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Colosseum Tour with Underground, Arena & Gladiator Gate with Roman Forum


Max 6 people
3 hrs
Colosseum
Refundable booking

LivTours Colosseum Tour with Underground allows you access to two restricted areas of the Colosseum –  the Colosseum underground and the Colosseum arena floor (Arena Floor currently not available on this tour until further notice). These two areas are a must-see to get a complete understanding of the Colosseum at the height of the Roman Empire but few tourists are able to access these areas as tickets are hard to come by. 

The underground was the area where gladiators and beasts awaited their fate and this semi-private tour gives you the ability to walk where the infamous games were held. This is one of LivTours’ best selling tours and for good reason.

The Colosseum often thought of as round, is actually an oval-shaped and construction was started in 70AD, finished in 80AD, with an upper-level addition built on soon afterward with the final completion date of 83AD. Built in the place of Nero’s private lake (located adjacent to his Golden Palace) the area was transformed into an entertainment venue for thousands of spectators.  This Colosseum Tour with Underground offers real insight into Rome’s ingenuity and engineering. Seated nearly 50,000 people who would spend the entire day enjoying the different competitions in the cool shade with the retractable cloth roof.

Come enjoy a few hours in this magnificent venue and let your guide take you on a walk back in time!

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  • Take a semi-private tour with a maximum of 6people & a dedicated expert guide
  • Enjoy exclusive, priority access to the Colosseum underground & arena floor
  • Walk to the top of the Palatine Hill to soak up the spectacular views of Rome
  • Learn about everyday ancient Roman life by touring the Roman Forum
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the most iconic sites in Roman history
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Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Your Colosseum Tour with Underground and Ancient Rome Tour begins just in front of the Colosseum, where you will meet your LivTours expert guide. You will skip the long lines, going through a quick security check and straight into the iconic colosseum, a site with a thousand stories to tell. 

Once inside the Colosseum, your assigned Colosseum representative will open gates especially for you, your guide, and maybe a few other lucky people, allowing you to visit areas of the Colosseum that are otherwise off-limits. Your guide will immediately introduce you to the wonders of ancient Roman games while standing in front of what was the main gate. Your guide will then take you through some archways into an area where it is possible to hear what the roar of the 70,000 spectators would have been like. 

Soon you will go underground into the Colosseum dungeons, where you will learn about the complex labyrinth of life under the arena floor. A multi-storied area that was filled with cages, mechanical elevators, rooms, and prisons. Here is where your guide will bring those gory tales to life.

Moving on from the Colosseum, your guide will lead you to another Roman icon – the Palatine Hill. We do not like to name drop, but this was once an exclusive neighborhood that was home to some of the more prominent political figures of the Roman Empire.

Your guide will take you to the Roman Forum and tell you the history and importance structures such as the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Temple of Antonio & Faustina, Basilica of Maxentius and so much more.

No visit to the Eternal City is complete without a visit to the Colosseum. It has stood as an iconic symbol of the greatness of this city, and once empire, for thousands of years. As there are many Colosseum tours available, with access to various restricted sites or more general entries, it is important to choose the tour which suits your curiosity.

This semi-private is one of our bestsellers and is likely to go fast. Book now to ensure you do not miss this unique experience! The tour offers access into restricted area of the Colosseum as well as direct access to accompanying sites, so you get to skip the long ticket line and enjoy your LivTours semi-private group of maximum 6 people.

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  • Exclusive Access into the Underground
  • Gladiator Gate Viewings
  • Main Floor and 1st Tier
  • Roman Forum
  • Ancient Rome & Imperial Forum
  • Fully guided experience
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  • Access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivTours 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 with 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.
  • The above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot for the Colosseum Underground and Arena floor.
  • Please let us know in the “notes” section if you will be traveling with children under the age of 5 or of any mobility issues.
  • Access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivTours 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 with 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.
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS: In extreme weather conditions, parts of the restricted areas may be closed for safety reasons by the Colosseum administration. LivTours’s tour will always run, and itinerary will adjust accordingly to the weather therefore no refunds will be granted for reasons out of LivTours’s control.
  • Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this semi-private group tour. In order to ensure a tour with alternative routes, please inquire with our customer support team and we will find you a barrier-free tour.
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • ALL participants are required to bring a valid form of id (passport, driver’s license, government id) in order to enter restricted areas of the Colosseum. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
  • LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

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All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

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All of our tours and experiences are in compliance with the latest local Covid-19 safety protocols.
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Great tour, lots of good memories

"Awesome tour of the bottom and floor of the Colosseum! The guide was informative and left us plenty of time to see everything. Even went up top so enjoyed all of the Colosseum! Easy to meet for the tour!! Worth the price, no lines, included surrounding interests/admission too!"

Danny - USA


Bravo LivItaly and Pamen!

"I seldom leave reviews, however, I felt compelled this time as I felt our guide, Pamen, went above and beyond what she had to. I cannot speak more highly of our tour and of our tour guide. She took the time to take and allow for, any and every photo opportunity, was extremely informative and well-versed with everything historical.... everywhere we went (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Etc.). She had a wonderful sense of humor and made the whole experience that much better. My wife and I were so pleased with this smaller tour group as it made the whole experience feel much more personal with a lot of Q&A along the way. Pamen far exceeded our expectations and even stayed longer than she had to, taking more photos and answering questions. She even directed us to the ins-and-outs of the area including; bathrooms (in my opinion, a problem to find in Europe) and stores to visit for shopping and restaurants in the area that were a must-not-miss. Overall, a wonderful experience. When we return to Italy there isn't a doubt who we will book our tours with. Thanks LivItaly and a huge/special thanks to Pamen, for making the extra effort!"

Stewart L. - USA


A great way to visit the Colosseum

"Choosing a tour can be quite confusing and the hawkers outside don’t make it any easier. I would recommend booking online before you go and adding an extra like the underground tour to make the most of your visit. The advantage of this tour company is that you are in a small group (max 6), you therefore don’t have to wear an earpiece and trudge along following a little flag. The LivItaly guide was very informative and passionate, funny and entertaining as well. I was able to book this tour at the last minute too, although that may not be possible at all times."

Heidi - USA


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