Colosseum Underground, Arena, Roman Forum & Hill Tour

From € 89
3-3.25 hours Skip the line Live tour guide

About Tour

Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket such as the Underground, Arena and upper tiers. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Official guide
  • Headsets, when 8 people or more are present
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Wheelchair users
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Tour Description

Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum.Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area.Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events.Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

  • Underground, Arena & Forum Tour (english, spanish)
  • Forum, Arena & Underground (english)
  • Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (english)
Meet at the green kiosk on the right as you exit the Colosseo metro station. Look for a member of staff carrying a yellow label with the local operator’s name on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please go downstairs.
  • Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (spanish)
Meet at the suppliers office, 3 minutes walk from the Colosseum, in front of St. Clemente Basilica. Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 132, 00184 Roma RM, Italia. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity’s starting time.

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Privileged access

Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Underground Colosseum & Arena

Get exclusive access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena.

Discover history

Learn about Ancient Rome from a professional guide.

Explore on your own

Stay to explore the archaeological area on your own once your official tour ends.

Best views

Enjoy the best views from the Upper Levels (optional).

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


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Overall rating: 4.7/5
Tom was a most excellent guide. He was so knowledgeable and we learned things about the history of Rome that we had never heard before. It was fascinating!
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