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Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

Small-Group Ancient Rome & Colosseum Underground Tour

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Enjoy a walking tour of the Colosseum's underground chambers. Discover where the Romans caged wild animals, walk on the arena floor where the gladiators fought and visit the Roman Forum to see the center of ancient Roman life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available


The experience
  • Experience the Colosseum's underground chambers
  • Feel like a Gladiator and walk on the arena floor
  • Discover the Colosseum's first and second tier
  • Visit the Roman Forum and see one of the most important archaeological sites
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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

Start your day of discovery by meeting your guide outside the Colosseum at your selected departure time. Discover the site that over the centuries has become the symbol of the city. Learn about the Colosseum's rich history and from your informative guide, hear tales of gladiators, slaves, and ferocious animals.

For approximately 2-hours you will get the opportunity to explore all the areas of the Colosseum and gain exclusive access to the sites off-limits areas. Walk through the underground chambers and see the secret passages of the Gladiators. Also, discover where wild animals were caged and transported to the Arena's main level.

After your tour of the Colosseum, explore the heart of the ancient city for about one hour with your guide. Discover the Forum, the area that witnessed the birth and development of Roman civilization. Witness the remains of ancient temples and some of the most ancient places of worship

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Colosseum skip-the-ticket-line tickets
  • Colosseum underground tickets
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets (morning and afternoon tours only)
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

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
  • A valid ID card or a copy of it (or a scanned picture of your ID card or passport) is required to get inside the Colosseum
  • Having a mobile phone in case contact needs to be made is highly recommended
  • No flammable sprays or perfumes are allowed inside
  • The exact start time of the tour will be communicated via email and by SMS after booking the necessary tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 187 reviews

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It was the full experience. We booked this on the website. The confirmation was then different. Getyourguide's service had no idea and told us something completely wrong. Tour was great, guide was great, but GetyourGuide's service has no idea and is poorly informed. The website is also bad as it is extremely confusing.

October 23, 2021

Mido was an absolutely great and informative tour guide. He gave such detailed and great information about the Forum and the Colosseum. I had such a wonderful time. I also loved that it was a small group of us too, about 10 so it felt intimate. I think it’s definitely worth doing this tour if you don’t know as much of the history of this area. Thank you Mido for a wonderful day!

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September 7, 2021

The tour was excellent and the agency professional. Our guide Gido was very friendly, patient and has exceptional knowledge of Rome history. His storytelling was interesting and kept our group engaged from start to finish which is not easy when the tour lasts few hours. The time passed so quickly and we were left with so many interesting stories about Colloseum and ancient Rome. 10 out of 10 tour! Grazie mille!

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September 6, 2021

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