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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 10:45am and departs at 11:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 9:45am and departs at 10:00am
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena floor, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 11:30am and departs at 11:45am
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Overview
The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
What to Expect
After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Worth the price to skip the line.

The lines were very long for non-guided tours. The fact that you skip the lines makes this tour worthwhile. This was an informative tour and our guides were very knowledgeable. This tour also includes the Roman Forum and Palatine guided tour. I would just caution...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 5 days ago
Dishonest Company

We booked two tickets to the Ancient Rome and Underground Colosseum tour for 1:30 in the afternoon. The morning of the tour they texted and informed us that the tour was changed to 10:45 AM. We had less than 30 minutes to travel across a...More

1  Thank BlancheFlyHigh
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear BlancheFlyHigh, Thank you for your review and comments. We're very sorry to hear that you feel that way. However, we can assure you that when there has been changes regarding to our tour's start time we do our best to contact all customers and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fascinating experience!

Our tour guides were amazing! They went about and beyond to make our visit memorable. You will see a LOT and learn many things not commonly known about this entire area of Rome.

Thank drnancy2016
Reviewed 1 week ago
So Much History, So Little Time

I would highly recommend this tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palentine Hill. I am very glad that my husband and I chose to add the Underground Chambers option to see a unique view (and we were also the only group allowed down there...More

1  Thank JessicaS627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Worth the cost

See it all with this tour, the Colosseum from top to bottom, inside and out. It’s fascinating and fun, especially as you breeze past long, long lines and oversized tour groups. Paying extra for a small group tour is worth it, especially if this is...More

Thank Naaqista
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Response from Torie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to buy the tour. The tour guide hands you off to a coliseum guide and they take you behind a locked gate. And you go down down down, narrow stair to where the skates and animals stayed. so cool!
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