Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
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From US$ 118.51 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.

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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


  • 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

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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 2754 reviews

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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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January 6, 2023

a visit to ancient Rome explained in a fantastic way by the two guides who accompanied us. Very well trained people. Chiara was remarkable in letting us enter the history of the Imperial Forums, the other lady showed us a Colosseum never seen before and with comprehensive and complete explanations

January 2, 2023

Tinhamos acquired o pacote in português, houve undisponibilidade do guia, porém empresa Tourkis ofereceu em otros idiomas, optamos pelo inglês, com medo de no entender o idioma, porém conseguimos entender muito bem o inglês de guia Samuel, o qual fala em boa velocidade, it is very intense, calm and fun. Dá para perceber que ama or que faz e ababa transmitting this energy to the group. Easy meeting point, well identified, Tourkis parabens and Get your guide!

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November 28, 2022

Product ID: 155115