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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. Then, see other top attractions including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small Group of ONLY 6 people!!
  • Climb down inside the Underground and walk onto the Arena of the Colosseum
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Skip the long lines!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As of January 2nd, 2019 tour duration will be 3 hours.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • 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 LivItaly 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!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Would definitely recommend this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Rome. Certainly one of the highlights of our time in Rome!
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Our tour guide was amazing! She took us through these ancient wonders and gave us so much information. I learned so much because of her guidance. The personal touch of the small group tour is definitely worth it. There’s just too much to see, so having a guide really helps with
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We were in a group of 6 and had a great time learning about the Collosseum, The Forum, and Palantine Hill. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and answered all questions with precision and patience. You go in thru a back entrance and avoid ALL lines. Really intense experience
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Amazing tour! Elisabetta was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loved the subject! We got to ask her so many questions and it was so personalized ! We will definitely book with Liv Italy again!
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This was worth every penny! It is so nice to do a small tour of 4-6 people! Our guide was amazing and this was one of my favorite things i did on our month long trip to Italy!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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