Why Choose this Colosseum Underground Tour?
With our VIP Colosseum underground tours, don’t be one of the crowd – go where
few tourists have gone before, for what’s guaranteed to be one of the most
memorable experiences of your Italy vacation.
Enjoy a VIP tour of the Colosseum underground, arena floor & third tier.
Feel the fear and hear the roars of the crowd above you as you descend
to the Colosseum underground, walking in the footsteps of gladiators who waited
here to be hoisted onto the floor. As you tour the tunnels, your guide will tell you
about the true life of a gladiator, far different to that which you see in films. You’ll be
settled into their skin before our next stop then – the arena floor. Walk out onto the
stage upon which the fighting took place and be impressed by the most impressive
view of the Colosseum (seen by so few!).
Our special access doesn’t end there though. You’ll follow your expert guide away
from the crowds and chaos of general access areas and up to the third tier level.
From here you’ll encounter stunning views over the Colosseum, Roman Forum and
Palatine Hill. You’ll also find some peace and quiet no matter how busy the day, so
your guide can fill you in on some of the most fascinating tales of the Colosseum.
Hear tales that shock and entertain at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
Once you’ve had your fill of blood and gore (and learned how it took the Romans
325 years to get their fill!), experience the very heart of ancient Rome: the Roman
Forum. Here was where Rome ruled its empire of untold political and cultural
influence—and of more than 2.5 million square miles and 65 million people. Among
the evocative ruins, discover the Arch of Constantine, built by Rome’s first Christian
emperor; the Senate house, where toga-clad elites decided on behalf of all of those
millions; and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where a special cult of women kept
Rome’s sacred flame alive. Your guide will bring it all to life with tales of love,
betrayal, and larger-than-life characters (Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony...), with
great visual aids and reconstructions to show you how it all would have looked
2,000 years ago.
At the Palatine Hill you’ll discover the origins of Ancient Rome. Legend has it that
this is the spot where Remus and Romulus were found by the shewolf and where
they battled to decide which would have the privilege of building their own town.
Hear how this legendary battle impacted the world as you know it today (your very
own life even!) We owe the Ancient Romans more than you’d believe!
Benefit from privileged entrance, small groups and only the best guides.
Due to Colosseum policy, two groups will merge for the VIP sections of your tour
(Colosseum underground, arena floor and third tier), but with the rest of the public
locked out, you’ll share these sacred spaces with a maximum of 23 other people. For
the rest of your tour (general access areas of the Colosseum and all of the Roman
Forum and Palatine Hill), your group will be limited to only 12 people or fewer.
Travelling in such small groups means you’ll find it easier to get around busy sites, and to hear and engage with your guide. A good thing
too, since they’re some of the best in the business. Many tour companies offering a
Colosseum underground tour simply put you on the Colosseum’s own official tour. With us, you’ll have
a Walks of Italy guide throughout. We’ve spent years building the best team, full of
the most passionate, entertaining and knowledgeable guides – so we know they’re
worthy of your precious vacation time.
To help you get the most from the time you spend with us, we also have
privileged access at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. So you won’t
have to wait in line.
Because Colosseum underground tours are so limited, this tour often sells out
months in advance. Book now to be sure that you secure your place!
Please note: The Colosseum arena floor is currently closed for unscheduled restoration work. Visitors will still be able to visit the Colosseum underground and third tier level on our VIP tours and our itinerary has been adjusted to spend more time in other areas. The Colosseum has not yet announced a date for reopening this area.