Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Roma, Italy
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From USD 129.75

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena,and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets.
  • Hassle-free tour with entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum included
  • Avoid long lines—this tour gives you a guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Hear your guide clearly through headsets
  • See restricted areas of the Undergrounds, and Arena

What's Included

  • Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Live expert guide
  • Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
  • Full on-site assistance
  • Underground section and Arena floor are being offered in night time for existing bookings
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect


1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arch of Constantine

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Roman Forum

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palatine Hill

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
  • All travellers must present proof of ID (passport/driver's licence) in order to be admitted to the Colosseum. Travellers without an identification document might not be allowed to enter
  • Please note that the tickets for this tour are nominative. We will register on them the names you have provided during checkout. Please make sure to provide the names of the people attending the tour as they appear on their passport.
  • You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
  • Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
  • The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please note that the group will leave the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time in order to pass the security check
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    The amount and steepness of the steps would definitely challenge those persons with any mobility issues, but worth it if you can.
    If you come in summer, be sure you can take the heat!
    It is a steep climbing so be prepared, but this is a tour you cannot miss.


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    Fantastic experience!
    Brooke_C, May 2023
    This was a really amazing experience! A couple of things to note: - Due to expected crowding of the Colosseum, they offered special night tours because otherwise entry could not be guaranteed. The tour company was great in their communication about our options. Ultimately we chose the night tour which occurred at 8:10 PM. The timing was inconvenient given our travel plans, but otherwise it was amazing because there were no lines at all and hardly anyone there. - Because of the night tour, we had two different tour guides - one for the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in the morning, the second for the Colosseum. Both were incredibly knowledgeable! They provided so much information and were able to answer questions that came up from the group. The guide for the Colosseum tour in particular blew us away with her knowledge, it was insane. I wish I had gotten her name, she was fantastic. - This was not impacted by us choosing the night tour, but should be noted that the Colosseum tour is only an hour. Even an additional 30 minutes would have been really great. - I am not sure if this was in the initial information or if it was impacted by us doing the night tour, but we only got to see the underground and arena level of the Colosseum. For some reason I thought we were going to see at least one level up, though I could be mistaken. The Underground was such a cool experience so I would not trade that at all and would highly recommend it, but I’m curious as to what more we could have learned going to another level and just seeing that view. This was the most expensive activity we did on our entire trip to Italy but we didn’t want to skimp on it, in particular the Colosseum, and I’m glad we chose this option.
    Heather_S, May 2023
    Enza was an amazing tour guide. She was thoughtful, knowledgeable and fun. This tour was amazing. Ezna was thoughtful about the heat and tried to make the situation comfortable as possible.
    Colosseum with Rosy
    Tanya_M, May 2023
    Rosy was great! Highly recommend this tour. Incredible sights and Rosy was very knowledgeable. While it was packed she made sure she knew where evryone was.
    Twilight Tour was Lit!
    John_C, May 2023
    Nico was an amazing guide, filled with energy and joy about the history of the Colosseum. I would recommend taking the evening tour as the space is less crowded.
    Colosseum and Forum
    Marianne_R, May 2023
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She made sure everyone in our group got to see everything she was speaking about. The Colosseum and Forum were awesome. The meeting location was easy to find. Our guide give us a lot of history. At the end of the tour, we got lost getting out of the Colosseum. Felt like I was walking in circles. The employees of the Colosseum allowed me to use their lift, which really helped me a lot. I was exhausted. I would recommend this tour to all my friends.
    History brought to life
    Sandra_M, May 2023
    Our Translator was wonderful she was very knowledgeable and extremely excited about Rome and the history of the colosseum. I felt inspired to read and Learn more on my own.
    The tour guide was rude...
    Lynn_W, May 2023
    The tour guide was rude and ugly to a few folks. . The sound system was terrible and if you got further than a few feet all you could hear was static, The guide hardly held up her flag and with thousands of other folks you easily got lost. The property was outstanding, but we were not give time to read of take photos as the guide was more determined to get the tour over. NOT IMPRESSED with this company,
    Great tour
    Kathleen_S, May 2023
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was nice that the private tours could wait in a shorter line. Size of group was perfect. would recommend this company without hesitation.
    Marlene_M, May 2023
    The guide was terrific! She was knowledgeable and thorough of the colosseum. I have to admit seeing the colosseum at night was exceptional.
    Excellent tour
    Carol_M, May 2023
    Our tour was split into two due to crowds. The Roman Forum tour was very interesting and our guide, Christian was very knowledgeable. The evening Colosseum tour was amazing. Our guide Nico is an archeologist and he made the tour absolutely wonderful. So knowledgeable and did really well at sharing his knowledge with us
    Must see!
    Tara_H, May 2023
    Our guide Christina was amazing! She was incredibly knowledgeable and painted a fantastic historical picture of everything we saw.
    We did the tour at night...
    leanneharris4, May 2023
    We did the tour at night and it was fantastic . There were no crowds and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and really bought to life the stories of the gladiators
    Juliann_C, May 2023
    Patricio was a fantastic guide! Excellent tour of the Colosseum. Very informative and enjoyable! Highly recommend.
    Great day at the Colosseum
    Andrew_B, May 2023
    The guide was brilliant, she made it come to life. She was informative and funny. The whole tour was fantastic and would definitely recommend it to others.
    Athanas_H, May 2023
    The most interesting part for me was the underground section, always wanted to see & know how it all worked , the whole tour was nothing short of incredible,our guide was very informative and passionate with all her knowledge & understanding about everything she shared with us 10/10 for our guide 👍👍
    Great comprehensive tour!!
    Deonna_c, May 2023
    Auturo!! Get this guide, very fun, friendly and full of information. He was super patient when we asked questions or for clarification. Highly recommend this small group tour!!
    Richard_J, May 2023
    When you go to these MEGA Attractions, SKIP THE LINE is the only way. Our guide navigated the lines and crowds effortlessly to get us into the places to see what we came for. It’s nice to be able to access their knowledge base and really hear “the rest of the story, story”. Kudos to the city of Rome for the very active & intensive efforts to restore & protect Romes important parts of world history. I could easily live here 😊
    You sort of have to do it
    LaureenS, May 2023
    It’s definitely one of those things you have to do when you’re in Rome. A guide was a little tough to understand and she was not speaking into her microphone, even after repeated requests from different people on the tour. So we missed a lot of the narration, but there are interesting sites to see.
    Tour was amazing
    Diane_K, May 2023
    Our tour guide Inga was amazing! She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We are so happy we booked this tour.
    Roman Coliseum
    Michael_C, May 2023
    This was just a great tour. Our guide was awesome and the sights were just great. The forum really was the best part of this tour. Don't get me wrong the coliseum was great but there is so much to see at the Forum part of this tour!

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