Colosseum underground tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Walking tours

Colosseum underground tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Special access to the Colosseum Underground
  • Visit of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • See the reconstruction of a section of the arena, roped off to the general public
What to expect

This Colosseum underground tour will take you to areas of the Colosseo usually closed the public. We’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on regular Colosseum tours, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

Explore the Colosseum's tunnels where gladiators once prepared for fights and where lions and tigers were caged before being hoisted onto the arena floor (only available on guided tours). We’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on regular Colosseum tours, giving you a more rounded view of this ancient structure.

After the Colosseum visit, we’ll head to the Roman Forum and the 'Via Sacra' (Sacred Way) which is the main path through the Forum. It begins at the temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated, the moneylenders’ shops and the home of the famous Vestal Virgins. Your guide will provide insights that will bring to life the ruins.

Then, we'll visit the Palatine Hill where you'll learn about the legend of Remus and Romulus who fought for the right to build their own city. You'll explore some of Rome’s oldest ruins, once decadent palaces and gardens as well as some of the most beautiful views in the whole city.

Please be aware that depending on which Colosseum entrance time slot chosen by you, the tour may be 1 hour longer in length.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
  • Access to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3): free of charge
Where

Metro stop 'Colosseo', Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Rome

Meeting point:

Meet us 15 minutes before departure at the exit of metro stop 'Colosseo' (line B blue) located on Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Arriving by metro, exit the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped 'square', Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Your coordinator will be wearing a blue polo shirt/jacket for easy recognition.

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
  • This tour is not accessible to guests with weelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • This tour is not accessible to guests with strollers or baby carriages
  • In case of last-minute closures of some (or parts) of the venues, you'll be offered an extended tour
  • The tour ends at Palatine Hill
  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • Please be aware that depending on which Colosseum entrance time slot chosen by you, the tour may be 1 hour longer in length
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When
  • Every day
  • Departure time varies depending on season
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Provider
City Wonders
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.

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