VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

4670 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
  • 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)

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9 /5
based on 4670 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Kylie was a fantastic guide. She was so informative, enthusiastic about the history of Rome and the sites we visited, and was so engaging for 4 hours! She answered all of our questions and it is obvious that she has an excellent command of the history of Rome. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The sites recommend themselves.
Hildegarde · Nov 20, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Excellent tour and guide!
Sharon · Nov 17, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable on the sights we visited. She got us into areas quickly and let us take our time looking around.
Michel · Nov 09, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Good
We paid 35 Euros more for this tour vs. the standard Walks of Italy Colosseum tour in order to visit the underground area. Our tour guide, Yanira. was unable to join us because she said a ticket wasn’t available so we toured the underground on our own without any direction or commentary except for a grumpy woman who kept hurrying us along. Total waste of money. Overall the tour seemed rushed and not as informative as the other Walks of Italy tours we have taken in the past. Honestly I feel like everyone on this tour is due a refund of 35 Euros due to the lack of a tour guide for the underground portion
Mary · Oct 15, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Good
We paid 35 Euros more for this tour vs. the standard Walks of Italy Colosseum tour in order to visit the underground area. Our tour guide, Yanira. was unable to join us because she said a ticket wasn’t available so we toured the underground on our own without any direction or commentary except for a grumpy woman who kept hurrying us along. Total waste of money. Overall the tour seemed rushed and not as informative as the other Walks of Italy tours we have taken in the past. Honestly I feel like everyone on this tour is due a refund of 35 Euros due to the lack of a tour guide for the underground portion of the tour.
Mary · Oct 15, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, directly across the street from Oppio Caffè at the gated entrance to Colle Oppio Park. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
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 [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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