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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Check out the Colosseum’s underground chambers and gladiator passageways on a tour of the sites that are normally off-limits to the general public. With a guide, you also visit the arena floor to see where the gladiatorial action took place. The experience ends with a tour of the Roman Forum, viewing temples and arches as you follow the footsteps of ancient senators and emperors.
  • Explore the underground chambers were wild animals were caged
  • Wander along the passages used by gladiators before the games
  • Visit the arena floor as you learn about bygone battles that took place there
  • Learn about Imperial-era life on a tour of the Roman Forum

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See Colosseum's Underground chambers and escape the daily crowed inside
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Full Experience of Colosseum Undergrounds
Colosseum First and Second Floors Guided Tour
Roman Forum Guided Tour
All Tickets and Fees
Identity Card and Covid-19 Full Vaccination Proof are required
Transportation to/from attractions
Colosseum III, IV and V Tiers Closed

Departure Point

Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

In front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, Ground Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184.

Return Details

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Choose from a morning or afternoon start time when you book, then make your way to the start point near the Colosseum on Via dei Fori Imperiali.

A symbol of ancient Rome, the impressive amphitheater is rich with history. Hear tales of the ancient gladiators who fought wild beasts to the delight of the bloodthirsty crowds, and learn about the cruelty and clemency of the emperors who presided over the games.

As you learn about the gladiatorial games, explore the areas that are normally off-limits to the general public. See the underground chambers where wild animals were kept in cages, and wander along the passageways that gladiators once paced along.

From the Colosseum, head into the heart of the Roman Forum to learn about daily life in ancient times. Amble around the temples and arches as you listen to tales of the politics and religion of Imperial Rome.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Enjoy a Colosseum Underground Tour
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Walk on Arena Floor
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Discover First and second Floors of The Colosseum
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Discover Colosseum Third, Fourth and Fifth Levels * ** this option is ONLY FOR VIP COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND TOUR
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • Please provide all the necessary information during the booking, Including names, birth dates, etc., so that the tour can elaborated soonest possible
  • Your Guide will be waiting for you holding a Sign with the name of our company TOURS OF ROME in the Meeting point.
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time to the meeting point
  • luggage and big backpack are not allowed inside the Colosseum
  • Flammable Sprays, Selfie sticks, knifes or any kind of guns or cutters even with license can not enter the Colosseum
  • Because of some restrictions by the Colosseum Authorities the part of Underground Chambers visit will be conducted by a local expert archaeologist of the Colosseum and will be in a group
  • Police control and metal detector controls can slow the fast track entrance
  • Confirmation with all the details of the tour will be received after Booking the Colosseum underground chambers tickets
  • Tour may start with ancient Rome and then move to Colosseum and will finish with the local archaeologist of the Colosseum
  • Tour may start with Colosseum and will finish in the Roman Forum with your guide
  • We highly recommend to have an on the road cell phone to be easy to contact us and to contact you if necessary
  • For a quick response you can use iMessage, Whatsapp and Viber for texting us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In case of Dangerous Rain it can be impossible to walk inside Colosseum Undergrounds and you will be given 45 minutes on the ARENA FLOOR where you can see all the underground sections without walking inside it
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the meeting point?
A:The meeting point is in front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, Ground Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo, Roma 00184.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where can we store our luggage during the tour?
A:Luggage and big backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum, please make alternative arrangements for these items.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Keep in mind that, although English-speaking guides know that tourists all over the world follow them (because there are not guidances in their native languages), they don't try to talk a little more slowly and easily." See review
  • "Seeing the underground part of the Colosseum is so worth it, and it's SO worth it to skip the lines/avoid the crowds, too." See review

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star-5
Visit to the Colosseum
Claudia_M
, Jan 2022
My family enjoyed this experience, tremendously. Due to a leg injury i could not go at the last minute and the company would not refund my money. The guides were outstanding according to my family.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Claudia, Thank You for your feedback. We are glad you liked the tour. We are also very sorry that you couldn't join the tour due to your leg injury. Please contact us on: TOURS@TOURSOFROME.INFO to be able to send you a special voucher that you can book another time the tour with us Best wishes
star-5
Colosseum and Forum with an archeologist.
Kalun_L
, Jan 2022
Isn't it obligatory to visit the Colosseum when in Rome? Our guide was a knowledgeable archaeologist who spoke excellent English (for our English-speaking tour group) and gave us a a very informative tour of the Colosseum, the Colosseum dungeons, and the Roman Forum. I strongly suggest that everyone signing up for this tour bring a bottle of water as you'll need hydration after 20,000 steps.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again Best wishes
star-3
The guide was excellent. ...
Bridgadette_M
, Jan 2022
The guide was excellent. The issue I have is with tour company. This was not a sma group. There were around 25 people in this gr. I paid more for social distance and a smaller group which was not accurate.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. kindly contact us on our email: tours@toursofrome.info to be able to investigate better when you have been with our tour and how many people were with you in the group. Best wishes Tours of Rome
star-3
Great tour, maybe for the more fitter folk
Dante_M
, Dec 2021
Impressive tour however very rushed, having said that it was 3 hours long but whizzed from location to location with no time to really rest or soak in what was being told to you
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it. We are going to advise our guides to offer a rest during our tours Best wishes
star-5
Bucket List — check
thetterich
, Dec 2021
I have always wanted to visit the Colosseum and Andrea’s tour did not disappoint. What an amazing experience with a knowledgeable and engaging guide. Would highly recommend this tour and Andrea.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
star-5
History comes alive during this tour
Damion_H
, Nov 2021
Andrea did a wonderful job with this tour. His grasp of the history along with his delivery of the information was engaging. He challenged us to use our imaginations so we could appreciate what the colosseum would have looked like if it was still whole. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
star-5
Must go underground
Mark_S
, Nov 2021
Andrea was our guide. He is very knowledgeable about the ancient history of the Colosseo. It was fascinating to walk on the same underground floor that the gladiators did.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
star-5
Worth it!
Cori_D
, Nov 2021
Wonderful way to experience the Colosseum! We had the best morning, learning and imagining what the gladiators, animals and people were experiencing at the time
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
star-5
Forum and Colleseum
Julie_H
, Nov 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. He guided us skillfully through a fairly crowded day. Personalized the trip and created great visualizations of how things may have been in ancient Rome.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes
star-4
Well organized and smooth running tour.
Susan_H
, Nov 2021
This is a very active tour, lots of walking and stairs. That said we liked the tour, guide was excellent, lots of info. Easy to find meeting point. Well organized and smooth running tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello, Thank You for your review. We are glad you liked it Best wishes

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