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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour
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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

By Tours of Rome
History enthusiasts will love the chance to get beneath the surface of Rome, literally. This guided tour takes you to restricted underground parts of the Colosseum that visitors can't normally access. Learn about the gladiators, as well as about the lives of ordinary Romans. Also visit the spectacular Roman Forum, above ground, for a complete picture of ancient Rome.
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$76.60
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$76.60
per adult

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Ages 1-99, max of 24 per group
Duration:90–180 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Italian

Highlights
  • Choose between morning or afternoon departures, to suit your schedule
  • An ideal tour for first-time visitors to Rome who want an overview
  • Get skip-the-line access to some restricted parts of the Colosseum
  • Upgrade your experience to include access to the third tier

  • Full Experience of Colosseum Undergrounds
  • Colosseum First and Second Floors Guided Tour
  • Roman Forum Guided Tour
  • All Tickets and Fees
  • Tickets are nominative please provide all the names of the visitors attending the tour
  • Tour runs on time. We will not be able to delay departure time
What's not included
  • It's Mandatory to have a valid ID with you (Passport or driving license)
  • Tickets are nominative please provide all the names of the visitors
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time


Departure details
  • Casa dell'Acqua ACEA, Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Roma RM, Italy In front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, LOWER Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184. PLEASE DON'T GO TO THE UPPER LEVEL
Return details
  • Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16631P14

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are nominative and you are kindly invited to provide all the names of the visitors attending the tour
  • Your Guide will be waiting for you holding a Sign with the name of our company TOURS OF ROME in the Meeting point.
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • We will not be able to accomodate you if you don't arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time
  • 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
  • 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
  • In case of Dangerous Rain it can be impossible to walk inside Colosseum Undergrounds and you will be given 45 minutes on the ARENA FLOOR where you can see all the underground sections without walking inside it
  • Tour start time can be subject to changes depending on the availability of the Colosseum Underground Tickets, in cas of a Change of the start time; we will send you a private message with the new start time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It's Mandatory to have a valid ID with you (Passport or driving license)
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
How much is Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
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What is the Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour cancellation policy?
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Which company provides Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16631P14

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa dell'Acqua ACEA
    Piazza del Colosseo, 58, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, LOWER Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184. PLEASE DON'T GO TO THE UPPER LEVEL
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Colosseum
    Colosseum
    Colosseum
    Colosseum
  • You'll end at
    Colosseum
    Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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About the operator

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A special visit to the Colosseum
Elisabetta was our private guide and she was great! Very friendly and well informed about history and passionate t
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Great tour
Very good tour. The guide was very informative and very nice. She did a great job with it being so crowded. I learn
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Must see in Rome
Vincent was our above ground tour guide and he was awesome. He was very knowledgeable, good English and a sense of
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Vatican tour
Very informative and entertaining tour by Elisabetta. We got so much more out of the visit by going with a guide.
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Lost Guide
Our tour guide, Gabriella, lost us in the museum and never indicated where we could find her. The meet up place wa
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Great tour with educated tour guide
Myself and my mother loved this tour on 28/09, we highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Alberto, was great and gave
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Highly recommend Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
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A must do in Rome!
Our guide Elizabeth was terrific. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. The Colosseum was amazing, and the under
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Not the best experience!
We used Viator for two tours in Rome on Sept 30 2022- the Colosseum and Vatican City. With both tours the guide s
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Amazing private tour with Christina!!
My wife and I are on our honeymoon in Rome. We booked a private tour with Christina. It was WELL worth the money. T
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Great compact Vatican tour for travelers with time constraints
We found this tour really enjoyable and just the right duration and pace we wanted for our short stay in Rome. The
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Great Private Vatican tour!
Our favorite part was the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour guide Franz was great and knew so much
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Fantastic tour and guide
A fantastic overview of the Colesseum, construction, operation, and restoration. Very knowledgeable guide, great pa
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Tim F
2 contributions
Catherine did a great job to make the tour fun! Bypassed all lines which made it great even in October. For sure recommend
Written October 3, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written October 4, 2022
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Josh R
Cincinnati, OH3 contributions
Christina was a wonderful tour guide. Kept us moving and explained a lot of the history. She accommodated multiple bathroom and water breaks, answered everyone’s questions, and explained both myths and facts.
Written October 1, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written October 3, 2022
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nobogez
Cullman, AL1 contribution
Great tour. Great guide. Andreas was very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. This was one of the best tours that we did while in Italy.
Written October 1, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written October 3, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mario R
3 contributions
Lucia was wonderful, the very best guide we have had in all of Italy. We highly recommend this tour! There is so much to see and Lucia pointed out the highlights and details we would have never seen without her. Her English and personality made the experience all the better.
Written September 30, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 30, 2022
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Andrea L
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
BUYER BEWARE: I had an awful experience with this company. I booked an underground tour well in advance for the Colosseum. My reservation was cancelled without an explanation half an hour before the tour was due to begin, once I was already waiting at the assigned location. I called the company and there was no answer. I am appalled at the lack of customer service and very disappointed, as I am unable to find another underground tour during my stay in Rome. Another couple also signed up for the same tour and their reservation was cancelled as well. I will never use this company again.
Written September 23, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello, Thank You for your feedback. We are really sorry to know that your activity was cancelled last minute. Rome is interested by many special events and some times for safety reasons we don't get any communication from official authorities. Please contact us on tours@toursofrome.info to see if we can reschedule your tour Best wishes
Written September 23, 2022
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rkonarik
Victoria, TX2 contributions
The underground tour is the best way to see the colosseum. The views from the bottom are spectacular. The information about the colosseum was excellent.
Written September 21, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 22, 2022
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Mae M
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had an 8pm tour which we really enjoyed - the lights/atmosphere is very cool. We were with a tour guide who I feel was not a strong enough English speaker to be holding an English tour (not going to put the name here but will let the company know). There was a lot of awkward silence and guests wanting more information or facts about the history.

A lot of confusion upon entering the colosseum as the colosseum didn’t want to let our group into the underground due to bad planning. It did end up okay but felt the colosseum staff were mad at our guide the whole time which was awkward.

Overall - this could have been better with more planning and a guide more fluent English/educated in the history.
Written September 19, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chicago-777
Chicago, Illinois70 contributions
Sep 2022
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Serena, was knowledgable, friendly and very responsive to several of us who were a bit slower - there is a lot of walking and she guided us to elevators within the Colosseum when needed. She answered everyone's questions and presented a great overview of Roman history. It was amazing to see where the gladiators and animals were staged before fights and the technology used to transport them to the arena. The Colosseum itself is magnificent, as is the Forum. Highly recommended.
Written September 17, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 18, 2022
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Judy V
1 contribution
Cristina was an excellent guide. She explained the sites passionately! Loved her insight and enthusiasm. I learned so much about the Colosseum! Our group was small so I felt like we got to have personal attention and the ability to ask questions and discuss what we were seeing. Highly recommend!!!
Written September 15, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 15, 2022
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Ellen M
Davis, CA2 contributions
Beat tour guide ever! Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the sites. Archaeological work, and history. She was kind and ably answered all questions asked. I highly recommend this tour!
Written September 15, 2022
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ToursofRome
Hello Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you liked it and looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes
Written September 15, 2022
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