Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

From US$ 106.90 per person

See the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Explore the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor, and learn about their history.

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Discover Colosseum's premier levels, the Colosseum Underground and Arena
  • Experience life as a gladiator as you go through the Gladiator's Gate
  • Learn how the Colosseum Underground operated as a backstage
  • Skip the long lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome
  • Enjoy an exclusive-access tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
Full description

Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire as you visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and learn more about the main monuments of Ancient Rome. Explore the arena floor and the underground section of the Colosseum. Learn more about the underground staging area where animals were caged and the gladiators sharpened their swords in preparation. Visit the recently opened dungeons and investigate the working mechanisms below the arena and on the arena floor itself.  See the ruins of the temples at the Roman Forum and explore the former palaces and temples of Palatine Hill, including the Rostra, where Marc Antony delivered Caesar's funeral eulogy. Take a look at the remains of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus. Listen to your guide's explanations about the history of the Forum and what the temples, arches, and monuments were used for. Hear about all the activities that took place in this sacred part of Ancient Rome during the days of the Roman Republic.

  • Guided tour
  • Headsets
  • Tips
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum underground tickets (€25 per adult)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • After booking the tour, the activity provider will contact you for payment for entrance tickets to the Colosseum Underground (€25 for adults, €10 for children)
  • Tickets become available one month prior to the tour date. The precise time of the tour departure may change slightly depending on the time of the tickets we secure.
  • In the event that tickets are sold out, your tour will be changed to a tour of the Colosseum Arena with entrance through the Gladiator's Gate, and the difference in tour fee will be refunded. You will be advised of this one month in advance, so that you can cancel your booking if you are not happy with the alternative tour being offered in this case.
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4.8 /5

based on 712 reviews

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This is a great tour!! This was our 3rd world wonder and this was our favorite so far! The tour was super easy to find and book. We booked a small group and total there 4 of us (me, my husband, and another couple). I highly recommend booking this since you get three different locations and the underground tour!

March 28, 2023

Vincenzo was extremely knowledgeable and informative on not only the Colosseum / Roman history, but also world history - this greatly enriched the experience of the tour. As this was a private tour, he led with our input, and designed the perfect Colosseum Tour. The underground portion is an absolute must IMO, and is worth the extra money. Highly recommend!

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March 28, 2023

I am so happy I booked the colosseum, palatine hill, and the Roman forum tour through get your guide. The company was very helpful in finding the perfect tour for me and my son. The day before our tour they sent a reminder email with everything we needed to know for the next day as far as time, meeting place, documents needed, and many helpful suggestions to make our visit enjoyable. Magda was a terrific guide. She was so knowledgeable and full of information and was was patient and answered all our questions. She made sure we had enough time to take all the pictures we wanted but also kept the tour moving at a good pace so we were never bored.

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March 28, 2023

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