The Ultimate Vip Colosseum Underground With Ancient Rome Tour

12 people

3 hours




The hub of entertainment for the ancient Roman Empire has dazzled tourists for centuries. However, its underground level is rarely explored. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators on this exclusive tour of the Colosseum’s underground holding area, featuring ingenious stage design that was centuries ahead of its time.

Centuries ago, the Roman Empire stretched from modern-day Portugal to Egypt; its capital Rome became known as Roma Aeterna and Caput Mundi, the Eternal City and Capital of the World. Today, it is remembered through relics, ruins, and sculptures that can be found throughout modern Rome.

While the public area of the Colosseum consisted of several levels of extensive seating, few Roman citizens were aware of the complex level that existed underground. The dramatic entrances of gladiators, victims, and beasts were coordinated in the intricate holding areas beneath the Colosseum. Elevators, trap doors, and advanced stage equipment could all be found in this underground area, centuries before the same advances could be seen in Western stage theatre.

Our exclusive VIP Access tour will take you underground to explore the secrets of the Colosseum. Your guide will explain the purposes of the innovative stage equipment and describe a typical scene in the preparations for a Roman performance.

From The Colosseum your guide will take you to The Roman Forum served as the global headquarters of economic trade. This ancient square included markets dedicated to the sale of cattle, pork, fish, and wine: vital industries in the ancient eras. Surrounding the Roman Forum where important government buildings including the home of the Roman Senate. Your guide will explain how the Roman Forum displays the development of the Empire with various monuments originating in the different eras of Roman civilization.

No tour of Ancient Rome would be complete without a journey to Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. According to a widely-known legend, the city of Rome was founded on Palatine Hill. For centuries this place also served as the residence for several Roman Emperors.

This tour offers a VIP opportunity to explore the ancient secrets hidden beneath the Colosseum. Your small group will be lead by one of our qualified tour guides; our team of experts will be able to handle all of your questions about the ancient Roman Empire.

What to know

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Entrance times are strict so early arrival is essential; late arrivals cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the attraction; do not bring these with you as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult