Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Group Tour
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!
Things you should know about this activity
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. • This is one of the most popular tours in Rome, and due to its exclusive access to restricted areas is always full. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment • Children must be accompanied by an adult • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended • This tour is not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women • This tour is not wheelchair accessible 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