VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

4653 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 24

Why take this tour?


  • 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)

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


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
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Latest reviews
Our tour guide was wonderful. I had some special circumstances and she was so understanding. Her knowledge made the tour so interesting. Overall an excellent tour.
Lance · Sep 23, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Do not trust this company. They changed our tour time only days before and when we arrived they had cancelled one of our tickets without notifying us. They stopped responding when we asked for a explanation. Stay away
Brett · Jul 07, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Camilla was a fantastic guide for our tour of the Colosseum’s underground areas and the Forum. She was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with.
David · Jul 01, 2022 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
We had an amazing time on our Colosseum tour! Our guide Camilla was lovely, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We loved every minute, and so did all of the kids in our group. They all said it was their favorite experience during our time in Rome. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience for all! Kam DeMarco
Kameron · Jun 18, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Overall I really enjoyed the tour. However, the tour lists the Roman Forum as part of the tour and we only looked down at the forum from the overlook on Palatine Hill. I was really looking forward to walking through the forum and hearing about it from the guide so I did find this disappointing. Especially because we ended our tour at the Colosseum which meant we were unable to re-enter the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill area which meant we had to re-arrange our schedule for the next day to be able to go back and visit the Forum properly. Which meant having to pay again for that ticket which was included in the tour price. I realize seeing all three of these sited in such a short time is difficult but our group practically had Palatine Hill to ourselves and I felt like we were practically jogging through it, only to then end up rushing to the Colosseum and waiting 20 minutes for our underground tour. I think the tour could be timed better and if nothing else, should end inside the gates to Palatine Hill and the Forum to give people the opportunity to explore on their own when the tour is over.
Abbey · Jun 05, 2022 · Female · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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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.


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.
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.

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