Tours and Tickets

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour provided by LivItaly Tours

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
View all photos (453)
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$123.57
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been sustainable, especially during this post-pandemic time. Due to Covid-19 regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while in the site. Please bring a mask for every participant over 6 years of age.
Read more
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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. Then, see other top attractions including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
Itinerary
+
You'll start at
Colosseo
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper and lower floor: we meet at the lower floor SOS sign, right across the street and on the same ground level as the Colosseum itself. Your guide will be holding a LivTour sign.
See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
You'll end at
Colosseo
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, ItalyIn front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper and lower floor: we meet at the lower floor SOS sign, right across the street and on the same ground level as the Colosseum itself. Your guide will be holding a LivTour sign.
See address & details
Highlights
  • 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 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of six people
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head to some of ancient Rome's most iconic landmarks and bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function before you ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps. Also, tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small Group of ONLY 6 people!!
  • Climb down inside the Underground and walk onto the Arena of the Colosseum
  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Skip the long lines!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware, due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for this part of the tour.
  • The colosseum currently guarantees special access to the arena floor which is off limits to the general public. The arena area is where the gladiator fights took place and also gives you the closest view of the underground area possible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proof-of-age for teenagers under 18 years is required
  • Please note: large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only small bags are allowed. Glass bottles and containers are also not allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
  • Due to extreme weather conditions, the Colosseum Administration may limit access to some or all of the restricted areas (Colosseum, Arena Level and Third Tier), to ensure security of its visitors. No refund will be granted on these rare occasions
  • UNDERGROUND AND ARENA: The access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivItaly exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum's administration and security policy of that day in accordance to adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
  • GENERAL ENTRY:Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • English Language Only
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
1,286Review
33Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 666
  • 12
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Griselda G wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
David, our tour guide was so knowledgeable! It was a fascinating experience. Security measures are in place along with social distancing, we felt very safe. Nothing like Roma in the summertime.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Carrie Dev wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
We had a fantastic afternoon with Davide. Small group of 5 of us and he took the time to know our names and a bit of background. Then we started - he knows so much, and talks in such an engaging way. Our 18 year old son listened for 3 hours and interacted throughout. Davide gave
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Carrie, Keith and Drew, for your fantastic review of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour you took with Davide. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the tour but the fact that your teen was engaged throughout the tour is a special tribute to Davide's expertise and personality. Thank you also for your endorsement and continued support of our tours. We'll look forward to the additional tours you have booked and to helping make your time in Italy an amazing experience! All our best Angelo and Kristin
Read more
Manuel S wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
What an amazing tour! Our guide Davide really knew his stuff and was able to give us the perfect mix of interesting facts, funny side stories and parallels to current times. Time flew by - highly recommended!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Your comment that "time flew by" is one of the nicest compliments you could give about your Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour with Davide. Thank you! Ancient Rome, its history and the amazing ruins that are left for us to explore are really enchanting but to know that Davide made it all come alive for you is exactly what we aim for. To give you an experience that you won't soon forget!! Thank you for sharing your review and for your recommendation of this tour and our company. With all best wishes Angelo and Kristin
Read more
Dan G wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
We recently had a tour with Guilia from LivItaly tours and it was superb. Due to the pandemic it was only my girlfriend and I in attendance which made it even more special (we initially booked the tour allowing up to 6 people) I’ve been to Rome a few times but this was by far
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your wonderful review of Giulia's tour of the Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome area. It sounds like you, indeed, had a special experience being able to visit these sites without the crowds (despite the fact that the reasons are far from happy). Just the same, Giulia does make the tour special with her excellent knowledge and beautiful personality. We'll make sure to let her know how much you appreciated her efforts. Thank you for your great review and for your recommendation of our company and our guides! Angelo and Kristin
Read more
grantderoo wrote a review Jun 2020
Iowa City, Iowa13 contributions5 helpful votes
We heard this was hands-down the best Coliseum tour with friendly guides, great information, and good management. Sadly, our trip was canceled due to COVID. LivItaly Tours refunded us in full (which they were not required to do). When we return to Rome, we will absolutely be
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from DayTrip21676561081, Owner at Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour
Responded 15 Jun 2020
Your kind words and praise are indeed heartwarming! Thank you!! This crisis has certainly put a "crimp" in our activities and in our lives but notes like yours, acknowledgeing and expressing your appreciation for our handling of a very difficult situation, puts smiles on our faces once again! The best part is to hear that you are looking forward to traveling once again, just as soon as possible. We'll be here for you! Thank you once again Angelo and Kristin
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: LivItaly Tours
BrendaFriedman
00
Outstanding Vatican Tour with Davide!
On my way back home from the splendid city of Rome, the memories of my visit to the Vatican Museums will remain unf
Read more
DebbieS_7867
00
Excellent tour!!!
The tour was very interesting and the tour guide, David, made the experience even better by making jokes and adding
Read more
loganp6994
00
Amazing!!!
The tour was fantastic! My boyfriend had a great time and learned so much about such a unique part of the city whic
Read more
FarhaaU
00
Vatican City
We visited the Vatican City with Luca - what an incredible tour this was! To say we only arrived late Friday night
Read more
randyjlayton
00
Vatican Museum and St Peters Tour
Our guide Davide was excellent. Gave us a briefing of what we were going to see before entering the museum and Sis
Read more
maireadm213
00
Walk through Ancient Rome
What an amazing day we had. To start off David (George Best) was the best tour guide, with all the knowledge and u
Read more
A672DCmm
00
Incredible VR tour of the Sistine Chapel!
We took part in the Launch Party for the new Virtual Reality technology that LivItaly will be using with their Sist
Read more
Paulettebord
00
Excellent
Our guide was Annalise, very kind and imformative. The tour was perfect, we learned a lot. The moment in Saint Pet
Read more
faromine
00
Vatican early acces tour
The guide Annalisa was the best!! She had lots of patience with me. And we had fun! I can tell you all that I proba
Read more
alisonbN6964DN
00
Virtual Reality Sistine Chapel
I attended a Virtual Reality Launch Party for the Sistine Chapel with LivItaly Tours on Sunday July 5th. Led by An
Read more
Sue A
00
Sistine Chapel Memories Relived
When travel to Rome was possible last year we took 4 private tours with LivItaly, and each one was informative, enj
Read more
K6268CMkatieh
00
Great tour, informative and not overwhelming
Chiara did a wonderful job escorting us through the Vatican museum. Prior to entering the museum she gave us a very
Read more
AndreaSW-Famof6
00
Great Experience
We scheduled the Colosseum VR tour for a family of 6. Let me start by saying I accidentally scheduled the wrong dat
Read more
BGinNapoli
00
Outstanding Tour of the Vatican and Sistene Chapel with Massimo
Great experience touring the Vatican and Sistene Chapel with Massimo! His preparation, knowledge, communication (En
Read more
EatSleepTravel2015
00
Awesome live tour of Rome!
I really enjoyed the Live Stroll From The Trevi Fountain To The Pantheon tour from LivWalks Rome. Marco was an exce
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+60 392125427

Travellers also viewed

Frequently Asked Questions about Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour