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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour

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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 Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour
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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 1 week ago
Colosseum

Both times we have visited Rome both times we have booked the underground tours and learned something knew each time. Underground gives you even more of a perspective of how the mechanics of the colosseum works and the importance of it, it gives you the...More

Thank camcc22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spectacular tour!

My tour guide Halima was fantastic and made my visit to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palantine hill amazing. I'm not normally a guided tour kind of person, but I'm beyond pleased that i opted for a tour. Our group was small (6) so it felt...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awe inspiring tour

You must take a tour of the Colloseum and the underground chamber. The walk up and in to the arena took our breath away. The guide was so knowledgeable and able to give insight into the history you would not get otherwise. Palantine Hill was...More

1  Thank EmmaHarley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colosseum is AMAZING - disappointed in City Wonders

Our tour guide Fabrizio was fantastic, his enthusiasm was infectious and the underground Colosseum tour is fantastic - I highly recommend seeing it, however I can’t say I would recommend City Wonders. I booked more than 2 months in advance due to the popularity of...More

Thank DaisyJ1111
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear DaisyJ1111, Thank you for your review about City Wonders. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our guide Fabrizio and the underground chambers of the Colosseum. On the other hand, I am sorry to learn that the overall experience did not meet your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Really Interesting Collessium History

The tour starts at the outside of the Collessium and the knowledgable guide leads the group through the underground tunnels and up to the arena, detailing the rich history along the way. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Geoff L
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Road511155
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 3 hour tour
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Response from LukeE612 | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 in our group.
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire area surrounding the Colliseum, Palatine Hill, Forum. Then we roamed afterwards for another two hours. Most important is that the guide new her history.
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