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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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  • 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 
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour
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8.30am tour
Colosseum Underground tour starting at 8.30am
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Small group tour offered at 10am
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Tour departing at 12:15
Colosseum Underground Small Group Tour starting at 12:15
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This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic tour, excellent guide

Really enjoyed this tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum. Our guide, Rossella was very passionate, knowledgable and very friendly. We spent about 2.5 hours looking around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and finished off the tour with the Colosseum for the last 40...More

Thank Charlie T
Reviewed 5 days ago
Full Day in Rome

Davide Falasca and Rome was FANTASTIC! This Roman combined his LIFEtime of experiences with a great sense of humor and innate ability to connect to make this one of the highlights of our Italian vacation! He also offered a list of his recommendations on restaurants...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Liked small group, guide nice, but you aren't missing anything not going underground

I wouldn't pay extra, or be disappointed if you don't go underground, unless you are real history buff, not much to see really, they have a mock up of the wooden "elevator" they believe was used to raise animals, etc from under the floor to...More

Thank michaelwil
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic small group tour

We booked the Colosseum Underground tour an had Rachel Zitin as our guide. Rachel was an awesome tour guide who was very passionate and enthusiastic. She was very knowledgeable and had helpful visuals on her iPad to further explain the topics. Throughout the entire tour...More

Thank Meiben
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was easy to book on-line and the instructions sent were easy to follow. We were introduced to our tour guide Francesca outside the Colosseum and things ran so smoothly it was fantastic. As advertised the group was small, only five in total, so...More

Thank Al6783
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If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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