Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
Likely to sell out

From US$ 132.39 per person

Likely to sell out

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 at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Private group 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
Full description

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.  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
  • 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 areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

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 2578 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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The overall experience was good. Guido, our guide was great and we really loved the detailed explanation he gave us. We could almost picture how they lived at the time and how the entertained themselves. The only thing that was bad was that the agency booked the underground tour in Italian instead of English so our guide wasn’t allowed to talk while we were in the underground and we had to listen to a guide speaking in Italian, which we don’t understand. Our guide was still able to warn us before entering the underground and he explained a lot afterwards, but it would have been better to get the explanation during the underground tour which wasn’t allowed because they didn’t book the right time slot.

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August 12, 2022

The tour is highly recommended, the organization is excellent. You get headphones to better understand the tour guide, who speaks into a microphone. In the Roman Forum you are in the midst of living history, which Francesca illustrated and explained to us with many technical details. A MUST when visiting Rome. In the basement of the Colosseum you can witness how the wild animals were kept and how the gladiators fared. You get into areas that you can't get into as a simple visitor. At the end of the tour you still have enough time to visit the upper floors of the Colosseum. We were thrilled, bottled and would recommend this tour to anyone. Just great.

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August 11, 2022

We took a few tours while on vacation. This was by far the best!! The tour itself was amazing and so incredible to see. The guide was definitely the best we’ve had. He was very informative and easy to understand. He took his time to explain things and waited for everyone to take pics.

August 4, 2022

Product ID: 155115