Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

From $89.04 per person

Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket such as the Underground, Arena and upper tiers. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from a professional guide
  • Get exclusive access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Official guide
  • Headsets, when 8 people or more are present
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Professional cameras
    • Glass objects
    • Sprays or Aerosols

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice. The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance.
    • This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible as there is no elevator. Moderate amount of walking is involved.
    •  The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 1591 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5
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    This is the best guided tour I had in Rome so far. Our guide has a prpfound knowledge of the roman history from the underground palaces in palatine hill to the history of colosseum from vespastian to the middle ages. She also remember our names and answers every query I had! Very happy with the tour

    July 31, 2021

    This tour was fantastic! Sam was our guide and most of our tour ended up being private with him. He was so knowledgable and it was clear he enjoyed what he did and was very passionate about the history of Rome! We learned so much and could have picked his brain for hours. Definitely recommend! Thanks Sam!

    July 19, 2021

    This tour was incredible! We got to see every part of the colosseum with plenty of explanation about why things are where they are and how things worked. Our guide gave us lots of history and answered any questions we had. He was very knowledgeable. It was very easy to find the meeting point and after that we just followed the tour guide to get into the colosseum and into the forum. Excellent tour and well worth the money.

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    July 19, 2021

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