General

Skip the lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a small group guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get exclusive access to restricted areas and investigate the workings of the Colosseum beneath the arena floor!

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NOTE:

This tour is confirmed only for the current month.

Important! if you book this tour for the dates after the current month, the tour is not confirmed, as the Colosseum releases the availability only once a month for the following month. Your booking will remain provisional and we will be able to confirm it only after the availability being issued by the Colosseum. Exact dates of issue of the confirmed tours:

February 19th for March

March 19th for April

April 16th for May

May 21st for June

June 18th for July

July 16th August

August 20th for September

September 17th for October

October 15th for November

November 19th for December

On this half-day tour you’ll enjoy priority access and skip the lines at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Plus, you will get exclusive access to the underground and arena floor of the Colosseum in the company of a local, licensed tour guide. Exclusive access means just that, for the duration that you are in each of the restricted areas, which is a total of more than one hour, only your group will be allowed access, while thousands of visitors to the regular areas of the Colosseum look at you enviously! 

In ancient times, the public did not see the underground area of the Colosseum, as it was a staging area where animals were caged and gladiators sharpened their swords and prepared themselves for the games. The Gladiators’ Dungeons have been opened to the public only recently and you’ll have the opportunity to see them with an official guide, who will show you the working of the underground system from below the arena, and on the arena floor itself. 

 

At the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you’ll be surrounded by famous ancient structures such as the Rostra, upon which Marc Antony delivered Caesar’s funeral eulogy, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus, to name just a few. Your guide will tell you about the history of the Forum, the purposes of the temples, arches, and monuments and describe the activities that took place in this sacred part of ancient Rome, which was the epicenter of Roman life. This is one of the most popular tours, and due to the access to special areas it is always full, so book early to avoid disappointment!

NOTE:

This tour is available for booking only for one month at a time.

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Rome

RomeRome is the historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The capital of an ancient republic and empire whose Read more

Tour Fee

Tour Fee (Entrance tickets included)

 

                         Adult: €89 

                         Child 4-17: €75  *

* Must be aged under 18 on the day of the tour, and must have a photographic ID to present to the tour coordinator.

NOTE:

This tour is confirmed only for the current month.

Important! if you book this tour for the dates after the current month, the tour is not confirmed, as the Colosseum releases the availability only once a month for the following month. Your booking will remain provisional and we will be able to confirm it only after the availability being issued by the Colosseum. Exact dates of issue of the confirmed tours:

February 19th for March

March 19th for April

April 16th for May

May 21st for June

June 18th for July

July 16th August

August 20th for September

September 17th for October

October 15th for November

November 19th for Decemeber

Summary

Operative Days

  • Monday - Sunday

Group Size

  • 4 min, 24 max

Duration

  • 3.5 Hours

Skip the Line Tickets:

  • yes

Tour Description

On this half-day tour you'll enjoy priority access and skip the lines at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Plus, you will get exclusive access to the underground and arena floor of the Colosseum in the company of a local, licensed tour guide. Exclusive access means just that, for the duration that you are in each of the restricted areas, which is a total of more than one hour, only your group will be allowed access, while thousands of visitors to the regular areas of the Colosseum look at you enviously! 

In ancient times, the public did not see the underground area of the Colosseum, as it was a staging area where animals were caged and gladiators sharpened their swords and prepared themselves for the games. The Gladiators' Dungeons have been opened to the public only recently and you'll have the opportunity to see them with an official guide, who will show you the working of the underground system from below the arena, and on the arena floor itself. 

 

At the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you'll be surrounded by famous ancient structures such as the Rostra, upon which Marc Antony delivered Caesar's funeral eulogy, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus, to name just a few. Your guide will tell you about the history of the Forum, the purposes of the temples, arches, and monuments and describe the activities that took place in this sacred part of ancient Rome, which was the epicenter of Roman life. This is one of the most popular tours, and due to the access to special areas it is always full, so book early to avoid disappointment!

NOTE:

This tour is available for booking only for one month at a time.

Note

  • This tour is available for booking only for one month at a time. For an explanation of this, and to make advance requests for this tour on future dates, please visit our Colosseum Underground Advance Requests page.

NOTE:

This tour is confirmed only for the current month.

Important! if you book this tour for the dates after the current month, the tour is not confirmed, as the Colosseum releases the availability only once a month for the following month. Your booking will remain provisional and we will be able to confirm it only after the availability being issued by the Colosseum. Exact dates of issue of the confirmed tours:

February 19th for March

March 19th for April

April 16th for May

May 21st for June

June 18th for July

July 16th August

August 20th for September

September 17th for October

October 15th for November

November 19th for Decemeber

  • Unfortunately, due to unavoidable stairways in the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, we cannot accommodate guests with mobility impairments or strollers on this tour. Please send us an email and we will work with you to find a suitable alternative.