Skip the line and explore the world's most visited monument in the most complete way. Visit areas of the Colosseum not accessible by regular-ticket holders. Step on the exclusive Arena floor and descend into the Underground section. Walk the steps of the Gladiators and find yourself in the backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome.

Then, take a journey back in time from the 10th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Chart a course through the archaeological tribal beginnings of Rome and marvel at the beauty of ancient temples and ruins.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  Live expert guide
✔  Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
✔  Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
✔  Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
✔  Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
✔  Full on-site assistance
✖  PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier
Departure & Return
Departure:  Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.

Return: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Itinerary
1
Colosseum Skip the line and explore the world's most visited monument in the most complete way. Visit areas of the Colosseum not accessible by regular-ticket holders. Step on the exclusive Arena floor and descend into the Underground section. Walk the steps of the Gladiators and find yourself in the backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome. Then go up to the ground level and learn about the innovative building techniques used by the ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself into the history of Ancient Rome and find out about the social and political function of this mighty amphitheater. Complete your Colosseum experience by going further up to the 1st tier from where you'll be amazed by the spectacular view over the Arena, the Arch of Constantine, and the Temple of Venus.

Duration:  1.1666666666667 hours

2
Colosseum After the first part of your tour, enjoy a short break to further explore the Colosseum on your own, then head together towards the archeological area of the Roman Forums and Palatine Hill for another 1-hour guided tour.

Duration:  30 minutes

3
Arch of Constantine Start the second part of your tour by exploring one of the largest triumphal arches in Roman history: the Arch of Constantine the Great, before meandering through the ruins of the Roman Forum.

Duration:  10 minutes

4
Roman Forum Here, you will immerse yourself in the ruins of ancient temples and will walk the paths of Emperors and Senators. Learn how this beautiful area became the beating heart of Ancient Rome. Hear about the Vestal Virgins and see their gardens and the pagan temple of the Goddess Vesta they served. Learn about the Basilica Julia and the penal system of Ancient Rome and its effects on Christianity. See the temple of Castor and Pollux and the Arch of Titus and learn about the sacking of Jerusalem.
Discover the Senate House, where senators met to decide the fate of the Roman Republic and how that climaxed with the murder and cremation of Julius Caesar.

Duration:  40 minutes

5
Palatine Hill Walk the paths of the Roman Emperors while visiting the hill where the legend of Romulus and Remus places the foundation of the city: the Palatine Hill. Learn how it later became one of the most exclusive areas of Ancient Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Roman Forum. From the heights of the Palatine Hill, enjoy a bird's eye view over what is considered to have been the largest structure for public games ever built by mankind, the Circus Maximus.

Duration:  30 minutes

Cancellation Policy
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
Additional info
•  Service animals allowed
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
•  A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
•  This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
•  You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
•  Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
•  Travellers younger than 18 years old must present a valid document or proof of ID
•  The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
•  The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
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Price:
From $121.15
Ticket:
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
duration:
3 hours
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