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$ 113.34 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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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

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 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.

Includes
  • 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 2740 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Giovanni our guide explained to us in an excellent way in German the whole history of ancient rome with his great enthusiasm he made us live the whole historical era I recommend everyone to take a tour of the colosseum with a guide because otherwise they cannot be interpreted the things you see. In my opinion no one better than people specializing in history can tell the story of ancient Rome Super recommended

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November 1, 2022

We had an excellent guide and loved the tour. Very helpful! I have difficulty with doing a lot of stairs, along with several others in our group and he made sure we had elevator access when it was needed. I was a bit concerned about doing this tour as I had two knee replacements and a hip replacement in the past couple of years and I just wanted to say that I had no problem with the Underground. It was very accessible and easy to navigate.

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October 18, 2022

Absolutely fantastic! Daniel was an amazing guide - extremely knowledgeable. The tour was very comprehensive but I would recommend planning for additional time following the tour to explore the Roman Forum. We did not anticipate how large the forum would be and had to leave promptly for another reservation. Plan to stay after your tour to explore the whole ruins.

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October 8, 2022

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