Guided tour

Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME SRLS

Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME SRLS
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From US$ 123.59 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a walking tour of the Colosseum's underground chambers. Discover where the Romans caged wild animals, walk on the arena floor where the gladiators fought and visit the Roman Forum to see the center of ancient Roman life.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Experience the Colosseum's underground chambers
  • Feel like a Gladiator and walk on the arena floor
  • Discover the Colosseum's first and second tier
  • Visit the Roman Forum and see one of the most important archaeological sites
Full description

Start your day of discovery by meeting your guide outside the Colosseum at your selected departure time. Discover the site that over the centuries has become the symbol of the city. Learn about the Colosseum's rich history and from your informative guide, hear tales of gladiators, slaves, and ferocious animals.

For approximately 2-hours you will get the opportunity to explore all the areas of the Colosseum and gain exclusive access to the sites off-limits areas. Walk through the underground chambers and see the secret passages of the Gladiators. Also, discover where wild animals were caged and transported to the Arena's main level.

After your tour of the Colosseum, explore the heart of the ancient city for about one hour with your guide. Discover the Forum, the area that witnessed the birth and development of Roman civilization. Witness the remains of ancient temples and some of the most ancient places of worship

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Colosseum skip-the-ticket-line tickets
  • Colosseum underground tickets
  • Roman Forum guided tour
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tickets are nominative please provide all the names of the visitors attending the tour
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time to the meeting point
  • Coliseum Undergrounds have restricted visiting times so the tour has to run on time
  • A valid ID card or a copy of it (or a scanned picture of your ID card or passport) is required to get inside the Colosseum
  • Having a mobile phone in case contact needs to be made is highly recommended
  • No flammable sprays or perfumes are allowed inside
  • The exact start time of the tour will be communicated via email and by SMS after booking the necessary tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 360 reviews

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One of the best tours I’ve ever been on. Alessandro was an absolute pleasure. He was so knowledgeable and even better he showed a true enthusiasm in the tour. Observing other tours I saw in the same area he went ABOVE and beyond to give insight and historical context. This made my trip to Rome truly worth it.

August 4, 2022

Tour guide was an archeologist, very knowledgeable. He was able to answer every question. We got to see all parts of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and skipped all lines. Our tour guide knew many of the official staff as well and could get us in where others couldn’t.

August 2, 2022

the tour was excellent. having the opportunity to go down to the underground of the colosseum was unique. the guide that takes you to the underground portion is different from the guide that you meet and spend the tour with. I like the young girl that took our group to the underground portion better. she was more energetic and had more insight into the colosseum because she studied archeology. this tour was pricey but it was worth it because the group was small and it included the underground portion which most people that visit don't get to see

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August 2, 2022

Product ID: 199201