Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Activity provider: The Ultimate Italy
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From US$ 129.02 per person

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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

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 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
Full description

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 activity provider'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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider'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

  • 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 cloakrooms 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 must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the selected time slot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 781 reviews

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it felt like a rather long tour to be honest, and by the end we were flagging a bit. It didn't help that our start time should have been 10.45, and was put back to 11.00 and maybe even a bit after that. Once we got to the colisseum, we were then waiting 15 minutes or so for the guide there to come and unlock the lower level for us (we'd paid for the lower level and arena tour). The tour guide was very informative and did keep talking but it becomes rather information overload in the end, especially when trying to fill time whilst waiting.

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March 25, 2023

Rita was our guide and she was fun, energetic and very knowledgeable about all things Rome and in particular the Colosseum and Forum. She seemed genuinely excited to share Rome with us. The underground tour was excellent and a unique experience. It gave a much better perspective on the colosseum and was a highlight of our Rome experience.

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March 24, 2023

The tour, both of the Coliseum and Forum, was excellent. The organisation was first class, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. There was lots of time, following the underground visit, to relax and experience the atmosphere of the Coliseum. Highly recommended.

March 22, 2023

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