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Semi-Private Colosseum Underground Tour with Gladiator Arena and Roman Forum

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Step back in time as you explore the Colosseum

Listen as your guide brings the Roman Forum to life

Admire stunning views of the city at Palatine Hill

Enjoy exclusive access to the Underground level and Arena floor of the Colosseum

Experience a more intimate tour with a group of up to 10 people

What to expect

This Colosseum underground tour will take you to areas of the Colosseo usually closed the public. You’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on regular Colosseum tours, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill and discover the fascinating history.

Step back in time as you explore the Colosseum's tunnels where gladiators once prepared for fights and where lions and tigers were caged before being hoisted onto the area floor. Then you'll move onto the Roman Forum and 'Via Sacra' which is the main path through the Forum. Your guide will be on hand to bring these ruins to life!

Then, you'll visit the Palatine Hill where you'll learn about the legend of Romulus and Remus who fought for the right to build their own city. You'll explore some of Rome’s oldest ruins, once decadent palaces and gardens as well as some of the most beautiful views in the whole city.

Please be aware that depending on which Colosseum entrance time slot chosen by you, the tour may be 1 hour longer in length.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

What’s included

Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and Colosseum Underground

Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

English-speaking tour guide

Special Access to Arena floor

Small groups of 10 people or fewer

What’s not included

Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Food and drinks


Metro stop 'Colosseo', Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Rome

Meeting point:

Meet us 15 minutes before departure at the exit of metro stop 'Colosseo' (line B blue) located on Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Arriving by metro, exit the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped 'square', Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Your guide will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition.


  • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • City Wonders will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
  • Unfortunately, guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments cannot be accommodated on this tour. Pushchairs and strollers are also not permitted
  • In case of last-minute closures of some (or parts) of the venues, you'll be offered an extended tour
  • The tour ends at Palatine Hill
  • This tour has small groups of 12 people or less
  • Please be aware that depending on which Colosseum entrance time slot chosen by you, the tour may be 1 hour longer in length