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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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Roma, Italy

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Check out the Colosseum’s underground chambers and gladiator passageways on a tour of the sites that are normally off-limits to the general public. With a guide, you also visit the arena floor to see where the gladiatorial action took place. The experience ends with a tour of the Roman Forum, viewing temples and arches as you follow the footsteps of ancient senators and emperors. Upgrade to a VIP tour to include access to the third tier.
  • Explore the underground chambers were wild animals were caged
  • Wander along the passages used by gladiators before the games
  • Visit the arena floor as you learn about bygone battles that took place there
  • Learn about Imperial-era life on a tour of the Roman Forum

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See the Colosseum’s underground chambers and 3rd tier with access to the Forum.
SMS and customized Email with the Tour Exact Start Time
Colosseum Undergrounds, First and Second Tiers Tour
Because of covid-19 Emergency some sections can be closed
Full Experiences include a guided tour in the Roman Forum
Transportation to/from attractions
Start time will be communicated via personal email
Colosseum III, IV and V Tiers are closed for urgent maintenance

Departure Point

Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Choose from a morning or afternoon start time when you book, then make your way to the start point near the Colosseum on Via dei Fori Imperiali.

A symbol of ancient Rome, the impressive amphitheater is rich with history. Hear tales of the ancient gladiators who fought wild beasts to the delight of the bloodthirsty crowds, and learn about the cruelty and clemency of the emperors who presided over the games.

As you learn about the gladiatorial games, explore the areas that are normally off-limits to the general public. See the underground chambers where wild animals were kept in cages, and wander along the passageways that gladiators once paced along.

From the Colosseum, head into the heart of the Roman Forum to learn about daily life in ancient times. Amble around the temples and arches as you listen to tales of the politics and religion of Imperial Rome.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Enjoy a Colosseum Underground Tour
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Walk on Arena Floor
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Discover First and second Floors of The Colosseum
Pass By:  
Colosseum
Discover Colosseum Third, Fourth and Fifth Levels * ** this option is ONLY FOR VIP COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND TOUR
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Please provide all the necessary information during the booking, Including names, birth dates, etc., so that the tour can elaborated soonest possible
  • Your Guide will be waiting for you holding a Sign with the name of our company TOURS OF ROME in the Meeting point.
  • Highly recommended to arrive to the meeting point 10 minutes before the official start time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • luggage and big backpack are not allowed inside the Colosseum
  • Flammable Sprays, Selfie sticks, knifes or any kind of guns or cutters even with license can not enter the Colosseum
  • Because of some restrictions by the Colosseum Authorities the part of Underground Chambers visit will be conducted by a local expert archaeologist of the Colosseum and will be in a group
  • Police control and metal detector controls can slow the fast track entrance
  • Confirmation with all the details of the tour will be received after Booking the Colosseum underground chambers tickets
  • Tour may start with ancient Rome and then move to Colosseum and will finish with the local archaeologist of the Colosseum
  • Tour may start with Colosseum and will finish in the Roman Forum with your guide
  • Colosseum Third Level and Terrace are included only for VIP Colosseum Underground Tour
  • We highly recommend to have an on the road cell phone to be easy to contact us and to contact you if necessary
  • For a quick response you can use iMessage, Whatsapp and Viber for texting us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Rome

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour.

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Corona has its Advantages
Lukas_H
, Oct 2020
Very kind and knwoledgeable guide. Great experience and nearly no people inside the Colosseum thanks to Corona. A unique time to do this.
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Spectacular
bree_w
, Oct 2020
Going to the tour, I didn’t know what to expect as I’m not a big guided-tour fan however our tour guide, Andrea was absolutely Spectacular! He answered every question imaginable and my partner was very impressed, being a lover of history. If you were to go, request for Andrea as he was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to and was a fantastic person to guide my partner and I.
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Fantasic tour with great guide
Ann
, Oct 2020
My husband and I did a guided tour at the Colosseo (incl the underground) and the Foro Romano last week. We have been there before, but this was the first time with a guide. It was fantastic - because of course the sights are truly marvellous. But also because we had a great English-speaking guide, Andrea. He was extremely knowledgable, there was no question he could not answer. And he was a very good storyteller. We really enjoyed our three hours in Andrea’s company.
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Ok
David_A
, Oct 2020
Our guide was lovely but the amount of detail she went into was too much for us. Also the group was supposed to be a maximum of 12 but we had 13
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello Mr David, Unfortunately you posted your review on the wrong business. we have not organized any group after covid-19 emergency and all our tours are only Private tours or Max 4 persons
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Ancient Rome
anthony_s
, Sep 2020
Excellent guide giving a great overview of ancient Rome and the Colosseum albeit the weather could have been kinder on the day
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Amazing
Jill_T
, Sep 2020
Had an amazing time on the colosseum tour, so much information from our guide Medo Who was just brilliant, his passion and enthusiasm made our day, we learnt so much . This was not the cheapest tour but I would highly recommend this tour it was fabulous. Thank you
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Learning about the design
Jessica_H
, Aug 2020
Due to Covid the underground bit was cut, which was such a shame! But the tour we got of the arena and upper floors was great. the guide was very knowledgable and managed to answer all my son's questions (age 9). Unfortunately it was blisteringly hot and after the first 1hr 45mins my son was completely wiped out and we never got to see the second part of the tour at the palatine.
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Exceeded our expectations
Cardenas
, Aug 2020
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the Vatican museum. She was very professional, friendly and with us having 2 little ones she was very patient and friendly. We were very impressed with our 3 hoir tour! So much information we were wowed.
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Great tour and experience during difficult times!
Shane_B
, Aug 2020
We arrived at the meeting point a bit of time before the tour started and our tour guide was already there waiting for us and to our surprise it was only me and my wife booked on the tour which was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spent as much time as possible explaining everything to us at both the colosseum and the Roman forum. He was very patient when was asked for a water break or to sit in the shade and even encompassed parts of his tour to explain in great detail parts of the tour in the shade. Our tour guide even managed to take some great pictures of us at both sites. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Great, Knowledgeable, & Patient w a Toddler
Lori
, Jul 2020
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of fun stories too. He gave us info in both he ancientbpast and the more modern history. We also had time to go up the capitoline hill and he explained the statues there. He was super patient with our toddler too!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Dear Lori Thank You for taking time to review the tour. we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour with us Best wishes
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