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Skip the line: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Group size: 
12 people
Mon - Sun
3 hrs (Approx.)
Start time: 
8:30am 9:25 am 10:25am 11:25am 12:25am 1:25pm 2:45pm 4:05pm

What's included

  • Priority VIP access with no lines
  • Exclusive access to Colosseum Underground and Arena floor 
  • Tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine hill
  • Free time on sight to enjoy and wander at own pace
  • Stories to hold onto for a lifetime

Sites visited

  • Colosseum Underground and Arena floor
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Arch of Titus
  • Via Sacra
  • Stadium of Domitian
  • Emperor's palace
  • Roman Aqueducts
  • Farense Gardens
  • Palatine Hill

Tour details

Our best-selling tour! The Colosseum Underground and Arena floor are some of the most fascinating and brilliant sites you will ever see in Rome. Discover all the facets that these structures conceal, how they were built, what their purpose was, and who their protagonists were. The way the Romans designed these underpaths will blow your mind... 

The glorious Arena, which was home for shows on water and sand, was famous for hosting extremely dramatic and cruel shows. Be amazed by how far the Emperor would go to make these shows most fascinating for his audience.   

The Colosseum Underground and Arena can easily be considered some of the most important constructions for politics and entertainment for many centuries. Filled with tunnels and walls, some still standing from the Roman times, these areas will allow you to dive deep into the past and understand how the Emperor communicated his power to his people, through battles and shows, and how the Romans spent their leisure time.

Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Your tour will then lead you on a journey through the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum where you will be able to admire the incredible ruins, and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. 

The Roman Forum was the social, political, religious and financial centre of the Roman Empire and the most incredible site of Ancient Roman civilization with various structures still standing. All layers of Roman society rubbed shoulders together daily whether, for personal, business or political purposes, anyone from homeless beggars to rich senators could be found there. 

The Palatine Hill is the foundation point of Rome and still holds today, many layers of history. You can find ruins from the early kingdom of Rome in 7th century BCE and the Roman Republic in the later centuries BCE to the jaw dropping palace of Emperor Domitian in the Imperial Age. Further, you can see the more recent presence of the Farnese family during the Renaissance and that of Mussolini in the 20th century. 

Picture perfect moments that are not to be missed when visiting the Eternal City, Rome.

Enjoy wandering around these amazing historical areas.

Upon release of payment and guarantee of booking, all guests are submitting compliance with our Terms & Conditions Policy (Click Here To Read). Should any doubt or dispute with said Terms & Conditions arise before booking, it is advised to contact us before placing your booking and submitting payment.

Please note that your ID may be required at the entrance. Guests who show up without an ID may not be able to access the areas of the Colosseum. No suitcase compartment is available.

Customer reviews


Friday, May 18, 2018
My wife and I decided to book a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum to help enrich the experience and we were very pleased with Crown Tours. Brent was our tour guide-- he was extremely knowledgable, took the time to explain everything and answer all our questions. We learned more in 3 hours than we ever imagined we would. Best tour we've had in Italy, we are so happy with our experience we are going to use them for the Vatican tour as well. Prices are very reasonable compared to some of the other quotes we received, and the personal experience Brent provided made the final cost feel like a steal.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Andre was our guide and he was fantastic, explaining what made the Colosseum so fantastic for the citizens of Rome. He explained everything about how it was built, and about the stage, the entrances, where you sat when you were in there, how easy it was to get in and out of the Colosseum. He made the tour very interactive as well, asking people questions about what they knew about the Colosseum, and was able to convey his knowledge in a great way. The Colosseum itself was amazing, to stand on the stage and look up into the seating and imagine what it must have been like for the Romans to be looking down onto the stage or to be a gladiator looking up into the massive crowd was breathtaking. It is also amazing what is still there, and how well the Colosseum has stood up over time. If you really want to good tour and not just go in and look around I would highly recommend Crown Tours. Truly Excellent!
Fort McMurray

Saturday, October 13, 2018
I generally never write about my experience, but I have to say thank you to Manny, he was an amazing tour guide. He made learning about the Colosseum and Roman Culture exciting and interesting, I found myself hanging on to every word he said. The tour was perfect, I wish he had more time to spend with us. Manny’s recommendation was to get “LOST” in Rome. I did just that, after the tour today, my son and I walked around Rome and took the time to appreciate the buildings, history, and all the food, Just remember, Rome is so big that you will never get to see everything during one trip. Thank you again Manny. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome for the first time.


Adult Price: 
Child Price: 


Child (1-18 years). Infant (0-1 years) free.
(Children €95,00)
Child (4-17 years). Infant (0-3 years) free.

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