 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: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

4. Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

This is the ultimate experience at the Colosseum with limited availability and the starting times can vary. After meeting your guide, you will be able to take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, you will regularly find a long ticket line at the Colosseum. By joining this Colosseum Underground tour, you will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. This tour will also give you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

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Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

5. Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

Give your whole family the chance to experience a new way of visiting the Colosseum. Get priority access to avoid the chaos and the long waiting lines. Once inside, discover history in a fun way and enjoy this unique experience with your children. Learn from your official guide all about the glorious deeds performed by the Gladiators in this majestic amphitheater. The tour will be dynamic and interactive and will certainly remain a long-lasting and educational memory for your kids. The whole family will be captivated by the life story of Flavius Attilius in an interactive way and with a quiz in stages. The children will be involved and actively participate in answering the questions through the use of smartphones lent to them by their parents.

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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. Enter the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from the top. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a vast collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Visit the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

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Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

7. Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society. Benefit from fast track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political heart of ancient Rome. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Caesar, the Senate and many other important buildings to fully understand the daily life of the Roman citizen. You will end up this fascinating tour with spectacular views from the top of the Palatine Hill.

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Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

Skip the line and long queues as you enter the Colosseum. Get exclusive access to areas not included in regular visits. See the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Dip into ancient history, get an amazing view over the arena, learn the games and walk the path of Gladiators! Find yourself backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome and walk the steps of the Gladiators before the fights. Be surprised by the behind-the-scene logistics and technology. Descend into the Underground section with an archeologist and see the ongoing excavations. Go up to ground level and learn about the innovative building techniques used by the ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse into the history of Ancient Rome and find out about the social and political function of this mighty amphitheater. Complete your Colosseum experience by going further up to the 1st tier from where you'll be amazed by the spectacular view over the Arena, the Arch of Constantine and the Temple of Venus. Stay inside the Colosseum for as long as you wish. You can use your tickets to visit the archeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colosseum and the former site of the Circus Maximus.

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Rome: Early Morning Colosseum Official Guided Tour

9. Rome: Early Morning Colosseum Official Guided Tour

Once inside, learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in the Colosseum. 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 build the Colosseum.  Walk around the first tiers 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 while 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 attending to the most spectacular, fantastic and expensive games of all human history.  After exploring the first level, reach the second tiers to enjoy the best inside and outside view of the Colosseum. The tour will end in front of the official book shop of the Colosseum, where you can find a wide assortment of books about the sight. Your tour guide will be at your disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities. 

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Rome: Colosseum and Arena Guided Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum and Arena Guided Tour

Discover the origins of the Roman Empire on this guided tour. Explore the archaeological complex of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum in the company of a local guide and an archaeologist. Begin in front of the Colosseum, and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to enter the gladiators' entrance. Enjoy a great view of the Colosseum Underground dungeons, where wild beasts were kept before the gladiatorial games. Follow your guide to Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome and the birthplace of the city. Stroll through the Roman Forum, the beating heart of Rome’s legislative, juridical, and political events.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Enjoyed this tour so much. It was the perfect length and balance or guided tour and time to look around on your own. Julio was a brilliant tour guide and so knowledgable. He made the tour and explaining all the history very fun- thank you very much :) would definitely recommend

Everything was really good, I took the Spanish one and it is really interesting, informative and the best of it is that you can go inside the arena and in the underground, also to the usual places and you have a tour in Foro Romano as well Worth it

The tour is worth every euro. Highly recommended and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Tip: try to book a tour with the GIGI guide - world-class personality with enormous knowledge and a personable, entertaining manner!

Lucia was our guide and she was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and tried to keep it funny, it was long tour. Worth the price since it was such a unique experience to see the underground of the colesseum.

This tour was our most favorite! Our guide was excellent and made you feel like you were actually there during gladiator times!