What makes this tour unique?
With special access we follow in the footsteps of gladiators, taking you into the tunnels of the Colosseum underground, the upper third tier level and the arena floor - areas that are usually closed to the public!
We also visit all general access areas on our Colosseum tour plus the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, so you get a panoramic view of Ancient Rome throughout the ages.
Your tour will be intimate and unhurried while your expert, English-speaking guide will have time to tailor their tour to suit the needs of your group.
Colosseum Underground Access
For the first time in history, access has been opened to the underground level of the Colosseum. Tours also explore the highest ‘third tier' level, now open for the first time since the 1970s. Hear the echoes of Ancient Roman civilization as you journey through tunnels where lions and tigers once roared from their cages and gladiators sharpened their swords.
Then climb to the third tier and finally understand the magnitude of the Colosseum as you marvel over spectacular panoramic views of the amphitheater as well as the nearby Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Remember though, these areas can only be visited on a guided tour so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment!
Your journey through Ancient Rome will also take you to the Roman Forum to the marketplace that once bustled with life, the Via Sacra which was once walked by Caesar's army returning home from war and the burial place of Caesar himself.
Discover the Birth of Rome
We'll step further back in time at the Palatine Hill to discover the birth of Rome. Your guide will tell you the story of Remus and Romulus the abandoned babies who, legend has it, were found in this very spot by the she-wolf who raised them as her own. Romulus is often said to be the founder of Rome, after he fought his brother for the right to establish an empire. Explore the ruins of Rome's first palaces and entertainment grounds and take in beautiful views over all of Ancient Rome.
Small Group Sizes
Access is limited to only one company per slot though, so these 24 people will be alone in the Colosseum underground, third-tier and arena floor* - promising an exclusive, once-in-a–lifetime experience.
With so few other tourists around you will have the time and space to let your imagination run free in this astounding location, rebuilding the Colosseum from the ground up with the guidance of your expert tour leader. During your time in other areas of the Colosseum, as well as at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, intimate groups allow your English-speaking guide to cater more specifically to the interests of your group.
Book Your Tour Today!
If you are looking for a completely different view of the Colosseum and a way to experience Ancient Rome outside of loud, hectic tour groups, choose this Limited Edition Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour.
*On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
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