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Roma, Italy
Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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

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.
  • 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 Colosseum's Underground chambers and escape the daily crowed inside
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Full Experience of Colosseum Undergrounds
Colosseum First and Second Floors Guided Tour
Roman Forum Guided Tour
All Tickets and Fees
Identity Card is required
Transportation to/from attractions
Colosseum III, IV and V Tiers Closed
Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
Piazza del Colosseo, 23 , Piazza del Colosseo, 23, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

In front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, LOWER Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184. PLEASE DON'T GO TO THE UPPER LEVEL

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
  • 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.
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • 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
  • 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
  • In case of Dangerous Rain it can be impossible to walk inside Colosseum Undergrounds and you will be given 45 minutes on the ARENA FLOOR where you can see all the underground sections without walking inside it
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the meeting point?
A:The meeting point is in front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, Ground Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo, Roma 00184.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where can we store our luggage during the tour?
A:Luggage and big backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum, please make alternative arrangements for these items.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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
  • "Seeing the underground part of the Colosseum is so worth it, and it's SO worth it to skip the lines/avoid the crowds, too." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Very knowledgeable guide...
Connect_T
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour . We enjoyed it very much . Will definitely recommend the tour
star-2
Do a different tour!
Tracie_S
, May 2022
Tour guide was 30 mins late, uninformative, and spent 2 hours walking outside the colosseum in 30 degrees before we enter inside, we changed guides to someone rude and again no real information on the infrastructure of the underground area. This tour was boring and too much time spent outside the colosseum.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. now we will try to contact our guide to understand what exactly happened and if necessary we can provide them with more training so the next time they can offer a better experience to our customers. Kindly if you want to provide us with any details looks like the guide (s) names this will be very helpful. here is our email:- tours@toursofrome.info Best wishes
star-5
Amazing tour
Josh_B
, May 2022
This tour was awesome. Rome is getting very busy again and this offered a great way for us to get away from the larger crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really cared about the history. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
star-5
The underground tour was...
tesswaterbury
, May 2022
The underground tour was amazing. We went on a two week trip with guided tours almost daily, and this tour guide was the best by far! She really made the tour come to life. It would have been just so-so without a guide, or someone less knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
star-5
Andrea was so great. The...
Ginamarie_C
, May 2022
Andrea was so great. The tour was not too long and not too short. He was interesting to listen to and he allowed time for us to take it all in while also explaining things as we were moving. As far as tours go this was great. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
star-5
Wonderful tour
William_W
, May 2022
Christina was wonderful, and the tour itself was eye-opening into the long history of the Colosseum. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Underground tour
Michelle_S
, May 2022
The underground areas of coliseum were amazing , guides local knowledge the history come alive. The structure was every l thought it would be.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
star-5
Great experience good trip
Santanu_G
, May 2022
Franz our guide was very informative and extremely . His sense of humour made the experience even better
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A WOW tour
Brian_K
, May 2022
Excellent tour that was incredibly educational and mind boggling things to see, simply incredible!! Our tour guide was so good!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best tour ever!
Jane_P
, May 2022
Franz was our guide and he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fun, really bought this tour to life. Worth every penny and if Franz is your guide you're in for a treat. Bring your water bottle and get ready to enjoy !
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again
1 traveler found this review helpful

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