Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

From $104.36 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
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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, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Private or small groups available

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
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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.

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
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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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

  • 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 1772 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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HIGHLY recommend this tour. My husband and I did the “regular” tour three years ago and decided to do something different with our family. The underground tour was a truly pleasant surprise and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Colosseum. Our guide was exceptional and answered our questions patiently and knowledgeably. We really enjoyed the tour.

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September 11, 2021

Our tourguide RAF was very knowledgable and kindly answered all questions. She had the tour very well structured and spoke perfect english. I also liked the fact that the communication via the headphones to the toureguide worked flawlessly. Both my daughters and myself really enjoyed the tour and are glad that RAF was leading our tour. Well done!

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September 7, 2021

The tour was AMAZING!!! Our guide was super knowledgeable and a great story teller! The views alone are worth the trip but the guide gives you an amazing trip through history. It was hot and there was a lot of walking on uneven terrain so making sure to have a water bottle and some good walking shoes is a must!

September 7, 2021

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