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Private Colosseum Underground Tour

with Arena Floor, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Private Colosseum Underground Tour ★★★★★ 5 based on 11 reviews.
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Group size: Private Language: English Duration: 3.5 hrs Start Time: Multiple AM & PM

2020 travellers' choiceGet all the benefits of a Private Colosseum Underground Tour with the same attention to detail that has 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.

***We do also offer this tour as a small group tour here: Colosseum Underground Tour – Check availability!

At a Glance Why You’ll Love It

private colosseum underground tour
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 into the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with an expert storyteller 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 for 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 Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, before taking a 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 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
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Tour Highlights

  • Colosseum
  • Hypogeum
  • 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

Please Note*

For security reasons all visitors must present valid photo identification in order to be granted access to the Colosseum. Photocopies are acceptable.

Private Colosseum Underground Tour

What Our Customers Say…

Private Colosseum Underground Tour ★★★★★ 5 based on 11 reviews.
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Loved it!

Amazing tour with Mario, we enjoyed it! The Arena where the gladiator walked is breathtaking.
- Alan Z.

Colosseum tour with underground - Fabulous!

Today’s tour was a 5 star! First off the meeting place was easy to locate and the company representative took care of us immediately. Carlotta took a few minutes to introduce herself and to greet each member of our 12- person group personally which immediately created a feeling of belonging. Carlotta had the difficult task of advising the group that part of the Colosseum would not be accessible due to a special event. She assured the guests that she would make up for the missed visit by prolonging other parts of our tour. All in all, a wonderful visit with a fabulous guide who was knowledgeable, professional and who knew how to cater to the needs of her clients.
- Sandra P.

Tour of the Colosseum Underground, perfect!

We had a private colosseum underground tour on October 12th. The tour guide, Manuela was very knowledgeable and engaging! Strongly recommended!
- Ben S.

Tour at the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum!

We had an amazing experience visiting Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with our tour guide Carlotta. She was very informative, fun and showed us all the hidden details. We recommend this tour 100%! We experienced this ancient part of Rome at the best possible way!
- Anna

Best Colosseum Tour

A fabulous tour given by Marina! Thoroughly knowledgeable regarding the subject matter. Not a boring minute. I am a history buff and consider myself somewhat knowledgeable. Our tour guide added to my knowledge and could answer every question that our small group had. It was a delightful experience that I would recommend to anyone touring Rome. One suggestion: Go in the off season like I did to avoid the crowds and the heat! Temperature was in the mid to upper 30's.
- Jeff

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