Key Details

City: Rome

Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins

Start Time: Times vary. Please select a specific date to see availability.


  • Go where few tourists have gone before with this VIP Colosseum Underground tour, taking you to closed areas of the Colosseum so you can truly experience the magic of Ancient Rome
  • Enjoy a full tour of the general access areas of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, plus visit the Colosseum underground

Tour Description

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Enjoy a VIP tour of the Colosseum Underground

Feel the fear and hear the roar of the crowd above you as you enjoy this full tour underground at the Colosseum. Stepping beneath the arena floor, you'll walk in the footsteps of gladiators who waited here before battle and hear stories about the real lives of the gladiators as you tour the tunnels below.

Hear tales that shock and entertain at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

After your Colosseum and Colosseum Underground tour, you'll experience the very heart of Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum. This was where Rome ruled its empire of more than 2.5 million square miles and 65 million people.

Stroll beneath the Arch of Constantine and see the Senate house where toga-clad elites decided on behalf of all of those millions. Learn the story of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where a special cult of women kept Rome’s sacred flame alive. Your guide will bring Ancient Rome to life with tales of love, betrayal, and larger-than-life characters (Caesar, Cleopatra and Mark Antony to name a few), 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 she-wolf and where they battled to decide who would have the privilege of building their own town. Hear how this legendary battle impacted the world you know today. We owe the Ancient Romans more than you’d believe…

Benefit from privileged entrance, small groups and only the best guides

Traveling in 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! 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: so book now to be sure that your place is secured!

A number of our Colosseum tours have special access too including our Gladiator's Gate Tour, which gets you onto the Colosseum arena floor.

  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum Underground
  • General access areas of the Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Included
  • Special VIP access to the Colosseum
  • Privileged express entrance at the Colosseum plus Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide throughout
  • Headsets
From $132


5-stars from over 5114 Customer Reviews


Jan 27, 2023

Had a great tour! We loved the access the guide was able to give us and the knowledge of our guide. He definitely has a lot of knowledge and was able to speak to any question asked.

Important Information

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