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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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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
An amazing experience!

We had an amazing time during this tour with Francesca. She was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had during the tour. You could tell that she was not only extremely passionate about what she was doing, but also that she...More

Thank Trevor O
Reviewed 2 days ago
A wonderful introduction to these amazing ancient sites

Our Guide Giulia was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. We were a small group; my husband and me, and a family of 4 from Ohio. Giulia was engaging and entertaining, and was able to communicate so well with the kids. We were so pleased to have...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide Elena, an archeologist was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was very thorough and we got to see some spectacular views! So happy we got this tour it’s definitely worth it!

Thank Esperanza G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour! Thank you Francesca!

After going on a 'small group' tour with this company, it would be hard to go back to large groups with radios. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable (a PhD!), a fantastic English speaker with a voice we could easily hear in crowded Colosseum passageways, and was...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Coliseum underground and ancient Rome small group tour

Wow, Thomas brought this whole tour alive. Incredible trip through the coliseum, Palentine Hill and Forum. Would highly recommend!

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November 1, 2018|
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Response from sandn24 | Reviewed this property |
No, the guide takes you to the arena & underground where athletes & animals prepared for combat
August 12, 2018|
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Response from buttonrx | Reviewed this property |
We met just across from the colosseum entrance
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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