Colosseum Underground and Dungeons Special Access Walking Tour

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  • Live Guide
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  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

This tour is highly sought after and extremely limited. The special restricted access to the Underground and Dungeons of the Colosseum means that groups are capped at 18 people, and entry is limited throughout the day. This tour sells out daily and is a very special experience. When you book this tour, your certified guide can take you onto the Arena Floor as well as below it! You can go into the belly of the arena and see the cages where the animals were kept, the tunnels where gladiators awaited their turn in battle, and even a working replica of an elevator that would release the animals onto the arena floor. You will also get to walk around the seating level of the arena, and even explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with your guide after you finish in the Colosseum. You definitely don't want to miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Roman Vacations

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colosseum

You will enter the incredible Colosseum Arena and follow your guide into the special, restricted access Underground and Dungeons as well as the Arena Floor. Go below the stage level of the Colosseum where the animals and prisoners were kept. The tunnels where the gladiators would await their battles, as well as where the coordinator of the games would orchestrate the day's events. You will even see a replica of a working elevator that brought the lions to the stage floor to surprise the victims fighting above. Rise with your guide from the depths of the dungeons to the stage of the Arena Floor where you can feel like a gladiator in battle. From here you will continue to rise into the spectator area to get the best views in the arena! This exclusive access is only for those lucky enough to book this tour!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Palatine Hill

Walk in the footsteps of emperors as you climb the Palatine Hill where they lived. Gaze around at the beauty of the ruins of ancient palaces and the views only the emperors of Rome were lucky enough to have. As you walk through these palatial royal homes, you can see the marble flooring, archeological sites and even a private stadium for Emperor Domitian. Your guide will take you through the beautifully maintained Farnese gardens, where this noble family revived the Palatine Hill in the Renaissance. Walking among the plants, and nymphaeum, you will get breathtaking views of the Forum below.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum

As you descend from the Palatine Hill, you will enter the Roman Forum. This ancient city center from the times of the Roman Kings in the 7th century BC comes alive again for you as your guide takes you into the heart of Ancient Rome. Walk down the Via Sacra on your way past the Basilica of Maxentius, the Temple and House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Julius Caesar and even the Senate House. Ask your guide questions in order to paint the picture of the buildings as they were in Ancient Rome.

Duration: 45 minutes
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