Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
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From US$ 128.05 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket such as the Underground, Arena and upper tiers. Learn more about everyday life at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Learn about Ancient Rome from a professional guide
  • Get exclusive access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena
Full description

Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level.  Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum on your own to get a better appreciation about what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. Get breathtaking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of your official tour.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Visit to the Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets, when 8 people or more are present
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Professional cameras
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible as there is no elevator. Moderate amount of walking is involved.
  •  The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2771 reviews

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This was an exceptional experience in Rome! Our guide, Gabriel, was incredibly well prepared and informative. He used diagrams to help us better visualize his wonderful descriptions. My daughter and I felt so fortunate to have found this particular tour and guide. I 100%recommend!

March 25, 2023

Our guide today was Rosy and she was brilliant! She has an amazing depth of knowledge and shares it enthusiastically and clearly. She was friendly and her English was great. We had such a good time on this tour - we learnt so much and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the history of Rome. Thankyou for such a great morning Rosy! Josephine & Siena

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March 25, 2023

Sara was very knowledgable of the history of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. We learned so much during our tour, and Sara was very helpful in answering all our questions and even taking our pictures. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend Sara!

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 155115