Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 113.68 per person

Travel back in time and discover Ancient Rome on this guided tour of the Colosseum, including the underground section, and the Roman Forum.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • Benefit from skip-the-line access to each monument
  • Enjoy an intimate, small group tour with an expert guide
  • Discover the wonders of the Colosseum's restricted underground
  • Admire epic city center views from the impressive Palatine Hill
  • Explore the Roman Forum and learn about Ancient Rome
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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.

Embark on a guided tour of the Colosseum with access to the Gladiator's Arena and dungeons. Hear about the world of Ancient Rome from your guide and visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Meet your guide at the local partner’s office then head to the iconic Colosseum. Enjoy exclusive access down to the restricted underground area. Explore the Colosseum’s dungeons as well as the Gladiator’s Arena, and learn about the uses of this impressive building. Tour around the rest of the monument and then head towards Palatine Hill. From there, admire one of the best views of the city center and snap photos for your vacation album. After, head down the hill to reach the Roman Forum. Arrive at the Roman Forum, the center of life in Ancient Rome, and discover the array of important buildings located here. See the sites where public speeches, elections, criminal trials, and single combat gladiatorial matches took place.

  • Admission to each monument
  • Access to the Colosseum's restricted underground
  • Live guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • All taxes and fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office at Via Del Colosseo 24. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice
  • The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  •  Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with mobility impairments or wheelchair users
  •  Please be aware that there are no cloak rooms and large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the monuments.Only very small bags are allowed.
  •  If you are running late, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule. You will be classed as a no show and will not be entitled to a refund
  • You are free to book and pay for another tour if you wish
  • All visitors must pass through the monuments' security check, please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • - You msut be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the selected time slot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 328 reviews

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Love, love, love the tour. The tour guide is really enthusiastic and she is really nice. If you want to learn about the history of the Colosseum then this tour is a much. If you are planning to travel during the summer, please bring comfortable shoes and water with you since it can get really hot.

June 30, 2022

My family and I (2 adults & 3 teenagers) all agree that this was our favorite tour that we did during our 3 weeks in Italy. Gigi was our guide and he was fantastic. Very funny and engaging, and full of stories and information about the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. We learned so much! The 3 hour tour just flew by. Highly recommend!

June 30, 2022

The tour guide herself could not have been better, she was enthusiastic and full of knowledge. One important thing to know about this tour is that the guides aren't allowed to talk during the underground part of the colossuem, which felt a bit of a shame since that was the main selling point for us. It was because of some new rule that was implemented so it's more that you have ACCESS to the underground to walk around but no one to explain what you're looking at until you get to the arena level and she explained everything from there instead, it seemed a bit strange but that's no fault of the guide.

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 217308