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Small-Group Tour: Colosseum Underground

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Set out to visit some of the most dramatic spots in ancient Roman history. Start with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome's centermost hill and one of its most ancient parts. Then, go beneath Rome's Colosseum on this underground tour of the largest amphitheater ever built. Step into the darkened chambers where gladiators prepared to meet their match in the arena, and see a recreated timber elevator that shows how animals were lifted up toward the spotlight.
  • Half-day tour of the Colosseum's mysterious underground chambers
  • See where gladiators and wild animals prepared for action
  • Take a walk through Roman political intrigue on a tour of the Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

On this small-group tour, head away from crowds to underground chambers and a newly re-created "elevator."
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Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 12 (max 24 in the Colosseum)
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink

Departure Point

Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NB: You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Infant price applies with the minimum of one adult
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. The terrain is uneven with stairs and uphill paths.
  • Water fountains available on site
  • Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
  • For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
  • Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
  • Group size limited to 12 people in the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill. 24 people in the Colosseum
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund.
  • Please note that sprays are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Tour: Colosseum Underground?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Wear good shoes, bring water, and be aware of the weather - it rained on us a bit." See review
  • "Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, 90 plus degrees at 1pm." See review


284 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Half day guided tour under ground Coloseum!
, Feb 2020
Our tour was fabulous! Francesca was a fantastic tour guide that gave us so many tidbits of information beyond the traditional history of the coliseum & Palatine hill. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
History of the building of the Colosseum
, Feb 2020
This is a late review from November, that I had with Paolo Avena. The group consisted of 3 people which was nice. Paolo was extremely knowledgeable on many aspects of Roman history. His explanations of every site were concise so not to. bore you with rambling. He gave time to take the sites in and ask questions. It was worth the price and recommend the tour with Paolo.
Great access to Colosseum...Guide was long winded
, Dec 2019
Great and fast access to the Colosseum and surround areas. Good overview both the Guide and Archeologist. Down side...both of them spoke to a level as if we were historians or archeologists ourselves. Tour ran almost an hour long to 4 hrs, and it was not so to crowds...Not advised for kids, teenagers or those looking for the cliff notes. But you can’t beat the access it provides.
Wonderful tour
, Nov 2019
We had Vincenzo do our tour and he was amazing, so much knowledge and so very friendly. Unfortunately the weather was so bad we could not do the underground part of the Colosseum but the upside of that was we got to keep Vincenzo for the entire tour. I was supposed to receive a refund for not being able to do the underground part of the tour but that never happened. This is the only reason I give a lower rating.
Loved it
Dalean C
, Nov 2019
Got too see the Colosseum without the crowds. There were more people on the tour then we're supposed to be, but the tour was great.
Underground Colosseum
, Oct 2019
Was a great tour. Our guide was very knowledge, and great to be in a small group. Seeing and understanding the conditions of the slaves to make the Colosseum work was fascinating. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear hollisharris3, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us! Brilliant to hear you found our Colosseum Underground Tour facination appreciated the knowledge of our guide. If his/her names comes to mind, please let us know! We are glad to see you would recommend our company and would like to sincerly thank you for letting us show you the best of Rome.
A tour to remember
, Oct 2019
We had a very nice tour and Giulia was a fantastic guide. It was really interesting to see the underground floor of the Roman Colosseum and as a bonus we got also to see the third floor where we had the chance to admire the beautiful view. Palatine Hill was also great and we really enjoyed the ruins of the imperial palace. The Roman Forum was also nice. This was definitely a tour to remember and we highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear 8sannar, The view from the Palatine Hill sure is emperor worthy, isn't it? This Hill (which actually is the first one Rome was built on!) has been a popular place for Rome's most powerful leaders exactly for that reason. Our Colosseum Undeground Tour (which mainly get booked for the underground access to the Colosseum) has so many unique aspects due to the magnitude of monuments visited including this memorable hill. Lovely to read our guide Giulia did a fantastic job and was able to deliver an unfortgetable experience.
The Colosseum Small Group Tour
Judy V
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Vinchenzo. He was quite knowledgeable and fun in his presentation. After flying all night and rushing to meet with him he kept a very tired and weary American very interested in his every word.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Judy V, I can imagine that after a transatlantic flight it might be more challenging to stay involved during your small group tours, so in this case my compliments not only to Vincenzo but also to yourself! Quality guides are what Roma Experience as a company relies on, and your review makes us appreciate our precious guide Vincenzo even more. I truly hope you had an unfortgetable stay in Rome, and hope we will get the chance to show you more of Italy's beauty!
Worth the money for a tour guide...excellent tour
, Sep 2019
We met our guide and immediately started with an educational tour of the Palestine Hill and other ruins. Along the way our guide answered everything related to the ruins as well as other questions. We had a separate guide for the Colosseum tour... We never waited in any lines and had access to restricted areas. I would do this tour again.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear refjack, I am happy to see you found our tour to be worth the time and money invested! Going around these monuments with a guide can surely add to the experience, learning their extensive history. All of our Colosseum Tours guarantee skip the line entry and include all entrance fees into the monuments visited (Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill) and we are pleased you appreciated the perks of our tour! Thank you very much sharing your feedback with us, we hope you will keep our company in mind for future visits.
Amazing tour
, Sep 2019
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and really wanted to help us understand what we were seeing. We got so much more our of this with this tour than if we had walked this area on our own.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Raydabills, Going around with a guide is ideal if wanting to learn something about the Roman culture and history. Brilliant to read our guide added to the experience and left you to write this lovely review. Thank you very much!

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