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Colosseum: Underground & Roman Forum Small Group Tour

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Colosseum: Underground & Roman Forum Small Group Tour

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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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

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 fascinating 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. Afterwards, 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line); just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • 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.
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The tour was quite good. The guide had good knowledge and said interesting things. The tour of the underground Colosseum was very good. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we did not visit the Roman Forum, we only saw it from Palantine. Because the tour ended in the Colosseum, it was no longer possible to return to the Roman Forum. Recommendation: Start the tour at the Colosseum and end at the Forum Romanum or provide participants with tickets so that they can return to the Forum Romanum.

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November 5, 2021

Our tour guide, Paola, was extremely knowledgeable and energetic. She did a great job of building a picture of what life was like for the spectators at the coliseum during the Roman Empire. During the tour of the Palatine Hill, she delved into the historical context of the Roman Empires’s transition to Christianity. Extremely informative!! Todd

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October 24, 2021

November 24, 2021

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