Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier
- All entrance fees included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Likely to Sell Out
Your first stop is the Colosseum's fascinating underground level, open to a limited amount of people each day. Explore the network of underground passages, chambers and cells as your guide brings this subterranean maze to life with tales of gore and glory! It was here that Roman gladiators prepared for battle, and where the fearsome, wild animals they fought were caged.
Working upward, you'll see the arena next. Rather than walking round the edge as most do, you get to step right into the space where battles were once fought. Little of the original arena floor still exists, but the gaps allow you to enjoy clear views of the underground levels below.
Your tour then takes you to the Colosseum's upper tier. Recently opened for the first time since the 1970s, this third level was where the lower Roman classes sat when cheering the gladiators, enjoying bird's-eye views of the action below. Walk around and enjoy the views from this unique vantage point.
Your Colosseum tour now comes to an end, but there is more of Ancient Rome to see! Take a leisurely walk to the Roman Forum -- the sprawl of ruins that was the heart of ancient Rome. Head up Palatine Hill with your guide to see where rich Romans once lived, and enjoy views of Nero's Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Your tour ends on the Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome that leads to Capitoline Hill.
Please note: the order of which sites are visited may be reversed on this itinerary, although all sites as mentioned above will be visited.
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 8:15am and departs at 8:30am
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 1:30pm and departs at 1:45pm
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, with English-speaking guide. Meets at 2:30pm and departs at 2:45pm
Skip the Line: Rome Walking Tour of Ancient with Private Viewing of the Third Tier and Underground Gladiator Chambers of the Colosseum
- Walking tour
- Professional guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Entrance ticket to the Colosseum
- Entrance ticket to the Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Headsets to hear your guide clearly
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Barbara B, October 2014
This was a real treat. Upgrading to the underground chambers and upper tier is well worth the expense. Our guides were very knowledgeable especially the one who escorted us to the upgraded zones. I believe her name was Valerie. The Forum and Palatine Hill are a lot of ground to cover, but our guide there did an admirable job of navigating and explaining.
Reviewed by: texbrit456, October 2014
Fantastic tour! Having an archeologist guide for part of the tour was such a bonus. Our regular guide was very informative and a pleasure to spend the time with. This is a not to be missed tour!! We had been to Rome several times and this was our first time to tour the lower and upper levels. We had 2 grandsons along, 13 and 10, and they were spellbound by the history. We were pleasantly surprised that this tour also included the Forum and Palatine Hill. Absolutely the best value, best tour and best guides.