Get all the benefits of a Private Colosseum Underground Tour with the same attention to detail that have made our Colosseum tours Luxury Travel Guide award-winners. Walk right past the lines, entering Rome’s amphitheater like true gladiators. You’ll explore the Underground, Arena Floor and the 2nd Ring followed by the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, all with a private guide.
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At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
|Skip the general admission lines to begin your visit at the gates to the Arena Floor, then head down to the Colosseum Underground and up to the 2nd Tier.
|Gain incredible insight on the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert story-teller to unveil the area’s archaeological treasures.
|Immerse yourself in the fantastic history of the Colosseum with a private guide to satisfy your every curiosity and provide you with personalized attention.
Tour Summary Get in the Know
Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor & 2nd Ring
Make your Colosseum Underground an exclusive one on this deluxe private tour of Rome’s famous Flavian Amphitheater. Skip the crowds of people lining up for general admission, and head to the “backdoor” of the world’s most iconic arena. Here you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the “gladiator’s gate”, or better the actual exit point fo these ancient athletes if they didn’t survive the combat.
Follow in the footsteps of history as your private guide leads you to areas of the Colosseum that are totally off-limits to those with only standard tickets. This means that compared to the over 6 million visitors that visit the monument each year, you’ll only have to share them with a few other people, a sensation made even more intimate by your guide’s focus on you alone for the entirety of the tour.
Rome’s History from 3 Unique Perspectives
Stand exactly where the heat of the action took place on the Arena Floor, and in the Colosseum’s ancient underground backstage, where gladiators armored-up, and wild animals paced in cages. These totally unique perspectives will leave you breathless, heightened by the captivating narrative supplied by your private guide.
You’ll find out what each area of the Colosseum was used for, the engineering feats behind every brick, and how this bloodthirsty ring reflected the political and social values of Ancient Rome itself. You’ll also get to take in its magnificent interior view from the 2nd Tier to see how the games looked from above.
Explore Ancient Rome with a Personal Guide
After having taken in the Colosseum from three unrivaled vantage points, you’ll be off along the Via Sacra to see the Arch of Constantine, erected by the Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, before taking an p close look at what once was the pulsing center of this ancient superpower. Walking into the Roman Forum is as close to time travel as it gets, as your private guide unveils the glory still hidden in these ruins, and makes the marble columns hum to the beat of orators, emperors and triumphing legions.
You’ll see the ancient temples, the senate-house Julius Caesar was building when he was assassinated, the exact spot his funeral pyre burned and much more, all the while listening to the perks and punishments reserved for Vestal Virgins and the exploits behind every single triumphal arch. Your guide will then take you up to the Palatine Hill, and since this is a private tour, you can decide exactly where to go. The views over the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus are stunning from up here.
What you’ll See Along the Way
- Arena Floor
- 2nd Ring
- Arch of Constantine
- Roman Forum
- Temple of Castor & Pollux
- Temple of Vesta
- Temple of Antoninus & Faustina
- Arch of Titus
- Private Guide
- Skip-the-line access to all sites
- Expert English-speaking tour guide
- Private customizable tour
- All tickets and reservations