• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 148.98 View price calendar

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Go beneath Rome's Colosseum for a 4-hour, underground tour of the largest amphitheater ever built. Step into the darkened chambers where gladiators prepared to meet their match in the arena, and see a recreated timber elevator that shows how animals were lifted up toward the spotlight. Then set out to visit both the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome's centermost hill and one of its most ancient parts.


  • 4-hour tour of the Colosseum's mysterious underground chambers
  • See where gladiators and wild animals prepared for action
  • Take a walk through Roman political intrigue on a tour of the Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Colosseum Underground

Arena Floor

Customer Reviews

Christopher J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A definite highlight our our trip. Our guide was amazing with facts about ancient Rome. His delivery on the history was easy to understand and enjoyable for listening and learning. Our group was small which made it that much more fun. This was by far the best thing we booked for our stay in Rome. We highly recommend to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic tour. Terrific guide, great to see the Colosseum, and Palatine Hill was amazing. Everyone should do a longer tour of this area.

Max S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I mean come on it is a underground tour of the colosseum, with the roman forum what more do you need?


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining

Amelia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was phenomenal! We had Beatrice as our guide, and she was beyond exceptional. You could see her passion shining through at each stop. My friends and I raved about her for the rest of our trip in Rome! “I wish Beatrice was here!” was said multiple times as we explored Rome after this tour!

Debbie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We truly enjoyed our small group tour of the Colosseum. We found the tour guides to be highly knowledgeable and full of information. We were able to climb all the way to the top and we were taken to the underground. Wonderful tour!

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable and presented the information in a manner that made us eager for the next tidbit of history. I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour especially of the area around the Colosseum. Guide was very knowledgeable and personable.

Sheldon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We have toured the colosseum before, this glimpse into the belly of the beast was fascinating. The archeologist was amazing, The 4 of us were in our 70's and 80's and had no problem navigating with the care and consideration of our guides. The steps up to the recently opened top tier seats were steep so we did opt out, but felt we still felt the tour was well worth our limited time in Rome.

James E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Can not explain the excitement and amazement of this tour and the structures you get to see up close. The stories about the history and construction of the palaces and colosseum are mesmerizing. The grandeur of Rome at its high point must have been a sight to behold. Well worth the walk. Comfortable and supportive shoes are a must.

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