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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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  • 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 
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour
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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. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide Elena, an archeologist was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was very thorough and we got to see some spectacular views! So happy we got this tour it’s definitely worth it!

Thank Esperanza G
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour! Thank you Francesca!

After going on a 'small group' tour with this company, it would be hard to go back to large groups with radios. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable (a PhD!), a fantastic English speaker with a voice we could easily hear in crowded Colosseum passageways, and was...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Coliseum underground and ancient Rome small group tour

Wow, Thomas brought this whole tour alive. Incredible trip through the coliseum, Palentine Hill and Forum. Would highly recommend!

Thank 109gregh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fabulous tour! Dimitri was a fantastic guide.

We recently went to Rome for 3 nights. We booked this small group tour which included the underground of the colosseum as well. Dimitri was absolutely fantastic. Welcoming and friendly and so knowledgable. We went in through the gladiators entrance straight into the arena which...More

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 1 week ago
I want Luca to be my best friend...

This was an epic tour! I have been to the Colosseum before but this was next-level. First, be prepared to walk all of the ancient ruins. I have no complaints about the walking- just be prepared and wear an appropriate shoe. Luca was easily the...More

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2 November 2018|
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Response from sandn24 | Reviewed this property |
No, the guide takes you to the arena & underground where athletes & animals prepared for combat
13 August 2018|
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Response from buttonrx | Reviewed this property |
We met just across from the colosseum entrance
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4 April 2018|
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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