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Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour provided by Tours of Rome

Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour

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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.
You'll start at
Fontana del Colosseo
Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of COLOSSEO METRO Station, Ground Level Exit, nearby the Newsstand and across the road from COLOSSEUM, Piazza del Colosseo 22, Roma 00184.
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You'll end at
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
Fontana del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
90–180 minutes
Return Details
Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • SMS and customized Email with the Tour Exact Start Time
  • Colosseum Undergrounds, Arena, First and Second Tiers Tour
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • VIP Colosseum Underground Option includes Third Tier and Panoramic Terrace
  • VIP Gladiators' Arena includes Arena and Ground Floor Only
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Start time will be communicated via personal email
  • Automated voucher doesn't have Tour start time
  • VIP Gladiator's Arena doesn't include Undergrounds nor Second Floor
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • If Colosseum Underground part of the tour is not available with English group can be organized in Italian group and you will be accompanied by your English guide
  • 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
  • In case of not succeeding to book Colosseum underground Tickets, You will be offered a Colosseum tour with third, fourth and fifth tier visit or a normal Colosseum tour without underground chambers visit with a partial refund or tour will be cancelled and you will have a full refund
  • As per Colosseum scheduled tours of the underground chambers you will receive an email with specific start times
  • 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 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Melissa wrote a review Nov 2019
Round Rock, Texas29 contributions
We not only skipped the line, but had a history lesson in the shade to get us started while our guide navigated the entrance for us. Once inside, it was a very small group and we could easily hear our guide and get great views and pictures of even the top terrace of the
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Date of experience: June 2019
Jenny C wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the tour of the Colosseum. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The underground was nice to see and I enjoyed the top area only accessible by our guide. The size of the tour was a good size.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Triva wrote a review Oct 2019
Encinitas, California5 contributions
Great first tour in Italy! Tour guide was quite sick but very knowledgeable and made for a great tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
ANF wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
The Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour Saturday morning (24 people) was excellent. I agree with other comment that it was a little convoluted regarding the entry, but once inside with our main Colosseum guide ( a local expert archaeologist), it was a
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Date of experience: September 2019
Ruth M wrote a review Sep 2019
8 contributions2 helpful votes
An excellent tour seeing as much of the Colosseum as we could. Felt very privileged to see parts other tourists don't get to. Daniela was very knowledgeable and answered all questions put to her by the group. Thank you.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 90–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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