Small-Group Tour: Colosseum Underground

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 4 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

For 1,700 years, the Colosseum Underground was closed to the public: not anymore. Join this Colosseum Underground tour and enjoy skip-the-line admission and exclusive access to the restricted Colosseum Underground and Arena.  

First, join your expert guide for a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. See the glorious ruins of the Roman Empire in the Roman Forum; our expert guide will paint a picture of life as it was here all those years ago. Climb the Palatine Hill and step out on an amazing view of Rome in this former home of Emperors. 

Into the Colosseum, and step out on the Arena floor — as the gladiators did, 2,000 years ago. Discover the bloodiest battles in this iconic amphitheater's history, where over 400,000 men were killed.

After the Arena, it's time to go underground. Descend to the Colosseum Underground, where gladiators prepared for their thrilling games, and where wild animals were kept before they fought in the Arena.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

Discover the fascinating history of Ancient Rome in the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum. See where Julius Caesar was assassinated and all the amazing architecture — including Temples and Victory Arches — of the Roman Forum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

Enjoy an amazing view of Ancient and modern Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill; once the home of Rome's Emperors. See where the Emperors lived and discover the true stories of their luxurious lifestyles.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

As you walk around the exterior of the Colosseum, you'll pause for a moment at the Arch of Constantine; the Triumphal Arch of Rome's first Christian Emperor. Discover the fascinating history of the Arch and how its iconic style spawned many copy-cats.

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Experience all the drama of the Colosseum, the world's most iconic amphitheater. Head underground to discover how men and beasts prepared for the fierce gladiatorial battles. Enjoy a walking tour of the amphitheater to see how mighty it is for yourself.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • Small-group tour of max 12 (max 24 in the Colosseum)
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and return
  • Food and drink
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. The terrain is uneven with stairs and uphill paths.
  • Water fountains available on site
  • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
  • Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
  • Group size limited to 12 people in the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill. 24 people in the Colosseum
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.
  • Please note that sprays are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Stephen R

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and really wanted to help us understand what we were seeing. We got so much more our of this with this tour than if we had walked this area on our own.

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mark m

Tour guide was great! She knew so much! It wouldn't have been the dance experience without her. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, 90 plus degrees at 1pm.

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sandisp1

Fantastic tour guide. So knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend this to others. Loved the small group - which turned out to be private as the other party didn't show.

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Arnab B

We took this tour from Roma experience tours . The guide was one of the best I have seen . Thoroughly knowledgable and guided us with passion . 4 hours of immersion in history and every major detail was explained. In the colosseum we went inside the arena , the underground tunnels , the cages where the animals were kept and the galleries. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a quality tour .

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Megan R

Fabulous tour, excellent guide, not just colosseum but also palatine hill. Thoroughly recommend this one.

User's Picture Gallery

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Inside the Colosseum

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The Colosseum

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View from Palatine Hill

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Original tiles

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Shot of the Roman Forum

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Our stunning tourguide!

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At the top!

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At the bottom of the colosseum

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I never realized the size before!

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Inside on main level!

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So many photo ops!

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House of the Vestals Virgins

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View of arena from third tier.

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View from third tier, upward. Where women and children sat.

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View of Colosseum. Partially obstructed by new metro line production.

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Our tour guide. EXCELLENT.

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View of Colosseum

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View from the 3rd Tier of the Colosseum.

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View of the Roman Forum from Palatine Hill.

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Standing on the arena floor of the Colosseum.

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