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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
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1:00 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.
US$118.10
10:00 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.
US$118.10
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.
US$118.10
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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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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Glad I went... :-)

Fantastic and very informative tour with Vincenzo. Headsets were a great bonus. Very accommodating to people that struggled with stairs. Would recommend this tour as you get to see the underground parts as well. Tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill were just as fantastic...More

Thank Gillian J
Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome day

Vincheno (Alice) our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Wow what a place, can’t recommend the underground tour enough

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Patrick our guide was excellente

Patrick did a great day on a 35degree hot Rome day. He was very passionate about the history of the colosseum and forum. We really enjoyed the tour it was worth every cent, the forum was filled with lots of history and surprises.More

Thank AusTravel2010
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear AusTravel2010, Thanks for sharing your opinion of our services on Trip Advisor - Rome can be indeed very hot during the summer, but we are glad to hear our guide managed to provide an excellent service! We always recommend our clients to bring plenty...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018
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 21 May 2018

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

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