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Gladiator's Arena & Colosseum Underground Tour provided by Roma Experience Tours

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Overview
Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history on this half-day tour of the Colosseum. Instead of a cursory overview of the major landmarks, you hear stories of gladiators who once fought at the Colosseum, and even venture into its underground complex—something most visitors miss. The tour continues with an informative tour of the Roman Forum’s ruins, as well as a trek to Palatine Hill, the oldest corner of the city.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, at the METRO sign — just outside the UPPER LEVEL of Metro B subway station "COLOSSEO". Directions: The upper level of the Colosseum Metro Station can be accessed by stairs just inside of the Station exit/entrance - Follow the sign towards Largo Agnesi - As you exit the upper level, you will find the "M" Metro sign to your right.
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  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Underground Rome
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Arco di Costantino
  • 4
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Septimius Severus Arch
    Via Sacra
    Tempio di Vesta
    Basilica Aemilia
  • You'll end at
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, at the METRO sign — just outside the UPPER LEVEL of Metro B subway station "COLOSSEO". Directions: The upper level of the Colosseum Metro Station can be accessed by stairs just inside of the Station exit/entrance - Follow the sign towards Largo Agnesi - As you exit the upper level, you will find the "M" Metro sign to your right.
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Highlights
  • Guaranteed admission to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Discover limited-access, underground areas of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line access means you won’t have to battle the crowds
  • Learn the stories and the history behind the landmarks from your guide
What to Expect
This immersive tour of Rome’s essential ancient sites kicks off at the time chosen at checkout. Find your guide at a conveniently located meeting point in central Rome. From there, head to the Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the ancient world. On this tour, skip the line and discover it up close, while your guide shares stories of its gladiatorial past. Next, you have access to the Colosseum’s limited-access underground areas, which are off-limits to most visitors. Then, continue to the nearby Roman Forum, home to a huge array of ancient ruins. Following the Via Sacra—once ancient Rome’s busiest street—you see House of the Vestal Virgins, Arch of Septimius Severus, and Arch of Constantine, among other highlights. The final stop on the tour is Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the city and, according to ancient myth, where Romulus and Remus lived. The tour concludes with a return to the Colosseum.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • Small-group tour of max 24
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Underground Rome
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and return
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also give your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 4 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
  • Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
  • There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
  • Food is allowed in the archeological area
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening. Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
  • Group size limited to 24 people
  • The Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.
  • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen. Please note that sprays of any kind are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jet14973604674 wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was good. Vincenzo our guide made the first part of the tour very interesting and he was very knowledgeable. He could answer any other the questions thrown at him without hesitation. With the 2nd part of the tour commenced with the second guide Maria I think was her
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Alison B wrote a review Nov 2019
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We spent a superb and fascinating morning in a group of just 5 people with Maria Libera as our tour guide. She was full of enthusiasm for the Roman ruins, the Roman lifestyle that they tell us about and the impact they have on life in modern Rome. She seemed very knowledgeable
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Richard B wrote a review Oct 2019
Florence, South Carolina14 contributions6 helpful votes
Our guide Adrianna is an archeologist and kept us well informed about all the sites in the Colosseum, Palatine hill and Roman forum. The Colosseum portion went to the underground which was interesting and she explained a number of things about that. We also went up to the third
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Gladiator's Arena & Colosseum Underground Tour
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Dear Richard B, Sounds like you went home with not only good pictures, but also a good memory of your time spent in our beautiful city! We are over the moon reading you kind words regarding Arianna and the multitude of services she provided alongside of her job as a guide = ) Our Colosseum Underground Tour truly provide a VIP experience being able to access limited access areas where the general public cannot go, like the Colosseum Arena and Underground. Thank you very much for sharing your kind words with us, we would love to host you again upon return!
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TiffanyG wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania78 contributions58 helpful votes
My husband and I & our daughter and son in law booked this tour via the Roma Experience Tours website. We visited Rome the last week of August. The company was very responsive to my emails and the customer service was amazing. They gave detailed information on where to meet the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Gladiator's Arena & Colosseum Underground Tour
Responded 26 Sep 2019
Dear Tgreco1, Thank you very much for your detailed review! Great to hear that in addition to an amazing tour you have also found our customer service efficient/responsive and had no trouble finding our meetingpoint. We do our best to provide instructions to our meetingpoint that are clear as can be but know it is difficult to find your way around in a strange city. We hope we restored a bit of your confidence in booking guided tours but please do be advised that we also offer guided tours in a private setting (this way we can completely alter the tour to your liking!)
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Quynh T wrote a review Aug 2019
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My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon and booked this tour. Overall we thought it was very informative and interesting. The special underground tour and the visit to Palestine Hill and forum were cool! We learned a lot about history and how the colosseum come to be.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from G T, Director of Sales at Gladiator's Arena & Colosseum Underground Tour
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Dear Quynh T, First of all congratulations! I truly hope we were able to add an unforgetable experience to this special journey. Rome is an amazing destination for a honeymoon with so many special (and Romantic!) sights to discover in the land of world renown poets and artists! Wonderfull to read you enjoyed our Colosseum Underground Tour, we hope (and if having tossed a coin into the Trevi Fountain) to see you return in the future to celebrate one of your many to come anniversaries!
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Best way to see Rome is with a tour guide
The tour of the ancient city and the Coliseum was excellent. We had one of the best tour guides. She was previous
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Collosol experience
Enjoyed the close up look inside and outside of the Colosseum. The forum and Palatine hill was also enjoyable. Fr
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A guided tour is the best way to see the Colosseum and Roman Forum
I knew that I wanted to see the Colosseum and Roman Forum, but wasn’t sure if I should go on my own or with a guide
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Thankyou Vincenzo!
Had a wonderful time on this tour and didn’t have to queue for it. Vincenzo was an incredibly knowledgable guide an
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It was definitely worth the price to book a private tour. Francesca M, our tour guide, was amazing. We spent a wond
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Great experience
Very good guide (Elisa). She answered all the question, well informed and entertaining. Well worth the money.
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A. Bastable
A little bit rushed and not always easy to hear because of so many other people. Overall though it was good.
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Fascinating
Maria gave my wife and I a thoroughly enjoyable, personal, informed and educational tour. She was able to focus on
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Extremely Engaging!!
We had Elisa for our tour of only 4 people! The small group size was a great addition. She was extremely informativ
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