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 The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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Professional guide
Exclusive access to the Colosseum Underground
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill - Entry Tickets
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
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Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.

Return Details

Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

This tour will end up at the Roman Forum.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Meet your guide at the office in Via del Colosseo nr 24, above the second floor of the Colosseum metro stop(blue line). Just around the corner from the Caffè Roma.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 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.
  • Please provide an active phone number during the booking process in order to be contacted about last minute changing.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public museums in Italy will require all visitors above the age of 12 years old to show a valid ID and certification proving that you have either: Been vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNtech, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs; Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Italy Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommended for anyone who wants a full experience of some one the most iconic ancient structures on Earth." See review
  • "Tour guide for Colosseum had a lot of knowledge to share on this fascinating tour, however did have a strong Italian accent, so needed to listen carefully." See review
  • "Tour office was hard to find and was not open at the designated time 30 minutes ahead of tour time." See review

Reviews

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star-4
87 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great guide, thrilling tour.
David_K
, Jan 2022
Stefan was a terrific guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He helped make the past couple e alive. The small group was worth paying extra for!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
Great Tour
Tonya_D
, Jan 2022
The Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We saw and learned a lot in just four hours. We would definitely recommend this tour to our friends and family.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
Would recommend
Tatyana_Z
, Dec 2021
We enjoyed our tour and our tour guide Paola very much. Can’t compare much with other tours price wise but underground tour and VIP privileges were worth the price in my opinion.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
Definitely recommend this tour!
Josi_H
, Dec 2021
We had the best guide, Luca. He was so knowledgeable and answered every question we had. This tour was great as we got to go under the colosseum and see things that not everyone gets to see. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the Colosseum, the Palestine, and the Roman Forum. I would also recommend Luca as your guide. He did a fantastic job and we were very happy with the entire tour! We have been on many tours in different countries and we all agreed this was one of the best tours we had been on.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
We loved the explanations...
Luis_E
, Dec 2021
We loved the explanations of the guide. He answered all questions with a fenomenal insights of Ancient Rome
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
Great 3 hours
Toni_C
, Dec 2021
Very nice tour with a guide who new his stuff and was very enthusiastic. Lots of cobbled streets so not good for the disabled. But under the colostrum was very interesting.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-2
Beware of a Bait and Switch
Shirley_P
, Nov 2021
We booked this tour specifically to see underground Colosseum area with a small group but when we arrived at the Tour Operator, we were told the tour was already sold out! Only one available was a cheaper tour w/ NO underground Colosseum visit & w/ larger group. We were told a partial refund to be issued via Viator and the next day Viator chat rep Marjorie said allow 7-10 days to hear back. I've waited to post a review hoping to hear back from Viator or receive a partial refund, but now it's been over 2 weeks. Unfortunately, we feel Viator scammed us with a Bait and Switch.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible experience, worth the money, Massimo (our tour guide) was brilliant!
Daniel_D
, Nov 2021
Truly incredible. A very thorough tour that shows every aspect of the Colosseum and the Roman forums. Definitely worth the money too. Seeing the underground section of the Colosseum is unique and not everyone has access to this. This tour holds a maximum of 12 people I believe but when we arrived it turns out we were the only ones that had booked that time! Instead of cancelling or rescheduling, we were provided a 1 on 1 private tour which was brilliant! Massimo (our tour guide) was brilliant, his knowledge was very impressive! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-5
The best tour in Rome!
Anna_T
, Nov 2021
Very exciting to see the underground of the Colosseum. Our guide was incredible! Totally worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future in Rome. Best regards!
star-3
Don't bother
Dermot_H
, Nov 2021
Waste of money, really. You would learn as much in the forum from reading the signs as I did from our guide. It was useful only because normal tickets were not available.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Dermot, I don't understand your complaint as you reviewed the Underground tour, but you are talking about the Forum. Hopefully you could contact us and let us know what was the problem with your guide. Best regards! Stefan

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