Colosseum Underground And Roman Forum Tour - Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    45 minutes prior to the chosen time slot , You must arrive on time!
  • Departure Details :
    Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


An expert English speaking guide will take you on a journey back in time, recreating the amazing history and mysteries of this grand monument. On your tour you will beat the crowd skippingthe long ticket lines through a separate entrance to venture deep inside the walls of the Rome-italy/the-Colosseum">Colosseum discovering its many secrets and mysteries.Join us on the Official Colosseum Underground Tour and walk out onto the famous Arena floor once stood upon by Rome's greatest gladiators. From there you will travel down into the depths of this incredible monuments underground area seeing the dark dungeonswhere gladiators and animals were held before the contests began. After leaving the Colosseum youwill march onward into the ruins ofthe Roman Imperial forum, the true heart of ancient Rome brought back to life by your professional tour guide.

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Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio

By joining this Official Colosseum underground tour, you will be provided with 'skip the line' entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in ticket lines.
As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are.This tour gives you access also to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiatorsandwild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past, with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind, bringing to life the wallsthat surround you.
Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture thatperfect picture during your tour, as you tourthe circumference of the Colosseum.
The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hour in the Roman forum and Palatine hill area.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio

The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Professional guide

Headsets to hear your guide clearly

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Meeting place: Via della Polveriera nr.8 (just a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum metro stop)

All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the Colosseum.

The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.

Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.

All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security

The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is comfortable clothing

The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum and Palatine hill area.

The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.

The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and have various meeting times throughout the day.

These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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  • 24-Oct-2019

    Guide for the underground was great, however there was confusion when six of us had to split up for our Roman Forum tour. The other guide was looking for six to take, which six did leave our group, but not our six as our guide told us to stay with her. After she was done, she had no idea that we had to go to the Forum. Other than that and paying more for a tour that didn't happen, the Colloseum was breathtaking! Our guide is an archiologist so she was very informative.

  • 24-Oct-2019

    Great experience, so glad we did the underground tour. I think we got to see and learn much more than a typical tour

  • 04-Oct-2019

    Really enjoyed the tour. Informative, great guides, easy to understand. There's so much to see in the Colosseum and also the Forum that 2-3 hours doesn't really cover it all but this tour was a great introduction to both the Colosseum and Forum. Having the radio to hear the guides was appreciated since it allowed the opportunity to look around a bit and still hear the guides. It was well-organized and well run. I would highly recommend.

  • 03-Oct-2019

    I have taken many great tours thru Viator, and my recent small group tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum with Patrick at Explore Italy tours was the best one yet. We only had ten people in our group, and Patrick, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and had a fantastic sense of humor which kept everyone engaged. I strongly recommend this tour!

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Very interesting tour and especially the under ground part. Our guide was really good and helpful. Unfortunetly we never done the 2nd part of the tour, which was Palantine Hill as it was heavy rain but the guide did offer and said we could come back the next day but we were leaving that day!

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Both tours were phenomenal and we were very pleased to learn so much detailed information about the Colosseum and Forum. Both guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic when talking about the ancient Romans.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    Skip the queue. This is the way forward. I would like to have seen more of the underground though 😃👍

  • 30-Jul-2019

    Skipping the line was a big advantage in the July heat. Very knowledgeable guides. We didn't see a lot of the underground, but what we did see was a nice escape from the crowd. Learned a lot of history that we would not have had if we had visited on our own.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    The first guide for the colosseum was good but the second guide for the forum was too wordy, repeated himself consistently and I felt like I learned nothing. He was also unorganized. Finally the forum tour was too many people and we didn’t get started for an hour because the guide had an expired pass and other poor planning issues.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Found this tour very interesting and could just picture and feel what use to go on in the times with the very good commentary the guide gave . Very informative and obviously she loves her job .

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