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Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Product ID: 199201
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Enjoy a walking tour of the Colosseum's underground chambers. Discover where the Romans caged wild animals, walk on the arena floor where the gladiators fought and visit the Roman Forum to see the center of ancient Roman life.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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English, Italian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Colosseum's underground chambers
  • Feel like a Gladiator and walk on the arena floor
  • Discover the Colosseum's first and second tier
  • Visit the Roman Forum and see one of the most important archaeological sites
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Start your day of discovery by meeting your guide outside the Colosseum at your selected departure time. Discover the site that over the centuries has become the symbol of the city. Learn about the Colosseum's rich history and from your informative guide, hear tales of gladiators, slaves, and ferocious animals. For approximately 2-hours you will get the opportunity to explore all the areas of the Colosseum and gain exclusive access to the sites off-limits areas. 

Walk through the underground chambers and see where wild animals were caged, the secret passages of the Gladiators, and marvel at how animals were transported to the Arena's main level. After your tour of the Colosseum, explore the heart of the ancient city for about one-hour with your knowledgeable guide. Walk among temples, meeting places, and triumphal arches. Discover the Forum, the area that witnessed the birth and development of Roman civilization, and the political, social, religious, and economic heart of the Roman Republic. Some of the most ancient places of worship can be found in the Forum, and visitors can still witness the remains of ancient temples.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Colosseum skip-the-ticket-line tickets
  • Colosseum underground tickets
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets (morning and afternoon tours only)
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice. The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance
• A valid ID card or a copy of it (or a scanned picture of your ID card or passport) is required to get inside the Colosseum
• Having a mobile phone in case contact needs to be made is highly recommended
• No flammable sprays or perfumes are allowed inside
• The exact start time of the tour will be communicated via email and by SMS after booking the necessary tickets
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From £74.89 £67.40 per person

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Product ID: 199201