Guided tour

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum

From US$ 87.18 per person

Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and journey back to the days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the arena and underground areas. See the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Explore the underground areas of the most famous arena of Ancient Rome
  • Marvel at the ruins of temples and markets in the Roman Forum
  • Go to Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded
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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.

Enter the monumental Colosseum and learn about the spectacular entertainments held in the arena during the days of the Roman Empire. Discover how the Romans built the icon of their republic and hear about the legendary fights between the famous gladiators and wild animals.  Descend to the underground area to see the original 5th-century structure amongst the tunnels and rooms where the gladiators prepared to go into battle. Discover the ruins of temples and markets on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum, where Caesar's centurions marched after their return from countless battles and conquests during the days of the Roman Republic. Get panoramic views from Palatine Hill and hear the legend of how Romulus and Remus fought against each other, leading to the birth of Rome.
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito, at the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it and will be waiting by the park entrance. • Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time. • Be aware that the group will leave from the meeting point 20 minutes prior to the booked time. • Those arriving late cannot participate in the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Walking frames

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please kindly inform staff in advance of any disability (including visual or hearing impairments) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour
  •  Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
  •  Large bags, back packs and suitcases are not permitted and there is no cloakroom at the Colosseum. You can bring small bags
  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. And you will not be entitled to a refund
  • A CoVid Green Pass and valid ID are mandatory to undertake this activity
Customer reviews

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based on 342 reviews

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we've visited the site together with our 12 years old son and we were absolutely impressed by the amount of details and interested information we've got from the guides. Our son was captivated by the interesting stories told by our guides. They were very knowledgeable and well prepared to deliver not only historical accurate information but stories about the ancient world, their habits and living style. We really enjoyed out tour.

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January 14, 2021

This was my favorite activity/tour during my time in Rome. We did this during the first day of our visit and it set the mood for the rest of the trip. Our guides knew so much and we were amazed by the history. They gave us time to take in the scenery and then more time to take pictures, which was important to us. I was determined to get a tour that included the arena and underground of the colosseum and I am so glad I did. The money spent was worth it. We were able to tour the full colosseum and have access to places a normal ticket wouldn’t get you. This tour was well worth it. If you’re deciding if you should do it or not, I would highly advice you to do so! It was amazing.

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March 1, 2020

We had 2 guides. One for the Roman forum and a separate one for the coliseum. Both were very knowledgeable. Alex, our guide for the forum talked a lot about the mythology and gave a lot of information, but I wish he had talked less and shown us more if the forum. We had to leave before we really saw some of what I felt were key aspects of the forum. We were getting bored with the explanations and would have preferred shorter explanations and to see more of the forum. The guide for the coliseum got the balance just right. Alex spent time telling us about the coliseum while we were in the forum - should have left that for the other guide and shown us more of the forum.

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December 11, 2019

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