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The Official Colosseum Dungeons & Palatine Hill Tour

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With your expert English speaking guide, you will be taken on a passage through time, realising the amazing historical events that occurred in this great monument. On the tour, you will skip the crowd and long ticket lines to head deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its unimaginable history and events that took place, many, many, years ago. Join us on the Official Colosseum Dungeons Tour and let our guide lead you to the famous Arena floor and travel down into the depths of the Colosseum and visit the darkness of the dungeons where gladiators and animals were held before the battles.

You will then move on to the Palatine Hill, home to the most affluent of ancient Romans, hosting the best view over the centre of the city (a perfect place for pictures). Afterwards, you will be moving down the hill to explore the famous Roman Forum.

Join us on this exclusive tour and travel in time to see the epic wonders of Ancient Rome's glory.
  • Skip the long tickets lines at Rome’s Colosseum with priority access
  • Venture deep into the dungeons with a guided tour
  • Hear stories about gladiator games and fights with wild beasts
  • Get access to restricted areas not included in standard admission
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the tour office in Via del Colosseo, 24. From here, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of some of the most well-preserved parts of the Colosseum. Learn how the Romans built such a colossal monument while skipping the long lines to step inside the largest amphitheater ever built. Your guide will recount stories of epic battles between gladiators and wild beasts while giving you behind-the-scenes access to Colosseum sights. This tour offers exclusive access to the underground areas where you'll explore the tunnels and rooms where gladiators prepared for battle before stepping out onto the arena floor where the mighty gladiators once stood. You'll also get the opportunity to explore the Palatine Hill area, which boasts great photo opportunities, and you'll see the Roman Forum too. Underground tours of Rome’s Colosseum are among the most popular tours in Rome and often fill up, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2h 30m
Return Details
Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the Colosseum.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is comfortable clothing
  • The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hour in the Roman Forum and Palatine hill area.
  • The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.
  • The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will also last approximately 1 hour and have various meeting times throughout the day.
  • These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please let us know if possible your Hotel name in Rome.
  • Please provide an active phone number during the booking process in order to be contacted about last minute changing.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overall we really enjoyed this tour. Our guide for the Roman forum was great really knowledgeable and his explanations were really clear and explained in a manner that was accessible to the layman. It was great to see the Colosseum but the guide unfortunately came...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maz67Glasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very informative, she is an archeologist. She answered all our questions. The Palatine hill tour went too fast, you could tell he was tired of his job.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RUTH W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with friendly and knowledgeable guides. Really enjoyed the Colosseum " all over tour "......incredible. Got lots of history info and related stories. Well worth the $.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Resort79998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour! Our tour guide was Paul who was great. He kept the tour interesting and moving to see every thing the entire time. The skip the line aspect is HUGE and definitely worth it on any of these tours. Bring your water...More

Thank t-rex89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the individual tour guides very knowledgeable and this made our tour memorable. We saw the entire Colosseum from dungeon to top floor with many photo opportunities along the way. We toured the Palatine hill and Forum. Spectacular history lesson. Great tour from this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shannon C
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26 July 2019|
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Response from denimwings | Reviewed this property |
We toured the Underground of the Colosseum first.
13 July 2019|
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Response from denimwings | Reviewed this property |
FYI: even if you have early access to the Vatican, there may be delays based on priorities of charter groups and such. That depends on which company your Vatican tour is scheduled. A tour to the Coliseum may be booked later... More
6 June 2019|
Response from BridportPrincess | Reviewed this property |
The guide stayed with us apart from 10 minutes at the end of the Coliseum tour and before the Palatine Hill tour. It was supposed to be 30 minutes but our guide was so thorough and interesting that we ran over time!
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