Guided tour

Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

4.7 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy

Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy

From US$ 114.82 per person

Embark on a guided tour of the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets and access to the arena, underground, second tier, and more. Experience Roman history and walk in the footsteps of gladiators.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy this tour that will give you access to the Colosseum underground and arena
  • Visit the most famous monument in the world at your own pace
  • See the most restrictive Colosseum areas, open only for a small group at a time
Full description

Dive into the wonders of Roman history with an immersive tour through the Colosseum's different sections with skip-the-line tickets. Enter the arena, underground chambers, ground floor, and more to learn about the Romans and the gladiators on a guided tour.

After meeting your guide, you will be able to take some beautiful wide-angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Visit the underground chambers and hear stories of the gladiators and wild animals that were kept there.

Explore the ground floor level and the second tier, while your guide recreates the past with stories of epic battles, painting a vivid picture and bringing the site to life. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed most.

See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. 

You will also spend 1-hour to see the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Allow your guide to point out the best places to capture the perfect picture as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Access to the underground
  • Access to arena
  • Access to the ground floor
  • Access to the second tier
  • Access to the exhibition
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office at Via Del Colosseo 24. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
  • The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour
  • The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will also last approximately 1 hour
  • Please be advised that the Colosseum's capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour, especially on national holidays and events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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I first want to mention that the people who work the desk are extremely accommodating. What I mean by that is there was a marathon surrounding our hotel which we found out last minute. Making a long story short we didn’t make our tour appointment at 10:15AM. We were late by 20 minutes and the tour couldn’t wait for us. The people who worked the counter were very understanding of our situation and booked us for an 11AM Colosseum tour then a 12:30PM Roman Forum tour. They did not charge us extra. I would highly book through this company. Professional and respectful staff!

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November 29, 2022

Damiano was our last tour guide, as visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum was the last stop on our itenerary. We joined a tour group of about 20, but Damiano’s storytelling and sense of humor made it a fun and educational experience for everyone there. He had many interesting stories about the historical site, and made it easy to imagine what it would be like to experience life in the Colosseum during the time of the Romans. Would recommend him to family and friends! Regrettably, the same cannot be said for the people working at the front desk. They were very rude throughout our entire interaction, with the attitude that they are doing you a favor by accommodating you in the tour. 5 stars for the tour guide, but none for the front desk.

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June 29, 2022

Paolo (sp?) was amazing. It was also great that we had a small group. We have toured Rome on our own three times but having a guided tour was unbelievable. To have the explanation of the history while you’re actually looking at a sculpture or a part of the ruins really helps you appreciate and understand everything so much better. Highly recommend this agency and doing a guided tour. Also book at least two months in advance.

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June 14, 2022

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