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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

1. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

Rome: Colosseum by Night with Underground & Arena Floor Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum by Night with Underground & Arena Floor Tour

Discover the Colosseum in the serenity of night with a guided tour. Enjoy access to the main areas of the structure, as well as exclusive access to the underground dungeons and arena floor under the moonlight, where fierce gladiator battles once took place. Upon arrival at the Colosseum in the evening, meet your guide who will escort you on your exclusive journey. Away from the usual crowds of the day, enjoy the opportunity to admire the Colosseum in a more intimate and engaging way, as you first discover the grandstands. Then, you will enter one of the restrictive areas of the monument, the underground. Discover a network of tunnels where lions, tigers, and other fearsome animals were kept. See the remnants of cages, wooden elevators, and gladiator rooms where combatants awaited their frightful fate in the arena. Head up to the arena floor through the archway named "The Gate of Death." Hear thrilling stories from your guide under the eerie moonlight. Admire 360-degree views of the amphitheater as you imagine the sight of thousands of screaming spectators as you stand on a reconstruction of the arena floor.

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

3. Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena With Skip-the-Line Entry

The Colosseum underground is a fantastic visit, taking in both reconstructions and the original ruins of the underground level where gladiators and animals were once kept before they were hoisted onto the arena floor. Feel the fear and hear the roar of the crowd above you as you enjoy this full tour underground at the Colosseum. Stepping beneath the arena floor, you'll walk in the footsteps of gladiators who waited here before battle and hear stories about the real lives of the gladiators as you tour the tunnels below. Take a walk by yourself 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.

Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

4. Rome: Colosseum Under the Moonlight

Exclusivity, privacy, and entertainment are the words that perfectly describe the experience provided by this tour. You will skip the daily long lines to enter the Colosseum and get an immediate VIP experience. Meet at our office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, just around the corner from Caffe Roma (above the Colosseum metro station). Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators and explore the Colosseum restricted areas of the Underground and the arena. Enter through the back door to get stunning views of the underground area. Head below ground to explore the subterranean chambers and hear stories about the fierce battles between the gladiators and wild animals. Marvel as the past is brought to life through stories of ferocious games. and see where the emperor sat above the arena floor as you take a tour of the circumference.

Colosseum: Fast-Entry Tour with Palatine and Forum Access

5. Colosseum: Fast-Entry Tour with Palatine and Forum Access

Get skip-the-line access on a guided tour of Rome's Colosseum. Get a deeper understanding of the social and historical elements surrounding these sites. After meeting your guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, gain first-hand experience of Rome’s gladiatorial past and develop a deeper understanding of how prior civilizations shaped the monument. Begin your experience on the first level and hear about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place there. Next, witness the seating arrangement that symbolized the rigid nature of ancient Roman society. Before the conclusion of the Colosseum tour, experience the second level and enjoy the best views inside and outside the structure. After visiting the Colosseum, your guide or a staff member will take you to the entrance of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill so you can continue to explore these sites on your own.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

Follow history's footsteps on a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Listen to stories about gladiators and the gruesome games that took place. Learn about the engineering systems of the arena floor and see the arches of 2 grand emperors during your visit. Smell the blood and taste the fear as you step through the Gladiators’ Gate into one of history’s deadliest arenas: the Colosseum. Follow your guide along the arena floor, listening to gladiator tales. Learn about the feats of engineering performed by the ancient Romans. Have exclusive access to the arena floor and observe first-hand the complex systems that made animals seem to appear out of thin air and the conditions where man and beast spent their final hours before becoming part of the show. Then, visit the nearby triumphal arches of emperors Titus and Constantine, two of only three remaining in the city, and stunning witnesses to the growing power of one of history’s greatest empires. Best of all, choose between a private and group tour for your visit so you experience the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill in the exact way you wish.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

Immerse yourself in Roman history with a licensed guide and exclusive access to the Colosseum's arena floor and underground level. You won't miss out on anything when exploring the two levels of the Colosseum and walking through the ruins in the Roman Forum and the Imperial Palaces on Palatine Hill. Go underneath the Colosseum and explore the tunnels of the hypogeum, the Latin word for the underground. See the tunnels in the underground level of the Colosseum where the animals and the gladiators were held before the fights. Move on to the reconstructed arena floor where your guide will tell you about the gladiator fights and the wild animals that used to be found there during the Roman imperial period. Finish off this portion of the tour inside the Colosseum by visiting the first and second rings of the Colosseum. From the Colosseum, walk to the Roman Forum where everyday life took place in ancient Rome. Admire the ruins of Ceasar's Temple and the Arch of Titus. Then visit Palatine Hill and check out the Imperial Palaces. Learn about the Domitian Palace, the Domus Augusti, the Temple of Apollo.

Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

8. Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators. Visit the Colosseum and delve beneath its surface on our Colosseum Underground Tour. Start at the special entrance to the “backstage” of the Colosseum, then descend into the Underground section where your expert guide will show you its inner workings. Venture out onto a partial reconstruction of the Arena Floor. From here you can take in the magnitude of the amphitheater from where gladiators faced their foes. Finally, you will walk around the tiers where the spectators watched the show. The skip-the-line Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour is a perfect way to further experience Rome’s iconic monuments. In a group of 12 or less, explore this incredible monument alongside an expert, English-speaking guide. Audio headsets will be used where appropriate so you won’t miss a thing.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Small-Group Tour & Roman Forum Option

9. Rome: Colosseum Arena Small-Group Tour & Roman Forum Option

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. Skip the line and get access to exclusive to the gladiator arena, not available to regular ticket owners. Enjoy the Colosseum from the gladiators' point of view on this exclusive tour. Upgrade your experience to include an additional 2-hour tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Walk through the notorious Porta Libitinaria and learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Hear about emperors and gladiators' battles. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events.

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Roman Forum& Palatine Hill

10. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Roman Forum& Palatine Hill

The Colosseum is one of the most famous archaeological monuments in the world, attracting thousands of visitors every day. You'll need to book your ticket in advance, and a guide is a must to hear the museum's intriguing history. Let us handle all the details for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You just have to worry about introducing yourself! Using the SKIP THE LINE ticket, your professional guide will transport you back in time through the 1st and 2nd levels of the Colosseum. It will be a 60-minute experience filled with history of emperors, stories of gladiator battles, bloody animal fights and executions in front of 50,000 people. This 60-minute journey ends at the Colosseum leaving easy access to local restaurants, cafes, and public transportation options. We'd love to share any suggestions.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,784 reviews

Our tour Guide Andrea was wonderful and took the time to answer all our questions. We didn’t feel rushed and he gave us time to take pictures of the beautiful views. We were a group of 14 and we we’re all given an ear piece so we could hear everything our guide was saying. Overall, it was a great experience. A guided tour is an absolute must or you will miss out on a lot of interesting information.

Rudi our coordinator and Julio our Guide were both excellent. Rudi ensured we were we needed to be for our tour and provided some local tips and Julio was so knowledgeable about Roman history he made it a very interesting and informative tour.

Our tour guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable and took the time to ask each person in the group their names and country. We enjoyed our time and felt like 1.5 hours was enough to view the Colosseum.

It was a incredibly informative experience made simple with excellent direction a d expert guidance.

Serena was amazing. Beautiful your filled with info and passion. Highly recommended.