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Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour with Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Access

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Experience the Colosseum like never before! Explore the underground dungeons and witness ancient Rome's iconic sites with an expert guide.


  • Unlock the Colosseum's secrets with a special access tour of its dungeons, arena, and underground "backstage", walking beside a guide.

  • At Roman Forum, as you walk along the Via Sacra passing historic markets, temples, and courthouses, your guide will paint vivid details of this bustling city.

  • Step into huge halls in elaborate mansions of Palatine Hill and imagine the lavish life of ancient nobles, living at the zenith of Roman glory.

  • Tune into every word of how of how Rome was born in English or Spanish. Or choose the express option for a quick tour of the Colosseum!

  • Fun fact: The Colosseum was used for more than just gladiatorial contests. It hosted dramas, mock sea battles, animal hunts, and even public executions.


  • 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, & Roman Forum (optional)

  • 1-hour express guided tour of Colosseum (optional)

  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide (as per option selected)

  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena & Underground

  • Access to the Colosseum tier 1 and 2

  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

  • Headsets

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • India
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Guests from United States, Mexico, Brazil and over 13 countries have loved this experience
Michael Hegarty



Jul, 2024

Our tour guide Sandra was awesome! She shared lots of information and catered her info to our group. We loved being in a small group and also how we never had to wait on any lines to get in. Our tour was on a very hot day and Sandra made sure we found shade while giving us information. This was the best tour we took in Rome!
Keith Davis



Jul, 2024

Alina was absolutely brilliant, such knowledgeable about everything such a lovely girl taking us around. Sites amazing seeing all & such an inside to Rome. Thank you so much Keith
Juan Carlos Muñoz Valenzuela



May, 2024

Silvia De Angelis fue la mejor guia que podria habernos tocado, el tour fue excelente, con gran dominio del tema, ademas de ser academica de la universidad de Roma, compartio con nosotros de manera muy interactiva toda la historia que rodea el gran coliseo. El tiempo paso tan rapido que fueron alrededor de 3,5 horas de tour, donde respondió todas las preguntas y entrego mas de lo que debió haber sido. Muy agradecidos por su enorme trabajo.
xiaowei liu



Jul, 2024

Nick was fabulous . The tour was on time , hugely informative and entertaining
Carla Doyle



Jul, 2024

Great tour! Covered lots of sights and Nick was awesome!

Secrets hidden underground

Unravel the secrets of the Colosseum on this exclusive underground tour. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you explore the backstage area where fighters prepared for battle. Listen to stories of how men and animals were stocked in these narrow passages for entertainment as you step into trapdoors and old dungeons. Following the steps of the gladiators, take the gate to the stadium of death and stand in the arena where over 400,000 people and a million wild animals died fighting the infamous gladiator battles. For a better perspective, walk along the tiers of the amphitheater where 80,000 nobles and common men united over cries of blood. Your expert guide, fluent in English or Spanish, will transport you back in time with tales of bravery, bloodshed, and public spectacle. With headsets provided, you won't miss a word.

From the forum to the hill

Venture further into Rome's fascinating past as you stroll through the Roman Forum, once a hub of political, commercial, and judicial life. Stroll along the Via Sacra, the path that victorious legionnaires once trod, flanked by ancient markets, temples, and baths. Following this, trek to the Palatine Hill, where you will marvel at the remnants of grand villas and hear the captivating tale of Rome's fabled founders, Romulus and Remus.

Short on time? No worries, you can now pick the express tour and dive into the most interesting stories of the Colosseum for an hour.

What to bring

  • Please make sure to carry a valid ID card as you won't be able to access this tour without it.

What's not allowed

  • Large bags and luggage are not allowed as there is no cloak room service.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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