Rome: Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Hill Tour

4.8 / 5

1547 Reviews

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Hill Tour

From US$ 93.95 per person

Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket such as the Underground, Arena and upper tiers. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration: 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from a professional guide
  • Get exclusive access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena
Full description

COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Official guide
  • Headsets, when 8 people or more are present
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice. The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance.
  • This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible as there is no elevator. Moderate amount of walking is involved.
  •  The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1547 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
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Don’t waste your time searching/comparing other tours. Samuel was one of the best guide we have ever met! Extremely knowledgeable about several subjects. Time went by extremely quickly while listening to his explanations. I wish Samuel could have been our guide for all the sites we have visited during our time in Rome!

October 18, 2020

It was such a horrid day, the rain was so relentless but our tour guide (Sebastian - If I'm remembering correctly) was a champion. Really knowledgable and had some great information to share with us and ensured we took our time going around and had all the details for each section. I honestly could not recommend him more for this tour - just hope you get better weather if you go.

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September 30, 2020

Very good tour. Only four of us in the group, as everywhere quieter at the moment. Nice friendly group including the guide. Definately need to wear walking shoes, and take bottle of water with you, where you can fill up for free at certain places. Our guide Sam, was very knowledgeable and was very happy to answer all of our questions. Excellent time to visit as not nearly so crowded as would normally be.

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September 18, 2020

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