Exclusive Colosseum Underground VIP Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Bypass the queue to avoid long waits. A professional guide, with an art and archaeological background, will escort you through the amphitheater's history. The unique feature of this extraordinary tour is to let you explore the hidden parts of the Colosseum on a small-group never bigger than 24 people. Explore all parts of this incredible monument, finding the original structure from 5th century A.D., and exploring all the tunnels and rooms where gladiators get prepared to face the fight. Visit the Underground tunnels web and then, for great views, you will climb the upper level of the Colosseum. Discover some of the Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the Arch of Titus, in the Roman Forum. Visit the Palatine Hill and admire the site of an older 9th century BC settlement, which was said to be where Romulus founded the first city of Rome.

per adult from

$109

NZD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Small Group of 19 or fewer
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
    • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (recommended)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    Enter the Colosseum and learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in ancient times. Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum.

    Descend to the underground, find the original structure from 5th century A.D., and explore all the tunnels and rooms where gladiators were preparing to face the fight. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, 00186 Rome Italy

    Visit the Roman Forum. This is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world with some of Ancient Rome's most evocative ruins.

    Leaving the Arch of Titus walk down the Sacred Way, the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from countless battles and conquests.

    After admiring this impressive monuments runway, get prepared for visiting Maxentius' Basilica and Romulus temple.

    Continuing to the Forum see the temple dedicate to Emperor Antoninus Pius and his wife. Extraordinary example of reusing during the ancient period.

    Your visit ends with the temple of Julius Caesar, built by Emperor August to commemorate his father.

    All around you can see the building where the daily life in the Ancient Rome took place such as the two republican basilicas, the temple of Saturn and the temple of Dioscuri, the House of the Vestal Virgins and much more ...

    Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

    Explore Palatine Hill, the site of an older settlement from the 9th century BC, said by the legend as the place where Romulus founded the original city of Rome.

    Start your visit from the impressive Arch of Constantine, emblem of victory which commemorates Emperor Constantine when he ascended the power.

    Getting on the hill appreciate this archaeological site, with the ruins of many generations of Rome’s emperors on show.

    Enjoy an impressive view of the valley of the Roman Forum.

    Continue your tour visiting the Horti Palatini Farnesiourum and its terrace. Here surrounded by fine gardens and elegant fountains you will be given an incredible panoramic view.

    The first part of your tour ends up with the Arch of Titus.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
    • To get inside the Colosseum it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be can asked just the ticket entrance.
    • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
    • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
    • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.
    • This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
    • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
    • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
    • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
    • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
    • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
    • Activity not recommended for people with motor lag
    • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
    • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
    • Pets are not allowed
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Temperature checks for travelers at the Colosseum entrance too. If the temperature is above 37,5° C (99,5°F), access will not be possible. No refund is available.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Vatican Guided Tours

Activity ID: V-153188P33

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