In a small group, you'll enjoy restricted access in the Colosseum, Roman Forum (ancient city) and Palatine Hill (Cesare's Palace).
We'll begin the tour at the Colosseum, where we'll uncover the stadium's 2,000 year bloody history. This experience avoids the crowds and lines at the general entrance and instead enters through the privileged "Gladiator's gate" (only accessible with accredited guides).
Next, you'll walk the same steps as gladiators on the arena floor, off limits to the general public. The arena floor give's you the perspective of the ancient fighters and also an excellent view into the Colosseum's dungeons; where gladiators, prisoners, and imported animals were kept before their slaughter.
Following 20 minutes on the arena floor we'll venture into the dungeons, a labyrinth of passages and elevators which were used to bring the doomed people and animals up to the Colosseum stage.
We'll then go to the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd levels, where you'll have free time to explore before we head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
In the 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. You'll also have special access to tunnels and ruins closed to the public in the ancient city.
We'll conclude in the center of ancient Rome, at Julius Cesare's tomb.