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Colosseum Dungeons Tour

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 706 reviews.Rome, Italy

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Experience hosted by Brent

3.5 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore the Colosseum's dungeons, and Rome's forgotten ruins

In a small group, we'll uncover the bloody 2,000-year history of the Colosseum, explore its dungeons, and also visit the Roman Forum (Ancient City) and Palatine Hill (Cesare's Palace).

We'll begin the tour at the Colosseum, where you'll marvel at its architecture while I provide a thorough explanation of how ancient people were able to build a stone stadium, two millennia ago. We'll avoid the crowds and lines at the general entrance and instead enter through the privileged "Gladiator's gate". Next, you walk the same steps as gladiators on to the arena floor for exploration and photos before heading to the dungeons. The dungeons were the stadium's backstage, wild beast and gladiators were kept there before deadly fights.

In the Roman Forum, we'll visit pagan temples and tombs, the house of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate house, and Julius Cesare's tomb, among other important ancient ruins.

NOTE: Tickets to the dungeons are extremely limited, and for this reason, we must join an Italian host/guide to the dungeons. Due to Colosseum restrictions, I am not always able to conduct the tour during this portion of the tour (25 minutes). The other 3 plus hours we will walk and talk freely
Explore the Colosseum's dungeons, and Rome's forgotten ruins

In a small group, we'll uncover the bloody 2,000-year history of the Colosseum, explore its dungeons, and also visit the Roman Forum (Ancient City) and Palatine Hill (Cesare's Palace).

We'll begin the tour at the Colosseum, where you'll marvel at its architecture while I provide a thorough explanation of how ancient people were able to build a stone stadium, two millennia ago. We'll avoid the crowds and lines at the general entrance and instead enter through the privileged "Gladiator's gate". Next, you walk the same steps as gladiators on to…

Brent's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Tickets
    Included skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum's underground, the Roman Fo...
From $153
/person
Thu., Aug. 13
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$153 per person
$153 per person
Fri., Aug. 14
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$153 per person
$153 per person
Fri., Aug. 14
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$153 per person
$153 per person

Meet your host, Brent

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 706 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we'll take care of all reservations so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines.

Don't hesitate to contact me for any help planning your trip to Italy!

Brent
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my officially licensed, English speaking…
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Where you'll be

General:
1. Colosseum
2. Roman Forum (Ancient City)
3. Palatine Hill (Cesar's Palace)
Special Access:
4. Entrance To Colosseum Through Gladiator's Gate
5. Access to Colosseum's Arena Floor
6. Colosseum Dungeons
7. Cesar's Ramp to Roman Forum
8. Nero's Secret Underground Tunnel at Cesar's Palace
9. Ancient St. Mary's (A portion of Cesar's Palace, made into a Church)

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 706 reviews.

Cathy
August 2020
Colin was an amazing guy! He made each of us feel very special. He answered every question that my kids threw at him. It was only my family on the trip due to COVID19 but that was okay. We got to have a experience. It was amazing!
Drew
July 2020
Colin was great! He was knowledgeable and friendly and made my tour of the Colesseum and the Forum a memory I will share with all my friends and family back in America.
Maryam
February 2020
Brent was very informative and engaging. He carefully explained the history of the subject matter and immersed us in a way that made the experience even more memorable. We highly recommend going on Brent's tour of the Colosseum.
Adrija
January 2020
Amazing experience! We were able to appreciate, learn and experience so much more than we would on our own. Thank you for a wonderful experience - would highly recommend!
Theodore
January 2020
Brent is a very enthusiastic tour guide. He really knows his stuff! He puts in lots of effort to learn about the Colosseum.
Carly
January 2020
Andre, our guide, was awesome! He is very passionate about Roman history and has a great personality. It was an informative and entertaining experience. Brent also included a lot of local tips and suggestions aside from the tour which was very helpful.
Andre, our guide, was awesome! He is very passionate about Roman history and has a great personality. It was an informative and entertaining experience. Brent also included a lot o…

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  • Thu., Aug. 13
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Fri., Aug. 14
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Fri., Aug. 14
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 15
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 15
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 16
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 16
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $153 per person
  • Mon., Aug. 17
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $153 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.