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Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

From US$ 108.45 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
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
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Covid-19 Update

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

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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • 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 208 reviews

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This was our favourite tour of the trip. Being able to go into the undeground area and then stand on the upper floor looking out enabled your imagination to fill in the gaps. Our tour guide was brilliant, he had a great knowledge and the pitch of his voice togher with his clear english (even though english clearly wasnt his first language) I cannot fault. It is definitley worth spending on a guide as opposed to just wandering around yourself. Visiting early November was good too, the weather was warm enough for t-shirts cool enough to enjoy long walks in the city. Plus the crowds were minimal.

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November 9, 2021

We met our guide, Andrea, who proceeded to tell us exactly how the tour would work and what we would see. He guided us through security and talked about the Colosseum and its history while we waited for our guide to accompany us to the underground level. Andrea was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer every question we threw in his direction. He really made us appreciate what a marvel the Colosseum is. After touring the underground, arena floor and upper level of the Colosseum, we made our way to the Palatine hill and then from there down to the forum. Andrea was engaging and interesting the entire time. All in all, an excellent tour.

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October 30, 2021

Antonio was brilliant, extremely knowledgeable giving us great facts throughout the tour. Going underground was well worth the extra money to see where the Gladiators and animals were before they went into the Arena. We were not rushed at any stage and there were plenty opportunities for photos along the way. The fact that we all had audio headsets so that we could hear Antonio clearly meant we didn't have to huddle together to hear him and you could hold back for a few minutes looking at something and still hear him. In Covid times it also meant we didn't have to stand so close together either. The tour to the Forum was shorter but just as interesting, we got to see all the main buildings getting good stories along the way

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October 27, 2021

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