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Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Roma, Italy
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From $108.03

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
  • 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

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
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 group will leave the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time in order to pass the security check
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveler 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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    Amazing facts
    Janet_M, Feb 2023
    Discovered they actually flooded the floor of the arena and enacted naval warfare for the Romans. They built the boats in the underground area of the arena.
    Amazing & Child Friendly Guide!
    Caroline_B, Feb 2023
    Our guide was amazing, no only with knowing the answer to every obscure question we thought of, but also in helping to keep the tour moving and entertaining for our 2 year old. He also had a great sense of humor and lots of other interesting information about Rome. Would completely recommend!
    Guide, Ilena, was very...
    Marie_M, Feb 2023
    Guide, Ilena, was very good and provided much information regarding the construction of the Colosseum and the politics of the times.
    Excellent tour guide
    Yuething_T, Jan 2023
    The guide is very knowledgeable & friendly. Glad that the tour goes to the Palstino hill first, so I can take a lot pictures without another tourist. Enjoy the tour very much.
    Great Colosseum Tour
    ENRIQUE_V, Jan 2023
    Exceptional tour of Colosseum, Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum. The excellent historical perspective provided by our very knowledgeable Guide exceeded our expectations. The route taken was great. Skip the line was a huge benefit as many, many people were in que to enter. Highly recommend this great and special tour.
    Such a Delight!
    Cindy_H, Jan 2023
    After receiving a kind and thorough message in advance explaining of when and where to meet, we were greeted by a small group of folks who provided us with earpieces to properly hear our guide, Gabriel. He was so pleasant to listen to, and such a great guide overall. He was quite funny and thoroughly enjoyed providing us with small tidbits of knowledge and references to pop culture in relation to the exhibits we viewed. It was very apparent he loves what he does and had such a great personality!
    Fantastic tour, highly recommend.!
    Jacqueline_R, Jan 2023
    Everything! Our tour guide was amazing, we could not believe the wealth of knowledge she shared with us, very clear and easy to understand. She answered all of our questions and was so fun to listen to!!
    Teri_R, Jan 2023
    Underground tour is amazing. Wonderful guide, very informative! Small group was great. Almost like a private tour
    We were blown away, amazing tour.
    William_R, Jan 2023
    This tour was amazing, our guide Katarina was brilliant. She made the tour exciting and shared so much knowledge with us. As a family of 4 we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Colosseum and Forum and would highly recommend this small group tour.
    Great experience!
    Camille_T, Jan 2023
    The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a fantastic tour that I would highly recommend.
    Worth every penny
    Emma_R, Jan 2023
    This tour was amazing. We saw everything, the underground of the Colosseum as well as the stage and museum inside. The Forum tour was exceptional and got us special access to areas not everyone had. Our tour guide, Marle, was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Colosseum small group tour
    Ford_W, Jan 2023
    Our tour guild was amazing ! He took the time to really go over so much information and while doing so was funny and charismatic .
    Colosseum Underground
    ChristinaM_L, Jan 2023
    The underground of the Colosseum was the best part! Take this tour to see it! Our guide spoke English very well and was very knowledgeable on the history of Rome!
    Best experience ever
    David_R, Jan 2023
    Honestly, it was our tour guide that made this trip absolutely amazing. She has the most amount of information knowledge and a genuine sense of excitement to share.
    Great Tour of Colosseum
    Jenny_C, Jan 2023
    This was our first tour in Rome and what a great start! Our archaeologist tour guide Sonia was a wealth of knowledge on all things Colosseum. She took us underground to see everything below the surface and it was super interesting. We had ample time to ask questions and take photos and doing it in a small group meant we were able to navigate the crowds more efficiently. We then walked to the Forum and toured that, ending with a spectacular view over the grounds. Sonia made the experience so much better than trying to do this on our own!
    Bucket list checked off
    Devin_T, Jan 2023
    It was so cool having VIP access and being able to go where others could not and see the underground area. It wouldn’t have been the same without our guide Sara. She was extremely knowledgeable and out of all of our guides I could understand her the best and she was funny too.
    Ross_K, Jan 2023
    Donna, the guide, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had only four in my group, so it really did feel personal and I had the opportunity to talk with Donna about the sites she was visiting. A lovely lady with genuine passion for what she does.
    Book this tour!
    Alison_G, Jan 2023
    This was an excellent tour to book! Daniele, our guide, was so knowledgeable with every location and landmark visited, that really helped paint the picture of what we were looking at the ruins of. He even showed us pictures of what it would look like to help visualize. He was excellent and went above and beyond spending a little extra time with us in the colosseum museums. We had fun and we’re interested the whole time even in the pouring rain, he never lost his professionalism. He also took us on a quick walk to see the best view of the outside of the colosseum before entering. Book this tour!
    Truly Epic
    Jason_B, Jan 2023
    This was perhaps the greatest tour I have ever taken. I was blown away. The Roman Forum tour was so informative and our tour guide Eva was AWESOME! The sights we saw combined with her knowledge of the history was I prevented. Then we toured the Colosseum and underground. Simply mind-blowing! I am so glad we did the underground tour because we learned so much more and to see how everything was built and designed was truly epic. I really don’t even have the words to describe how much I loved this tour. Thank you Eva!
    A very informative but kid friendly tour from a knowledgeable local guide.
    Cathy_P, Jan 2023
    Sonja led our tour and did a wonderful job. She is an archeology student with the University of Rome and was very knowledgeable. She did a great job making the story of the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum come alive for the kids, but also balanced the tour with lots of information for the adults.