Guided tour

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

From US$ 134.49 per person

Experience the wonders of ancient Rome on a 3-hour small-group tour. Explore the iconic Colosseum and enjoy special access to the underground area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum's underground area
  • Learn about life in ancient Rome from an expert guide
  • Climb the Palatine Hill and visit the Roman Forum
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Travel back in time with a knowledgeable guide on this visit to the Colosseum and ancient Rome. The 3-hour adventure begins at the Colosseum, as your small group heads beneath the arena floor to visit the restricted underground area. Experience the excitement the gladiators felt before the fight and explore the twisting corridors. Step out onto the arena floor and imagine being greeted by a cheering crowd. The tour continues on to the Palatine Hill, home to the emperors of ancient Rome. Enjoy the magnificent view over the city. Explore the Roman Forum site with its ancient temples, government buildings and triumphal arches.
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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the Colosseum metro station at the SOS sign, across the street from the Colosseum (street level). The guide will hold a LivItaly sign. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note, due to COVID-19 and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for this part of the tour
    • The Colosseum currently guarantees special access to the arena floor which is off limits to the general public. The arena area is where the gladiator fights took place and also gives you the closest view of the underground area possible
    • This tour takes place in English only
    Customer reviews

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    4.9 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    We were on this tour with Luca yesterday on a 6 person group and it was absolutely perfect. Luca makes you feel like it’s a family tour and you just can’t get enough of his knowledge and amazing energy and friendly attitude. The tour is spot on ! Interesting flowing full of information that makes you want it to go on and on... THANK YOU LUCA היינו בסיור בקולוסיאום עם המדריך לוקה שהיה פשוט מהמם! מלא ידע, ידידות, אנרגיה מצויינת ומומלץ ביותר! נשמח לחזור לסיורים בחברה זו, הסיור קטן שישה אנשים בקבוצה וממש הרגשה של סיור פרטי ויחס לכל אחד ואחד. מומלץ ביותר!!!!

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    February 17, 2019


    The tour was hugely enjoyable and informative. We were a small group of 5 people, and our Guide, Pamen, was brilliant and lovely - she brought Ancient Rome to life and gave use a very comprehensive experience. Sadly, due to adverse weather, we were unable to do the underground part of the Colosseum but Pamen made up for this by including more in the overground part. Also, we received a refund on our ticket because of this. Many thanks, I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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    September 6, 2017

    Very good tour

    Our guide Thomas was excellent. We first went to Palatine Hill and were told lots of interesting facts. We then went to the Colesseum. It was particularly good to be in a small group, only 5 of us and have access to parts of the Colosseum not accessible to the general public. Although quite expensive we thoroughly enjoyed it.

    May 14, 2017

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