Ancient Rome tour with Colosseum underground
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Ancient Rome tour with Colosseum underground

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Access the restricted areas of the Colosseum, not open to the general public
  • Visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum on a comprehensive tour
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entrances and the assistance of your knowledgeable guide
What to expect

Discover the frightening underground floor of the Colosseum! The subterranean chambers beneath this epic monument weren’t just for fearsome gladiators, they also housed many of the wild beasts shipped in from across the Roman Empire: from Bavarian brown bears to Syrian lions. This Colosseum tour with underground access is the most comprehensive and includes every section of the Colosseum, plus Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, all with premium skip-the-line access.

Enter the arena, where all the thrilling action took place. Closing your eyes while standing in the center of it, you can almost hear the ecstatic cheers and blood-curdling screams of the old days. Then, descend beneath the Colosseum floor to the fabled underground. This spooky area was the backstage to all the death, gore and glory we are used to see in the movies. Your guide will now leave you 30 minutes to freely explore the amphitheater and take incredible photos.

After the break, you’ll make your way to Palatine Hill. This was the grassy peak upon which Romulus is said to have founded the city of Rome almost 3000 years ago. No surprise then, that the Roman Emperors chose it as the spot for some of the finest and most spectacular palace’s the ancient world ever saw. They were so fine, in fact, that the word 'palace' is actually a derivative of the word Palatine!

The last peg on your journey will be the Roman Forum. Centuries ahead of the rest of the world in terms of its cultural significance, this teeming hub of philosophers, scientists, lawmakers, pontiffs and commoners was the brains behind Ancient Rome. It was here, among the ornate churches and grand piazzas, that the real strength of the Romans shone through: their desire and ability to share ideas.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Expert guide
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum, with Arena Floor and Underground
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Roman Forum
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Child (5-17 years old): reduced
    • Infant (0-4 years old): free
    Where

    Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

    Meeting point:

    By the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a 'Carpe Diem Rome' sign

    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
    • Only small bags are allowed inside the Colosseum. Prohibited items include scissors, pocket knives, aerosols and liquids, even if less than 100ml (except for water)
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water and jacket or umbrella if rain is forecast
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    When

    Every day at 10.30am, 12.00pm and 1.30pm

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    Provider
    Carpe Diem Rome
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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