Rome

Expert Guided Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Roma, Italy
Expert Guided Tour of Colosseum Underground Arena and Forum
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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena,and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets. Options available for small group guided tours.
  • Hassle-free tour with entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum included
  • Avoid long lines—this tour gives you a guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Hear your guide clearly through headsets
  • See restricted areas of the Undergrounds, and Arena
  • Small group tour options available

What's Included

  • Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Live expert guide
  • Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
  • Full on-site assistance
  • Underground section and Arena floor are being offered in night time for existing bookings
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Make the most of your time touring Rome by booking this group tour that explores the Colosseum in depth, taking you to places most visitors do not get to see. Explore the underground level, the Arena, and the Roman Forum with an accompanying audio guide.

Learn stories of ancient emperors and senators, goddesses and warriors as you walk from place to place. Get your cameras ready for photos of the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Your tour starts with meeting your live guide and group at the departure point, and then you’ll get your audio guide, and be on your way for your half-day tour.

Colosseum

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Colosseum

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arch of Constantine

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Roman Forum

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
  • Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • Please note that the tickets for this tour are nominative. We will register on them the names you have provided during checkout. Please make sure to provide the names of the people attending the tour as they appear on their passport.
  • You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
  • Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
  • The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please note that the group will leave the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time in order to pass the security check
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Each traveler must present a valid passport or ID document that matches the name provided at the time of booking for successful entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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

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    The amount and steepness of the steps would definitely challenge those persons with any mobility issues, but worth it if you can.
    If you come in summer, be sure you can take the heat!
    It is a steep climbing so be prepared, but this is a tour you cannot miss.
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    Corridors I once walked.
    Petronella_S, Feb 2024
    What a worthy tour, a transportation to the earlier centuries with envy. Wish I had lived during those days. Know what, couldn’t ignore the feeling that I once walked those corridors. MANOLA’s knowledge and experience made the experience exciting and enjoyable, she’s a jewel.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with Manola and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Experience of a lifetime
    Charisse_M, Feb 2024
    My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of the coliseum. We booked the underground option as well and that was very cool. Our tour guide, Mario, was both knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Great and Informative
    Lyssa_D, Feb 2024
    Great detailed tour learned so much! Really enjoyed the 3 hour tour! Wear comphy shoes. Guide had visuals which made it easy to understand
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Get the tour with Underground access!
    Jack_B, Feb 2024
    Bogdan was great! With this tour we were able to so much more than the basic tours and Bogdan gave us lots of extra details we would not have gotten on our own.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Excellent semi private tour for Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill
    Maria_P, Feb 2024
    Manola was our tour guide. Smart, friendly and helpful from beginning to end. Her knowledge of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill made this tour excellent. The small group size enabled our group to enjoy all parts of the tour including lots of time for picture taking and asking questions. Thank you Manola. If you book this tour and can request Manola you will enjoy her as your tour guide.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts in such detail, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with Manola and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Unbelievable experience
    Storme_P, Feb 2024
    Wow! What an incredible experience. Our Tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us so much information. The tour was well worth the money 100% recommended. Was probably the best highlight of our trip so thank you
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with us and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Great guide!
    Carolyn_B, Feb 2024
    Our guide, Mario, was fantastic- knowledgeable and funny. We learned so much and everyone, including my teenage kids, had fun. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with Mario and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Excellent tour
    Roberta_G, Feb 2024
    I loved this tour with Bogdan! It was extremely informative and well worth the price. (Hope I got his name right, because he deserves to be highly recommended.)
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience, and we agree, it’s always great having Bogdan on board :) We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome! Thank you
    SUPER Mario
    Travis_S, Feb 2024
    Our guide was Mario (SUPER Mario to friends!). He was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Really enjoyed the tour. Well worth the money!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience, and we agree, it’s always great having Mario on board :) We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome! Thank you
    Incredible experience!
    Kimber_T, Feb 2024
    Amazing! Worth every penny! It was off season and still incredibly crowded. With this tour we were able to get away and avoid the crowds. The views and experience was incredible. Highly recommended!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with us and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Amazing!
    Jacki_W, Feb 2024
    “Super” Mario was the best!!! Our tour was more than we even hoped for. So many amazing facts and a few anecdotes with some comedy thrown in, all while seeing some of Romes most incredible ruins made our morning fly by. We highly recommend this tour - the best was to see the coliseum!!!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience, and we agree, it’s always great having Mario on board :) We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome! Thank you
    Worst experience would not recommend
    Larry_L, Feb 2024
    After being told my wife had time to use the restroom our tour guide proceeded to leave without us. Never could find them again. I had reminder the guide my wife had not returned but she left anyway. Without the guide we could not find our way to the lower levels which is why we chose this tour.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Good afternoon Larry, We apologize that you could not proceed with the tour. Unfortunately, the Colosseum Underground administration has strict time slots that must be respected for each group; therefore, they could not hold a group if someone goes to the restroom. We are unsure why the guide of the Colosseum agreed to wait and then proceeded to leave without waiting for you, and for that, we apologize on their behalf. Please note that we also waited for you from 2:50 until 3:10 p.m. with the rest of the group outside the Colosseum for the second part of the tour, but sadly, without success. We are sorry that the experience did not go as expected for you and your wife. Thank you for understanding
    Rome SPQR
    Tony_B, Feb 2024
    Really enjoyed this tour, it was amazing! The tour really speaks for itself. Don’t miss it. Make sure to include Palentine Hill with the tour!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with us and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Actual tour good but company was disorganized
    Adam_S, Feb 2024
    The tour itself was pretty good - got to all the important parts. Our guide for the Colosseum itself seemed a little too hurried and just going through the motions. The people at the meet up point were very helpful and explained a lot of things, but they didn’t come through security with us and our entire group, who didn’t know each other, were very confused as to where to go. It took us over 20 minutes to find our guide, and then they were not especially nice and were very disorganized. The Roman Forum guide was much better and the views were incredible. However they didn’t tell us that to get out of the Colosseum exit would take over 10 minutes, and we almost missed the meet up for that part.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for your constructive review. We are glad you enjoyed the actual tour. However, we apologize for any confusion during the security check. Please note that our team cannot accompany groups through security as it is not permitted. Your detailed feedback is greatly appreciated. We will take it into consideration to improve and provide the highest quality services for our future clients. Thank you!
    Great Experience
    Jack_L, Feb 2024
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Pace was a bit fast, and accent a bit heavy at times, but overall very good experience.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for reviewing us. We are glad you had an overall good experience and found your guide knowledgeable. However, we greatly appreciate your detailed feedback on the guide's performance. We will look into the issues you brought up right away to improve our services for our future clients. Thank you
    Perfect
    Richard_O, Feb 2024
    Our guide was perfect very knowledgeable, friendly and didn’t go too quickly to allow us time to enjoy the scenes.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Try asking to be in Elena’s group!
    Nasser_B, Feb 2024
    Elena was amazing! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and an all around great tour guide. The group was reasonably sized, and with the headphones they gave us there was no problem hearing her.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with Elena and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Amazing tour experience- Francesca was awesome
    Margareth_G, Feb 2024
    Our guide Francesca was amazing. We learned so much on this tour that’s not in the history books. She was exciting and very aware of all that was going on around us the whole Tour. She took strategic moments of rest so that we stopped and soaked in the beauty all around and reenergized ourselves for the next set of adventures. I would definitely reckoned this tour for both the novice and experience traveler.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts in such detail. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with Francesca and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    10 out of 10
    Emily_D, Feb 2024
    Brilliant tour! We would definitely recommend doing the underground and arena floor inclusive tour. It really added an element that was unexpectedly fascinating. Even our (usually grumpy) teenager loved it, especially that we got to go into areas that others couldn't access. The palatine hill and roman forum were really good as well, our tour guide brought them to life and was happy to answer questions on a lot of subjects. I'm afraid I don't remember his name, but he was fab. We got very lucky with the weather for February, I would definitely recommend hats and suncream if it's hot out, there are not many places to find shade. Also male sure to wear your most comfortable shoes, it's a good 3 hours on your feet but worth every second!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts in such detail, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed this experience with us and hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
    Colosseum Tour
    Mark_S, Feb 2024
    Our guide was patient, informative and funny. Great experience! We really enjoyed the tour and the city.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our other tours in Rome :)
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