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Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

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Highlights
  • 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
  • Stand on the arena floor and gain insight with a guide
  • Visit the Roman Forum and other sights to delve deeper into ancient Rome
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 1:45pm and departs at 2:00pm
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7:00pm Night Tour 19:00
This option does not include entrance to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Guide provides commentary from outsideStarting point:Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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7:30pm Night Tour 19:30
This option does not include entrance to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Guide provides commentary from outsideStarting point:Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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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 yesterday via mobile

I booked this tour to experience with my 23 year old son (tour was on 7/18/19). We thought, “Oh, an evening tour. That’ll be cool to see the monuments illuminated.” How wrong we were! This tour is a complete joke-DO NOT GO ON THE EVENING...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide, Maria, was absolutely outstanding. She is an art historian and is very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the topics she discusses; we learned a lot from her. I’m giving it 4/5 stars ONLY because of the tour guide provided by the Colosseum...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Krista B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was cool, but that was really a function of the Colosseum's coolness. We did get a great tour around Rome, learned a lot, it was a ton of fun. When we got to the Colosseum for the night portion, it was neat, but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the way to see the Colloseum. I've never been and may never get to go again, so I wanted a knowledgable guide to walk me through this site. I also definitely wanted to see underneath the structures. This tour has two guides, one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I went to Rome, I did the standard Colosseum tour. This time I decided to take this tour to learn more. It was an outstanding tour mainly because the tour guide (Christina) was extremely knowledgeable. It helped that we had under 20...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from margaret s | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was a daytime tour so I cannot comment for sure on that. Our tour started at the bottom and we worked out way up and then back down to come out the opposite side. We walked down to the excavated ruins of Rome and... More
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Yes, all the way to the top and back down
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Response from margaret s | Reviewed this property |
They have scheduled tours different hours of the day, there should be a telephone number to contact your tour company to verify time and meeting place.
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