Underground Colosseum Tour with Arena

Private tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
Underground & arena floor included
Pick-up, skip-the-line & transportation included!
Kids pay half price!​


about 3.5 hours

Skip-the-line tickets

Pick up at your hotel

Transportation to the Colosseum

Professional Guides

Activity level


Sights included

– Underground
– Arena
– First and Second Floors
Roman Forum
– Temple of Julius Caesar, via Sacra
– Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta
– Temple of Romulus, Temple of Antoninus
Palatine Hill
– Breath-taking views
– Ruins of the Imperial Palace
– Lovely Gardens

Tour Description

1. Underground Colosseum and Arena Tour

Our Underground Colosseum Tour offers you the unique chance to have an immersive, private Colosseum Experience.

Our tour includes not only the first and second floors but also the underground area, where the gladiators and the wild animals waited for their turn to fight.

You will also visit the Arena, which you will access through the gladiators’ gate. You will be able to see the Colosseum from the gladiators’ point of view and stand in the middle of this intimidating building.

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel, and you’ll reach the Colosseum together. Then, you will skip the long line to get in and start your exploration of the biggest amphitheater in the world.

How did the Romans build such a gargantuan building? And how did they do it in only ten years? Your guide will give you a full explanation of the construction technique, and help you make the best out of your time in such a marvelous archaeological site.

But, that is just the beginning. Your Underground Colosseum Tour will continue with a tour of the two most important archaeological sights in Rome: the Forum and the Palatine Hill. 

2. The Palatine Hill

How old is the city of Rome? Who started the glorious Roman civilization, and when? 

These are the topics that your expert guide will talk about during the second half of your Underground Colosseum Tour. 

You will climb the Palatine Hill and learn about Romulus and Remus, twin brothers sons of Mars and Rea Silvia, who were abandoned and suckled by a She-Wolf. 

What happened next? Why did Romulus kill Remus, and where? Your private guide will answer all your questions, and make sure that you don’t miss any highlights. 

The Palatine is not only the “first chapter” of Roman History but also the place where the Emperors built their palace. 

You will visit the ruins of the Palace of Domitian, and your guide will reveal the plots and the bloody rivalries that took place in the monumental marble-covered rooms of the imperial palace. 

3. The Roman Forum

The final stop of your Underground Colosseum Tour will be the Roman Forum, the most important place in ancient Rome. 

The Forum was the heart of the city and the center of politics, in particular during the early centuries of Roman history.

You will see the square where Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony, and Cicero spoke to the crowds.

You will see temples turned into churches, and walk on the road where once the greatest generals had their triumphal parades.  

Your guide will talk to you about the Vestal virgins, and Julius Caesar’s death, and help you bring back school memories that you thought you had forgotten. 

Book our Underground Colosseum Tour and visit the core of the Roman Empire with a professional guide; it will be an experience that you will never forget. 

The order of the sights visited might change. 


You MUST bring an ID, a passport or a driver’s license to enter the sights.

As it’s really difficult to find Underground Colosseum Tickets, we kindly ask you to be flexible as far as the starting time. 


499 € for 1 person
79 € per additional adult
34 € per additional kid under 18
What's included
Skip-the-line tickets

For the Colosseum Underground, Arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine


by cab or car to the Colosseum

Pick-up at your hotel

If in Rome city center

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June 2024
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