Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins
Start Time: Times vary. Please select a specific date to see availability.
Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests. Until the end of 2020, or as long as the Underground is not accessable, the Underground portion of the tour will be replaced with new graffiti discoveries and that portion led by an expert Colosseum archaealogist. This will be amended as soon as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations.
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.
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...
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 VIP Caesar's Palace Tour, which has exclusive access to a 2,000 year-old palace on the Palatine Hill; and our Gladiator's Gate Tour, which gets you onto the Colosseum arena floor.