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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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Relive the glory of Ancient Rome on this 3 hour, small-group tour, led by an expert guide. Skip the long lines and enjoy an access-all-areas tour of Rome’s mighty Colosseum, including parts usually restricted to visitors. Explore the subterranean underground chambers, where the wild animals were held, and stand in the area where the bloody gladiator battles once took place and enjoy unparalleled views.Then traverse through Palatine Hill before discovering the historic gems in the Roman Forum. Numbers limited to six people, ensuring a small-group experience and a friendly environment to interact with your guide.
Highlights
  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of six people
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head to some of ancient Rome's most iconic landmarks and bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function before you ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps. Also, tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small Group of ONLY 6 people!!
  • Climb down inside the Underground and walk onto the Arena of the Colosseum
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Skip the long lines!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As of January 2nd, 2019 tour duration will be 3 hours.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proof-of-age for teenagers under 18 years is required
  • Please note: large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only small bags are allowed. Glass bottles and containers are also not allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • Due to extreme weather conditions, the Colosseum Administration may limit access to some or all of the restricted areas (Colosseum, Arena Level and Third Tier), to ensure security of its visitors. No refund will be granted on these rare occasions
  • UNDERGROUND AND ARENA: The access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivItaly exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum's administration and security policy of that day in accordance to adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
  • GENERAL ENTRY:Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour was fantastic. Our guide Sergio was passionate, exceptionally knowledgeable and very friendly. He answered all our questions and we could tell he loved the interaction and conversation that came with it. The small groups of LivItaly can also not be under rated. If...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend this tour! I had visited the Colosseum and went on a tour three years ago, but what made this tour special was that we got to also visit the underground tunnels where the gladiators used to walk! It was SO cool! We also...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked this specific tour for several reasons. 1. It is a small group tour with only 6 people. 2. It allows for early access before the crowds are overwhelming and you skip the long lines. 3. You get access to the underground area at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We highly recommend booking a tour for the Colosseum as it saves you tons of time and gives the best experience. We particularly recommend the underground Colosseum tour as we found the underground portion to be the most interesting! Our tour guide was excellent and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TAMARA H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the small group tour (6) to visit below the coliseum and Rome. Julia was a great guide, very knowledgeable and clear. No headphones needed as we could just talk as a small group and ask questions as we went.

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For underground you have to wait for 2020 basically start selling from March
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Yes Our tour included all three as the Palatine Hill is the location of the Forum. Recommend you take good walking shoes and a walk quickly between the two main sights as this gives you longer at the sights themselves. Take... More
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Response from MaryT Q | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hrs. Fascinating, wish we would have had more time in Roman Forum. We could have stayed longer on our own but it was pouring rain that day.
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