Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, 3rd Ring, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line
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  • Duration
    3.5 h.
  • Start time
    Several Departures Daily
  • Meeting Point
    Colosseo Metro Stop (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
See 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 upper 3rd ring for a unique and unforgettable perspective.

Excellent tour! One of the highlights of my stay in Rome! Very knowledgeable guide with lots of information to offer and excellent at answering our questions! I also loved the fact that we finished the tour inside the Forum so we could stay longer after the tour to continue exploring on our own.


Tour Highlights

  • VIP Access Tour of the Colosseum with special access to areas not open to the general public including the Arena floor, 3rd tier and underground
  • Tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and other sites of ancient Rome
  • Limited group size of up to twenty-four people and expert, English-speaking guide
Via Sacra Group

Special Access to the Colosseum

This means you get to go where others don't. Venture into the Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor and up to the 3rd Ring, all areas that are closed to the general public!

Palatine Hill Panoramic View

The Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & More...

Experience Ancient Rome as you walk through the Roman Forum, up the Palatine Hill, and past the Arch of Constantine, all included on our Colosseum Underground Tour.

Guide explaining to the group on Palatine Hill

Our Expertise Brings Ancient Rome to Life

With an expert guide by your side, you'll get to know the Colosseum from top to bottom as you visit the most coveted limited access areas with the amazing stories and history that make Ancient Rome so great.


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 third tier, 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 third tier, 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.

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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 and third-tier level
  • 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

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

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.

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Friendly, informative & good facts!

Chiara spoke excellent...

Chiara spoke excellent English and knew all of the history of the Colosseum. She was especially familiar with the architecture. What a fantastic tour!

Chiara was an awesome tour guide...

Chiara was an awesome tour guide. She shared tons of interesting historical and architectural information about the Colosseum, Forum, and Palentine Hill. We could not have asked for a nicer or well informed guide.

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With City Wonders 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
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