The Roman Colosseum has fascinated visitors throughout history, evoking images of fierce gladiators, roaring crowds, wild lions and tigers springing from their cages. For the first time there is now access to this awe-inspiring edifice's underground level and to the upper level, closed since the 1970's, as well - not for the general public, but through this tour.
On the underground level of the Colosseum, you’ll see where preparations were made for the life and death “games” played out on the arena floor. Climbing to the upper levels, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the amphitheater itself, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
Not content with a bird’s eye view of Ancient Rome's sites, we’ll take you to experience them up close and personal. You’ll visit the Roman Forum - once the site of a lively marketplace - and the Via Sacra - the main street that Caesar’s soldiers marched down on their return from conquest. On the Palatine Hill, you’ll hear the legend of Romulus and Remus, brothers abandoned as babies and raised by a she-wolf. The two brothers fought one another to create an empire, with Romulus as the victor and founder of Rome.
Take this special tour into the heart of Ancient Rome and create your own memories of the remarkable sights you’ll see.
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.
The Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the Underground areas. Therefore, we can only run this tour as a group tour. We limit our groups to no more than 24 people to ensure the tour is special for all our guests.
If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.
For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.
Yes. Our tours run rain or shine.
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