Underground Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Skip-The-Line Guided Group Tour Tickets

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3.5 Hours
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Max People : 26
Tour Highlights
  • Be guided by a professional expert local tour guide through the symbol of the eternal city of Rome with a full tour of Colosseum and its underground mysteries, with privileged Skip-The-Line entry.
  • Explore the history beneath Colosseum, underground tunnels where gladiators would fight and lions where kept caged before released in the arena.
  • Learn about the ancient story of Colosseum in first hand and admire its glory.
  • Admire the magnificent Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

Meeting Location

Golden Voyager Tours Office (Google Map)

Departure Time

Please be 20 minutes at the meeting point before your tour start time

Price Includes

  • Underground Colosseum Privileged Entrance Ticket
  • Priority Entrance for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Official Tour Guide
  • Exclusive Partner Entrance Access
  • Colosseum tour headset

Price Excludes

  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
What to Expect

Explore the symbol of the eternal city of Rome with privileged skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, full tour of its underground sites, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Dive in a 3.5 hour guided tour with professional local expertise.

Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history, discover the hidden world of underground passages beneath Colosseum and grasp the wonders of what this ancient site has to offer.

Get privileged skip the lines entrance to one of the most famous site in the world and explore the tunnels where gladiators would fight and lions where kept caged before released in the arena. Walk through the Sacred Way “Via Sacra”, the main street of ancient Rome, the path all emperors would march after a triumphal battle victory and festival celebrations.

Heading to the Roman Forum admire the ancient temples like Julius Caesar cremation altar, ancient basilicas used as a marketplace and the ancient religious temple home of Vestal Virgins

Continue your journey exploring Palatine Hill as the legend goes two twin brothers Romulus and Remus were found and nurtured by a she-wolf. The mythical legend dates before the founding of Rome in 750 BC, tells how Romulus and Remus build their own city in this exact site.

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Colosseum

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval magnificent architecture in the center of Rome, built of travertine, tuff and brick-faced concrete. It is the largest construction ever built in ancient Rome. It is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Emperor Vespasian began the construction in 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD by its successor Titus.

Colosseum Underground

Our full Underground Colosseum tour offers exclusive access to a world renowned site that few visitors get to see including the two tier subterranean marvelous network of ancient tunnels, known as the hypogeum, which people are familiar from the Steven Spielberg’s move “Gladiator”. Discover the hidden world of the labyrinth of jailed cages which held tigers and lions and other animals gathered all around the world by the Roman Empire. There are 80 vertical shafts used to lift animals and gladiators simultaneously to the magnificent arena floor which represent a marvelous engineering expertise. The bloody arena has a dark side since more than five hundred thousand people battled to death and over one million animals got slaughtered in the processes.

Colosseum Arena Floor

The original arena construction was 83 meters by 48 meters. It consisted of a wooden floor covered by sand, covering an elaborate underground structure called the hypogeum “underground”. The hypogeum was not part of the original construction but was ordered to be built by Emperor Domitian.
The hypogeum was connected by underground tunnels to a number of exits outside the Colosseum. Animals and performers were brought through the tunnel from nearby stables. Separate tunnels were provided for the Emperor and the Vestal Virgins to permit them to enter and exit the Colosseum without needing to pass through the crowds.
Enormous quantities of ingenious machinery also existed in the hypogeum. There is evidence for the existence of major hydraulic mechanisms and according to ancient accounts; it was possible to flood the arena via a connection to a nearby water canal.

Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is a breathtaking triumphal arch between the Colosseum and the palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. It is the largest Roman triumphal arch that spans the Via triumphalis the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.

Roman Forum

The roman Forum also known Forum Romanum is a plaza surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient Rome governments buildings at the center of the city. Originally a marketplace, the citizens of the ancient city referred to this place as the Forum Magnum. Dive yourself in the ancient culture to learn the way of life Rome’s predecessors lived.

Palace of Domitian

The palace of Domitian sits on top of the Palatine Hill and was built as Domitian’s imperial palace. Architect Rebirus designed the Palace as a massive structure with three sections, to conduct business and social private life in parallel. Nowadays the names used for these sections are: the Domus Flavia, the Domus Augustana and the garden “stadium”.

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill is the only hill from the Seven Hills of Rome situated in the center of Rome. It is the most ancient places of the city, 40 meters above the Roman Forum, looking down upon the Circus Maximus. Augustus Imperial palaces were built here.

Temple of Caesar

Temple of Caesar also known as Temple of Divus Iulius (Temple o Divo Giulio), was constructed by Augustus in 42 BC to worship as a god his adoptive father Julius Caesar. It is located close to the Regia and the Temple of Vesta.

Temple of Castor and Pollux

Temple of Castor and Pollux (Tempio dei Dioscui), was built to honor the fallen of the Battle of Lake Regillus. Castor and Pollux are known in ancient Greek history as the twin sons of Zeus and Leda. Magna Graecia brought their cult in ancient Rome religious beliefs.

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine

Basilica of Macentius and Constantine (Basilica di Massenzio) known as Basilica Nova is the largest building in Roman Forum. Takes place in the northern side of the Forum Romanum, constructed by emperor Maxentius and completed by emperor Constantine after his victory in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Arch of Titus & Temple of Vesta

The Temple of Anonius and Faustine, dedicated to the emperor Antonius Pius and his deceased wife Faustina, is a magnificent temple used as a Roman Catholic Church known as the Church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. It is situated in the Roman Forum on via Sacra, “Sacred Way” close to the Regia.

The Arch of Titus it is one of the oldest honorific archs in ancient world history. You can admire the arch walking down the Sacred Way. Emperor Domitian constructed the arch to commemorate his brother Titus after his death. Arc de Triomphe in Paris is one of the famous archs inspired by the arch of Titus.

The Temple of Vesta is the site of ancient cult religious buildings constructed by Numa Pompilius together with Regia and the House of Vestal Virgins. Using the remains of the temple archaeologist have built an idea of the original construct of the temple with twenty Corinthian columns on top of the round podium sized with a diameter fifteen meters.

Arch of Septimius Severus, Basilica Aemilia & Temple of Saturn

The Arch of Septimius Severus can be found at the end of the tour of Roman Forum. Can’t miss the beauty of this white marble triumphal arch, constructed to commemorate the victories of emperor Septimius Severus in two battle campaigns fighting Parthians. Quick fact about the arch is the destruction of the memorials and images of Septimius and his sons after their death.

The Basilica Aemilia is another magnificent part of Roman Forum ancient history, originally used by romans as butcher shops later as a bank and after a fire was renamed tabernae novae (new shops). Originally the basilica occupied 100 meters in length, 30 meters wide and along the sides had two rows of 16 arches with three entrances.

Temple of Saturn is an ancient temple in the Roman Forum built to honor god of Saturn. Its ruins can be viewed at the bottom of Capitoline Hill. The original construction has had many disagreement about the symbol it represents.

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Suki Jakomoto

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Wonderful experience in Rome visiting all this beautiful places. I loved it so much. I will come back next year again with my husband. Golden Voyager Staff great people! Glad to have met them!

March 29, 2017