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Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum

Product ID: 155115
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Step back in time and get exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 - 3.25 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Learn from a professional guide
  • Get exclusive access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena
  • Stay to explore the archaeological area on your own once your official tour ends
  • Enjoy the best views from the Upper Levels (optional)
Full description
Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum.

Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. Complete your experience by going further up to the 4th and 5th tiers, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area.

Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events.

Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket and taxes
  • Official guide
  • Headsets, when 8 people or more are present
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects
Know before you go
• You will need to pass through strict and mandatory security checks to enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Expect to wait 5-30 minutes to clear the security checks
• Drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden at the monuments
• Trolleys and large backpacks are not allowed inside
• Animals are not permitted
• This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible, no elevator. Moderate amount of walking also required in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
• This is the most requested tour of the Colosseum and gets fully booked quite easily. You are advised to book early.
• Please note the following closing times for the Colosseum & Roman Forum: 4:30 PM from the last Sunday of October to February 15; 5:00 PM from February 16 to March 15; 5:30 PM from March 16 to the last Saturday of March; 7:15 PM from last Sunday of March to August 31; 7:00 PM through September; 4:30 PM from October 1 to the last Saturday of October. Please keep this in mind when you choosing your tour start time
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Product ID: 155115