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Special tour of the Colosseum, Dungeons & Forum.

 
A unique tour of the underground areas of the Colosseum, the Arena floor, and the Roman Forum.
A comparatively small tour group will be led by a fully qualified, english speaking local tour guide.
“This tour was amazing from entering the arena floor and the dungeons we found the knowledge of the guide exceptional. The Forum was equally as good. Five star experience.”
JV, United Kingdom
“Excellent and Nik was an amazing tour guide - thoroughly enjoyed the tour and best experience of the whole visit. 5 stars.”
JM, United Kingdom.

“Amazing experience!!”
EP, United States

Colosseum, dungeons & arena floor guided tour, 3 hours

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A three hour guided tour that takes in the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill area, plus the underground 'dungeon' areas of the Colosseum, as well as the Arena floor.
Numbers are strictly limited, and availability is scarce - it's getting harder each year to get into the off-the-beaten-track areas of the Roman Colosseum!

Colosseum and dungeon areas guided tour:

This tour is led by an expert (english speaking) tour guide and will take you to areas of the Colosseum that regular tours do not. You'll have at least 25 minutes in the dungeon areas, places restricted to short-visits (guided tours only) and limited numbers of visitors; you'll also have 15 minutes on the normally off-limits, sand-covered Arena floor.

Your tour will begin at the Arch of Constantine - alongside the Colosseum itself - and will then progress, skipping any queues (aside from the security checks that affect everybody), directly to the Colosseum (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre). Having visited the arena floor, you'll be shown around the dungeons.
The underground - ipogei, hypogeum - areas are what made possible the long and spectacular days of the Colosseum in all their gore and glory - the subterranean backstage, as it were, where slaves worked, animals (read lions, tigers, hyenas and bears) were stored and gladiators rested, ate and offered up their prayers. They were completely filled in during the 5th century AD and as a result show a remarkable state of preservation.

You'll visit the regular areas of the Colosseum before heading off to explore what was the social and political heart of Ancient Rome - the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, again, skipping any queues. You'll learn of the everyday life of a Roman citizen as well as the tale of the she-wolf that nursed the founders of the city, Romulus and Remus.

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At a glance details:

  •     This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

  •     The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

  •     You'll be meeting by the Colossem at the Arch of Constantine.

  •     The dungeon areas are uneven and largely unpaved and as such this tour is not suited for wheelchair users or persons of markedly reduced mobility.

  •     You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.

  •     You will be part of a group tour that will number under 24 people.

  •     The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 30 minutes before start time.

    Colosseum, dungeons & arena floor guided tour, 3 hours
    Roman Forum

    4.7 stars out of 5 from 20 ratings. See all 14 reviews

    5 stars
    CD, Canada
    27th Feb 2019
    Our guide was really interesting and added so much to the tour.
    5 stars
    CH, United States
    13th Feb 2019
    Our guide, Nick, was AMAZING! So knowledgable and so entertaining. Our tour of the Roman Colloseum, underground, and Roman Forum and Paletine Hill were fascinating. I highly recommend this company and tour. It was the highlight of our 8 day trip.
    5 stars
    PA, Austria
    9th Dec 2018
    Very enjoyable
    5 stars
    GM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    13th Sep 2018
    Excellent and Nik was an amazing tour guide - thoroughly enjoyed the tour and best experience of the whole visit. 5 stars
    5 stars
    AB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    6th Sep 2018
    The tour was great and our guide was very knowledgeable. He was interesting to listen to as well as funny. The instructions of where to meet were clear and we were met promptly. It was a long tour but this gave us time to see and learn so much. Thank you. I'd definitely use you again if I visit Rome.
    5 stars
    YL, United States
    13th Aug 2018
    Our tour guide was very passionate about her heritage and the history of Rome.