Walking Tour Of Colosseum Underground And Ancient Rome

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Overview

Descend into the Underground Area of the Colosseum in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and visit the sites where the gladiators and lions waited their turn to fight on stage. On this group walking tour that meets near the entry of the Colosseum, explore throughout the Arena where the gladiators fought, look into the Colosseum's Underground Area, and climb to the Third Tier, another area that is limited to typical tours. Outside the Colosseum, also visit the ancient city, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on this intense 4-hour walking tour within this vast area.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Fully narrated tour

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Head through the dark heart of the restricted areas of the Colosseum underground in a group of maximum 24 people, right into the chambers where the gladiators once prepared for battle next to fierce beats waiting in cages, before making their appearance on the arena floor. During this tour you will also walk on the arena the stage where the whole show happened and the exhibition held at the time of your tour date .

Dive into Ancient Rome history and start your journey into the subterranean area of the worlds most famous amphitheater, the Colosseum. During this tour you will visit not only the underground area, but also other sections of the Colosseum that limit regular visitors: the hypogeum andsandy arena where battles took place.

Leaving the Colosseum, follow your guide to the archaeologicalarea of the Roman Forum. Walk along Via Sacra, the main street of Ancient Rome, and reach the heart the Forum, where the empire's main religious and political buildings once stood and sometimes still stand. See the Temple of the Vestal Virgins it is here that the Roman priestesses tended the eternal flame of Rome and the Roman Senate where decisions were taken that changed the course of history; admire the triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus, the Arch of Titus, and the Arch of Constantine, named for the emperor who, by defeating his archrival, Maxentius, set the groundwork for the decline of the pagan world and the rise of Christianity. Then explore Palatine Hill, the most ancient part of Rome, where you'll hear about Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of this historical city. From here you will enjoy one of the most spectacularviews of Rome ever.

After hours of intense history and sightseeing, your tour concludes back in the Roman Forum where you will be free to stay as long as you want.

Please note that the Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly due to the steep stairs and uneven ground. Because of the extensive walk and little opportunity to sit and rest, it is also encouraged that children and infants be carried.

Inclusions for Walking Tour Of Colosseum Underground And Ancient Rome

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Access to restricted areas
  • ExpertEnglish-speaking Tour guide

Exclusions for Walking Tour Of Colosseum Underground And Ancient Rome

  • Food and drinks (vending snacks available for purchase on site)
  • Transportation to and from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult

Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 4 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.

Water fountains available on site

Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour

Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen

All drink bottles must be empty when entering the Colosseum; it is possible to bring in refillable empty bottles, as the water springing from the fountains on the path is drinkable

There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed

This is an intense 4-hour walking tour, as the area to cover is vast; along the way, there are vending machines where you can buy drinks and quick snacks to eat while walking

Food is allowed in the archeological area

For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening

Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security

Group size limited to 24 people

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Ended up not doing this tour because from the schedule we received we thought the Colosseum was first, but the Roman Forum was (which we were skipping because member couldn't walk that much). Guide tried to accommodate meeting us for 2nd half but we would have had to wait around 2 hours.

  • Amazing tour would definitely recommend!!!!
    English speaking guide Cecilia who was really informative and very attentive to the incredible History we were witnessing.
    A Must Do in Rome!!!

  • Cannot recommend this tour enough. We went on an early tour 8.30 which was ideal the place was cooler and wasn't too busy. Our guide was fab he really bought ancient Rome to life you could easily transport yourself. I totally recommend the whole tour of the Colosseum the under ground part was the highlight for me. The only down side was we couldn't go on the arena floor as they were setting up a concert for Andrea Bocelli. But totally loved it!!

  • The audio system was terrible. Can't hear the tour guide. Underground was a brief visit. Plan time after tour to see the place better and to take pictures. Definitely i would of chose the self audio tour next time.

  • Our tour guide was great! We were lucky to be in a small group of about 12 people. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The worst part of the tour was the tour guide assigned to us by the Colosseum not part of this tour company, but works for the Colosseum. She seemed put out to have to take us around.

  • This tour was wonderful. I have done a tour of the middle levels before but this tour was far more interesting. the guides were very informative and personable. We toured all levels including the underground as well as the Roman forums. Very comprehensive and well paced

  • Fantastic! Our guide was very knowledgeable and interested in making sure we had a great time.

  • This was an amazing tour. Our small group of 8 saw and walked everything!!! We went from the underground to the top tier the 5th tier. Our guide was outstanding. She made the history of the Colosseum come alive. The views from the Forum and Pallatine Hill were incredible. Wear comfortable shoes... it is a lot of steps! A Highlight of our trip!!!

  • Great tour, best part was walking down on the floor of the colosseum and imagining myself inside as a gladiator. also included a great tour of roman forum too.

  • excellent!!! the experience being on the 5th tier was unforgettable, thank you! Would definitely use Viator again

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