Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
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From US$ 106.98 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.

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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


  • 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 on your own 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.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Visit to the Forum and Palatine Hill
  • 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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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 2677 reviews

Review summary

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The entrance to the colosseum was quite confusing. You enter and there is no one to tell you where you have to go to find the guide (the guide was not there either) so you lose a lot of time. Since the guide appeared, everything went well. In the coliseum, he considered that the guide could make the visit much more enriching, talking more stories or relevant data. It was simple in general. When we went to the 2nd part of the tour, the guide LUCA appeared who rescued the experience. Very entertaining, super interesting data, and all very enjoyable. Thank you Luca!

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September 28, 2022

Our guide, Gabriele, was awesome! We did so many tours throughout Italy last month and this was one of the best ones. Gabriele was so knowledgeable and delivered the information in a fun and interesting way. He brought a ton of visual aids to help you really be able to visualize what the forum and coliseum looked and functioned like in ancient times. Don’t hesitate to book this tour!

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September 21, 2022

The Colosseum is a MUST if you go to Rome. Make sure you have plenty of water with you and keep up with your guide. It would be easy to get lost in the crowds! The fact that it is incredibly crowded only adds to the atmosphere .... after all .... It's a stadium and was built for thousands to be entertained! My only criticism was that it was quite difficult to hear our guide. She was extremely knowlegeable so it was unfortunate that we missed quite a lot of her commentary ..... Basically she needed to be nearer to her microphone so maybe a redesign is needed there. Over all it was very well organized and extremely interesting.

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September 18, 2022

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