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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour

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  • 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
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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour
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Explore the Colosseum Underground and Gladiators' Arena, together with Roman Forum and Palatine in a group of Max 24 people. Tour starts on time. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
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9:15 AM - Start Time
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Explore the Colosseum Underground and Gladiators' Arena, together with Roman Forum and Palatine in a group of Max 24 people. Tour starts on time. Be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
From US$115.03
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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.

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’ll 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.

Reviews (78)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing

Our guide was brilliant. She was friendly. Full of great and interestings facts the whole tour was incredible and I would highly recommend. We were shown totally excellent sights with facts and history about the area. Her ipad and before and now picture book (best...More

Thank Ipswich21
Reviewed 22 September 2018
Be A Gladiator for 4 Hours

My husband and I took a 4-hour Gladiator Colosseum/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum Tour. We booked the tour via Viator and Vincenzo was our guide. We spent about 1 1/2 -2 hours at Colosseum and 2 hours at Palatine Hill/Roman Forum to see the ruins. Vincenzo was...More

1  Thank Renee L
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Renee L, Thank you for sharing with all Trip Advisor community your precious feedback. We are glad to know our guide Vincenzo led an enjoyable tour, despite the very hot temperatures - Rome can be very hot from June to August and we always...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience

Our tour was amazing, well conducted by Nadia. Well worth the money to skip the line and visit the underneath of the arena floor. Palatine hill and the roman forum were also interesting places to learn about. The views seen are spectacular and the guide...More

1  Thank tomkI3475RQ
G T, Direttore generale at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Tom K, It's good to hear you enjoyed our Colosseum Underground Tour with Nadia and that you managed to appreciate the wonderful ruins and history of Ancient Rome - we are sure the pics you took in during your tour will help you cherish...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Glad I went... :-)

Fantastic and very informative tour with Vincenzo. Headsets were a great bonus. Very accommodating to people that struggled with stairs. Would recommend this tour as you get to see the underground parts as well. Tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill were just as fantastic...More

2  Thank Gillian J
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Gillian J, First of all we'd like to thank you for taking sometime to share your opinion with us. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our guide's Vincenzo's personality and knowledge and that the headsets provided an even better experience in the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Awesome day

Vincheno (Alice) our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Wow what a place, can’t recommend the underground tour enough

Thank Mike R
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