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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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. Upgrade to a VIP tour to include access to the third tier.
  • 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 the Colosseum’s underground chambers and 3rd tier with access to the Forum.
SMS and customized Email with the Tour Exact Start Time
Colosseum Undergrounds, First and Second Tiers Tour
Because of covid-19 Emergency some sections can be closed
Full Experiences include a guided tour in the Roman Forum
Transportation to/from attractions
Start time will be communicated via personal email
Colosseum III, IV and V Tiers are closed for urgent maintenance

Departure Point

Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Colosseum, 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
  • A valid ID Card or a copy of it (or a scanned picture of your ID Card or Passport) is required to get inside the Colosseum
  • 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.
  • Highly recommended to arrive to the meeting point 10 minutes before the official start time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Colosseum Third Level and Terrace are included only for VIP Colosseum Underground Tour
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
  • Face masks required for guides 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 policy on sanitization during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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
  • "Worth paying to see the underground workings of the colosseum which you can't see without a tour." See review

Reviews

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Amazing
Jill_T
, Sep 2020
Had an amazing time on the colosseum tour, so much information from our guide Medo Who was just brilliant, his passion and enthusiasm made our day, we learnt so much . This was not the cheapest tour but I would highly recommend this tour it was fabulous. Thank you
star-5
Learning about the design
Jessica_H
, Aug 2020
Due to Covid the underground bit was cut, which was such a shame! But the tour we got of the arena and upper floors was great. the guide was very knowledgable and managed to answer all my son's questions (age 9). Unfortunately it was blisteringly hot and after the first 1hr 45mins my son was completely wiped out and we never got to see the second part of the tour at the palatine.
star-5
Exceeded our expectations
Cardenas
, Aug 2020
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the Vatican museum. She was very professional, friendly and with us having 2 little ones she was very patient and friendly. We were very impressed with our 3 hoir tour! So much information we were wowed.
star-5
Great tour and experience during difficult times!
Shane_B
, Aug 2020
We arrived at the meeting point a bit of time before the tour started and our tour guide was already there waiting for us and to our surprise it was only me and my wife booked on the tour which was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spent as much time as possible explaining everything to us at both the colosseum and the Roman forum. He was very patient when was asked for a water break or to sit in the shade and even encompassed parts of his tour to explain in great detail parts of the tour in the shade. Our tour guide even managed to take some great pictures of us at both sites. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great, Knowledgeable, & Patient w a Toddler
Lori
, Jul 2020
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of fun stories too. He gave us info in both he ancientbpast and the more modern history. We also had time to go up the capitoline hill and he explained the statues there. He was super patient with our toddler too!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Dear Lori Thank You for taking time to review the tour. we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour with us Best wishes
star-4
Ancient Rome and Colosseum
infoequigraphics
, Feb 2020
both guides outside and Inside the colosseum were dedicated to their job and gave a lot of details. i was however disappointed by the extend of the underground tour which does not account for a lot, considering the renovation works. The additional entry to the forum was much appreciated
star-1
Total RIPOFF!
venissa21
, Feb 2020
We paid $341 for 2 people VIP when the actual amount was €154 for 2 people(we saw this on the tickets given to us). Nothing VIP about it. We did get to walk the little space underground and the 3rd tier which would have cost just €154. Our guide was good BUT we were quite upset when we realized that we were ripped off!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Dear Vanissa, Thank you for taking time to review the Tour. as actually you know, you did not buy only a ticket, but also a guide to accomodate you in the Colosseum, and an archaeologist to explain to you for whole the tour duration, The VIP Service included a private accommodation to you, Special entrance to get inside the Colosseum away from the crowds and being in a very small group tour visiting all the restricted areas of the Colosseum. beside you had a free access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and. Actually there are also Fees for our agency and the ticket office and the organizers. If you have any other concerns about the tour, please contact us on: tours@toursofrome.info best wishes Tours of Rome
star-1
Avoid this one
dmbrague
, Feb 2020
This was a 3rd party meet and hand off. The guy could not get rid of us fast enough. Literally met us across from the colosseum walked us to the group check in gate and left. There was no explanation of the ruins which was my main goal. The company was “Tours of Rome”. I paid for VIP small group.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Dear Dan Thank you for reviewing the tour. The tour you booked covers arena, undergrounds, first, second and third tiers with panoramic terrace exclusive visit. Unfortunately this grade doesn’t cover also the Forum and Palatine Hill. The gentleman who met you is the tour assistant and the explanation should Be given by the archaeologist Best wishes
star-4
Very Comprehensive and Informative
lindafM9598EO
, Dec 2019
This tour is full of information and historical facts. The 2 complaints are: (1) the meeting place was not specific enough. It's at the bottom entrance/exit to the Metro stop, not at the fountain. (2) it wasn't made clear that we had to go back to the original meeting place after the Colosseum tour, to hook up with the guide for the Forum tour. Aside from these issues, the tour was fantastic. The underground tour is fascinating! Valentina, the Colosseum tour guide, explained everything in detail and gave us plenty of time. Lorenzo, the Forum tour guide, was a wealth of information and history. While there were around 20 people for the Colosseum part, there were just 4 of us for the Forum tour. We could have spent another hour with Lorenzo.
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Behind the Scenes
H_g00de
, Dec 2019
Great tour which allows you to go the the Colosseum floor and underground. Definitely feel like more time needs to be allowed to explore the other levels of the Colosseum before moving onto the Roman Forum. We felt a bit rushed.

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