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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 yesterday via mobile
The secret jewel of the Colosseum

Our guide Federica was way beyond awesome. Professional and courteous. Unbelievably informative. She went the extra mile and made the whole day special. Gave us some site seeing advice that worked out to perfection. This is a must do trip. Do the early one. In...More

1  Thank Marius v
Reviewed 3 days ago
Worth skip the line and to see underground

The tour company broke us into smaller groups which was nice. The guide we got was a very nice gentleman but was a bit soft spoken and took a bit to come out of his shell. He had an answer to everyone's questions. Being able...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Caryn C
Reviewed 4 days ago
Incredible Tour!!!

Dimitri was the best tour guide ever!! We had such a good time and learned so much!! The passion he had for the history of the Colosseum and the Forum was infectious. My Mom and I made some amazing memories!! I would highly recommend taking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katiea264
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Tour!

Our tour guide, Deborah, was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and personable and made the tour fun, even though the weather was rainy! Try to pick a day with sunny weather...the underground portion of the Colosseum was inaccessible due to the rain.

Thank rachaelno426
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour with Santi

We had a wonderful Underground Colosseum tour with Santi, he was extremely informative and it was obvious he loves his city and the history that it holds. He shared many facts and answered questions. Skipping the lines was the way to go and worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Esperanza G | Reviewed this property |
Ask them... it happened to me with another tour (another tour company) and I didn’t ask why I just paid the difference since it was the only day I could take it.
18 November 2018|
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Response from r0ssc0295 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the only thing that I can think of is a booking fee, but if it is it is a bit steep, sorry I couldn't help you anymore. cheers.
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
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