Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

Rome: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours
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From US$ 129.97 per person

Likely to sell out

See the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Explore the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor, and learn about their history.

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
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Colosseum's premier levels, the Colosseum Underground and Arena
  • Experience life as a gladiator as you go through the Gladiator's Gate
  • Learn how the Colosseum Underground operated as a backstage
  • Skip the long lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome
  • Enjoy an exclusive-access tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
Full description

Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire as you visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and learn more about the main monuments of Ancient Rome. Explore the arena floor and the underground section of the Colosseum. Learn more about the underground staging area where animals were caged and the gladiators sharpened their swords in preparation. Visit the recently opened dungeons and investigate the working mechanisms below the arena and on the arena floor itself.  See the ruins of the temples at the Roman Forum and explore the former palaces and temples of Palatine Hill, including the Rostra, where Marc Antony delivered Caesar's funeral eulogy. Take a look at the remains of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus. Listen to your guide's explanations about the history of the Forum and what the temples, arches, and monuments were used for. Hear about all the activities that took place in this sacred part of Ancient Rome during the days of the Roman Republic.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets
  • Tips
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum underground tickets (€25 per adult)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
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

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • After booking the tour, the activity provider will contact you for payment for entrance tickets to the Colosseum Underground (free for children)
  • Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation
  • There is no cloakroom in the Colosseum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 706 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Vincenzo was extremely knowledgeable and informative on not only the Colosseum / Roman history, but also world history - this greatly enriched the experience of the tour. As this was a private tour, he led with our input, and designed the perfect Colosseum Tour. The underground portion is an absolute must IMO, and is worth the extra money. Highly recommend!

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October 25, 2022

I am so happy I booked the colosseum, palatine hill, and the Roman forum tour through get your guide. The company was very helpful in finding the perfect tour for me and my son. The day before our tour they sent a reminder email with everything we needed to know for the next day as far as time, meeting place, documents needed, and many helpful suggestions to make our visit enjoyable. Magda was a terrific guide. She was so knowledgeable and full of information and was was patient and answered all our questions. She made sure we had enough time to take all the pictures we wanted but also kept the tour moving at a good pace so we were never bored.

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October 20, 2022

A really fantastic, in-depth tour with a small group. Our guide, Magda, was a trained archaeologist. She was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to give us interesting information. We loved the audio sets that allowed us to hear her clearly without having to be right by her side. We are already planning on doing a tour with her again when we come back this fall.

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July 7, 2022

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