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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
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Tour snapshot
Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 6718COLOSSEUM
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 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!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Jan. 2022
A note from Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
For all indoor sites and transportation it's compulsory to present a covid-19 vaccination accompanied by your personal ID to the local authorities for all travelers over the age of 12.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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tjys
Daegu, South Korea154 contributions
We paid for a small tour and that is exactly what we got. We wanted to be able to ask questions and be heard and we were. We expected Marta to be an expert and she is more than that. We were inundated with all kinds of very interesting details, delivered professionally, and with a side of humor. My wife made the reservation with Liv Tours and I thought it was expensive but after spending a few hours with Marta the cost is a real bargain and worth much more. It’s a real educational experience!!
Written 6 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tourist801823
1 contribution
We rate this experience 5 star plus. I was undecided what tour and experience to book, I made the decision and committed to this tour, booked online a-bit more expensive than other tours but worth the extra expense I promise, breaks my heart parting with money but would do it again tomorrow, I have booked another tour from this.

David “Tennant” Facasca was a amazing tour guide, absolutely made the tour, lots or knowledge, down to earth and explained things clearly, a credit to the company.

Don’t do the colosseum tour without a tour and a 100% recommend the small tour group.
Written 9 February 2022
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Steve G
Berkeley, CA4 contributions
Aug. 2021
I've been to the Colosseum several times over the years but Donata's tour was the best. She is a very fun and knowledgeable guide and took the time to listen and answer questions. She really brought the parts of the tour outside of the colosseum to life - Palatin Hill, etc. I'm always a little wary of booking tours online like this, but I recommend this one without hesitation. It was great to see the new underground, but even without that the tour would have been great. Hope you are lucky enough to get Donata as your guide!
We went in August and it was HOT, but Donata knew where all of the cool breezes were. We almost didn't go on the Palatin Hill part because of the heat, but with her guidance it actually wasn't bad because she knew the area so well. Bring a water bottle - free refill points throughout the tour.
Written 25 August 2021
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livitalytours
Thanks so much for your great review and recommendation of our Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome tour and of our guide, Donata. Two things you mention make us particularly pleased: that despite the summer heat, you still had an enjoyable time and that, with several prior visits to the Colosseum under your belt, you felt that this was by far the best tour you've taken. Your words are music to our ears! Thanks again for your review and your endorsement of our tours and our guides. Angelo and Kristin
Written 26 August 2021
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Wanderer42461
7 contributions
There is so much to see of the Colosseum and The Forum that it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start .
On a hot day with hundreds of tourists it can be a daunting experience.
However, if you book this semi private tour with Livtours you will have spent your money well. I highly recommend Serena Spalletta who took six of us on this tour and chose the most important places to see within the time frame. We were taken to places not previously open to the public until recently after extensive renovations had been carried out.
Serena has an extensive knowledge and has an infectious enthusiasm for her subject. She had us all enthralled from start to finish with lots of interesting facts and humerous stories.
I wish we had more time in this beautiful city to book more yours with Livtours , preferably with Serena!
Written 11 September 2021
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livitalytours
We're so happy that you enjoyed the Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome tour you took with Serena and we'll be sure to tell her about your nice words of praise. Hopefully you will be back again to Rome in the near future, now that you've had a taste of this fabulous city. If and when you do, we'll look forward to sharing these beautiful sites with you. Many thanks, once again, for your review. Angelo and Kristin
Written 13 September 2021
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Alexis J
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Couples
this tour absolutely exceeded our expectations and became a highlight for our two week vacation in italy. my only regret is not also doing a guided tour for the vatican and other sites!

marco was our guide. he is not only a masterful storyteller and historian, but he’s hilarious and so friendly that you want the tour to be twice as long. you almost forget that it is even a tour at all, his passion and enthusiasm is contagious. there is never a dull moment or awkward pause. we were so captivated by how he was able to make ancient ruins come to life with his storytelling, we didn’t want it to be over!

seeing the beating heart of the colosseum was exceptional and truly a privilege. there can only be about 20 people at a time down there so you really get the experience that this is an exclusive honor. having marco point out every stone, corner, archway and step was an absolute gift. i cannot imagine being so excited and curious about a brick in the wall, but he is that good. i really can’t stop thinking about it!

but the highlight for me was exploring the forum, and it would not have been nearly as unforgettable without a tour guide. he really gives you the context of the culture, the flora and fauna, and even the lifestyle of the people. i would’ve never known how an olive tree played such a part in the roman empire, and here he was showing me a branch on a tree. it felt very significant. almost reverent, holy.

on top of his ability to make history something enthralling and engaging, he was just a really cool guy. he was as witty as he was compassionate, always making sure we got the best photo and didn’t leave us without lunch recommendations.

we found ourselves so inspired after the tour — which was not what we expected. we had already spent two weeks all over italy, and figured an obligatory tour was best saved for our last day. but now we wish that we would have prioritized a guided tour from the beginning. even hours later at dinner, we were still talking about marco’s tour!

anyways, i could go on. if you’re on the fence about booking this tour — DO IT. my only regret is we didn’t do more than one, and i won’t make that mistake again. we learned so much, spent a lovely afternoon exploring rome with an insider expert, and left with a memory we will never forget.
Written 6 April 2022
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jrmrgn
UK7 contributions
Apr. 2022
We met Helena, our guide, outside the Colosseum Metro station. An academic archeologist by profession, she led us on a fascinating journey through the most astounding amphitheatre and the nearby Palatine Hill and Forum. We are a family with three Uni student children, and all of us were spellbound by the experience - the three hours flew by! Helena led us through the winding tunnels below the arena floor where gladiators once walked, then up onto the performance level and the first floor viewing gallery. Then, outside the Colosseum we walked up the slope to the site of the former Imperial Palace and the huge area of the Roman Forum. Throughout the tour, Helena brought to life everything that we were seeing, explaining in great detail and answering all our questions.

We can thoroughly recommend this private tour. Not only was it a pleasure to be guided by Helena's vast wealth of experience, but the small group experience allowed us to properly engage with the context. In crowds as large as the Colosseum attracts, the personal touch of a truly informed guide makes all the difference.
Written 20 April 2022
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Reilly S
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Solo
I cannot say enough about how amazing this tour or this guide was! Gulia P. Was incredible from start to finish, she was funny, knowledgeable, and showed incredible passion for not only the sites we toured, but all of Rome. This tour truly surprised me, I learned so many new facts, and often found myself in awe of this history I was surrounded by. I would HIGHLY recommend LivTours to anyone looking for an intimate tour with extremely knowledgeable guides and a true passion for their city. Incredible job, grazie molte!
Written 5 October 2021
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Jimmy
4 contributions
My husband and I were lucky enough to have Azzurra (tour guide) to ourselves for the afternoon. She was so polite, friendly and helpful. She was extremely knowledgeable about the city and the history of the Colosseum. She gave us recommendations for the remainder of our time in Rome and even played the role of photographer for the day, she captured some of the most beautiful photos as memories of our trip for us and knew all the best places to get the most amazing views and secrets of the city. Highly recommend to book a tour with this company who provide small and more intimate tours and more specialty this lady. We had a very enjoyable and comfortable day in her company.
Written 9 January 2022
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Brandon B
6 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Solo
This is a fantastic way to see The Colosseum. Our tour guide Dario was the best—engaging, knowledgeable, entertaining—and I was genuinely impressed by how much access our group of 6 was granted to the building. We started our tour by exploring the Roman Forum, where Dario gave us historical context about the city. Then we got to skip the lines and waltz straight into the Colosseum, where we first explored all the underground passageways before emerging into the center of the arena. We then climbed some very steep steps and got a panoramic view of the inside of the Colosseum. At multiple points, our group was given special access to roped off areas that were inaccessible to other sight seers.

I enjoyed every minute of the tour, and I'm grateful to Dario for giving us such a wonderful afternoon.
Written 21 April 2022
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Q9263THdavidl
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
While the sites of the Colosseum and Forum are spectacular to behold, it was our tour guide Dennis who really brought the ancient buildings and ruins to life.

He was so knowledgeable and happy to share his love of Roman history with us that it made our time with the tour that much more enjoyable. He was also so polite, enthusiastic, generous with his time, and a great photographer.

I would highly recommend this tour and Dennis to everyone one. Thanks again for a special day!
Written 23 May 2022
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