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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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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 and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
Transportation to/from attractions
Colosseum III, IV and V Tiers
Green COVID-19 Certification or equivalent is MANDATORY

Departure Point

Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

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
  • Identity Card and Covid-19 Vaccine Passport are required
  • 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.
  • Highly recommended to arrive to the meeting point 10 minutes before the official start time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Colosseum Third Level and Terrace are included only for VIP Colosseum Underground Tour
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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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 Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
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

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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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Excellent
Amparo
, Jul 2021
Deborah was fantastic! Very informative. The colosseum underground visit was fascinating! Very hot in Rome
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Best tour!
ChrisH
, Jul 2021
Our family loved this tour, so much in depth information and getting to go underground was amazing! Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Chris Thank You for touring Colosseum with us and looking forward to seeing you again Best wishes
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star-5
Most Incredible Colosseum Tour Ever!
JasonCloninger
, Jul 2021
One of the most detailed tours of the Colosseum and Forums we’ve ever seen! Our tour guide’s knowledge of the history of Rome, especially regarding the Colosseum and other surrounding architectures, was extremely contributory towards the superior quality of our learning experience. Her knowledge of Roman culture, its leaders, of significant events which brought about changes in Rome, and how each impacted life surrounding the Colosseum, was the best I’ve ever seen.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Jason Thank You for reviewing the Tour and joining our Colosseum tour we are glad you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again Best wishes
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Five star tour!
ivyerin
, Jul 2021
Fabiola/…was a delight! Knowledgeable, energetic and a joy to have this experience with. Our group was overly satisfied and left the tour very very happy!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Ivyerin Thank You for reviewing the Tour we are glad you liked it and that you liked our tour guide Fabiola and looking forward to seeing you again Best wishes
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Worth it
Masako_H
, Jul 2021
It was lots of walking in July heat but it was great to see underground of colosseum and learn history. The guide was amazing
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Best use of time in the Colosseum and Ancient Rome
Cristina_C
, Jul 2021
Andrea is an historian who decided to be a guide. The amount of information he brings to the tour is accurate. Besides this, he is a person who is always glad to help and answer our questions.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Cristina Thank You for reviewing the Tour We are very happy that you liked it and hope to see you again. we will pass your review to Andrea Best Wishes
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Worth it!
Lewis_R
, Jul 2021
Well, having no one else on the tour helped - but that aside, it's a must-see. My guide, Deborah, was wonderful - so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible on what to see. I've been to the Colosseum before, but this was the first chance to see it from underground. You also get a nice overview of the ruins and history of Palantine Hill. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Lewis Thank You for reviewing the Tour. we are glad you liked your tour with us and will inform Deborah about your feedback Best Wishes
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star-5
Excellent and Informative Tour
Kevin_R
, Jul 2021
Our guide was very informative, patient, and helpful. He did a wonderful job explaining the history behind the buildings. His passion for the architecture, engineering, and overall culture of ancient Rome was evident in his explanation. I left wishing I had similar guides for other tours I had taken
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Kevin, Thank You for reviewing the tour with us. we are glad you liked Best wishes
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star-5
Fantastic Tour - Worth Every Penny!
Haylee_H
, Jul 2021
We had a fantastic tour with our guide, Mido. Mido told us he was studying archaeology and his knowledge and passion really shined through the entire tour. Easy to find our group at the meeting location, and Mido personalized the tour for us and took time to get to know us during the tour. The tour was very detailed and the information given was both interesting and relevant to us. I have lived in Italy for a few years, and have been to Rome many times, and still learned so many new pieces of information. Going underground in the Colosseum was unique and well worth the visit. Mido was easy to understand, and gave us time to ask questions, take pictures, and have some independent roaming time in both sites. I am very pleased with our tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Haylee, Thank You for reviewing the tour with us. we are glad you liked and looking forward to seeing you again the next time you come to Rome Best wishes
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Fantastic tour and Mido was an amazing guide!
Jim_M
, Jul 2021
Mido was absolutely fantastic as our tour guide of the Forum and Colosseum! He was very knowledgeable and had a great understanding of when to slow down at certain spots and go into greater detail (he was great for that when taking pictures as well). He had a great personality and the way he related ancient Roman times into the equivalent of today’s times was awesome to help with perspective. We also really liked his historical picture prints that helped us better appreciate what we were looking at. Mido really made the experience amazing for us!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Jim, Thank You for reviewing the tour with us. we are glad you liked and we will refer to Mido your review and he will be absolutely happy to read your feedback Best wishes
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