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VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

4593 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 24

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • Enjoy special access entry and a dedicated guide on your VIP tour
  • Lose yourself in the lore of Ancient Rome, and the people who populated it
  • Step back in time and tour the tunnels of the Colosseum Underground
  • Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Book now! The Colosseum Underground is Rome's most popular tour

  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum
  • Colosseum Underground Level
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum (VIP Express Access)
  • Special access ticket to Colosseum Underground Level
  • Skip-the-line ticket for Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headset (groups over 6 people)
The Roman ColosseumSeeing what the arena floor would look like with the help of visual aids.The view of the Colosseum from the arena floor is spectacular. The Colosseum arena floor is visited on special access tours onlyThere is always time for a few pictures in the Colosseum. A Walks guide shows guests how the Colosseum looked nearly 2,000 years agoThere is always time for a few pictures.A Walks guide tells guests about some of the the most decadent shows that were ever held in the Colosseum. Hint: They included giraffes. Visitors learn about gladiators and blood soaked public spectacles while standing on the exact spot where they took place. The enormity of the Colosseum as seen from the Arena Floor is impossible to understand unless you go. The arena floor is one of the most exclusive parts of the Colosseum. The floor is a reconstruction of the original, but the feeling of being surrounded by 2,000 years of history is very real. Walks guides like to point out details that you might otherwise miss. The Roman Forum is incredible - but difficult to decipher aloneThe stadium at Domitian's Palace on Palatine HillPart of The Flavian PalaceThe Roman Forum was the center of the Ancient World for hundreds of yearsTaking in the Colosseum Underground from the Arena Floor. Soaking in one of the many sights of the Palatine Hill. These ruins were once the center of the Western World.
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Wonderful tour! Very informative and interesting.

I especially liked the woman who gave us the tour under the coloseum. She was an archeologist and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything. She was great!


FAQ

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at info@walksofitaly.com.
Is there anything I should bring/wear on my tour?
Because there is a lot of walking on this tour, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in particular, so we would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen in summer and a rain-jacket or umbrella in winter. As there are water fountains with (delicious) drinking water dotted throughout the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, we would highly recommend bringing a bottle that you can refill.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
Does Skip the Line Access mean no waiting?
During busy periods (May - October) there is sometimes a short wait to get inside the Colosseum. This is because the Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. It's rare that we have to wait for more than a few minutes but if we do, it's unavoidable.

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