Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

Rome: Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

From US$ 101.57 per person

Skip the lines to the Colosseum and journey back to the days of Ancient Rome on a shared or private guided tour of the arena and underground areas. See the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Explore the underground areas of the most famous arena of Ancient Rome
  • Marvel at the ruins of temples and markets in the Roman Forum
  • Go to Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enter the monumental Colosseum and learn about the spectacular entertainments held in the arena during the days of the Roman Empire. Discover how the Romans built the icon of their republic and hear about the legendary fights between the famous gladiators and wild animals.  Descend to the underground area to see the original 5th-century structure amongst the tunnels and rooms where the gladiators prepared to go into battle. Discover the ruins of temples and markets on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum, where Caesar's centurions marched after their return from countless battles and conquests during the days of the Roman Republic. Get panoramic views from Palatine Hill and hear the legend of how Romulus and Remus fought against each other, leading to the birth of Rome.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. Your guide will wait at the entrance of the park and will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Walking frames

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour may vary
  • Please kindly inform staff in advance of any disability (including visual or hearing impairments) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour
  •  Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
  •  Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted and there is no cloakroom at the Colosseum. You can bring small bags
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. And you will not be entitled to a refund
  • A Covid Green Pass and valid ID are mandatory to undertake this activity
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 353 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Our tour guide was excellent! The amount of knowledge he has on the colosseum and Roman history was overwhelming. My wife and I learned so much that we never expected. His analogies to explain certain things was awesome. And he made the experience fun with little jokes that he had for certain parts of the tour. We will definitely use your company again when we come back.

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October 25, 2021

we've visited the site together with our 12 years old son and we were absolutely impressed by the amount of details and interested information we've got from the guides. Our son was captivated by the interesting stories told by our guides. They were very knowledgeable and well prepared to deliver not only historical accurate information but stories about the ancient world, their habits and living style. We really enjoyed out tour.

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January 14, 2021

This was my favorite activity/tour during my time in Rome. We did this during the first day of our visit and it set the mood for the rest of the trip. Our guides knew so much and we were amazed by the history. They gave us time to take in the scenery and then more time to take pictures, which was important to us. I was determined to get a tour that included the arena and underground of the colosseum and I am so glad I did. The money spent was worth it. We were able to tour the full colosseum and have access to places a normal ticket wouldn’t get you. This tour was well worth it. If you’re deciding if you should do it or not, I would highly advice you to do so! It was amazing.

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March 1, 2020

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