VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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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)

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Latest Reviews

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

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.

This was an excellent tour. Our guide Davide was incredibly knowledgable as well as fun and engaging. The tour provided the kind of extra info and colour I imagine you just wouldn't get looking around by yourself. It also cut out a lot of the faffing around we'd probably have gone through if we'd organised seeing these sites by ourselves. What probably would have been a long and gruelling day navigating the sometimes confusing Roman sites was neatly tucked into a few hours. This made seeing the sites in Rome much more manageable and enjoyable.

I completed the VIP visit of the Colosseum/underground/ Palatine Hill/Forum. The tour and our guide Camilla was outstanding in every way! I recommend this tour to everyone!!! Grazie, Camilla!

tour was excellent and tour guide was just as excellent. she was very accommodating our one of our family members limited mobility and she took us to wonderful exculsive places of the colleseum and surrounding areas. we would definitely recommend this tour and would take it again if we are back in Rome.

Meeting Point

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

This tour meets opposite to the entrance to ""Oppio Caffè"" by the gate of access to the Park. The Park entrance is located on the corner of Via di Terme di Tito and Via Nicola Salvi.

If arriving by metro, please note that there are two entrances/exits for the metro. The Gate to access the Park is located on the street above the metro station. You can take the stairs up either inside the metro station or from outside. Once you arrive to the street above the metro, face the colosseum and then walk to your left 150 meters and you will find the Oppio Caffè and the Gate to the Park at the corner.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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 [email protected]
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.