Guided tour

Rome: Ancient History and Colosseum Underground Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME

Rome: Ancient History and Colosseum Underground Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME

From US$ 108.79 per person

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

Discover the monument that has become a symbol of Rome, the Colosseum. Learn about its rich history and hear tales of gladiators, slaves, and ferocious animals from your guide.

Start your day of discovery by meeting your guide outside the Colosseum at your selected departure time. Enjoy the opportunity to explore all the areas of the Colosseum and gain exclusive access to the site's 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

  • Guided small-group tour
  • Colosseum skip-the-ticket-line tickets
  • Colosseum underground tickets
  • Roman Forum guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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

  • All customers are required to carry a valid form of ID
  • Please provide all the names of the visitors attending the tour
  • The tour start time is subject to change, in the case of a changed start time the local provider will send a message with the new start time
  • Luggage and big backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum
  • The tour itinerary is subject to changes in case of restrictions by local authorities
  • Pets and service dogs are not allowed
  • Entry tickets will be provided by your guide on the day of the tour
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based on 490 reviews

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I believe her name was Christine, may you can look up her name and make sure. She was top notch as a tour guide! She was passionate about her knowledge and it shines through. Would recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get her you will be in the best hands!

January 14, 2023

Our tour guide, Kiara, was very kind, patient and knowledgeable. She provided us with historical facts and stories pertaining to the foundation of Rome, the Forum, Julius Ceasar, Titus, Emperor Nero and the Colosseum. It's hard to imagine ancient Rome within these round ruins but the tour guide had brought her tablet to show us artist renditions of what it looked like in all of its glory. Wonderful experience!

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December 14, 2022

This tour was unbelievable. Our guide, Cristina, studied archeology, so she was really into the subject matter. Going below ground really gave us a sense of how everything worked. We learned a ton and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cristina was—by far—our favorite guide in Rome. She also gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation after the tour was over.

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December 8, 2022

Product ID: 199201