Ancient Rome tour with Colosseum underground

Ancient Rome tour with Colosseum underground

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
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.

Read more
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

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
Read more

Every day at 10.30am, 12.00pm and 1.30pm

Read more
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 24 hours before the activity begins.

You might also like

Excursions & day trips

If you only have a few days to take in Italy’s many highlights, this full-day tour from Rome is the ...

Excursions & day trips

Visit one of the most beautiful cities in Italy in a single day and at your own pace: depart from Ro...


Through this segway experience, you will have the chance to combine a tour of the old city with a vi...


Tour Rome at your own pace on an open-top hop on-hop off sightseeing bus and see the imperial monume...

Attractions & guided tours

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience taking part to an audience with the Pope at the Vatican!On you...

Attractions & guided tours

See the best of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and the Belvedere C...