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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour

Highlights
  • Guaranteed admission to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Discover limited-access, underground areas of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line access means you won’t have to battle the crowds
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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour
From US$ 116.60
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1:30 PM Start Time
Explore the Colosseum Underground and Gladiators' Arena, together with Roman Forum and Palatine in a group of Max 24 people. Tour starts on time. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
From US$ 116.63
9:30 AM Start Time
Explore the Colosseum Underground and Gladiators' Arena, together with Roman Forum and Palatine in a group of Max 24 people. Tour starts on time. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
From US$ 116.63
2:15 PM Start Time
Explore the Colosseum Underground and Gladiators' Arena, together with Roman Forum and Palatine in a group of Max 24 people. Tour starts on time. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
From US$ 116.63
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Overview

Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history on this half-day tour of the Colosseum. Instead of a cursory overview of the major landmarks, you hear stories of gladiators who once fought at the Colosseum, and even venture into its underground complex—something most visitors miss. The tour continues with an informative tour of the Roman Forum’s ruins, as well as a trek to Palatine Hill, the oldest corner of the city.

What to Expect

This immersive tour of Rome’s essential ancient sites kicks off at the time chosen at checkout. Find your guide at a conveniently located meeting point in central Rome. From there, head to the Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the ancient world.

On this tour, skip the line and discover it up close, while your guide shares stories of its gladiatorial past. Next, you’ll have access to the Colosseum’s limited-access underground areas, which are off-limits to most visitors.

Then, continue to the nearby Roman Forum, home to a huge array of ancient ruins. Following the Via Sacra—once ancient Rome’s busiest street—you see House of the Vestal Virgins, Arch of Septimius Severus, and Arch of Constantine, among other highlights.

The final stop on the tour is Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the city and, according to ancient myth, where Romulus and Remus lived. The tour concludes with a return to the Colosseum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
outstanding!!!!!

Christina was so knowledgeable. She was an enthusiastic tour guide with a sense of humor. Only 7 of us (all Americans)on the tour. It was the full four hours of interesting facts and stories of gladiators, and life back when the Colosseum was the" entertainment"...More

Thank kamikahuna
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour! Must-Do!

We arrived to our tour group a little late, because we lost our booking meet-up instructions and our taxi driver dropped us off too far away from the meeting spot. Make sure that your driver understands your destination and is willing to take you as...More

Thank Kylie C
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear KylieC, Thanks for your detailed and useful review. We are glad you appreciated our guides and our customer service. It will be of much help for Trip Advisor users! It is indeed very important to read our instruction on how to reach the meeting...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Colosseum and more

We met our guide exactly where the pre-tour information showed. He was enthusiastic and attentive to the groups needs. He explained much of the history of the colosseum and then of the ruins nearby. Without his help we would have just walked past really significant...More

Thank Jon M
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Jon, Thanks for taking some time to review your Colosseum Underground Tour. We are happy our guide let you appreciate the beauty and history of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum: having an experienced guide by your side is indeed the best way to...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Great Tour!

Our guide was an archaeologist and very knowledgeable also friendly and happy to answer questions. The tour was fascinating, our guide was able to impart a sense of what the area was like in ancient times. Highly recommend the underground tour.More

Thank Barbara K
G T, Direttore generale at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Barbara K, we want to say thanks for taking your time to share your opinion with us and all the other users. We are extremely pleased you found our tour interesting and that our guide managed to convey the beauty and fascination of Roman...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Mind blowing

It started at Palentine Hill where the Empress and the kings had their palaces built you can see two of the most oldest palaces there and the walk through the gardens and photo opportunities are all round you one in particular where you can see...More

Thank P1359AAmichaelg
G T, Direttore generale at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear P1359AAmichaelg, thank you for your enthusiastic review, we love that you loved our tour!!! Please feel free to contact us again whenever you want to explore Rome's history further or travel to Florence, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast!

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