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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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  • 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
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena
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11:00am Departure
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 10:45am and departs at 11:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:45am and departs at 9:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 9:45am and departs at 10:00am
From US$123.09
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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
Outstanding Place !

This tour of the Colosseum, Underground Chambers and Arena was excellent. Our tour group was City Wonders, Ltd. It was well organized and our guide, Paticia was very knowledgeable. Well worth the price, otherwise, without a guide, it would difficult to see and understand all...More

Thank Luke E
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic tour

Firstly, very well organised, and despite the huge numbers had some great quieter moments. Main guide Ursus gave us intro then at appointed time entered thus avoiding LONG queues and after passing security waited for our second guide the lovely and very knowledgeable Valentina to...More

1  Thank Mountain_Bike_Rider
Reviewed 2 days ago
Worth the Price!

This was a great tour of the Colosseum well worth the price. We had access to the entire site and the guides were very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour as the experience vastly exceeds the normal admission ticket to the...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 5 days ago
Worth Doing

Meeting points made very clear , this is always a good start. Started very well,excellent guide. They have to change guide for the underground tour and unfortunately there was about a 20 minute wait for the second guide. It was obvious that they had had...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very thorough tour of lower and upper levels of Colosseum

Very thorough tour of lower and upper levels of Colosseum, and about an hour in the Roman Forum, which allowed and overview. Very knowledgeable guides supplied by the tour and the Colosseum organization.

1  Thank Marv B
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alsw2017
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Torie D | Reviewed this property |
People had their day packs, small backpacks. A tote bag is fine. I had my fanny pack, just a wallet and my phone. Must watch for pickpockets outside in the crowd.
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cathie1330
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
It started at 8 am and we were finished by 1 pm. Then we walked around the ruins on our own. So we left the site by 2 pm.
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Chris W
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
There were approx. 15 ppl. However there were at least 10 tours happening at the same time. Try to take the earliest tour as possible. You will enter the Coleseum when it is empty. Perfect for photos.
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