Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Upper Levels and Forum

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180 Minutes
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Guide: English
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Skip the line, privileged entrance
Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Step back in time and get exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.


Explore the world’s most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum.

Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. Complete your experience by going further up to the 4th and 5th tiers, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area.

Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events.

Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.

Know before you book
  • This is the most requested tour of the Colosseum and gets fully booked quite easily. You are advised to book early
  • This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • You will need to pass through strict and mandatory security checks to enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Expect to wait 5 to 30 minutes to clear the security checks
  • Drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden at the monuments
  • Trolleys, large backpacks, glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are not allowed inside.
  • Animals are not permitted
  • It is mandatory to carry a personal identification document when inside the Colosseum. Random checks are carried by security at the entrance, customers without an ID-card/passport will not be allowed to enter
  • This tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement whether conditions. In that case the customers will be given the possibility of either reschedule or a full refund.
Know Before You Go

Know before you go

You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts to complete the sign-up process and clear the security check. Late arrivals cannot be refunded or accommodated, nor the tour rescheduled.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, as there is moderate amount of walking involved in the tour, especially in the Forums.

Meeting point

Meet at the green kiosk on the right as you exit the Colosseo metro station. Look for a member of staff carrying a yellow label with the local operator’s name on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please go downstairs.

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