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Your tour begins outside of the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide at the start time selected during booking.

Head straight inside the Colosseum with your pre-booked admission ticket and descend to the underground chambers formerly used to keep wild animals and gladiators captive. Hear commentary from your guide about the site's history, and because your group is limited to 12 people, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

After sufficient exploration, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of Rome highlights. Enjoy panoramic views from the Roman Forum; stroll down Via Sacra; and discover the history behind the Arch of Septimius Severus, Palatine Hill, and many other fascinating sights.

Your informative tour concludes back in front of the Colosseum.
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Many tourists visit the Colosseum, but few see the monument’s underground chambers. Get an in-depth look of one of the New7Wonders of the World on this Rome sightseeing tour. Descend to chambers used to keep gladiators and wild animals before you embark on a whistle-stop tour of Rome highlights including Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and Via Sacra. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 people.
  • Get an alternative sightseeing experience on an underground Colosseum tour
  • Save time by hitting various top Rome attractions
  • A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • Beat the crowds with an early morning departure time 
  • Ask plenty of questions in a small group limited to 12 people
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly recommend the Colosseum Underground tour

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and was excellent at making the walking portion of the tour coincide with the Colosseum experience. This was my favorite tour I've taken in Rome and well worth the time and cost. While inside the Colosseum, the onsite guide joined...More

Thank loobiztraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago
My favorite tour

Excellent tour guide- Vincenzo I believe. Clearly passionate & knowledgeable- made this tour interesting from beginning to the end. Highly recommend!More

Thank Departure799318
G T, Manager at Roma Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Departure799318, it is a great pleasure for all of us at Roma Experience to know you had such a positive experience with our guide Vincenzo! Thanks for sharing your impressions with all Trip Advisor users - we will be happy to have you on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Special

This is really the only way to do the Colosseum. Being able to see it underground is an experience I'll never forget. Our guide was great and we were able to steer clear of all the hundreds of tourists... we didn't even wait in a...More

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic tour!

We had considered buying tickets to the Colosseum directly through the Colosseum website. It is certainly cheaper to do that. But we're so glad we decided to book a tour. Not only did we get to bypass the VERY long lines at the Colosseum and...More

3  Thank fink369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Don’t miss this!

I went to Rome on a short trip with my 11 year old. We took this tour as we really wanted to see underground and the forum with someone knowledgable - we also wanted to avoid the queues! It was marvellous from start to finish...More

Thank louise b
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Simon C | Reviewed this property |
We just had the email version on our phones and they checked us off a list.
19 September 2018|
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Response from Melissa B | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary. You can just show the pdf form on your phone.
Barney M
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Response from jenni70 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 4 hours, and there us plenty of time to take pictures, ask questions, etc. They keep the groups fairly small so that people don't feel rushed.
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