Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, 2nd Tier, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, 2nd Tier, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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3.5 h.
Meeting Point
Colosseo Metro Stop
Start Time
Several departures daily. Please, select a date to see availability.
Operating Days
per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy exclusive access to the rarely visited Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Walk in the footsteps of Gladiators on the Arena Floor
  • Explore the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and other sites of ancient Rome
  • Hear the history of this iconic monument from your expert tour guide
  • Audio headsets where appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Groups of 24 people or less


Experience more of the Colosseum than ever before on this incredible look inside Rome's most iconic monument. Get privileged access to the underground and arena floor, as well as the 2nd tier for multiple perspectives on this famous amphitheater. Finally, go on to explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Tour Description

Explore Ancient Rome

For the first time in history, access has been opened to the Underground level of the Colosseum. Hear the echoes of Ancient Roman civilization as you journey through tunnels where lions and tigers once roared from their cages and gladiators sharpened their swords. The Underground is essentially the "backstage" of the Colosseum, but this tour also includes an up-close look at the stage itself. Venture out onto a partial reconstruction of the Arena Floor to understand the magnitude of the Colosseum from where gladiators once stood. 

Then, climb to the second tier to envision yourself as one of the thousands of blood-thirsty fans ready to watch the games below. Keep in mind that the Underground and Arena Floor can only be visited on a guided tour, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment!

See the Remains of The Roman Forum

Your journey through Ancient Rome will also take you to the Roman Forum, the marketplace that once bustled with life, and the Via Sacra, which was once walked by Caesar's army returning home from war. Here, you'll learn what day to day life was like for Romans and see the echos of the past in these beautifully preserved ruins. 

We'll step further back in time at the Palatine Hill to discover the birth of Rome. Your guide will tell you the story of Romulus & Remus, the abandoned twin babies who were found here by the she-wolf who raised them. Romulus is often said to be the founder of Rome, after fighting his brother to the death for glory. Explore the ruins of Rome's first palaces and entertainment grounds and take in the incredible views that surround you at every turn.

Experience The True Colosseum

Access is limited to only one company per slot, so this group will be alone in the Colosseum Underground, Second Tier, and Arena Floor* - promising an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

With so few other tourists around, you will have the time and space to explore freely, visualizing a rebuild of the Colosseum from the ground up with the guidance of your expert tour leader. Being part of a smaller group allows your English-speaking guide to cater more specifically to the interests of your group.

If you are looking for a completely different view of the Colosseum and a way to experience Ancient Rome outside of loud, hectic tour groups, choose this limited edition Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 24 people or less
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, plus access to the Arena Floor, Colosseum Underground & 2nd Tier
  • Skip the Line Access to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill entrance tickets and reservation fee
  • Headsets for groups of seven or more, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Special access to Underground, Arena Floor, & 2nd Tier
  • Roman Forum and Via Sacra
  • Palatine Hill

Important Notes

  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Find hours, directions, and more for the Colosseum on this page. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
  • Please note that for security reasons, random identity checks can be carried out at the Colosseum by their staff.
  • Please make sure you carry an ID or Passport with you on tour to ensure you will be able to enter the venue.

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special

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