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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

By LivItaly Tours
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This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers, only open to a limited number of visitors each day. Then, see other top attractions including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
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S$218.10
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h 15m
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Highlights
  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of six people
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Tour in a Safe and Small Group of MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED!
  • Climb down inside the Underground and walk onto the Arena of the Colosseum
  • Enjoy a friendly and professional Local Expert Guide
  • Skip the long lines!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head to some of ancient Rome's most iconic landmarks and bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function before you ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps. Also, tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.

Departure details
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy In front of the SOS sign outside of the Colosseum's Metro Station's MAIN ENTRANCE, ground floor, right across the street from the Colosseum itself. Please note that there are two levels to the Colosseum Metro Station, your meeting point is at ground level. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • 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: 6718COLOSSEUM

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: All names provided at time of booking MUST MATCH a valid piece of ID for each traveler. Failure to input correct names will result in a loss of the tour as per current Colosseum regulations.
  • Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proof-of-age for teenagers under 18 years is required
  • Please note: large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only small bags are allowed. Glass bottles and containers are also not allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • Due to extreme weather conditions, the Colosseum Administration may limit access to some or all of the restricted areas (Colosseum, Arena Level and Third Tier), to ensure security of its visitors. No refund will be granted on these rare occasions
  • UNDERGROUND AND ARENA: The access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the our exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum's administration and security policy of that day in accordance to adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
  • GENERAL ENTRY:Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • English Language Only
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
  • This tour operates within current local COVID-19 protocol. We are not responsible for any persons who do not adhere to regulations, and in said circumstances will result in loss of the tour without refund.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 6718COLOSSEUM

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    In front of the SOS sign outside of the Colosseum's Metro Station's MAIN ENTRANCE, ground floor, right across the street from the Colosseum itself. Please note that there are two levels to the Colosseum Metro Station, your meeting point is at ground level. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.
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  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Journey20013
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Brilliant
Worth every penny. Francesco was extremely knowledgeable and so friendly. We saw things we definitely would have mi
Rich P
Rich P
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Eternal Rome, thank you Liv Tours and Donata!
Rome is certainly the Eternal City! I really enjoyed the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Tour. The Colosseum was amazing
997dustine
997dustine
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Great time and best way to see the sites and learn something along the way
Carlotta provided us great insight and introduction to the history and culture of the times and was excellent way t
M294FVjamesj
M294FVjamesj
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A highlight of our Rome visit
The knowledge and personal nature of the tour was outstanding. We had a small group with Patrizia. I strongly recom
459olyap
459olyap
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Colosseum tour | Rome
Barbara gave our family an amazing tour of the Colosseum! I would even say she was the best tour guide we’ve ever h
Jaime A
Jaime A
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Vatican tour with Max as our guide.
The tour was great and Max was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour could not have been
945mandip
945mandip
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Amazing tour with Max
This is the beat way to see the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. No crowds pushing gives you time to really enjoy
jpmack210
jpmack210
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An awe-inspiring and incredible tour-- so very glad we booked it.
We labored over whether to do an early morning or mid-afternoon Vatican tour (with the goal of seeing as much as we
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E3649NIninaa
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Great for groups with kids
We did a three hour private golf cart tour with our group of 11, including young children. Having been to Rome many
drewmY928RZ
drewmY928RZ
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Amazing experience
This was a birthday gift and it did not disappoint. Laura Sensi was our tour guide and we’d highly recommend her to
720mayan
720mayan
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Fanststic experience!
The tour with Valentina was great! She is such an expert on history and shares her knowledge with passion. Everythi
Cindy D
Cindy D
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Wonderfully informative and thoughtful guide!
Annalisa is a truly wonderful guide. She was knowledgeable and information, answered all of our questions, and made
109patriciac
109patriciac
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A scrumptious evening
My husband and I just spent a delicious evening with AJ and apprentice guide Claudia walking around the beautiful C
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cindybX8933SW
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Skipping the line is priceless!
Laura aka Sensei was a phenomenal tour guide! So personal and knowledgeable about every aspect of the Vatican. Bein
Mick_Beaverstock
Mick_Beaverstock
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Great guide
Max is a brilliant guide with a great sense of humour. His knowledge of the Vatican is huge and the little details
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TheAviator0765
Ripon, UK481 contributions
Sep 2022
We booked our tour, after some careful research, quite some time in advance as we really wanted to make the most of our visit to this area of Rome. We also decided to go for the sub-floor level tour as so much of what was fundamental to the Colosseum is down there, and with restricted access and numbers, it just seemed to be a missed opportunity if we didn’t.

Our emailed instructions were clear and informative, reminding us to bring photo ID (essential) and the latest COVID guidance, as well as clear directions on where to meet. Now although the tour was guaranteed for six people, ours was actually seven, but this was not problem at all.

At the meeting place (outside the metro station), the company reps were on time, quickly went through any formalities and introduced us to our guide (Paola, more of later). And off we went.

So why book a tour like this? Well, queues are pretty much non-existent as we seemed to have a pseudo VIP status. Furthermore, access to the lower levels was fascinating, and in our opinion totally justified the extra cost involved. I felt those looking down to the areas in which we had access had a tangible sense of regret and not seeing what we could. Following a good couple of hours in the Colosseum, we moved into the Forum and continued our guided exploration of ancient Rome, again skipping queues and getting a genuine personal experience rather than being herded around. The smaller group size gives just that bit more flexibility with comfort breaks, filling water bottles, taking photos etc. Our tour actually finished at the western end of the Forum (and I think we got slightly more than the three hours), but we were then free to continue at our own leisure until we decided to depart.

Finally our guide Paola. Excellent command of spoken English (our group was all English-speaking), articulate, interesting, fun and hugely knowledgeable with great enthusiasm for the tour. She made the tour a real pleasure, and we left really delighted with our decision to book this particular itinerary with Livtours.
Written 11 September 2022
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doc718
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
Sep 2022
Outstanding tour despite the 86 degree (F) mid-Sep temperature. The group consisted of 3 couples from North America, which turned out to be a perfect size for interactive questions and conversation. Our guide, Dennis, was absolutely wonderful - high energy, knowledgeable and very friendly.

The meeting place was the red “SOS” sign right in front of the Colosseum Metro Station (Line B) on the street level, which is considered the downstairs level. It was easy to find. Be sure to bring an IDENTIFICATION CARD (e.g. driver’s license, passport or other picture ID) to get past the Colosseum security officers. One member of our group didn’t have an ID and the Liv guides had to troubleshoot.

We started in the Forum because our Colosseum passes were for later in the afternoon. Dennis brought it to life with full explanations and rich context needed to understand various monuments and places spanning 7 or 8 centuries. We joked that without his guidance, we would “just be looking at rocks".

After an hour or so we headed to the Colosseum through a separate security area with guided access to the underground walkways. This was equally phenomenal as Dennis pointed out numerous details of the construction as well as historical context of events held at the venue. Truly impressive to see the inner elements of the Colosseum and even better when you hear the history spanning many centuries.
Written 25 September 2022
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CheBird
Chicago, IL42 contributions
Giulia P is an excellent tour guide. As an archeologist, she is obviously very passionate about her field. We learned so much more about the Colosseum and Forum from her than we did on previous tours. This was the first time we were able to go underground - it was majestic to see the Colosseum from that viewpoint. It wold have been a miss not to do the underground tour. Our access with LivTours was pretty exclusive - we didn't enter through the main entrance and there were not a lot of tourists underground. When we went above into the arena, we were in a roped off area that didn't have a lot of people. For that reason, the tour felt leisurely and personal. There were 6 in our group, making it easy to engage with Giulia. She has a great personality and made the tour a lot of fun. We did 3 tours with LivTours during our visit and I highly recommend them - each guide we had was super friendly and outgoing.
Written 27 September 2022
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Hannah J
2 contributions
May 2022
Franco made this tour unforgettable. My husband and I were in Rome on our honeymoon and we aren't huge on guided tours because we tend to get distracted easily but wanted to see the Colosseum. We met Franco and proceeded into the Colosseum where he gave the most fascinating and engaging tour we've ever been on. He kept our attention the ENTIRE time and did an incredible job navigating our tour group (which was 5 of us) through the entire Colosseum and Roman Forum. To say he is an expert is an understatement. He is a scholar and a story teller which is the best two things you can as for in a tour guide. I highly recommend anyone interested in the Colosseum to ask for Franco specifically.
Written 30 May 2022
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PaulR49
Winter Park, FL9 contributions
Sep 2022
I've become a big fan of skip the line tours. Yes, more expensive than doing your own thing, but so worth it. The tour itself, led by Sabrina was the best. She has so much knowledge to share and while I already knew something of the history of the Colosseum and the Palatine, I gained so much more from Sabrina's expert and fun descriptions. I would without any doubt recommend LivItaly Tours to anyone wanting a professional, well organized and efficient experience accompanied by the best guides in the city.
Written 25 October 2022
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Judy B
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
My husband and I went on a Coliseum tour with Alessandro on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience! He is extremely personable and knowledgeable. He gave just the right amount of information while being open for questions. Not only did he give us a tour, he made it interactive and really helped us imagine what the experience would be back in the days. The entire tour was a very enjoyable experience and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a personal touch!
Written 27 August 2022
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mollyhep
Littleton, CO16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I cannot emphasize this enough: see if you can request Marco for your tour. The man is a maestro of storytelling. So much so that he (almost) makes you forget about the humidity and mosquitos accompanying you on the tour too. He’s incredibly engaging and transports you back in time to help you understand the nuances of Ancient Roman society and the Colosseum’s rich history. We learned so much throughout and had a blast in the process. Highly recommend the 8:30 AM tour to get started before it gets hot and to avoid the crowds. Make sure you put on bug spray before you go underground. If we could give 6 stars, we would. Grazie mille!
Written 7 September 2022
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Christine C
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Our family really enjoyed the intimate and therefore, more attentive and curated small group tour. There were no more than six of us total, and my family made up half of the group. The Colosseo tour was amazing and our 12 year old son was impressed and happy to be walking throughout the colosseum and particularly the underground portion. That says a lot considering how hot it was and how most kids (my son included) don't always appreciate "walking" around. Pamen's easy going nature, historical knowledge about the site and its architecture really contributed to an overall great experience. Unfortunately, after the initial 2 hours, we weren't able to continue the tour (which we had paid for) due to heat and my son's "fatigue" but Pamen offered the option of coming back to the Palatine Hill + Roman Forum in the evening. Great idea!

I also want to thank your customer service. We had booked the Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour the following day but my son caught a cold and wasn't up to another hot day out. Understandably, due to the last minute cancellation on our part, we understood that we couldn't be refunded for this tour, but your company was able to refund 60 Euros for which we were very, very grateful. We plant to come back to Italy and will definitely use your services again.

Grazie mille!
Written 27 July 2022
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tjys
Daegu, South Korea164 contributions
We paid for a small tour and that is exactly what we got. We wanted to be able to ask questions and be heard and we were. We expected Marta to be an expert and she is more than that. We were inundated with all kinds of very interesting details, delivered professionally, and with a side of humor. My wife made the reservation with Liv Tours and I thought it was expensive but after spending a few hours with Marta the cost is a real bargain and worth much more. It’s a real educational experience!!
Written 6 April 2022
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Tourist801823
1 contribution
We rate this experience 5 star plus. I was undecided what tour and experience to book, I made the decision and committed to this tour, booked online a-bit more expensive than other tours but worth the extra expense I promise, breaks my heart parting with money but would do it again tomorrow, I have booked another tour from this.

David “Tennant” Facasca was a amazing tour guide, absolutely made the tour, lots or knowledge, down to earth and explained things clearly, a credit to the company.

Don’t do the colosseum tour without a tour and a 100% recommend the small tour group.
Written 9 February 2022
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