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After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.
Locations visited
Circus Maximus
Palatine Hill
Foro di Augusto
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The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
  • Stand on the arena floor and gain insight with a guide
  • Visit the Roman Forum and other sights to delve deeper into ancient Rome
  • Choose from various time slots for flexibility
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Reviewed today
Great tour but larger group than expected

This was a great tour of the Colosseum and underground chambers lead by very knowledgeable staff. The only issue I had was the large size of the group at 22 people. The reason I purchased this specific tour was it was to be limited to...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed today
Don't miss this tour

Both guides spoke very good English and were very knowledgeable. It was worth every penny to have access to the underground chambers and the extreme top of the Colosseum.Would do again in a heartbeat

Thank MBMichigan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Educational!

We had a small group and it was very interesting to go into the underground and also to the very top areas of the Colosseum. We were there in August so it was VERY HOT and by the end of the Colosseum tour we were...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ancient Rome and Colossiem "Behind the Scenes" Tour

Both of our tour guides were top notch, and the tour could not have been better! We did not have any wait to get in to the Colosseum, and were able to go from the underground area to the 5th level. The guide who took...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour with City Wonders a month and a half early for an AM tour. A week from the time we were supposed to take the tour, City Wonders changed the tour completely AND were not initially going to refund us any money...More

4  Thank James S
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello James S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do really appreciate it, as it helps us to keep improving. I'm sorry to hear that your Colosseum Underground Tour starting time had to be moved. Due to venue capacity, we...More

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14 September 2018|
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 3 hour tour
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Response from LukeE612 | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 in our group.
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Response from Pam M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire area surrounding the Colliseum, Palatine Hill, Forum. Then we roamed afterwards for another two hours. Most important is that the guide new her history.
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