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Colosseum Underground Tour and Roman Forum

Included

Entrance fees and tickets
Access to Colosseum Arena
Licensed guides
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
Travel insurance and other emergencies
On-site assistance
VIP Access Tour of the Colosseum Underground
Tour of the Roman Forum

Not Included

Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transportation
Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Advantages

Guarantee Entrance
Fast Track Access Ticket
Audio Guide - Headphones
Licensed Guides
Last Minute Tour
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Easy Cancellation

Key Details

Monday - Sunday
Collection point: Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 14, CAP 00184 - Roma/Italy
Group: Max 25 people

Before You Go

Prices for Infant from 0-6 years old: free of charge

Check-in closes 45 min before departure

Access to the dungeons and the upper ring of the Coliseum are only accessible with a licensed guide and special reservation.

A student must carry ID to take the tour of the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor


Description

Colosseum Underground Tour and Roman Forum

Not all Colosseum secrets are accessible with a regular ticket or tour. Visiting the Colosseum underground and third ring requires a licensed guide and a special reservation. But you are in luck! Our tour of Underground and the Belvedere of the Colosseum offers a full experience.


It kicks off in the dungeons of this mighty amphitheater with an exploration of the mysterious underground tunnels. This is where the gladiators prepared for the impossible fights ahead; where caged lions and tigers waited before entering the arena through trap doors Next, you will walk down the Via Sacra of the Roman Forum and follow up to the first and second levels of the amphitheater. At last, you will access the third level which closed in the 1970s and is solely accessible as part of a VIP Colosseum guided tour. It's absolutely worth it as it gives you an astounding birds-eye view of the ancient Forum, the arch of Constantine, and the monuments of Rome.

Highlights

Each year, thousands of travelers struggle to get the opportunity to explore the underground and third ring of the Colosseum. The demand is huge, but the office issues only 250 reservations per day. However, you can easily be one of the chosen ones. Booking our VIP Colosseum Underground Tour guarantees you special access to the usually restricted areas.


With us, there is nothing standing between you and the curious history of the largest Roman amphitheater. We will treat you to Colosseum tickets as well as a friendly expert guide.


Our underground tour of the Colosseum, groups are never larger than 25 people, and even then we provide audio headsets to make sure you don't miss a word. Moreover, the reservation and transaction fees are already included in the price, so no unpleasant surprises are waiting for you at the checkout.


Is this the best Colosseum underground and third level tour? Well, we will let you be the judge of that, but we believe we have a good shot at making your experience unforgettable.

History Sneak Peek

Colosseum sits east of the Roman Forum. It was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian around 70 AD, a tool to keep the masses happy and entertained. Roman emperors used it to organize grand spectacles including gladiator battles and wild animal fights. The underground pathways (Ipogei), served to prepare gladiators for battle and shelter the wild beasts they had to fight. Both men and animals waited here for their turn before taking part in the violent, bloody spectacle.


Nonetheless, after around four centuries of active use, it fell into neglect. The partial destruction of the structure by a strong earthquake was the last drop. Still, the Romans found a use for it. The rubble from the collapsed facade was used as building material for numerous new buildings around the city.


Roman Forum, on the other hand, was once Romes bustling marketplace, its business district, and civic center. A former marshland, Romans had to drain the area to make it useable. It became the epicenter of city's political and social activity.


There is so much more to tell but ee won't bombards you with more details.


It's better to hear the stories right there, on the site of the events they describe. Book your Colosseum Underground guided tour today and secure a VIP access to the most exciting parts of the structure!


Ratings

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4.6/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
 
Convenience
4.6/5
 
Accessibility
4.6/5
 
Overall Experience
4.6/5
 

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29 January 2018
"Julian"

We were able to reserve this tour for the New Year's Eve morning with only three days notice and the experience was great. Naturally, it was a crowded chaos outside the Colosseum but our guide got us through it fast and without any hassle. He was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the ancient Rome, wonderful experience!!!

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21 January 2018
"Cathrine"

Truly amazing! Fabulous guide! Just phenomenal!

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23 January 2018
"Joanna"

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very engaging. The Colosseum underground was totally worth paying for, this part is only accessible with a tuor so it was also less crowded. I definitely recommend this tour.

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24 January 2018
"John G"

Really liked our smaller group tour. The local guide was knowledgeable, fluent in English, friendly and happy to engage in QA discussions.

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25 January 2018
"Bruce M"

This tour was awesome! colosseum underground is cool

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25 January 2018
"kathryn"

We spent two weeks in Italy, and this tour was exceptional. It lived up to our expectations and even excceded them! There were around 15 other people in the tour plus us. It was an exceptionally busy and crowded day, however, our guide got us in very quickly and the experience was great. The underground tour was an absolute highlight. The Roman Forum was also impressive. This tour is totally worth the money - make sure you wear comfy shoes and have some water with you!

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29 January 2018
"John F"

Our guide was fantastic!

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20 January 2018
"Diana T"

Absolutly amazing tour, well organized. Very informative!

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24 January 2018
"Wendy P"

So great to have an informed guide who is enthusiastic about the topic. Also, after seeing the crowds, skip the line access was absolutely invaluable! We couldn't imagine having to wait so long in the queue just to get in, and then not even knowing what we are looking at. Worth every penny!

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29 April 2018
"best rome guide"

Wonderful experience! I think Colosseum is one of the best holiday destinations i ever visit. We bought this underground colosseum tour and really make me feel very close to the Roman history. Our guide was Julia, who make this tour wonderful.

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01 May 2018
"Barbora"

it was quite good experience visiting Colosseum underground. The guide was good and had very good knowledge of the history. Definitely, recommend this tour of colosseum underground.

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25 April 2018
"colosseum third tier tour"

Excellent tour! Just want to mention that we bought Colosseum underground and third ring tickets before and later change our mind to go for a tour. The staff was very friendly and straight away they put us in the group.

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30 April 2018
"Kerrie london"

I went with my family to Rome and stayed there for 1 week. As the city of Rome is so beautiful, we decide to take colosseum underground and third level tour and really it was one of the best time I spend in Rome. Our guide was very friendly but as he was talking very fast so i missed a lot of historical parts to understand.

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27 June 2018
"Good tour, but shambolic organisation and overpriced"

I booked this tour in advance of my trip to Rome. I originally booked a 2pm tour, with instruction to be there 30 minutes earlier. The day before the tour, I got a Whatsapp message saying the tour was now 3pm. I asked if I should be there at 3pm or 2.30pm, and the reply was 3pm as the tour started at 3.30pm. The day of the tour, I got a phone call at 9.30am asking if I could make the tour at 10am instead - I said no (I'd actually been asleep when they called - I'd got up at 5am to sightsee and had gone back to bed!). I said I'd had a Whatsapp message saying 3pm, and the person at the other end had a hasty conversation in Italian with someone else and then just hung up. I was at the meeting point (Gladiator Tours) at 3pm sharp, and there seemed to be some initial confusion. A tour guide turned up and told me to come with him, and we started walking away from the Colosseum, just the two of us. I was confused and asked him where we were going - he said to the starting point. At 3.10pm we arrived at a second tour agency (Fun Tour Rome) where I was given a voucher and told to take a seat and wait. During this time I received a Whatsapp call telling me to take careful note of the instructions regarding meeting the guide for the second part of the tour (Forum and Palatine hill) and not to consider leaving a bad review if I missed it! Various other people were coming and going, but no-one gave me any information at all. At 3.40pm I asked someone what was happening, and I was told that 3.30pm was not the start time - it was the meeting time. Eventually at 4pm a group of six of us were walked back down to the Colosseum and given stickers with an entry time of 4.20pm. We were told if we wanted to do the Forum and Palatine tour to be at the exit to meet the next guide at 5.30pm. Someone asked how the guide would know it was us - she said they would know from the "Fun Tour Rome" stickers we were displaying - I hadn't been given one. We met another couple and the eight of us were handed over to our tour guide and given our headsets for the tour. The tour was excellent, and we were very lucky to be in such a small group. But it felt like I had utterly wasted an hour and twenty minutes by going through an agency to book through another agency - with a surcharge of course. The voucher I was given clearly showed a price below what I had paid. The colosseum tour finished after 5.25pm, and the guide had no idea that we were meant to be meeting another guide at 5.30pm. As we were given a single ticket for the six of us, this meant that I couldn't take the ticket and decide to independently visit the Forum/Palatine later. I had pretty much given up by this point as it felt too late to do another tour. I headed down to the exit meaning to be polite and tell the guide I wasn't going to do the Forum tour, but there was no-one that looked like our tour guide, and as I didn't have a sticker I'm not sure how they would have recognised me amongst everyone milling around. The bottom line is - there must have been a much better, cheaper and more efficient way to book this tour.

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