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Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Roma, Italy
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From $106.11

Price varies by group size

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena, Belvedere, and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets.
  • Hassle-free tour with entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum included
  • Avoid long lines—this tour gives you a guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Hear your guide clearly through headsets
  • See restricted areas of the Undergrounds, Arena, and Belvedere

What's Included

  • Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Live expert guide
  • Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
  • Full on-site assistance
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
  • Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
  • The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • All travellers must present proof of ID (passport/driver's licence) in order to be admitted to the Colosseum. Travellers without an identification document might not be allowed to enter
  • Please note that the group will leave the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time in order to pass the security check
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum ?

    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

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum ?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum ?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum ?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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    Traveler Tips


    The amount and steepness of the steps would definitely challenge those persons with any mobility issues, but worth it if you can.
    If you come in summer, be sure you can take the heat!
    It is a steep climbing so be prepared, but this is a tour you cannot miss.
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    Great unique experience
    Christy_M, Jun 2022
    Our guide Francesca was fantastic. Great underground tour experience, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Hike up the Palatine hill is no joke for the out-of-shape, especially in the summer Roman heat! Tour lasted more than 2-hours. If you are really interested in Ancient Rome, it’s a must!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Our tour guide Irina was...
    LEONARD_T, Jun 2022
    Our tour guide Irina was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We took the tour of the Paletine Hill, Forum and underground experience in the Colleseum. The best tour for me (having done Florence and Rome) and a must-do experience
    A must see in Rome.
    sherrigoldstein, Jun 2022
    We loved our small group tour with Gabriel. It was so nice with just one other family. We were amazed at how much detail and knowledge he shared. So happy we did a morning tour as well. The summer sun of Rome was in full bloom and we were glad to finish up at lunch time. Well worth the extra price to get to see the underground area. Just magnificent.
    GREAT tour, highly recommend!
    Taylor_L, May 2022
    This was our favorite experience in Rome. Our tour guide, Sarah, was very knowledgable about the history of Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. It was amazing to see all the ruins while hearing about the detailed history behind them. Definitely worth it to see the Colosseum Underground, as this area is not open to the public without participating in a tour that specifically includes it. Highly recommend!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing tour! 6/5*
    Danielle_B, Mar 2022
    Had the most amazing day at the Colosseum, touring the underground and going up to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Our tour guide Daniele V was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgable! The three hours flew by and Daniele kept us so engaged. It is obviously a subject he is very passionate about and the tour group should be proud to have him on the team. He’s an absolute credit to them. I initially thought about just wandering around on my own but I’m so glad I booked the tour. Really fantastic day. The colosseum is absolutely breathtaking and shouldn’t be missed. The forum is absolutely amazing and I stayed for almost 3 and a half hours after our tour finished because I had to explore every little nook and cranny! Also got to see a few of the archeology team at work which was really interesting to observe. And the views of Rome from Palatine Hill are breathtaking. We were stood overlooking it at midday and hearing the church bells rolling over the city really set the scene.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed our tour with Daniele :)
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Excellent Tour
    Paul_R, Dec 2021
    Highly knowledgeable and friendly host. We got to see all the essential areas of ancient centre of Rome. An excellent tour, I would highly recommend.
    Don’t miss the Coluseum tour
    Jill_A, Nov 2022
    Rosy was an amazing guide. Her English was excellent and nuanced. She was a magnificent historian. She was patient and kind. Highly recommend.
    My brain is full...must do
    Mercedes_F, Nov 2022
    I feel like my brain is full. This tour is jammed packed with history. This is a must do whilst in Rome. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny.
    A must do!
    ReBecca_W, Nov 2022
    A really enjoyable tour that provides a lot of details about the colosseum, palatine hill, and Roman forum. Through the tour we were able to see more then you would with a regular ticket and go through places in the colosseum closed off to others. Would highly recommend!
    Must Do
    Cristin_D, Nov 2022
    The Roman Forum is BEAUTIFUL and breathtaking, and the colosseum was very amazing! The guide was GREAT, was not boring but very informative and entertaining! Although it was raining, it was still a wonderful sight to see and tour to have!
    We were the very pleased...
    Florence_C, Nov 2022
    We were the very pleased with our experience in Rome. The tour guide was very informative. Meeting place was very easy to find. We also had a tour scheduled in Florence which was a nightmare. Paid for train tickets twice, meeting place had so many people there, never made our tour. The office in Florence was not very helpful. Made the second part of tour, not what was expected. Could not hear the the tour guide. Tour in Rome I would recommend. The tour in Florence was the worst part of our 18 day tour.
    Perfect small tour
    Sherri_H, Nov 2022
    This was the best way to see the colosseum. We had easy access to the underground portion, and we were able to see the arena floor as well. We then did a tour of Palatine Hill. Our tour guide studied archeology, so she was a perfect complement to the tour itself. We only had 4 people in our group, so it was perfect.
    Small Group, Excellent Information
    Ruth_S, Nov 2022
    Guido was an excellent guide through the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. It was a small group of six. Headsets were used and very necessary in the crowded Colosseum. Guido guided us through the crowds and navigated the security. He shared the history and helped us visualize what the buildings looked like before falling into disrepair. I cannot imagine trying to navigate the area without a guide. You would not gain the understanding that Guido gave us. It was an excellent excursion and I highly recommend the small group version. Word of warning, you must navigate rough surfaces, climb steps and go up hill. You are on the go for three hours so take water.
    A great way to experience the Colosseum
    Tyler_H, Nov 2022
    Incredible experience with lots of things that we were able to learn from our guide. This is a great way to experience the colosseum. The skip the line tickets came in handy as the crowds were large as usual, and seeing the underground area where all of the “special effects” took place was cool to see. The only thing I would change would be getting to see more of the forum. Overall a great experience
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Fantastic tour
    Christina_S, Nov 2022
    Francesca was our guide and she did a fantastic job. She was entertaining and had a lot of useful information! We got to see the underground part of the coliseum and walked Palatine hill. Highly recommend!
    Exceeded our expectations.
    Lynn_J, Nov 2022
    Our guide, Sara, was the most informative and passionate tour guide we have ever met. She made our experience truly memorable. Her in-depth knowledge of the Colosseum underground, arena, forum and surrounding areas was absolutely remarkable. Sara met and exceeded all of our expectations and made our day one of our best experiences in Rome.
    Magical!
    Stefan_C, Nov 2022
    Amazing experience — stunning night-time illumination, fascinating insights from our wonderful guide Chiara, small group with few other tourists in the entire complex, and all the particulars sorted for access. Strongly recommend. Wider access to different levels during the lengthier daytime tour, which is worth doing to see this magnificent monument in the sunlight too, but if you’re only going to do one — do yourself a favour, skip the crowds, book this tour!
    Great Colosseum tour
    george_b, Nov 2022
    Great experience can’t recommend this tour highly enough. Made our entry easy and gave us a great insight into the times of Ancient Rome. Our guide was fantastic
    Don't miss this Roman tour
    Stelios_T, Nov 2022
    Thanks to Manuala, this tour was unforgettable. We enjoyed ourselves very much. She was informative about the Coloseum's and Roman Forum's history and very easy and funny to follow. Thankyou so much again. This tour is highly recommended while in Rome.
    Sam is the best!
    Allyson_A, Oct 2022
    With a brief tour of the outside of the colosseum then a thorough walk through of the under ground and upper inside features, this tour was fascinating! We also walked past the Constantine arches and up through Palentine Hill with beautiful views from Rome. There were plenty of bathroom breaks and walking breaks along the way plus water fountains galore. I highly recommend this tour!
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