VIP Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

VIP Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Skip the lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a small group guided tour of the Colosseum, with exclusive access the underground and arena floor. From these fantastic viewpoints you will gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here. Get a glimpse into what life was really like in Ancient Rome with a trip to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill afterwards.

Availability: For this tour, the departure time varies according to the time of the reservation we secure for each date (see Notes). 

View the booking calendar for departure time for the date you are interested in, by clicking on the Book Now link below. 

Group Size: Semi Private Tour  (Max 14)  |  Group Tour (Max 24)

Meeting Point: Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Check In Closes: 15 minutes prior to departure time

Duration: 3 Hours. Optional add-on of a Guided Palatine Hill tour, lasting 30 minutes extra.

What’s Included: Skip the line entrance, exclusive VIP access to the Colosseum Underground and Arena, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings

  • Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and visit the Colosseum underground & walk on the arena floor
  • Enjoy full, exclusive access tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (optional) with an expert guide
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (optional)

Group Tour: Maximum 24 people. Always sold out.

Semi-Private Tour: Maximum 14 people. Always sold out.

Group SizeGroup Tour: Maximum 24 peopleSemi-Private Tour: Maximum 14 people
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Be a VIP on our Colosseum Underground Tour

The main monuments of Rome suffer from long lines. During the hot days of summer, which also happen to be the busy tourist season, the lines get monstrously long and uncomfortable. Get await from the heat and spend more time for the sights you came to experience. Those lines – skip ’em. We bypass the long lines outside many of the main sites, like the Colosseum of Ancient Rome. Join a knowledgeable guide who will take you down deep into the recesses of Rome’s largest amphitheater.


You get to see places off the beaten tourist path, places that not even Roman citizens dared venture into as the underground was full of wild beasts and gladiators. The underground was the place where gladiators practices and wild animals waited before being unleashed on spectators packed like sardines in the stands above. Most gladiators were criminals or slaves, their work conditions not much different than the lions and other beasts sent into the ring. All of this history can be seen on our Colosseum Underground Tour. You’ll join a comfortable and relaxed group with guides who love sharing their insights and knowledge.


Tour Where the Gladiators Waited in the Colosseum Underground

You get an intimate guided tour that shows you the gritty history of the Colosseum underground. Our group gets exclusive access to the underground and arena floor. From these fantastic viewpoints, you will gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here. You’ll also get a feel for what an average workday was like for the gladiators of Ancient Rome. Then take a trip to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to experience how the patricians saw things.


Contact us to arrange a tour of the Colosseum and its underground labyrinth. We off the best in comfort and access to every minute of your Rome experience is filled with beauty and history.

Optional Extra: Palatine Hill (30 minutes)

Walk on the same paths as Julius Caesar and get the complete guide to Ancient Rome’s wealthiest citizens as your make your way to the top of Palatine Hill. Here, you’ll have awe-inspiring views of the Forum and Colosseum as your tour guide lets you in on the secrets of the rich and famous as your meander your way through the ruins of their extravagant villas.

* Note: The Palatine Hill involves walking up some steps, and currently there are unfortunately no ramps provided to reach the top, so it is not possible for wheelchairs or child strollers. 

Note 1 – Wait Lists:

Due to a strange and complex booking policy operated by Coopculture, the agents responsible for the release of tickets for the Colosseum, this tour cannot be booked more than 3 months in advance. New dates are added at different intervals throughout the year, so the availability is always being updated.  

For this reason, we have a wait list system in our booking page, allowing you to request this tour in advance of the dates being confirmed. As soon as we have our dates confirmed by Coopculture we will give priority to all clients on our wait list, before releasing the remaining places for that tour on our website. 

You can also avail of our advance booking discounts when joining a wait list for a future tour, which does not require any deposit or even your credit card number to join. You are under no obligation to book when the tour is eventually confirmed, if you have joined a wait list, so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.


Note 2: 

The Palatine Hill involves walking up some steps, and currently there are unfortunately no ramps provided to reach the top, so it is not possible for wheelchairs or child strollers.

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