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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

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See the secrets of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum on this small-group. With your knowledgeable guide, skip the long entrance lines at each attraction. Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers, which are off-limits to most of the public each day and discover Palatine Hill and the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum. Limited to just six people, this tour provides a more intimate experience.
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum and the highlights of ancient Rome
  • Skip the lines with priority entry to the Colosseum
  • Stroll up Palatine Hill and see where Rome’s wealthiest inhabitants once lived
  • Small-group tour limited to six people provides a more personalized experience with a knowledgeable guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Walk on almost 2,000-year-old original floors, with special access to ancient tunnels and secret chambers.
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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!
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Departure Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After meeting your guide at the Colosseum Metro Station, head out to explore some of Rome’s most legendary landmarks. Cruise past the entrance queues with your skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to waste no time inside these Roman icons.

At the Colosseum, start your tour on the underground level, which is only open to a limited number of visitors each day. Walk through the maze of subterranean chambers to see where fierce animals were once caged, and listen to stories from your guide about the gruesome gladiator battles. Then walk up to the arena level, and follow your guide into the area where the battles were fought, instead of tracing the edge, as most visitors do. Tread lightly over pieces of the original floor as you look below through the gaps.

Next, head down into the Roman Forum, following your guide around the ruins that once made up the city’s political and commercial heart. Hear about structures like the Arch of Titus and the Senate, where you have the chance to stay longer if you wish.

Walk up Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Wander through pine trees while learning from your guide about ancient Rome’s origins, and see where the wealthiest Romans used to live.
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In this awe-inspiring tour you will explore the incredible underbelly of the colosseum, navigating through and exploring its cells, elaborate elevator systems and underground water conduits! Then, walk onto the Arena and see the Colosseum from the same perspective as the gladiators themselves! Imagine hearing the roar of the giant crowds that the gladiators heard as they prepared for battle and learn all about the various types of festivities and games the roman enjoyed! Finally, climb up the first tier and gasp at picture perfect views of this incredible amphitheater. This tour grants exclusive access to the must see restricted areas of the underground and arena, so be sure not to miss out and book in advance!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
Explore the incredible ruins of the vast valley of the Roman Forum, the social, commercial and political centre of Ancient Rome! See the beautiful remains of the Imperial Villas on the Palatine Hill, and enjoy the gorgeous views of the valley of the Roman Forum from the top. Then, climb down to walk on the very streets the Roman used, seeing highlights such as the temple to the Vestal Virgins, the Basilica di Massenzio, the Roman Senate, and the memorial to Julius Caesar, amongst many more.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
Inclusive in your exploration of the Roman Forum, is a wonderful climb up the wonders of the Palatine Hill. Here you will marvel at some of the most grandiose imperial villas the romans ever built, and learn all about how to emperors lived in their gigantic palaces.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Be prepared for a lot of walking and hills as the Ancient Rome part of this tour is all uphill - not for those who have a difficult time with stairs." See review
  • "There is an elevator at the Colosseum should you have issues with stairs, However, Palantine Hill is a LOT of stairs, probably about 8 flights up a hill." See review
  • "Small group the ideal way to visit the colosseum, trying to visit with 40 plus is not an option." See review


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Not Your Average Colosseum Tour
, Jul 2021
Our party of three thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour of the Colosseum and historic sites of ancient Rome. We had visited the Colosseum on a prior vacation, but not some of the areas included in this tour. The tour of the Palatine Hills and Forum was particularly enjoyable. Our guide, Dario, was knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. We highly recommend this tour.
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Great tour company
, Jul 2021
Our guide was amazing. Even though it was a very hot day, she made it worth every minute. The sites were excellent.
Guide was so oassp
, Jul 2021
Tour was amazing. Our guide Dario had so much passion for the history. A highlight of our trip. Highly recommend
Colosseum Tour
, Jul 2021
Ours was a thorough, fascinating tour. Our guide, RAF, was patient, knowledgeable, and fun. She was a wealth of information about the Colosseum and Roman Forum areas. I highly recommend this tour.
Private tour of the Colosseum with Santi was the!
, Jul 2021
Santi was our guide for this fabulous tour. He was a lot of fun, informative and definitely showed great passion for his trade. I recommend the private tour! Go see the underground of the Colosseum and go see it with Santi. I learned so much!
Awesome experience, personalized response
, Jul 2021
Our private tour with Giulia was a highlight of our week in Rome. The colosseum is unique and world class with its recently built arena reconstruction, and new underground areas. Giulia helped us understand why it is different from all the other stadiums in the ancient world. She also gave a very personal tour of the forum and palatine hill where the conversation went deeply into the particular questions that we asked. Highly recommended.
A+ experience
, Jul 2021
Shanti was personable and knowledgeable. Great way to see the Colosseum and Forum!!! Highly recommend going on this one.
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour! David was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting! Best tour guide yet! Underground At colosseum is newly opened to the public.
The best tour I’ve ever done.
, Jul 2021
Fantastic. Amazing. Life changing. Worth every penny. Davide is the best guide ever. You must do this.
Giulia Rocks!
, Jul 2021
Giuila was great! she was very knowledgeable and passionate with her archeology background. She pointed out really unique areas. She was also very aware of her clients' needs to rest or walk in the shade as it was very hot/humid. She was extremely friendly and personable! We would definitely recommend her for future tours!

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