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The Official Colosseum Dungeons & Palatine Hill Tour

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With your expert English speaking guide, you will be taken on a passage through time, realising the amazing historical events that occurred in this great monument. On the tour, you will skip the crowd and long ticket lines to head deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its unimaginable history and events that took place, many, many, years ago. Join us on the Official Colosseum Dungeons Tour and let our guide lead you to the famous Arena floor and travel down into the depths of the Colosseum and visit the darkness of the dungeons where gladiators and animals were held before the battles.

You will then move on to the Palatine Hill, home to the most affluent of ancient Romans, hosting the best view over the centre of the city (a perfect place for pictures). Afterwards, you will be moving down the hill to explore the famous Roman Forum.

Join us on this exclusive tour and travel in time to see the epic wonders of the Ancient Rome's glory.
Highlights
  • Skip the long tickets lines at Rome’s Colosseum with priority access
  • Venture deep into the dungeons with a guided tour
  • Hear stories about gladiator games and fights with wild beasts
  • Get access to restricted areas not included in standard admission
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the tour office in Via del Colosseo, 24. From here, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of some of the most well-preserved parts of the Colosseum.

Learn how the Romans built such a colossal monument while skipping the long lines to step inside the largest amphitheater ever built. Your guide will recount stories of epic battles between gladiators and wild beasts while giving you behind-the-scenes access to Colosseum sights.

This tour offers exclusive access to the underground areas where you'll explore the tunnels and rooms where gladiators prepared for battle before stepping out onto the arena floor where the mighty gladiators once stood.

You'll also get the opportunity to explore the Palatine Hill area, which boasts great photo opportunities, and you'll see the Roman Forum too.

Underground tours of Rome’s Colosseum are among the most popular tours in Rome and often fill up, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Obviously during August it was very busy which we thought would hinder the tour and we wouldn’t be able to take it all in as we would be rushed...however, this definitely was not the case. First we did the tour of the Colosseum including the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank megan442017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic- worth every penny! We booked tickets 3 months ahead for a guided tour of the Colosseum ( group of 10) including under the arena, the forum and Palentine hill. Our guide Daniel, who was friendly, extremely knowledgable, met us just outside the metro station....More

Thank J8580YBsusans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great! We really enjoyed the tour... no waiting in long lines in the hot sun. Our 11 year old and 18 year old both liked the tour guides... a must do

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been at the Colosseum before but couldn't wait to see and hear about the underground part. My family and I went to their office first, on top of the metro station. The staff was very welcoming and they took us directly to the...More

1  Thank Nidina90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So VERY disappointed in this companies business ethics, or lack thereof. We arrived excited for our tour, just to be told that they had marked us "no shows" because they moved up our tour time by 2 hours. They stated that they had e-mailed to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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134kimberlyw
July 26, 2019|
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Response from denimwings | Reviewed this property |
We toured the Underground of the Colosseum first.
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cbuck18
July 13, 2019|
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FYI: even if you have early access to the Vatican, there may be delays based on priorities of charter groups and such. That depends on which company your Vatican tour is scheduled. A tour to the Coliseum may be booked later... More
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CHERYL S
June 6, 2019|
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The guide stayed with us apart from 10 minutes at the end of the Coliseum tour and before the Palatine Hill tour. It was supposed to be 30 minutes but our guide was so thorough and interesting that we ran over time!
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