Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 92.86 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 at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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
Full description

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
  • 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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Participants

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 2334 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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Guide was WONDERFUL!! Touriks planning was BAD. Our pricey tour was scheduled from 2-5pm, with the understanding that we would start at the Colosseum and finish at the Forum/Palantine Hill. Well, as our tour began 20 MINUTES LATE, we found out we were scheduled for the Colosseum at 3:30. Why is this so bad? We were rushed to get through the Forum/Palantine in ONE HOUR. Once you leave, you cannot re-enter. So, there was no ability for us to leisurely walk through the Forum/Palantine and soak in more images when the tour completed. I was very angry at the poor scheduling and not being told of this change.

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May 16, 2022

This tour was everything I hoped it would be. Our guide, Samuel, was great. Very knowledgeable about the Colosseum, very engaging, and quick to answer all of our questions. The underground exploration was jaw-dropping and the views breathtaking. If you had to choose only one tour of the Colosseum, make sure it's this one.

May 16, 2022

the whole experience was amazing from the through the actual tour, our guide was just fabulous she was amazing a wealth of knowledge and kept us very interested in the whole time we was with her can't remember her name but she was from South Africa just amazing thank you

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 155115