Colosseum Special Areas: Self-Guided Underground & Guided Panoramic Top Tiers - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Departure time will be confirmed once we have received your booking. Places are very limited, so while we can guarantee your place on the date you select, your time slot and tour departure time will f.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    For the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, these are the points of entry: 1. Roman Forum - Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6; 2. Palatine Hill - Via di San Gregorio 30.
  • Return Details :
    Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Overview

Make no mistake about it, the premium places to be in Rome for ALL visitors occupy the same building - The Colosseum! But it's not about booking any old regular guided tour of the arena, whatever you read on TripAdvisor - that would not be very interesting, indeed, it could be mightily disappointing. The MUST-SEE parts of the Colosseum are the underground dungeons, gladiator holding cells, equipment chambers and animal pens, AND high up above, the absolute top tiers of the amphitheatre we call the Belvedere, from where one can see Rome as did real Romans in antiquity!

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees into the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill
  • Admission ticket to all of the above venues
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Self-guided Colosseum
  • Self-guidedColosseum arena floor
  • Self-guided Colosseum Underground!
  • Guided Colosseum Belvedere levels 3, 4, & 5!
  • Self-guided Roman Forum
  • Self-guided Palatine Hill
  • Best of ancient Rome!

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know More about this tour

Run-of-the-mill tourism is not our wont, therefore we draw the line under generic walking tours of the main public areas inside Colosseum. We feel that these main areas can be adequately covered and understood by any good guidebook or app. The key areas, the crucial areas, the most interesting areas, are the Colosseum Underground and the Colosseum Belvedere. The former is the area beneath the arena floor which housed the workers, the animals, the gladiators, and the victims. The latter, the highest points of the Colosseum which very few people get to reach.

Walk across the arena floor self-guided and see at ground level where so many people died for public pleasure, then descend down into the dark soul of the Colosseum through Porta Libitina (Gate of the Dead). This is the dark realm of Libitina, Goddess of Corpses, where you'll explore the space which was last exit for thousands of gladiators and tens of thousands of wild animals brought to Rome from far and wide. 

After this self-guided experience, meet up with an English language guide who will take you to the top rings of the Colosseum! From there you will be in the stalls, in antiquity at least, where women and the poor bayed for blood. Views are truly spectacular so hold your breath, keep your smartphone steady, and take as many pix as you can for Facebook!

The is a combo VIP self-guided (with Spanish tour leader) then guided experience (English-language tour) inside the mighty Colosseum with full unrestricted access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill thereafter.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

When your Colosseum Underground walk around (ESP tour) and Colosseum Belvedere tour has concluded, your ticket voucher entitles you to stay inside the Colosseum until closing time if you so wish. 

YOUR COLOSSEUM TICKET VOUCHER WILL GRANT YOU ACCESS TO BOTH THESE SITES AS WELL. VALID FROM FIRST USE FOR 48 HOURS. SINGLE ENTRY ONLY PER SITE. YOU DECIDE WHICH SITE YOU WANT TO SEE FIRST OR LAST. EITHER WAY, YOU HAVE 48 HOURS TO SEE BOTH SITES

Colosseum Underground will be led by a Spanish language guide. If you are not a Spanish speaker, please use your smartphone for native language information about your surroundings (the Hypogeum).

Cancellation Policy

All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.