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Rome: Colosseum by Night with Underground & Arena Floor Tour

1. 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.

Colosseum: Fast-Entry Tour with Palatine and Forum Access

2. 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. Enrich your experience by adding in an optional visit to the Arena Floor. 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. If you choose the Arena Floor option, you can witness where all the gladiatorial events took place. 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 with Access to the Gladiator Arena

3. 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, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

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

Walk through history's footsteps on a guided walking tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Listen to stories about gladiators and the gruesome games that took place. Learn about the intricate engineering systems of the arena floor and see the arches of two 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. Next, learn about the feats of engineering performed by the ancient Romans. Thanks to your exclusive access to the arena floor, observe first-hand the complex systems that made wild animals seem to appear out of thin air, as well as 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 Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

5. Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

Give your whole family the chance to experience a new way of visiting the Colosseum. Get priority access to avoid the chaos and the long waiting lines. Once inside, discover history in a fun way and enjoy this unique experience with your children. Learn from your official guide all about the glorious deeds performed by the Gladiators in this majestic amphitheater. The tour will be dynamic and interactive and will certainly remain a long-lasting and educational memory for your kids. The whole family will be captivated by the life story of Flavius Attilius in an interactive way and with a quiz in stages. The children will be involved and actively participate in answering the questions through the use of smartphones lent to them by their parents.

Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

6. Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

This is the ultimate experience at the Colosseum with limited availability and the starting times can vary. After meeting your guide, you will be able to take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, you will regularly find a long ticket line at the Colosseum. By joining this Colosseum Underground tour, you will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. This tour will also give you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

7. Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum with an English-speaking guide. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds! Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue to Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena, and much more!

Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Learn about ancient Rome's history from an official tour guide while exploring the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine hill on this small-group day tour. Walk through the old city center, the Roman Forum, and see the ruins and the still standing temples. Move on to the Palatine Hill, learn about the imperial Palaces, and enjoy an amazing View of Rome and of the Roman Forum from above. Enter the Colosseum last, and enjoy access with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourelf in the history of the gladiators fights and the architecture of the over 2000 years old stadium while the guide leads the group through the first and second level.

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

9. Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Enjoy a guided walking tour and skip-the-line entry to the most iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum. Explore the least viewed parts of this monument, including the Underground, Arena Floor, and Roman Forum. Hear the history and stories from your guide and get the full Roman experience. Meet your guide and skip-the-line to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Step out onto the Arena Floor and hear the legends of the gladiators that once fought for their lives. Gain true perspective of what it might've been like for those that were chosen for this gory game. Walk through the Gate of Death, where defeated gladiators and animals were carried away and learn ancient secrets from the past. Take in panoramic views of the Amphitheatre, with plenty of space to move around and take pictures. Explore the Colosseum Dungeons to find out more about the monument’s bloody history. Imagine walking through the tunnels where animals and slaves were stored, a place where gladiators awaited their frightful fate. Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn of the many historical and civic events that occurred here and how this place decided the fate of Europe for many centuries.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena and Underground Tour

10. 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 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 ring 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.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,239 reviews

This tour saved the day! We originally booked our Colosseum tour through a different company. Upon arriving in Rome they called and canceled the tour on us. This was at the top of our must-see list, so I quickly searched for a tour that would include it all. I found Show Me Italy through the "Get Your Guide" app and booked a tour that included all the levels of the arena, including the underground. We hit the jackpot with Amanda as our tour guide! Her depth of knowledge in the ancient city truly brought the whole place to life for us. We could've listened to her talk all day. Thank you so much for being the highlight of our honeymoon trip to Rome!

Literally had the BEST tour guide. She was a hoot. I was scared I would get stuck with a tour guide that just repeated what’s off of plaques in different words, but she told us so many things we wouldn’t have known otherwise. And she even brought a book to show us what monuments looked like before they were ruins. It was a lovely tour! :)

Excellent guide tour! Her name was Samantha and she was very knowledgeable. Loved everything about the tour! Just be ready to walk a LOT!

Very knowledgeable guide, wonderful experience. Time left for individual sightseeing. Recommend!

Wonderful guide Gigi brought ancient Rome to life!