VIP Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Tour Package
  • Private
  • Semi-Private

VIP Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Get the VIP tour of the Colosseum’s underground area and see where the gladiators prepared for their fights. With your private tour of the Colosseum, you receive skip the lines tickets to all the main monuments of Ancient Rome. From the public seating areas, you can take full advantage of fantastic viewpoints and gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here. Get a glimpse into what life was really like in Ancient Rome with a trip to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill afterwards.

Availability: Monday – Sunday
Group Size: Just you and your tour guide!
Duration: 3.5 Hours

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets, exclusive access to the Colosseum, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings

Note: This tour can be booked only after the Colosseum has confirmed availability for each tour operator. If you do not see any availability for the month for which you are trying to book, please contact us for more information.

  • Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and visit the Colosseum underground & walk on the arena floor
  • Enjoy full, exclusive access tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with an expert guide
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Immerse yourself in the excitement and feel the blood-pumping adrenaline of Ancient Rome on this half-day tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum with skip the line tickets on this expertly guided tour. Your tour will begin in the areas, where your private guide will set the scene and transport you back in time to the lively atmosphere of Ancient Rome.

After this, you’ll 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, only your group will be allowed access, while thousands of visitors to the regular areas of the Colosseum look on 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, in addition to the arena floor itself.

Once you’ve had a taste of the gladiator life, you’ll avoid the queues with your Roman Forum skip the line tickets. 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, you’ll experience the grandeur and luxury of Ancient Rome first hand. 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, epicenter of Ancient Roman life.

Walk on the same paths as Julius Caesar and get the complete guide to Ancient Rome’s wealthiest citizens as your make your way to the top of Palatine Hill. Here, you’ll have awe-inspiring views of the Forum and Colosseum as your tour guide lets you in on the secrets of the rich and famous as your meander your way through the ruins of their extravagant villas.

Base Price (2 people)465
Additional Adult120
Additional Child (ages 3-17) *110
Infant (ages 0-2) *Free

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

Want a longer tour? 

Select the number of additional hours you would like to add to your tour time; for a more detailed itinerary, to add more sites to your tour, or to simply enjoy the tour at a slower pace. 

Our Customer Service Team will be happy to discuss options for adding on sites to this tour with you – simply email, chat or call and we will work with you to create the perfect tour itinerary for you!

Fee per Additional Hour: €75

VIP Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground
Semi-Private Tour

Skip the lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a semi-private guided tour (only 10 people) of the Colosseum, with exclusive access the underground and arena floor. From these fantastic viewpoints you will gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here. Get a glimpse into what life was really like in Ancient Rome with a trip to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill afterwards.

Availability: For this tour, the departure time varies according to the time of the reservation we secure for each date (see Notes). 

View the booking calendar for departure time for the date you are interested in, by clicking on the Book Now link below. 

Group Size: Semi Private Tour (Max 10)  

Meeting Point: Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Check In Closes: 15 minutes prior to departure time

Duration: 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets, exclusive access to the Colosseum Underground and Arena, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings

  • Guaranteed maximum group size of only 10 people, making for a more interactive and relaxing tour experience.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and visit the Colosseum underground & walk on the arena floor
  • Enjoy full, exclusive access tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with an expert guide
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Semi-Private Tour: Maximum 10 people. Always sold out.

CategoryTour Fee per person
Adult109
Child (ages 3-17) *95
Infant (ages 0-2) *Free

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

Be a VIP on our Colosseum Underground Tour

The main monuments of Rome suffer from long lines. During the hot days of summer, which also happen to be the busy tourist season, the lines get monstrously long and uncomfortable. Get await from the heat and spend more time for the sights you came to experience. Those lines – skip ’em. We bypass the long lines outside many of the main sites, like the Colosseum of Ancient Rome. Join a knowledgeable guide who will take you down deep into the recesses of Rome’s largest amphitheater.

You get to see places off the beaten tourist path, places that not even Roman citizens dared venture into as the underground was full of wild beasts and gladiators. The underground was the place where gladiators practices and wild animals waited before being unleashed on spectators packed like sardines in the stands above. Most gladiators were criminals or slaves, their work conditions not much different than the lions and other beasts sent into the ring. All of this history can be seen on our Colosseum Underground Tour. You’ll join a comfortable and relaxed group with guides who love sharing their insights and knowledge.

Tour Where the Gladiators Waited in the Colosseum Underground

 

You get to see places off the beaten tourist path, places that not even Roman citizens dared venture into as the underground was full of wild beasts and gladiators. The underground was the place where gladiators practices and wild animals waited before being unleashed on spectators packed like sardines in the stands above. Most gladiators were criminals or slaves, their work conditions not much different than the lions and other beasts sent into the ring. All of this history can be seen on our Colosseum Underground Tour. You’ll join a comfortable and relaxed group with guides who love sharing their insights and knowledge.


You get an intimate guided tour that shows you the gritty history of the Colosseum underground. Our group gets exclusive access to the underground and arena floor. From these fantastic viewpoints, you will gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here. You’ll also get a feel for what an average workday was like for the gladiators of Ancient Rome. Then take a trip to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to experience how the patricians saw things.

Contact us to arrange a tour of the Colosseum and its underground labyrinth. We offer the best in comfort and access to every minute of your Rome experience is filled with beauty and history.

Note 1 – Wait Lists:

Due to a strange and complex booking policy operated by Coopculture, the agents responsible for the release of tickets for the Colosseum, this tour cannot be booked more than 3 months in advance. New dates are added at different intervals throughout the year, so the availability is always being updated.  

For this reason, we have a wait list system in our booking page, allowing you to request this tour in advance of the dates being confirmed. As soon as we have our dates confirmed by Coopculture we will give priority to all clients on our wait list, before releasing the remaining places for that tour on our website. 

You can also avail of our advance booking discounts when joining a wait list for a future tour, which does not require any deposit or even your credit card number to join. You are under no obligation to book when the tour is eventually confirmed, if you have joined a wait list, so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Note 2: 

The Palatine Hill involves walking up some steps, and currently there are unfortunately no ramps provided to reach the top, so it is not possible for wheelchairs or child strollers.

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