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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 Closed

Departure Point

Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

In front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, Ground Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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

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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

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star-5
One of.a kind access and a good guide to highlights the hidden gems
Mathias_F
, Sep 2021
An experienced guide puts the cherry on top of a brilliant tour. I have been to the Colosseum before, but feel like I have never really experienced it fully until now. Cannot recommend enough
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Magic experience
Jacqueline_H
, Sep 2021
We booked the tour “small-Group Ancient Rome and colosseum underground tour” and it was amazing! Our tour guide Mido spent 45 minutes with us in the underground area, explaining everything in detail and with passion. We then moved on to the topper level. However due to construction the top levels were closed. Something we didn’t be bothered about as it was already breath taking to explore the colosseum from the first level. The last 45 minutes we spent at the Roman Forum and learned so much about the archaeological work of the Romans. You get a lot of information during the tour and Mido shared a lot of inside information on every question. For us it is common sense that although we passed every entry through the quick lane, it takes some minutes to register and pass the security control. It was magical experience and we would recommend this tour definitely!!
star-5
Amazing tour guide
Christopher_R
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He always had answers for our questions and was a wealth of knowledge
star-5
Ray
RAYMOND_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide was Mido was very knowledgeable & friendly! He spent 3.5 hours explaining in great detail about the Colosseum of Rome.
star-5
Absolutely amazing, Andrea is the best tour guide!
Brianna-D
, Sep 2021
This tour was above and beyond expectations. We were so lucky to have our tour guide, Andrea. He did a phenomenal job providing us with an immersive experience through the ancient Rome and the colosseum underground. I cannot recommend this tour enough, especially for those who do not want to be part of a large group. We had 7 people on our tour and it was the perfect experience to have a conversation with Andrea and follow along. Highly recommend booking with this group and if you can, request Andrea!
star-4
Great tour. Terrific guide.
Alexander_S
, Sep 2021
Mido, the guide was very personable. He had lots of information and made sure everyone was engaged. Lots of walking, but so worth it! Great tour.
star-5
History braught back to life.
Gary_Howell
, Sep 2021
Mido was an awesome tour guide. Those who have been on many tours know you have tours which are so-so and ones which are great. Mido's was great! He knows his stuff, is engaged, and brings alive that which has been buried for centuries. Can only recommend this man for anyone looking to go on a tour with him!
star-5
Great experience and efficient
Elizabeth_A
, Sep 2021
We did the underground coliseum tour. Our guide was so informative and friendly and made the entering process very easy.
star-5
Colosseum tour
Emily_F
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide who was very knowledgeable! Moved through the entire colosseum with good timing and stops to take pictures.
star-5
Great tour
Susan_O
, Sep 2021
Our guide did a fabulous job. Had photos of how things looked. Headsets worked well. Underground was great.

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