The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Capped at only 12 people, this small-group tour of Rome’s Colosseum includes exclusive access to the arena floor and underground dungeons, off-limits to regular visitors. You also make guided stops at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a full overview of day-to-day life in ancient Rome. Skip-the-line admission at all three sites is included.
  • A VIP small-group tour of the Colosseum and arena, plus Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Shave off hours of wait time from your vacation with on-the-spot entry at each attraction
  • Listen to in-depth background on the heyday of Roman imperial rule from your guide
  • See where the gladiators once entered the arena in the Colosseum’s exclusive underground area

Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Colosseum Underground and Arena, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill.
English speaking tour guide
Archaeological map
All Fees and Taxes
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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Doing the check-in, meeting the tour guide.
Duration: 15 minutes
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Your guide will escort you into the Colosseum, using a special gate called improperly also the "Gladiator's entrance".
Duration: 15 minutes
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You will explore the Colosseum reconstructed Arena where your guide will describe you all the secrets of this fantastic monument.
Duration: 20 minutes
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You will explore the Colosseum dungeons with your guide where originally were organized all the epic battles. This part is only provided by Colosseum as it is a very restricted area, and it is 25 people max with headsets.
Duration: 20 minutes
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Your guide will make you explore all the hidden corners into the Flavian Amphiteater also called the roman Colosseum.
Duration: 20 minutes
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Palatine Hill
On the Palatine hill, you visit the private stadium of the emperor Domitian and you will also enjoy the beautiful views over the city of Rome from the top of the imperial palace.
Duration: 45 minutes
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Roman Forum
The Roman Forum was originally considered the downtown of the ancient city, with its basilicas, temples, triumphal arches and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A modarate amount of walking is involved.
  • Child discount from 6 to 17 years old is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that you cannot get to the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside to accommodate the large items.
  • 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.
  • The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill area.
  • These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
  • Meeting place: Via Del Colosseo 24 (just a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum metro stop)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • Please let us know if possible your Hotel name in Rome.
  • Please provide an active phone number during the booking process in order to be contacted about last minute changing.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

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.Learn more about cancellations.

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