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Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

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Explore Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum’s underground and arena floor while learning about ancient Roman history with an official guide and exclusive access.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Step back in time as you explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Learn all about ancient Roman history as you explore with an official guide
  • Get access to the restricted area of the Colosseum's underground level
  • Walk on the Colosseum floor where the gladiators used to fight
  • Discover the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Imperial Palace on Palatine Hill
Full description

Immerse yourself in Roman history with a licensed guide and exclusive access to the Colosseum's arena floor and underground level. You won't miss out on anything when exploring the two levels of the Colosseum and walking through the ruins in the Roman Forum and the Imperial Palaces on Palatine Hill.

Go underneath the Colosseum and explore the tunnels of the hypogeum, the Latin word for the underground. See the tunnels in the underground level of the Colosseum where the animals and the gladiators were held before the fights.

Move on to the reconstructed arena floor where your guide will tell you about the gladiator fights and the wild animals that used to be found there during the Roman imperial period. Finish off this portion of the tour inside the Colosseum by visiting the first and second rings of the Colosseum.

From the Colosseum, walk to the Roman Forum where everyday life took place in ancient Rome. Admire the ruins of Ceasar's Temple and the Arch of Titus. Then visit Palatine Hill and check out the Imperial Palaces. Learn about the Domitian Palace, the Domus Augusti, the Temple of Apollo.

  • Entrance fee to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance fee to get access to the restricted areas of the arena floor and underground level
  • Private option (if selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • A fair amount of walking is involved in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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our tour guide Francesco was great, very enthusiastic unlike some of the other guides we saw and bi's knowledge was outstanding. I came to Rome many years ago and didn't have a guide for the colosseum or forum and didn't know what i was looking at half the time so definitely recommend this tour. The only issue was with colosseum staff being very strict with time schedule so we had to rush through the underground bit slightly but was still worth doing

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May 24, 2022

We got a pretty warm day, but the tour guide was great and took us almost 3.5 hours through the Forum Eomanum, the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Although the tour was only possible in English at the time, everything was explained in great English and all questions were answered. The tour can only be recommended. Kudos to Paolo

May 23, 2022

La explicación de la guía fue buena, lo padre de ir a estos lugares es ir con alguien que te pueda contar más porque cambia totalmente la experiencia. En el punto de encuentro nos hicieron esperar un rato y no inició a la hora acordada pero si fue una buena actividad.

June 24, 2022


Product ID: 412363