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EXCLUSIVE Colosseum Underground Experience

Enjoy EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to areas only recently opened to the public. Our special access to the Colosseum underground, will allow you to explore the tunnels where gladiators once prepared for fights and lions and tigers were caged before being hoisted onto the arena floor through trap doors using lifts and pulleys.

Our extended Colosseum tour also takes you to the third-tier level of the Colosseum, only recently opened for the first time since the 1970s, as well as the arena floor - areas not visited on regular Colosseum tours. Of course we’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on our regular Colosseum tours, giving you a more rounded view of this ancient structure.

After the Colosseum we’ll head onward to the Roman Forum and the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” which is the main path through the Forum that once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. It begins at the temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Listen as your guide points out all of this, plus moneylenders’ shops and the home of the famous Vestal Virgins, bringing these magnificent ruins to life.

We finish our tour at the beginning, the Palatine Hill, where legend has it Remus and Romulus were found by the she-wolf, and where they went on to fight for the right to build their own city. Romulus won, making this exact spot where Rome was founded.

Explore some of Rome’s oldest ruins, once decadent palaces and gardens, as well as some of the most beautiful views in the whole city.

Please note the Colosseum is one of the busiest venues in the whole of Rome and tickets are not available for sale until 90 days in advance; Tickets for April, May and June 2016 will be going on sale around 15th March 2016.

IMPORTANT: Renovation work is currently taking place on the exterior part of the Colosseum. Work will be done in stages and only a quarter of the Colosseum will be worked on at any one time. Tours which visit inside the Colosseum will run as planned and will not be affected.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to Colosseum to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

Please Note: Due to the booking and confirmation systems of this attraction, our partners may occasionally need to amend your Tour Times in advance of arrival, this potentially could happen up to 2 weeks before arrival. Unfortunately this is beyond our control and no refunds can be given when any such changes occur. We will always notify customers immediately if any such change occurs.

Please note that large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.

Note: This tour has numerous departure times. The guest must select only one departure time when booking, and times are not interchangeable.

Meeting times: 14:30 PM

Departure times: 14:45 PM

Duration: 3.5 hrs Approximate.

Meeting Point:  At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.

Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

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