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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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: Best of Rome Pass with Public Transport

4. Rome: Best of Rome Pass with Public Transport

Discover the Eternal City at your own pace with an all-access pass to the main monuments of Rome. Redeem your voucher at the office at your selected booking time and the staff will help you reserve all of your attractions. Visit St Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the largest church in the world, admire Michelangelo's "Pieta", and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit. Take the stress out of your visit with accompanied entrance to each attraction. Encounter masterpieces of art in the corridors, courtyards, and galleries of the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and pay your respects to former popes at the site of their tombs. Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire with a ticket to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Follow in the footsteps of Roman citizens at the Via Sacra and discover where the city was founded on Palatine Hill. Use your unlimited public transport card to explore the city. Enrich your base option with the Vatican Gardens by minibus and discover the architectural wonders of the Vatican Gardens with a multi-lingual audioguide.

Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

5. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check. Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games. Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide. Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket can be used to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins at your own pace or with the guide with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

6. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 30 options including the Colosseum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and more. With a full 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit or tour, you'll have plenty of time to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, join a wine tasting by the Colosseum, enjoy a candlelit classical music concert, or go bike riding among ancient Roman ruins. Take advantage of great savings compared to buying individual attraction tickets and enjoy a complimentary digital guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. To redeem, simply display your pass on your mobile device (or print it at home) at the ticket office or gate for free admission. Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from the following (some of the activities may require reservations, check your digital guide for instructions): Cultural and Historical Sights • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill with audio tour, hosted entry, and multimedia video • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour • Borghese Gallery and city guide app • Castel Sant' Angelo with audio guide • Capitolini Museum with hosted entry • Altar of the Fatherland Panoramic View • Piazza Navona Underground • Altar of the Fatherland Panoramic View • Carcer Tullianum (Mamertine Prison) Other Tours and Experiences • Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off 1-Day Classic Tour • Rome Catacombs Tour including transfer • Delicious Pasta Menu by Trevi Fountain • Best of Rome at Twilight • Wine tasting with a certified sommelier by the Colosseum • Colosseum Exterior VR Experience • Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Game • HiBike and Caracalla Baths - 3hrs • Ancient Via Appia Antica by Bike • The Three Tenors in Concert with Ballet - St. Paul's Church • HiBike and Circo Massimo Experience (3 hours) • Museo delle Cere (Wax Museum) • Welcome to Rome Show • Leonardo Da Vinci Experience • Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces • Trevi District Underground: Small Aqueduct Domus • Vigamus - Video Game Museum • HiBike Rental (3 hours) • Candlelight Concert at the Waldensian Auditorium Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction list including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. 

Rome: Colosseum Arena, Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum Arena, Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill are the most important ancient sites in the city, but visiting on your own can be overwhelming. With this tour, save time with skip-the-line entry and take in the highlights of these three fascinating sites with a guide. Learn about the history and architecture of the Colosseum before moving on to the civic and religious buildings in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This special access tour also includes the epic arena floor where the gladiator fights used to happen. Stand in the centre of the Colosseum and relive the ancient battles with your expert guide.

Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

8. Rome: 2-Day Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

In this special two-day private sightseeing and historical tour, you get to discover the best of the Eternal City. On the first day, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rome, though the exact departure time may vary—the final program will be sent to you via email a few days before the tour. Your private driver will bring you away from the usual tourist itineraries to capture the unforgettable sensual atmospheres of charming squares like Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. You will then appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the silent flow of the Tiber River, and the beautiful Pantheon. Your promenade will continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo. After a 1-hour break for lunch (not included) you will have a skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries, the Gallery of Maps with views of the Vatican Gardens, the Tapestry Gallery, and eventually, the Sistine Chapel painted by the Renaissance genius, Michelangelo. On the second day, you will embark on a 45-minute tour of the mysterious catacombs, situated along the old Appian Way, some 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries used as cemeteries by early Christians under Roman persecutions. After the tour, you will have a small panoramic tour to reach Colosseum. After a 1-hour and a half break for lunch (not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour in the symbol of the Ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Discover the construction techniques invented by the Romans, and hear about the skills of the gladiators and the violent exotic animal fights. Afterward, explore the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors, and the Roman Forum, the center of political, religious, and commercial life at that time. You will see the old Senate House, Temple of Vesta, Triumphal Arches of Constantine, Titus, and Septimius Severus.

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour

9. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24/48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens on a tour of Ancient Rome, with skip-the line entrance to the Roman Forum. Walk along the Via Sacra and immerse yourself in Roman history. The main path through the Roman Forum, the Via Sacra once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. End at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day. Before reaching the Colosseum, get a general overview of Palatine Hill where legend has it Romulus founded the city of Rome. The hill looks down over the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus chariot-racing circuit. Once inside the Colosseum, your expert guide will teach you about the amphitheater's bloody past, with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles, and executions. After discovering the highlights of Imperial Rome, you can use your 24 or 48-hour ticket for the open top hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus to discover more of the city in a convenient way.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Walk where the Roman senate walked, see where the gladiators fought, and stand where the citizens welcomed the Roman soldiers after successful military campaigns on this walking tour. Discover the 2000-year history of the Colosseum with your local guide. After meeting your guide, visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world. Hear about its history and unlock fascinating stories about its design and construction, political benefit, and the games and battles that occurred. Then, head over to the Imperial Roman Forum, where your guide will bring to life the mythology, popular celebrations, and gods of ancient Rome. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Also housed in the Forum is the Lapis Niger (Latin for "black stone"), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered. Listen to the story of this text before exploring the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the six young women taken from aristocratic families to serve as virgin priests of Vesta.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Augustus was fantastic, a warm and entertaining host who boasted fantastic knowledge of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. Was accommodating and happy to answer questions some of the party had throughout and offered suggestions to further enhance our trip to the city following the tour itself. Thank you, Augustus!

Agostino was absolutely incredible. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the areas of the tour, was fun and witty throughout. If you are on the fence about booking an experience like this one, take this as your sign that it’s SO worth it! You will NOT be disappointed!

Lorenzo was a wonderful guide, what I liked the most was the fact that he talked about the most important things on our trip. Never did I feel bored or tired, he even cracked a joke or two from time to time. It was honestly one of the best tours I have ever been on.

Augustine was very knowledgeable and energetic. Super funny so it made the tour interesting but engaging. Would definitely recommend booking your tour. Summer months are pretty warm. Be sure to bring water and a hat if possible.

Brilliant tour, really brought the history to life. Laura was an excellent guide - well worth the money