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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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Overview

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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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!
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colosseum
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
Stop At:  
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
Stop At:  
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
  • OPERATED BY LivTours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?
A: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
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED.

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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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AWESOME GUIDE
Krystal_Z
, Dec 2021
Doing a coliseum tour was the highlight of our trip! This kind of culture and history is what really drew us to booking this tour! Our tour guide was an archeologist born in Rome, i believe her name was Gillian or close to that. She was very down to earth when explaining to us the history of such a place. There was nothing she couldn’t tell us! My only regret is that we could stay longer because we really really enjoyed this tour and the wealth of knowledge our guide had !
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Excellent tour with very...
Kathleen_M
, Nov 2021
Excellent tour with very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. We all enjoyed the experience. Many thanks
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Highly recommend
Rachel_C
, Nov 2021
Alex was extremely knowledgeable! Taught us so many details we didn't know. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour
Boris_C
, Nov 2021
Dennis is an incredible guide. He is very knowledgeable and very passionate about the history of Rome. Colosseum underground is a must. Was not there before and was very impressed. Overall very nice tour.
star-5
Great Coliseum Tour!
Jeff_H
, Nov 2021
Rafaela was an amazing tour guide with an extensive knowledge of the history of Rome. We loved the excitement that she shared as she explained these amazing artifacts! Our family learned a lot and will treasure our time at the coliseum
star-5
Time Well Spent
Francis_W
, Nov 2021
Marco is an extremely knowledgeable and informative guide. His interactive style was educational and entertaining.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best tour and guide in Roma!
Kelly_D
, Nov 2021
What a DELIGHTFUL experience we had with David! We learned so much about the Colosseum and Roman Forum in his capable and entertaining way! Clearly, he knows his subject and loves what he does. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with him and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone wanting to tour this historic site.
star-5
A very worthwhile tour
TESSA_D
, Nov 2021
Rosa was a fabulous guide, she was incredibly knowledgeable, very punctual, fun, friendly and filled every moment with tips and facts on Ancient Rome.
star-5
An informative and enjoyable tour
Mark_B
, Nov 2021
Barbara's guidance and enthusiasm for the subject was very informative. We would never have fully appreciated what we were experiencing without her. For this reason it is an experience that will live with us for a long time to come
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See the Coliseum and the Forum with Giulia P!
kristen_s
, Nov 2021
Giulia P was fantastic. She knows so much -this is her area of expertise! And she tailored the walk once she head some of our questions and interests. We had some bad weather and she really made the best of it. I couldn’t recommend her more highly. This small group tour is key and the underground colisuem is well worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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