Colosseum Underground Forum and Palatine

Lazio/Rome

With exclusive access to sections of the arena normally closed to the public, this VIP style Colosseum tour is what bucket list dreams are made of. Retrace the steps of gladiators as your delve into the underground maze of tunnels, where they armored up before facing the crowds. Then savor the chance to gaze upon the massive amphitheater from their point-of-view, as you step onto the arena floor – which is an option only available to few! In addition to the privileged entry to its stage, dungeons & backstage area, we’ve also got special access to the third upper ring.
The Roman Forum is the perfect setting to gain a deeper insight into life in ancient Rome. Whether you were a lower-class plebeian or an esteemed member of the toga-clad elite, this was the place to be. Get a taste of it all as your first-rate guide uncovers the nitty-gritty, the dirty politics and the sublime beauty of this most remarkable of ancient sights. You’ll walk the Via Sacra, where generals and their armies once held their triumphal processions, see the Temple of Caesar and pass the Rostra (speaker’s corner), where the head of the famed orator Cicero was put on display after his vicious murder.
Paradoxically, we’ll end our tour where Rome herself was born. A few modest huts built on the top of the Palatine Hill in 200 BC were the humble beginning of the Empire, which grew to be the gigantic state we all know today. However, only centuries after the first settlers arrived, this mythical hill would be associated with anything but modesty.

Includes: Colosseum, Colosseum Underground, Colosseum Arena Floor, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Basilica Aemilia, Arch of Septimius Severus, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Caesar, The Temple of Vesta, Basilica of Maxentius, Temple of Saturn, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Arch of Titus, Palatine Hill, Palace of Domitian

*Please note the 3rd tier is not accessible the last Saturday of the month

**Due to the high request and limited number of tickets allowed to access the Underground, the authorities at the Colosseum will only confirm if there is availability the second week of each month for the following month. They will decide on the date and times possible to access the Underground.

Max: 24 participants

Duration: 3 hrs 30 min