• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 141.97 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

Nick A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Of the nearly 10,000 visitors per day to the Colosseum, only about 500 get to go under the stage to where the gladiators actually entered the arena. It is almost impossible to book tickets yourself as they sell out in seconds. So - booking a tour like this one is your next best option. But as you can imagine - this tour sells out quickly, so book as far in advance as you can. You won't be disappointed. After our thorough tour of the Colosseum, our guide took us across the way to an equally interesting tour of the Palestine Hill and Roman Forum. Wow! I can't believe how much they covered in one tour. Well worth the price. My one warning is be sure you're up for a lot of walking. Wear good shoes, bring water, and be aware of the weather - it rained on us a bit. Luckily, there are street venders everywhere that can sell you water, hats, umbrellas, and just about anything you could need. According to my Fit Bit, we walked about 4.5 miles on this tour. And went up 19 flights of stairs.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We booked the early morning 8:30am small-group colosseum underground tour which started in the Roman Forum and it felt like we had the place to ourselves!! Our tour guide, Elise, was fabulous!! She is an archaeologist by trade and was a wealth of knowledge. Our Colosseum tour guide, Gabriel, was excellent. He was very animated in his delivery, bringing to life the history of the Colosseum. I am very happy we booked the smaller, early morning tour as the crowds definitely picked up as the morning went on. I would definitely recommend this tour to others!!

Stephni J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We loved this private tour and enjoyed the tour guide,Vincent? and his passion and knowledge.We would definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour! Amazing to see the underground parts of the Colosseum. Our son absolutely loved it. Roman forums and the Palantine Hills were magnificent. Lots of walking though!

kay s Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

What can you say! This tour is amazing. Dont miss the underground section of Colosseum. Very worthwhile.

pamvickers United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Seeing the Colosseum and the Forum with snow was an uncommon experience, but amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we learned a lot!

chrystyna z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A thorough and efficient way to see the important details of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum. Well worth it.

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?

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