Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

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

From US$ 93.91 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 group available


  • 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
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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.

  • 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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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 2473 reviews

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My 17-year-old travel companion had chosen Italy as the destination for our trip together and specified the Colosseum as their main point of interest in Rome. It seemed essential to take the tour with exclusive access to the Underground area, where the animals were kept before being raised to the arena floor and gladiators used to mingle. Our guide, Lia with Touriks, met us outside the Colosseo Metro Station, escorted us across the street and through the entrance and security lines. We toured the underground area, the arena floor, and even walked along some of the exhibits on the upper level. She then took us on a tour of the Forum, ending at the overlook on Palatine Hill. She made sure that we all knew where we could fill our water bottles and gave us time to do so several times. My only complaint was regarding the pricing. Be very careful when booking - it turns out the "cheap" rates are for much shorter tours. They should accurately advertise the shorter and longer tours separately.

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June 24, 2022

Great experience and well worth the cost and time. We did the Colosseum and underground and explored Aventine Hill on our own. Guide was helpful and gave interesting explanation of the history of the Colosseum and the Roman times. Only issue was we booked through Get Your Guide, but the tour was actually given by another company. It was not an issue other than we weren’t aware of this fact and it made the meet up a bit confusing. Once we figured it out everything was fine.

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June 24, 2022

The tour company was waiting for us exactly where they said they would. Maria Consuelo was our guide and she was very informative and interesting to listen to. We got to see everything and had access where other groups couldn’t go to. We had plenty of time for pictures. We did notice that other guides followed their groups into Palentine Hill and the Forum and our guide ended at the Colosseum, but after the Colosseum it was nice to be able to see Palentine Hill and the Forum at our pace. We would highly recommend this tour and can’t wait to take our children back to see it all with us the next time.

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June 22, 2022

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